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Moonrakers
  • Established in 1998
  • Based in Oxford
  • Group of 4 professional musicians
  • Written and produced their own albums
  • Collection of instruments from harp, guitar and more
  • Harpist available for the wedding ceremony
  • Experience at working on various events
  • Combined ceremony and reception packages available

Based in Oxford, Moonrakers are a unique band made up of four experienced musicians. Each member of the band has lots of experience in their field and they have also been trained professionally.

They will play a selection of traditional and contemporary tunes which will get you and your guests dancing throughout the night. Their choice of material is mostly from English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish traditions but, they love a challenge and can incorporate your favourite songs.

About

Founded in 1998 by Jon, Moonrakers are a unique band that covers Oxford and the surrounding areas. The group of professional musicians have used their talents to create four bespoke albums this includes: Silken Thread, Bird on the Wing, Beneath the Snow and Both Sides. Check out some of their music by clicking on one of the videos below.

The Band

The bespoke band is made up of four professional musicians including:

Jon

Jon is the founder of Moonrakers and has been performing since the 1980s across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.

His music has featured on a number of different programmes including the award-winning Global Echoes radio programme. One of his songs has also been used as a backing track on BBC 4 and his music has been commissioned by the National Cooperative Movement.

Liz

She is a classically trained violinist who also loves to play her Sonic electric fiddle. She can play a number of tunes including blues, rock and folk music and has experience of teaching and composing music for schools.

Sarah

Sarah is an award-winning talented musician who joined Moonrakers in 2016. Her awards include the Outstanding Vocal Award 2013. She can play a selection of instruments including the guitar and piano and has experience working as a solo act across Oxfordshire. She has established two of her own community choirs and organises a number of events for charity.

Ellie

Ellie also joined the band in 2016 and is their professional harpist. After studying Music at University she went on to play at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonic Orchestra. She has had the opportunity to perform with a number of bands including The Unthanks, Luke Daniels and the Cara Dillon band.

Performance and Audio

Moonrakers are always professional when performing and can play a collection of traditional and contemporary songs. This is perfect for an alternative band for your wedding reception and evening party.

The combination of the harp, fiddle and bouzouki creates the perfect folk music combination. They also have a lead singer, a guitar, bodhran and whistles to get you and your guests up and dancing.

Why not book their harpist, Ellie who can play a beautiful piece for your wedding ceremony. You can book her together with the band who can play at your reception. This is an all-inclusive package and costs the same as booking the band!

If you would like to find out more about Moonrakers and their wedding packages, get in contact with the band by clicking on the contact buttons located above and below this listing.

Reviews

  • John Beaumont - June 2016

    We very much enjoyed your talented performance last night in West Wycombe. Jon and Sarah's vocals blended beautifully, the harpist was brilliant and the fiddle had a strong lead. A most pleasant and melodic evening. Well done to all of you!

  • Bob and Heike Hill - June 2013

    What an evening!! What a concert! Such pleasure! We came to your concert last week and were absolutely blown away by your wonderful music. Wow! Jo's voice is just so stunning and harmonizes beautifully with Jon’s lovely voice. Liz's fiddle is as special as Anna's harp and Jon’s bouzouki.”

  • Richard Wilkins - April 2015

    Thank you so much for the concert last night. I heard lots of very enthusiastic comments from the audience and you may have gone some way to convert some non-folkies!”

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