From the Catholic Church
By Haddenham Webteam - 15th March 2014 6:00am
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)
To see more about the band visit Moonrakers' website
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