Trad Gigs for Children: MOXIE
20 Apr - 21 Apr 2018
Trad Gigs for Children: MOXIE

Don’t miss your chance to catch a young band at the forefront of new Irish trad music in a series of special concerts for young audiences of all ages. Part of MusicTown 2018

Fast becoming a festival favourite around the world, MOXIE are building a reputation for their highly charged live performances, brimming with youthful vitality.

Featuring banjo, guitar, accordion, keyboard and percussion, MOXIE’s music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounds of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping in. Their heady and distinctive sound puts them at the forefront of the new wave of acoustic Irish music.

MOXIE first played to sold-out audiences of children at The Ark during TradFest 2017. Since then they have performed several gigs for children at venues around Ireland. In 2016 they were the band in Prodijig, The Revolution at The Cork Opera House which received rave reviews and 3 weeks of sold out shows. In August 2014 they released their debut album Planted to critical acclaim.

MOXIE are: Ted Kelly (banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly (keyboards/button accordion), Darren Roche (button accordion), Cillian Doheny (acoustic & electric guitars) and Josh Sampson (drums).

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Attending this performance with your class will have relevance to the Listening and Responding strand units in the music curriculum, supporting children to respond to Irish music in particular. The performance will introduce your class to the style of Irish traditional music, enabling them to also become familiar with and be able to identify indigenous Irish instruments. The performance will also exemplify the particular skill of traditional Irish musicians for learning and performing music from memory.