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“#1 Album 2014”  The Living Tradition, Folkworld.


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/electric guitar) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion). 

The band have a traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounding of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences in their musical pot 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. 

“Harmonious, energetic and tenacious, there's no idea where Moxie will take you!”
- Lynette Fay, (BBC)

“Every track is a triumph”
— Irish Music Magazine

“A high energy cocktail that defies easy categorization…This is highly charged 21st Century Irish music.”
— Carl Corcoran RTE
“#1 Album 2014”
— Alex Monaghan, (The Living Tradition, Folkworld)
“Harmonious, energetic and tenacious, there’s no idea where Moxie will take you!”
— Lynette Fay, (BBC)