Category Archives: Festivals / events

Music for a cause – telling a little story

Following the huge 7.8 earthquake near Kaikoura, the local folk music community rallied round. And you can help too. Continue reading

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Tui Farm again – and wonderful again

It almost didn’t happen. I am so glad it did. I have just returned from a superbly relaxed, friendly festival in beautiful South Island scenery. What a great way to spend a New Year’s break. Carol and Steve Rose have … Continue reading

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A musical journey Pt 2

Here we go before I forget too much; I left off the last part of the story while standing with friends at the Village Pump folk festival, under the floodlit gaze of a white horse carved into a Wiltshire hillside. … Continue reading

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Quest for Wellyfest – With your support see us on the main stage

Hi folks, friends, supporters. We’re in the running for the People’s Choice at Wellyfest. We entered late but moving up fast and with your support we’ll get there. The prize is a spot on the main stage at Wellington Folk … Continue reading

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A musical journey

We had the privilege to be in the centre of France for the big annual hurdy-gurdy / bagpipes festival in July. And what an amazing experience, quite unlike anything in New Zealand. Some years ago, this event outgrew it’s original … Continue reading

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Plenty of music in the Bay

High time I wrote a little something about a music festival I was at recently – the Tauranga & Katikati Acoustic Music Festival, 21-22 Feb. This is a totally relaxed event with just one smallish stage, set in a nice … Continue reading

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Wellyfest 2013

And what a great time we had. Held over Labour Weekend at a scout facility way down a country valley beyond Wainuiomata, the weather has a reputation for being a bit unkind to campers. Not this year. The cold and … Continue reading

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Get out and about

There’s a lot of musical fun to be had outside your home town. I must confess to being a New Zealand folk festival newbie, still in my first year of discovering that there is a (musical) life outside of work … Continue reading

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Tui Farm Fok Festival

I joined 350 other folkies to see in the new year at a nice relaxed festival. Tui Farm is about an hour from Nelson and was once one of the stops towards the end of the Nelson to Glenhope ‘railway … Continue reading

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