Magpie’s Nest

Sat 19 November, 15:00
£33/£25 Concession

The Nest Collective’s one-day festival celebrating the finest folk and roots music from around the world.

Wander between Grand Junction’s majestic Nave Stage and the intimate Crypt Stage with music all around you, revelling in old favourites and discovering new gems. Enjoy extraordinary music in our beautiful venue.
What treasures will you find at the Magpie’s Nest?
The Jackie Oates Trio ◆ Emmanuela Yogolelo ◆ Anna Mudeka ◆ Luca Rossi ◆ Steve Pretty and Valeria Kurbatova ◆ Fred Hills Trio ◆ Maja Bugge ◆ Anna Ling ◆ AK Patterson
Magpie’s Nest audiences say: 
“Brilliant festival. Superb quality of music and really cosy great atmosphere. More!”
“We loved the event, great music, lovely people, fun dancing… and the atmosphere in the crypt was fab.” 
“Wonderful music from across these isles & around the world – thanks for a fab evening” 
“There were lots of artists who were new to me, so the whole day was a fantastic voyage of musical discovery 🙂 ” 
“I loved it all. Great music, amazing venue, tasty beer, good organisation. I also loved the zero waste sustainable element too. Was thoroughly excellent all round.”
Jackie Oates

An English folk singer, fiddle-player, performer and educator. She is considered one of the mainstays of an accomplished, informed and stylistically individual English traditional music scene that began in the early 2000s and continues to thrive.

Emmanuela Yogolelo

Originally from the Upper Zaire and Kivu in the Eastern DR Congo, Emmanuela Yogolelo is a singer-songwriter, live performer, workshop facilitator, speaker and cultural leader, whose musical performances are a combination of authentic, fusion and world music.

Fred Hills Trio

A drummer, composer and collaborator, Fred Hills incorporates his love of jazz, rock, prog, electronica, world and folk music into his colorful rhythms, melodic ‘open-handed’ beats and delicate guitar-based compositions.

Maja Bugge

A Norwegian cellist, composer and cello teacher based in Lancaster, UK. Since 1998 she has created a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. Her works has been commissioned by Manchester Jazz festival, Lancaster Arts, Full of Noises, the National Theatre Oslo and Jazz North.

Date: Saturday 19 November 2022

Start Time: 15:00

End Time: 22:30

Length: 7.5 hours


General Admission: £33

NUS/Low Income/Unemployed: £25

Venue: Grand Junction is a new mult-arts venue and community hub based at St Mary Magdalene Church. Our mission is to create and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families and adults. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Covid-19 Policy for this event 

Please note that, due to the nature of this event, the Covid-19 policy for this event differs from other Grand Junction events. 

For the safety and enjoyment of our audiences and staff, Grand Junction will follow a number of Covid safety measures:

IMPORTANT: For this event we will be asking all attendees to provide proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test on arrival. Ticket holders will be sent more information ahead of the event.  

We invite all visitors to check in using the NHS Test and Trace app. Although no longer compulsory this will help keep everyone safe.

Hand sanitiser stations are positioned around the building.

Regular cleaning and regular ventilation of the space, to ensure a flow of clean air.

Click here to view Grand Junction’s full Covid-safety information. Please feel free to contact us at if you have any further questions.

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or are feeling unwell, and experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (in particular high temperature, cough, or sore throat), we ask you to stay at home and not travel to the event.