archaeological excavation of Maggie's earlier
recorded works has resulted in a compilation
called "Bones" that includes
tracks from Still Pause ( 1983), A Short Cut
(1986), Down To the Bone ( 1993) and some previously unreleased
stuff.....also a new recording of "Place Called
England". The majority are on CD for the
first time. More details plus retail from
13th in Edinburgh. The enigmatic trio of Stac Lee made
their debut appearance during the
launch of Malcolm Ross's retrospective CD -
Malcolm Ross on vox and guitar, Russell Burn on
drums, and Maggie on bass. There's a review in
the Herald at
There's a public
meeting on Tuesday 15th
August, 7.30pm organised by the
Edinburgh Stop the War group. It's in
Lecture Theatre 1 at the David Hume Tower,
Edinburgh University (nr George Square).
War and Resistance in the Middle East;
Speakers Tony Benn
and Fatima Adoul,
Poetry from Ghazi
Hussein and Jim Aitken,
Music from David
Ferrard and Maggie Holland.
Leon's singing of "The World Turned Upside-Down"
even had everyone roaring along with the verses.
The concert called
"Traditions of resistance"
took place in the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh on July 2nd.
In the afternoon Maggie, Mr H (kilted up
for the occasion!) and Robb Johnson mingled on the Meadows with
the approx 0.25 million who were waiting to go on the Make
Poverty History march, listening to speeches and music, eating
chips etc. Lots of Greens, Reds, religious people, clowns - even
belly-dancers for trade justice (with the slogan across their
bellies!) The weather was fantastic. The concert featured Maggie, Leon Rosselson,
Robb Johnson, David Rovics, Phamie Gow and Alistair Hulett.
Attila the Stockbroker was sadly unable to attend due to
his mother being poorly, but Fatima did a great job as MC. The march had been subjected to a lot of delay, so the concert
started a little late and the audience were somewhat footsore,
sunburnt and weary but it was a tremendous evening. Everyone
played/sang out of their socks and
" They were dispersed; only the vision
Tsunami ceilidh dosh
Tiger Moth, Billy Bragg (with
acoustic Blokes), the Oysters, Eliza Carthy, and the
Gloworms plus several surprise guests and Morris dancers
did a benefit evening for tsunami
survivors on Saturday 23rd April at the Forum in Kentish Town,
London. A great time was had by all.....................and a
cheque for a tad over £5000 has just ( 02/06/05 ) been
dispatched to Action Aid for their tsunami reconstruction work.
There was a cameo appearance by the
English Country Blues Band (Ian Anderson, Rod Stradling, Ben Mandelson and Maggie Holland) at
"A Toast to Bob" (that's Bob
as in Copper) on Saturday April 2nd at C#
House in London. Approximately £3500 was
raised for the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Tiger Moth Re-formed!
Original members Rod Stradling
(melodeon), Jon Moore (guitar), Ian Anderson (slide guitar), Chris
Coe (hammered dulcimer), and Maggie Holland on bass were joined by
Hijaz Mustapha (mostly
electric bouzouki) and Fran Wade (fiddle). Gordon
Potts called the dances. Much energy was expended by band and
dancers in Camden, Womad (Reading) and Sidmouth International's 50th
year. There are a couple of photos and reviews on