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An Evening with Moonrakers

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Holy Trinity, Prestwood

134 Wycombe Road

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HP16 0HJ

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Holy Trinity are delighted to welcome back Oxford's much-toured, 4 piece band, Moonrakers for a very special concert on Friday 8th June. The group comprises a variety of instruments including the Celtic harp, fiddle, stringed instruments, whistles as well as both female and male vocals and will be giving a full concert of songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions. Described as “startlingly talented” (Oxford Times) and now with five albums of "exquisite music" (BBC) and "truly wonderful" (Wycombe Festival) performances, Moonrakers present an informal evening of musical excellence and humour.

Moonrakers is an Oxford-based group of four musicians, some from the classical and some from the folk tradition. Instrumentally, the group is sufficiently diverse to create different sound textures for each piece. 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 choice of material is largely from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditions, reflecting a love of traditional tunes and contemporary songs 'in the idiom'. Jon Bennett composes several of the tunes and songs, but the arrangements are down to the special skills of the band members. He explains: "We have our own unique arrangements, weaving a tapestry of acoustic sounds around the harp, stringed instruments and whistles. These are tunes and songs, both old and new, that have been given an entirely fresh appraisal - and our audiences love it!"

Eleanor Dunsdon’s Celtic harp is very much a centre piece of the group, complemented with Liz van Santen’s superb fiddle, and Jon’s bouzouki, guitar, whistles and bodhran. The warm vocals of Sarah Fell combine with Jon’s rich baritone. Moonrakers now have four 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 Oxford, Wantage, Guildford, Cropredy, Towersey, Witney, Penn, Lechlade, Alcester, Shenington, Wycombe and Wolvercote festivals over the last few years.

To see and hear more, visit moonrakers.net.

This not-to-be-missed concert will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the fully refurbished Holy Trinity Church in Prestwood, Buckinghamshire. There is ample parking and the church is fully accessible. A selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

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