Come and share a wee bit of nostalgia as I remember some of the many friends I have made in the folk scene from having been a member of TFMC, by playing some of the songs I have nicked off the terrific song writers I have met along the way.
I am also hoping to invite Ron Baker to add his lovely guitar to a couple of numbers and, of course, the wonderful Robin Nelson, who writes so many cracking good songs which he allows me to sing along with.
@ Motu Moana Scout Camp 90 Connaught St Blockhouse Bay
Lots of Great Guests to give you a great time.
BARRY SWALLOW has been playing guitar and dulcimer since the 1960s and since the 70s his playing has been heavily influenced by the open tunings and guitar techniques of Nic Jones. His repertoire includes traditional songs, songs by American contemporary musicians and, of course, songs from Nic Jones.
CHRIS PENMAN has performed all over New Zealand for the past 40 years, singing both solo and with her father Jack and siblings David and Thiea. Whilst singing anything and everything from Country to Rock, she has always maintained her love for the traditional songs of her homeland Scotland, using her powerful, emotive voice to tell the stories and tales that draw you in and have you singing along.
MADELINE & BILL. Madeline Beasley & Bill Morrison are two of Auckland’s favourites, both as solo performers and in various combinations. They teamed up as a duo some two years ago. They accompany themselves on guitars and banjo and also sing a number of fine acapella songs. Their eclectic repertoire and beautiful harmonies have won them many fans.
MIKE HARDING is a musical storyteller who is at his happiest singing songs from the lighter side of Kiwi “culture” – from small towns and back-country roads, from the radio and the rodeo, the city and the shed. Songs from Kiwi songwriters who have helped us to laugh at and love ourselves and where we live.
NEIL FINLAY is an accomplished musician, specialising in old time blues. He’s been playing blues since he was a teenager when he discovered the harmonica and then the guitar. He has played support and backing musician for many overseas bluesmen when they toured New Zealand, including the legendary Brownie McGhee. He plays solo, as a duo with Peter Parnham, and as a member of many bands.
PAUL BROWN is originally from Dundee and has been agitating the New Zealand folk scene for the past 9 years with his Scots banter and hearty singing. At his happiest singing for social change, Paul combines traditional Scottish and Irish songs with songs of protest. You will be encouraged or coerced by Paul to join in a chorus or three.