Category Archives: Live performance

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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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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Playing live – a small big audience

Well, thanks to the staff of Paekakariki 88.2FM for inviting us into the studio, and for looking after us so well when we got there. The audience in the little studio was perhaps five. I know we were actually playing … 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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The Story Behind the Song – Roll on the Day

Roll on the Day is a sad, haunting ballad created by UK folk singer Allan Taylor. It tells of the health difficulties suffered by a working man from the north of England struck down in retirement by a typical industrial … 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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Music with friends

Playing with other musicians is a special thing. Especially when it all comes together so nicely. Solo can be a bit limiting if it is all you do. And although I can put together extra instruments and harmonies with my … Continue reading

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Playing it Live – Showcase Concert

And what fun we had. We were asked to close out the Showcase concert at Meow in Wellington. There was enough time for a few practices, some careful thought into the set list and song order, and before we knew … Continue reading

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