Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan have mastered the talents of keeping music, acting, and real-life all spinning along seamlessly while keeping the personal and professional realms of life very separate. Both Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan have been walking red carpets recently, looking chic as ever, but zipping any details of their second child’s arrival down tight. The pair got well-practiced at staying mum when welcoming their daughter, Evelyn Grace, in 2015. Hardly anyone detected that Mummy Mulligan was even expecting at the Tony awards and other public appearances through the first pregnancy, and Papa Mumford is still bringing down the house at shows to close out the summer.

By all accounts, however brief, all are healthy and happy with the second sibling, and the happy couple and their kids have baby duties and much-anticipated work for the screen and in song for the fall.

Still stepping and singing out

Marcus Mumford had to marvel at the massive crowd gathered for Music Midtown in Atlanta Sunday, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution online. Live Nation Atlanta president, Peter Conlon, had a reason for his proclamation that of all the weekend events in the city, including the first NFL contest in a new multimillion-dollar stadium, “we beat ‘em all!” The overhead shots of the 78.000-strong throng of fans is a welcome and rare sight in these times, and it didn't hurt that Bruno Mars was the biggest part of breaking the 2014 record for the festival, set when Eminem was the premier act.

Mumford and Sons were the Sunday headliners for the Southern soiree, and reviewers applauded that the band’s “anthemic choruses enveloped the air in Piedmont Park like a warm blanket.” Marcus Mumford and his mates are not known for spectacles, letting the emotional timbre of their tunes and superlative harmonies do the talking.

In this case, the festive crowd was treated to fireworks and confetti at the close of “The Cave“ and girl group, HAIM, came onstage to lend their voices to “Awake My Soul.”

It's a good thing that Marcus Mumford is so adept at multitasking. The singer-songwriter served as a judge at the Mercury Prize 2017 Awards in London last week.

The music press and the notorious British paparazzi love to cover the event as a mostly dress-up occasion, but Mumford and his colleagues kept their attention to music, awarding the prize to singer-songwriter, Sampha. The London-born singer-songwriter performed a moving version of his song “(Nobody Knows Me) Like the Piano,” leaving little wonder how he beat out even Ed Sheeran.

Mother knows best

Carey Mulligan used carefully crafted wardrobe choices to conceal her pregnancy for the most part with her now toddler Evelyn. The new mom highlighted her trim-again waistline at the Toronto Film Festival last week. The Oscar-nominated actress wore a black Chanel belt with her Navy dress accented with red piping.

She probably would have preferred no disclosure at all about the new arrival welcomed with hubby, Marcus Mumford, but Carey Mulligan did offer the most politely British and briefest response possible when asked about being “a mother of two.” The acclaimed Oscar-nominated actress replied: “it's good, thank you.” The discussion continued over her role in the film adaptation of “Mudbound.” The film is based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel set in remote Mississippi.

Remote rural settings seem fine for raising a child, too. Close friend, Sienna Miller, mentioned in an interview during the couple’s first pregnancy that “normalcy” and a “real sense of the life they want to live” are grounding principles for the parents.

Tending to chickens, raising piglets, and hosting campfire roasts all are part of maintaining the home front for Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan.

A fourth Mumford and Sons album is already in the works, and “Mudbound” is making a fall run in theaters.