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The Moonshiners


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The Moonshiners are a multi-talented ceilidh band whose sole aim is creating a fun, upbeat atmosphere for dancing and merry-making for all!

The band’s frontman is not only an outstanding vocalist, but he’s also mastered the fiddle, guitar, banjo, mouth organ and squeeze box! He’s been on the London folk club and session scene since he was a teen, recorded material with old-time virtuoso Kate Lissauer and was voted “Folk Idol” of the year in 2007!

The Moonshiners were fantastic, the music was wonderful and they were such accomplished musicians! Christine, 70th Birthday Party, Norfolk

Performing alongside him is a classically trained pianist and self-taught tin whistle virtuoso, and a fantastic bodhran player who learned traditional Irish drumming in the Comhaltas organisation, but can play other genres as diverse as psychedelic folk and old-time.

The core members of the band founded and run the highly successful Portland Folk Club in Cambridge, now into its second year. The club hosted an acoustic tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival last year.

For ceilidhs and barn dances the band can provide their own expert caller to lead guests through the steps.

Flexible, friendly and approachable, they will do their utmost to tailor their set to your requirements.

Performance info

Line-up Fiddle/guitar; whistle/piano; bodhran
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets

Booking options

Add fiddle
Add £125
For an authentic folk sound
Add guitar/bouzuoki
Add £125
For extra impact
Add caller
Add £125
For the ultimate ceilidh dancing experience

Folk Standards

Morrison's Jig
The Battering Ram
The Blarney Pilgrim
The Lark In The Morning
Out On The Ocean
The Kesh Jig
The Jig Of Slurs
Tripping Up The Stairs
Flowers Of Edinburgh
Lucy Campbell's
Toss The Feathers
The Musical Priest
Jennie's Chickens
The Star Of Munster
Boys Of Malin
The Kitchen Girl
Cooley's Reel
St. Anne's Reel
Sally Gardens
Club Ceilidh
Fred's House
The Boys Of Bluehill
Harvest Home
Bantry Bay
The Home Ruler
Kitties's Wedding
The Gypsy's Hornpipe
Britches Full Of Stitches
Paddy's Polka
The Keel Row
Candy Girl
Waiting For The Federals
Black Mountain Rag

Sample Irish/Scottish

Irish Rover
A Pair Of Brown Eyes
Her Mantle So Green
The Silvery Tide
Wild Rover
Whisky In The Jar
Spancil Hill
Black Velvet Band
Erin's Green Shore
The Poisoned Eel
Betsy Gordon
Macpherson's Farewell
Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
Will Ye Go (Lassie Go)
Blantyre Explosion
Will Ye No Come Back
Speed Bonny Boat (Skye Boat Song)
Hares On The Mountain"

Sample English

John Barleycorn
Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Two Butchers
The Fowler
High Barbaree
Tom's Gone To Hilo
Green Mossy Banks Of The Lee
Barrack St
The Grand Hotel

Sample American

Casey Jones
Across The Rocky Mountains
Streets Of Glory
Gallis Pole
Pick A Bale Of Cotton
I Ain't Got No Home
Down In The Willow
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Take Down My Rocking Chair

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“The Moonshiners were superb. They arrived in good time and played at whatever level we asked for. Sometimes in the background so guests could talk and other times ramping it up so we could dance. They listened to our requirements and acted accordingly. I booked the 3-piece and by jove were they talented. Everyone has commented on how good they were and I can't recommend them highly enough. They certainly are the three P's. Punctual, Professional and Perfect!”

Jason, Private Event in Bedfordshire, January 2019

“The Moonshiners were fantastic, the music was wonderful and they were such accomplished musicians. The caller was clear with instructions on the dances, and everyone had such good fun and enjoyment, including those who could not dance!”

Christine, 70th Birthday Party in Norfolk, November 2016

“We've never seen a dance floor so full and we've been to a lot of weddings recently! You guys are definitely going to make it big although you wouldn't know it from how polite you all were. Let us know when you're playing again publicly so we can come and relive it all! You guys are completely awesome!”

Melvin, Wedding in Cambridge, July 2016

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