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Over the Moon



  • Traditional Irish and Scots ceilidh band
  • Superbly varied repertoire of reels and jigs
  • Perform as a trio and all dances are called


The band are based in Eastbourne and regularly gig in Brighton and the rest of Sussex.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 50 minute sets with 20 minute break

About this Act

Over The Moon are a Sussex based, three-piece ceilidh band bringing flair and energy to Irish and Scots traditional music. They offer music with a caller for ceilidhs and barn dances. Their dances are especially good for beginners as everyone is included - children too - with clear, friendly instructions to make sure nobody gets left behind!

They take bookings for birthdays, weddings and general celebrations and can travel throughout East and West Sussex for ceilidhs. They have a large, 750 watt PA and can cover a large venue with ease - (up to 100 people is maximum for our system).

The main core of the band is Oli Alex - whistle/flute; Melanie Davies - violin/mandola and Jim Richards - guitar. 


Set List

Circassian Circle
Kesh jig/ Out On The Ocean / Morrisson’s
Farmer’s Jig
Holmfirth Square 8
Tinker’s Daughter / Cliffs of Moher
Heel, Toe Polka - 16 polka (American)
Bill Sullivan’s / Dennis Murphy's / John Ryan’s
Old Swan Gallop
Paddy’s Return Set
Boston Tea Party
Cooley’s / George White’s
Dashing White Sergeant - own tune
Riverside Jig
Maid Behind The Bar / Banshee
Canadian Barn Dance - 16 pipe march/schottisches
Horses Brawl - own tune
Witch’s Reel - 32 jig/reel
Circle Hornpipe - 32 hornpipe
Harvest Home / King of the Fairies

Tunes for listening:

Paddy Burns / Hardiman The Fiddler
I Have A Wife of my Own / Drops of Brandy

Blackthorn Stick / Sean Ryan's
Calliope House / Cararoe

Mountain Dew


  • 3 piece band consisting of Violin, whistle, guitar plus caller:
  • 2 piece band consisting of violin and guitar plus caller
  • 4 piece band consisting of Irish pipes, violin , whistle and guitar plus caller


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