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“#1 Album 2014” Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition, Folkworld

“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, RTÉ

“Every track is a triumph”, Irish Music Magazine

“Harmonious, energetic and tenacious, there’s no idea where Moxie will take you!” – Lynette Fay, BBC

When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/steel string 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. Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around this base treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy programme of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe.

March 11th – 14th Port Fairy Folk Festival

Wednesday March 16th Brunswick Music Festival

Thursday March 17th, The Basement Sydney

Friday March 18th, 19th & 20th Blue Mountains Music Festival

Wednesday 23rd Cat & Fiddle Hotel Balmain