Moirai are three women – Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews and Mel Biggs – 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.
Accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet, and three voices.
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.http://www.moiraitrio.co.uk/
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.
Moirai Dates 2020
Please note where ‘Framed” is mentioned this is a specific show, where it isn’t it will be Moirai doing their usual repertoire.
Jan 26th, The Maltings Wirksworth. Harmony workshop with songs from the show 1pm – 3pm, The Show 4pm “Framed – The Alice Wheeldon Story. SHOW POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Feb 21st, Moirai, The Music Institute, Guildford Institute, Ward Street, off North Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH 8pm http://www.musici.club/musici.htm#moirai
March 14th Moirai, Oxfolk, Kennington Village Hall Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5PG, 8-11.30pm http://www.oxfolk.org.uk/2020/03/14/moirai.html, Adult tickets £11 Students/unwaged/pensioners £8, children 5-16 £2
19th April – “Framed-The Alice Wheeldon Story” Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA, Walthamstow,
Phone 07740 612 607, Email; email@example.com
May 15th “Framed – The Alice Wheeldon Story” The Old Kings Head, Belper, 8pm, https://www.ents24.com/belper-events/old-kings-head/moirai/5835247
May 24th “Framed – The Alice Wheeldon Story” Chippenham Folk Festival
May 25th Moirai – Chippenham Folk Festival
2nd August – ‘Framed’ – The Alice Wheeldon Story Sidmouth Folk Festival.
24th and 25th August ‘Framed and Moirai – Whitby Folk festival
30th August – Afternoon Euro Ceilidh, Towersey