The MR Folk Band ref: 4087
The MR Band is a multi-instrumental group playing Celtic traditional music and some original tunes and songs in the idiom. They play harp, fiddle, mandola, guitar, whistles and sing in close harmony with male and female voices. The overall sound is a rich texture of melody and counter-melody, described by BBC Oxford as an "exquisite blend of relaxing music."
Liz (fiddle) and Anna (harps) are both classically trained. Jon (guitar, mandola, vocal, whistles, bodhran) has recorded with several professional bands, produced three previous albums and is a published songwriter. The band play concerts, private functions and weddings. They can, through a special commission, compose a unique tune for a client.
The band`s distinctive sound is a sumptuous feast of unusual arrangements, ranging from the simple beauty of O'Carolan tunes to the more complex instrumental interplay of several dance tunes.
|Corporate event||The group provided music for our corporate clients at Jesus College, Oxford. They played beautifully during the meal, and then came down from the gallery to sing us a song during coffee! Magnificent!|
|Wedding||The band provided fabulous music for our wedding, both in the church and at the reception. The magic sound of the harp, flutes, guitar and what I call `real tunes` made the day so special for us.|
|Wedding||So many people said the music in the marquee really lifted the event. Apart from sounding great, the band also look so good!|