A Tiding of Magpies is a collaborative exploration in sound.

The Duo comprises of Oz Hardwick and Andy Backhouse. Based on the border between Yorkshire and the Otherworld, we mine the rich interface between Nature, Folklore and Technology in order to craft visionary music that awakens the sleeper within.

We met at a spoken word night in York; Oz was promoting his (at the time) most recent book, Lost Songs. A friendship was struck and forged during many a spoken word night and over many a pint of ale.

We had success in early 2013 being included on the release Hail Be You Sovereigns, Lief & Dear which - this was part of ColdSpring‘s Dark Britanica, John Barleycorn series.

Andy puts to sound the writings and readings of Oz. We have been working since 2013. Our debut, and only, album is available on Focused Silence.