The Moonrakers Band ‘left a smile on our faces’

Archway’s Chair of the Board Chris Taft tells us all about the Moonrakers concert held on the 2 Dec 2017 at Harris Manchester College, that raised an impressive £829 for Archway.

On a cold December evening, in the beautiful, evocative setting of the chapel at Harris Manchester College, Moonrakers treated us all to a wide and delicious feast of wonderful music. Each of the four members oozes with talent which is blended to deliver the highest quality musicality and combined with an infectious enthusiasm, leaving a smile on everyone’s face long after the performance ends. The combination of harp, fiddle, vocals and numerous stringed instruments played by Jon produces a sound that warms and brightens the heart. If you get the chance to hear Moonrakers it is not to be missed. Their latest CD “Tides”, delivers the same high standards of traditional and contemporary folk music.

The performance was opened with a beautiful set of Russian Folk songs from singer Tatiana Soloviova which set the tone of the evening. The duet linking the original Russian and well known English version of “Those were the days” was both an education and delight. Thanks to each of, Jon Bennett, Eleanor Dunsdon (Harp), Sarah Fell (vocals), Liz van Santen (Fiddle) and Tatiana for indulging us in a very special evening of brilliant and memorable music.

Thank you very much to the Moonrakers for performing this special concert which raised much needed funds for Archway which. The funds will go towards supporting more people experiencing loneliness.

(above image sourced from the Moonrakers’s website)

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