Lured by the bright lights of Titirangi Beach Hall and the offer of Jude Black’s hospitality Fingal are leaving their wild west coast hideaway and coming north. Like their namesake of Scottish legend Fingal, the band, have been seldom seen and rarely heard. Last reported sightings, though not recently, at Te Rangi and Patuha.
They met up soon after Ken and Lisa arrived in New Plymouth following a spell in Ohura (teaching, not incarcerating!). Young families and involvement in the local folk club and festivals saw friendship grow over much shared music and good times.
In New Plymouth Deb and Mike assembled a bush band to play for local fundraisers and family celebrations. Ken joined this combo on his modified mini-bass and Lisa joined Deb in songs between sets as ceilidh dancers took a rest. Mike provided solid rhythm and a fourth voice. Their repertoire expanded with regular Friday night food and music sessions exploring wider folk/rock fields.
Fingal; four friends who enjoy folk music and singing songs about people and places. Songs from the west of Ireland to outback Australia; from the English fairground to the Mississippi swamp.
Songs of intrigue and inspiration, solace and celebration.
Songs to inspire and bring an audience together in unison and harmony.