On the 1st of December 2012 Moonshee will perform at The Great British Folk Festival!
Venue - Skegness resort
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Indian and English folk - East Meets West
Exciting new band Moonshee are releasing their debut single ‘Fair & Tender Ladies’ as a free download, bringing their unique world vision to a wide and eclectic audience. A six piece with a shared history that has taken them all over the world and to work with some of the most famous names in music today, Moonshee represent the point where the east meets the west, where the past meets the future. Their musical line-up features sitar, tablas, South American percussion, Celtic fiddle and harp plus vocals from the Indian, Irish and English folk tradition. The band itself is a true cultural melting pot, giving an indication of the directions that they are set to take their extraordinary music.
The material that makes up the Moonshee repertoire will be familiar to many, especially those from the traditional world. ‘Fair & Tender Ladies’ is an American folk ballad, given a global twist to the point where it is impossible to tell where one tradition ends and the other begins. It will feature on the band’s forthcoming album, a record that is set to feature members of the acclaimed Bellowhead plus some very special names. A dynamic, exotic and unforgettable act who take their cue from what has gone before, Moonshee are a bold name for the future. ‘Fair & Tender Ladies’ is your introduction to their world.
" At a time when it seems there's a new fusion band every week, quality is a
variable commodity. Those who can actually join together music and culture
from diverse sources in a meaningful way are rare. Moonshee however are the
real deal no question, their blending of exotic Indian textures with the
earthiness of English folk, the dervish whirl of Celtic melody delivered
through sumptuous harmony somehow makes perfect sense. If you're one of
those who allows pigeon holes to inform their musical taste stand by they
just might change the way you think...this is music for open hearts and
Simon Jones. (fRoots.)
A dynamic & exotic live act who bring a different & original slant to the world of folk has now been captured on record with their début album for all to hear. This album sees them take English music into a global context. Moonshee represent the point where the east meets the west, where the past meets the future. With a shared history that includes work with the likes of Paul Weller, Kumar Bose, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Noel Gallagher and Sir Paul McCartney, Moonshee “interweave their skills to create something magical and entirely natural.”(Phil Udell State Magazine www.state.ie)Their musical line-up features sitar, tablas, South American percussion, Celtic fiddle and harp plus vocals from the Indian, Irish and English folk tradition. A cultural melting pot, the band are true musical tourists – pick any moment from this début album at random and you’ll find the sound of traditional England, bhangra and Indian folk tunes, Irish fiddle or harp and a range of harmony vocals from across the spectrum giving an indication of the directions that they are set to take their extraordinary music.