Jesters are a three-piece psychedelic folk band from the Oxford area, mixing their own contemporary songs with sung poetry and rabble-rousing fiddle and guitar tunes. They also perform complete remakes of traditional ballads such as Matty Groves, Thomas the Rhymer and Tam Lin, and adapt European folk melodies from Poland to Greece. And they've taken the visionary word to three Cornbury Music Festivals, as well as to dozens of pub and club venues in Oxfordshire, and further afield to music festivals in Filey, Fishguard, Glastonbury, Paignton, Poole, Weymouth and elsewhere.

Jesters are:
Jonathan Luxmoore - vocals, guitar, mandolin, percussion
Christine Ellis - fiddle, keyboard, recorders
Jonathan Brooks - double bass, oboe, concertina, ukelele

"Unique spin on classic folk songs....very up-tempo. A really great band" - Oxford Today

"Interesting new interpretation of folk music... Exhilarating" - Polish Radio

"Favourites on the local folk circuit - a pleasing 'wyrd folk' vibe" - Shire Folk

"A rousing call to arms... What great traditional music can be" - Night Shift

"A wonderful local group" - Blackwells Ltd

New CD now available!!
" Since Ancient Times "
Call 0787 0571709
1 Judge of All
2 Iona
3 The Angel
4 Shipton Disaster
(with Merry Blacksmith and The Banshee)
5 Orpheus
6 Little Matty Groves
(with Italian Rant)
7 Janet and Tam Lin
(with Horizonto and Queen of the Faeries)
8 Ships upon the Sea
9 Sun and Moon (with Gillies Reel)
10 Greek Song
11 Whatever Turns You
12 Gallant Gilderoy
Tel: 0787 0571709