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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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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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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 making of an album – #1

Now THAT was an experience. So I have been in studios before (mainly radio and TV, but still with mics and other bits & pieces you don’t have at home) and done some bash recording, but nothing is quite like … 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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An itch you just gotta scratch

Sometimes an earworm wont stay in my head. It goes round and round, then starts to leak out through vocal chords and, occasionally, fingers. Singing in the shower or while making breakfast is one thing, but there are occasions when … Continue reading

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Etiquette – an appeal for musicians to support musicians

In my experience many musicians are also great people. They understand other musos and are helpful and supportive. Some go out of their way for people with far less experience or abilities. Which can make being a musician, even a … 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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