Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Poulton

Moonrakers Folk Group to perform at Poulton Church

12 Mar 2021, 11 a.m.

Coming to Poulton on Saturday 2nd October at 7pm are the wonderful folk group - Moonrakers

Moonrakers is an Oxford-based group of four musicians who pride themselves in having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in village halls, churches, arts centres and festivals across the UK.  The fact that the band "just OOZES quality" (Living Tradition) is down to the careful arrangements and selection of tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). The material is a combination of traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English music and their own contemporary songs and tunes, still very much 'in the idiom'.

There is a tapestry of multi-instrumental acoustic sounds and harmonies around each song and tune.  Eleanor Dunsdon’s luscious Celtic harp is complemented by Jacqui Johnson’s superb cello, backed by Jon’s bouzouki, guitar, whistles and bodhran.  The warm vocals of Sarah Fell combine with Jon’s rich baritone.  Moonrakers now have five commercially produced albums under their belt and have received glowing reviews in the music press (“highly infectious”- Maverick; "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" - Earbuzz). They've appeared at folk festivals in Oxford, Broadstairs, Wantage, Bunkfest, Guildford, Cropredy, Towersey, Witney, Penn, Lechlade, Alcester, Shennington and Wycombe over the last few years.