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Chris Simpson, November 2016, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Photo: Ed Fisscher



Saturday 25th January 2020

Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Harrogate, N Yorks HG3 3AX

Doors open at 7.30PM for a 8.30PM start

Standing/Seated Tickets at £15 members and £18 guests and non-members.


Or telephone: 01423 860340

We are proud to announce that this legendary acoustic rock group will make their second Ripley appearance on January 25th. 2020

Magna Carta have played in 78 countries and have sold 9 million records including 6 Gold and 3 Silver Albums.

Following the resounding success of their performance at The Great British Folk Festival 2016, UK, Netherlands and Spain tour dates, Magna Carta are celebrating the continuing success of their new album ‘The Fields of Eden’.

Former Steeleye Span and Albion Band member KEN NICOL will be lending his not inconsiderate talents to MAGNA CARTA for their live shows. Guitarist Ken left Steeleye in 2002 after four albums and having toured the world with the band. Central to Magna Carta has always been songwriter/poet/singer/ acoustic guitarist CHRIS SIMPSON, whom MOJO writer Fred Dellar once described as ”the English Paul Simon”.

The band has played in 78 countries, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Montreux Festival (with Santana and Cat Stevens). The bands’ ‘Seasons’ (one of three albums featuring later ELTON JOHN guitarist, DAVEY JOHNSTONE) and ‘Lord of the Ages’ albums (released on the iconic Vertigo label) sold in their millions, with total Magna Carta worldwide sales in excess of 9,000,000. Another track from ‘Seasons’ -‘Airport Song’ - has had almost 50,000 hits on just one YouTube link. ‘Seasons’ itself has had in excess of 80,000 hits.

“’Lord of the Ages’ is arguably one of the greatest albums of its kind ever made.” (Rick Wakeman) ‘The Fields Of Eden’ has 16 (and counting) 4 and 5 star reviews and Record Retailer called the release “one of the finest 'folk' albums in many years. 5*****.”

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'Lord of the Ages' album cover - Magna Carta's fourth Gold album

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Elton John introduced Davey Johnstone at his 3,000th show and mentions Magna Carta.

Check out the video at the Notice Board!


Chris Simpson writes about the Ripley concert on January 25, 2020

Read it all at the Notice Board!


Magna Carta played at the 20th and final edition of this annual Canadian festival, where they have played several times (in various line-ups).

Chris wrote a lengthy piece about this event and Don Wolan provided some great photographs. You can see all these at the Notice Board!

'Seasons' album cover - Magna Carta's first Gold album

Magna Carta have been delighting lovers of music with their live performances and albums since 1969. Over the years, they have performed in over 80 countries, sold over 8,000,000 records worldwide, and have six gold and three silver albums to their name. Most of their albums are still available, and they continue to perform great concerts as you can see here!

Website For enquiries about the website, please contact the webmaster

Management For all other enquiries, including bookings, please contact Magna Carta management.

Links You can find other websites on Magna Carta in the Links section.

Archive material and memorabilia from Magna Carta fans can be found at Magna Carta Archives
Articles You can read various articles on Magna Carta in the Articles section.

Videos Magna Carta videos can be found at the videos section.

Private photos of Chris Simpson can be found here

Linda Read all about Linda Simpson's projects at Linda's page.