Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price:
$22 prime orchestra & balcony
$20 rear orchestra & side balcony
Magpie 40th Anniversary

Folk duo celebrates 4 decades of compelling songs that touch on romance, the environment, and the working class

Read A Wolf Trap Interview: Magpie Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Special Concert and New Album

  • Eclectic folk duo Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner joined together to found Magpie in 1973 after meeting in Kent, Ohio. Now after 4 decades of an illustrious career, they continue to find ways to combine Leonino’s beautifully subtle voice—able to replicate anything from jazz to blues to folk—with Artzner’s versatile array of instruments and vocal harmonies.
  • The band has released a cavalcade of albums that touch on everything from romance to social justice. Their latest release, The Civil War: Songs and Stories Untold (2012), consists of battle songs as well as contemporary takes on the effects of war.
  • Magpie is also known for their passion for education. They developed a musical for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and are also Master Teaching Artists for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.
  • In 1998 Magpie won the Wammie Award for Traditional Folk Duo of the Year from the Washington Area Music Association.
  • “Magpie performs songs of and for the Earth. The absolute perfection and clarity of their arrangements and harmonies is masterful and stunningly emotional. They are among the finest songwriters and performers of our era.”—Baltimore Folk Music Society