All hailing from Ireland’s untamed West Coast MOXIE are: Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos
Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and
Paddy Hazelton (percussion).
Their music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounding of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping into their music it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland !
In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.
What lies begind the wall.
“#1 Album 2014” Alex Monaghan (The Living Tradition, Folkworld)
“Every track is a triumph” – Irish Music Magazine
“A stunning debut from five of the best musicians on the scene today” – Kevin Crawford, Lunasa
“Harmonious, energetic and tenacious, there’s no idea where Moxie will take
you.” – Lynette Fay, BBC
“A high energy cocktail that defies easy categorization…accordion trad meets banjo bluegrass with a contemporary rhythm section that takes many a jubilant left turn. This is highly charged 21st Century Irish music.” – Carl Corcoran, RTE