Magenta was an English folk rock band from the 1970s. (Now re-formed after 25 years and playing again.) They were formed in 1974 as a four-member ensemble. Later, after two founding members left, they became a brother/sister act. In 1977 they reformed as a four-member group. They were well known in England on the folk music club circuit. Rather unusually, they performed in vocal harmony for three female voices in their first line up. After 1977 they consisted of three males and one female. They recorded the LP album Canterbury Moon (1978) on the Label, Cottage Records, later re-released on the Kissing Spell label (UK)and two further albums, Recollections and Wot's Next Then?, in the early 1980s, both released on a private label.