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About Over the Moon

We are a traditional Irish folk band comprising violin, whistle/flute and guitar . We play for ceilidhs and also music for listening.
Ceilidh band
Public liability insurance of £1,000 million

We have been playing Irish folk for over 10 years in various bands in the Eastbourne\Brighton area. Melanie and Oli teach violin and flute lessons and Jim is an accomplished guitar player in the celtic DADGAD tuning. All tunes played are from the traditional repertoire and are played from memory with great verve and finesse.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
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Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk
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New Year's Eve, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Set 1:
Circassian Circle - 32 jigs
Kesh / Out On The Ocean / Morrisson’s
Farmer’s Jig - 32 jig
Holmfirth Square 8 - 32 reel
Tinker’s Daughter / Cliffs of Moher
Heel, Toe Polka - 16 polka (American preferably)
Bill Sullivan’s / Dennis Murphy's / John Ryan’s
Set 2:
Old Swan Gallop - 32 jig
Paddy’s Return Set
Boston Tea Party - 32 reel
Cooley’s / George White’s
Dashing White Sergeant - own tune
Riverside Jig - 32 reel
Maid Behind The Bar / Banshee
Canadian Barn Dance - 16 pipe march/schottisches
Horses Brawl - own tune
Witch’s Reel - 32 jig/reel
Circle Hornpipe - 32 hornpipe
Harvest Home / King of the Fairies
Tunes for listening:
Paddy Burns / Hardiman The Fiddler
I Have A Wife of my Own / Drops of Brandy
Em / D
Blackthorn Stick / Sean Ryan's
Calliope House / Cararoe
Mountain Dew


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Natalie W, 23 days ago

Over the moon were great and really flexible. They provided a really fun and friendly atmosphere. Alot of our guests had never done a ceilidh before and have not stopped raving about how much fun they had. Thanks so much.

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Mrs S, 1 month ago

Just wanted to say that Over the Moon were brilliant. Violinist impressed violin playing family particularly! And they were generous and helpful with equipment and timing. Wendy S

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Mark B, 1 year ago

The band were fantastic, and got everyone involved.

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Katie M, 3 years ago

They were absolutely brilliant--created a really lovely atmosphere and were totally relaxed and professional. Only sorry we were too busy rushing around to talk to them more! Really lovely music, highly recommended.

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Mary P, 2 years ago

I just wanted to say thanks so, so much for the ceilidh at my 50th last month. Everyone agree it was the best night they’ve had in a long time. It was great how the caller got everyone up and dancing - from out youngest family member (aged 4) through to my aunt who is in her 70s. What a treat to have live music and a warm, friendly caller. I think we’ve all just about got our breath back from the dancing (and laughing).

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Jane F, 4 years ago

Several of us were new to ceilidhs but the combination of fantastic music and rhythm, and enthusiastic calling got us on our feet for the best night. I can’t recommend them enough - they will make your party swing.