9-16 August 2019   |   Broadstairs, Kent Buy Tickets Buy Programme


Oxford’s much-toured 4-piece band, Moonrakers (Celtic harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals), pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in village halls, churches, arts centres and festivals across the south of England in recent years.

With songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions, they’ve been described as “startlingly talented” (Oxford Times), with five albums of “exquisite music “(BBC) and “truly wonderful” (Wycombe Festival) performances. 2018 saw the launch of their latest album ‘Tides’ which has received glowing reviews in the music press (“The real deal”, The Living Tradition; “Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes” FATEA magazine) .

To see and hear more, go to www.moonrakers.net

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Saturday 10 August

7:00pm at Queens Road Baptist Centre

Moonrakers is an Oxford-based group, playing material largely from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditions. Eleanor Dunsdon's Celtic harp is very much a centre piece, complemented by Liz van Santen’s superb fiddle, and Jon’s bouzouki, guitar, whistles and bodhran. Sarah Fell is the band's lead singer, often joined in harmony by Jon Bennett who also composes several of the tunes and songs.

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Sunday 11 August

2:30pm at Sailing Club

Meet the Celtic Harp. Today's guest is Eleanor Dunsden with Moonrakers.

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