Haddenham

Musical Treat in Store

Home » News » Musical Treat in Store
Moonrakers 01

A special musical treat is on offer on 17th May, with the visit of 'Moonrakers' to Haddenham.

Moonrakers is an Oxford-based group of four musicians, some from the classical and some from the folk tradition. With the centre-piece harp supported by fiddle, mandolin, guitar and whistles and close harmony male and female voices, the overall sound is a rich texture of melody and counter-melody, described by BBC Oxford as "an exquisite blend of relaxing music". The band's trademark sound is unusual arrangements, ranging from the simple beauty of O'Carolan tunes to the more complex instrumental interplay of several dance tunes.

Their musical repertoire 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, as he explains: "We weave a tapestry of sound around the tunes and songs both old and new, giving them an entirely fresh appraisal — and our audiences love it!"

For a flavour of their talent, please click here

Moonrakers will be performing their Celtic traditional & contemporary songs and tunes at St. Mary's Church, Haddenham on Saturday 17th May. The concert begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 (or £8 concessions)

Telephone: 01844 291627 or Email: weller8dh@btinternet.com
or
Telephone: 01844 291173 or Email: hardy48@btinternet.com

To see more about the band visit Moonrakers' website

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Woodlands Art Group
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 15 Aug 8:30am

The Woodlands Art Group will be holding their fourth annual exhibition in the Methodist Church in High Street over this coming weekend.The show will be open from 11.00am to 4.30pm on three days: Friday 17th August, Saturday 18th August and Sunday 19th August.Oil, acrylic, and water colour paintings will appear alongside pencil drawing and digital art. There will also be some newly honed...

U9s Champs 2018
Andy Roff: Sat 11 Aug 5:30pm

Haddenham Youth FC Under-9s entered the Wycombe Futsal League back in June, which was played over three months of tournaments. Today Haddenham were crowned the winners!What makes this even more great is that the coach, Nick Cuthbert, didn't cherry pick the players, like most elite teams had. The players were selected based on attendance to Will's Futsal sessions on a Thursday. So...

Brian Fattorini and Jane Stovold
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 10 Aug 4:15pm

Local singer-songwriter and frequent contributor to The Vibe Acoustic Cafe, Jane Stovold, has recorded a song called 'Home to Haddenham'.With musical accompaniment from her partner Brian Fattorini and Maxine Macdonald, with additional voices from members of The Vibe, and technical support from Qunit Media, Jane has published a video featuring her song.The video includes a large...