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Mochara was formed in 2008 and consists of a blend of Irish Traditional tunes and original pieces written by Catherine Ashcroft and Maurice Dickson.

Catherine Ashcroft and Maurice Dickson met in 2008 when Catherine came to record her first CD “Take Flight and Follow” at Maurice’s Studio in Cumbria. This led to them collaborating and Catherine guesting on Maurice’s annual European tours. As a successful duo they formed Mochara, taking the name from the Gaelic meaning of My Friend. In 2010 they recorded their first duo album Mochara’s “In Your Blood” featuring uilleann pipes and whistles from Catherine and vocals, guitar, mandolin, bodhran from Maurice. Their albums and live performances consist of a blend of Irish traditional and original songs and tunes. The duo have travelled far with their music and have performed to audiences across Britain and Europe where they have always been warmly received.

After their 5th year of performing together they have just released their second duo album “Spirits and Dreamers”. Samples from this album and others can be heard at