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*WINNERS OF THE SPIRIT OF FOLK BAND AWARDS*
“#1 Album 2014” Alex Monaghan (The Living Tradition, Folkworld)
“Every track is a triumph” – Irish Music Magazine
“Harmonious, energetic and tenacious, there’s no idea where Moxie will take you.” – Lynette Fay, BBC
“A high energy cocktail that defies easy categorization…accordion trad meets banjo bluegrass with a contemporary rhythm section that takes many a jubilant left turn. This is highly charged 21st Century Irish music.” – Carl Corcoran, RTE All hailing from Ireland’s untamed West Coast MOXIE are: Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion).
Their music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounding of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping into their music it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland.
In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.
“This is a stunning debut from five of the best musicians on the scene today; the fact that they are so young is both frightening and inspirational too. I find myself for some reason comparing this EP in terms of instrumentation, virtuosity, rhythmical interplay etc to Béla Fleck’s eponymous album “Drive” which changed my perception of what “Bluegrass” music was supposed to sound like and would not be one bit surprised if Moxie has a similar affect on some people’s perception of “Irish music”. Their sound is sophisticated, slick and adventurous yet exciting, full of fun and overflowing with fresh ideas. Moxie’s unique approach is both melodically and rhythmically addictive; surprises lurk around every corner in the form of instrument and metre changes combined with intelligent and well executed arrangements. I’m very excited by the music Moxie are making and look forward to hearing a lot more from them in the years to come” – Kevin Crawford (Lunasa)
“Moxie! ….I love this band! Irish trad with many beautiful twists and turns….Rocking tunes, fresh, gorgeous arrangements, stunning harmonies and class playing from top to bottom….this band is not afraid to step outside the box and explore all musical possibilities! There new EP deserves your full attention…..soulful, sexy and full of passion….listen to this band! Get out and see them live! You will not be disappointed!”- Winifred Horan (Solas)
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.