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About Moonrakers

Celtic harp, cello, stringed instruments, female/male vocals. Traditional and contemporary songs/tunes from England, Scotland & Ireland.
Folk band
Public liability insurance of £2 million

Oxford's much-toured band 4-piece band, Moonrakers (Celtic harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals), give 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 four albums of "exquisite music "(BBC) and "truly wonderful" (Wycombe Festival) performances, Moonrakers present an informal evening of musical excellence and humour.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Member of the Encore community forum
5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Song list

Albion Heart
The Ploughman
Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies
Wild Mountain Thyme
Polly Vaughan
The Singer
The Strands of Magilligan
Merrie Dancers
Black Beach
Smugglers set
The Unquiet Grave
I am the Mountain
Prickle Eye Bush
Down by the Lagan Side


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1000


From customers:

The M
4 years ago

Moonrakers are the real deal...an impressive foursome."

Shire M
4 years ago

Jon sings and plays bouzouki and guitar with aplomb...Eleanor Dunsdon's harp is a delight throughout...Sarah Fell displays adept vocal skills....Liz van Santens fiddle is exemplary.. the band plays with skill and verve

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