JESTERS

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
UPCOMING GIGS

August 7 - Bonn Square, Oxford (11.00)
August 14 - Bear and Raggd Staff, Cumnor (16.00)
August 15 - Westgate, Oxford (11.00)
August 20 - Charlbury Cricket Club (18.30)
October 1 - Jolly Farmers, Oxford (19.00)


VIDEOS
Cape

Hawthorns


STORIES
Guardian article

Village Voice

Folk and religion

Folk and human rights
F2
F3

Oxford Times
Oxford Times2




New CD now available!!
" Since Ancient Times "
Call 0787 0571709
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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


facebook.com/JestersOxford
soundcloud.com/Jesters-Oxford

jvluxmoore@gmail.com
Tel: 0787 0571709