Moirai are three women who manage to create an orchestra and a choir of sounds. Throw away your preconceptions about what constitutes folk music, and open your minds to a colourful palette of sounds and song. They will take you on a roller-coaster ride through beautiful traditional tunes, haunting and buoyant compositions, and songs that will pluck at your heartstrings as well as have you holding your sides to prevent bursting with laughter.

Many bands can do beautiful music, many bands can do comedy, many focus on instrumentals, others on their vocals. Here you get it all in one tight but fluid package.

Accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet, and three voices.

Many colours in a small prism.
Jo Freya
Sarah Matthews
Mel Biggs

Moirai means ‘Spinners of Destiny’ and performances weave the trio’s instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour.

There is something about this wonderful trio - songs with a beautiful self-deprecating sense of humour which puts me in mind of Fascinating Aida and simply gorgeous playing of such a wonderful range of instruments. It's like being in a rainbow made of jasmine blossoms while drinking a deceptively strong margerita … Many many thanks ladies.

Cat Fereday

Moirai Dates 2019

Derby Folk Weekender

Date: 05/10/2019

Time: 13:00

Venue to be announced.