Confirmed Acts for 2017/2018

 

Molly's Remedy from Christchurch.  

Christchurch-based "MOLLY'S REMEDY" are vibrant and soulful. They mix folk, country and Irish traditional music performing original songs and re-arrangements in an energetic yet sensitive way. Since forming , "Molly's Remedy" has performed at the CBS Arena, Ingham Lazy Sundays, Greymouth Waitangi Picnic, Canterbury Folk Music Festival, House Concerts, Folk Clubs and Festivals around the country. Their musical influences include Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor.   HELEN FAHY (vocals and fiddle) from Galway, is a qualified speech and drama teacher. Before moving to NZ, she regularly played with some of the top trad and country bands in Ireland.   MONICA MILLAR (vocals) from Christchurch, has a strong family connection with Antrim. She co- wrote and produced "His Love", a finalist in the NZ Music Awards. A career highlight was singing with Stevie Wonder at the CBS Arena.   MARY DUNNE (vocals, guitars, bouzouki, ukulele) from Donegal, is an award-winning songwriter. Her first solo album "Coolatee" was recorded in Tokyo and resulted in a Japan, UK and Ireland tour. Mary's second solo album "Over the Water", recorded in NZ, was produced by Davy Stuart. "Molly's Remedy are fabulous and Mary's songwriting is top drawer" - Graham Wardrop "I loved your crazy songs as much as your poignant ones. You Irish gals sure know how to channel the craic and plumb the emotional depths. All power to you" - Rosa Shiels "The ultimate gathering around the fire with you Mollies radiating your warmth, vitality and exquisite musicianship throughout an enthralled audience" - Eileen's Kitchen venue "Chicken Soup for my soul"; " Such extraordinary soulful music" ; ".raised the bar from the enjoyable to a really polished routine" - Christchurch Folk Music Club Helen, Monica and Mary together create something really special. Three strong personalities singing from the heart in a perfect blend of harmony, honesty and humour.  Links to listen to Molly's Remedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3QPZ5TwVSE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBQmyxswqq8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXGu511DRWY Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/mollysremedy/

Christchurch-based "MOLLY'S REMEDY" are vibrant and soulful.

They mix folk, country and Irish traditional music performing original songs and re-arrangements in an energetic yet sensitive way. Since forming , "Molly's Remedy" has performed at the CBS Arena, Ingham Lazy Sundays, Greymouth Waitangi Picnic, Canterbury Folk Music Festival, House Concerts, Folk Clubs and Festivals around the country. Their musical influences include Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor.
 

HELEN FAHY (vocals and fiddle) from Galway, is a qualified speech and drama teacher. Before moving to NZ, she regularly played with some of the top trad and country bands in Ireland.
 

MONICA MILLAR (vocals) from Christchurch, has a strong family connection with Antrim. She co- wrote and produced "His Love", a finalist in the NZ Music Awards. A career highlight was singing with Stevie Wonder at the CBS Arena.
 

MARY DUNNE (vocals, guitars, bouzouki, ukulele) from Donegal, is an award-winning songwriter. Her first solo album "Coolatee" was recorded in Tokyo and resulted in a Japan, UK and Ireland tour. Mary's second solo album "Over the Water", recorded in NZ, was produced by Davy Stuart.

"Molly's Remedy are fabulous and Mary's songwriting is top drawer" - Graham Wardrop

"I loved your crazy songs as much as your poignant ones. You Irish gals sure know how to channel the craic and plumb the emotional depths. All power to you" - Rosa Shiels

"The ultimate gathering around the fire with you Mollies radiating your warmth, vitality and exquisite musicianship throughout an enthralled audience" - Eileen's Kitchen venue

"Chicken Soup for my soul"; " Such extraordinary soulful music" ; ".raised the bar from the enjoyable to a really polished routine" - Christchurch Folk Music Club


Helen, Monica and Mary together create something really special. Three strong personalities singing from the heart in a perfect blend of harmony, honesty and humour. 

Links to listen to Molly's Remedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3QPZ5TwVSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBQmyxswqq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXGu511DRWY

Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/mollysremedy/

 

RoseAnna from Nelson

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Hailing from Nelson and Tui, Anna Heinz & Carol Rose are best known as members of the critically acclaimed and long standing Nelson band, Cairde.  Anna and Carol combine yummy harmonies with gorgeous guitar & bass work to present a very eclectic concert set that will at times have your feet tapping and at others will leave you moved.

 

 

Rural Mail from Nelson

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Roger Lusby and Paul Bond have joined musically to perform New Zealand ballads. Some material is as traditional as it gets in NZ folk law while other songs have been penned by themselves. 

Joined by Chris Bond and Deirdre Lusby for a few songs, the group is stamped for a first class delivery of New Zealand songs.

 

Don Milne from Dunedin

Dunedi n Banjo maker and Old Time player Don Milne will be one of the guests at the fabulous TUI Farm Festival this year.  Don will be playing a concert featuring a variety of 5 string banjos from a minstrel era style Gourd  banjo , some made in the great heyday of banjo manufacturing between 1880 and 1920 and some of his own recent productions , exploring the differing ‘voices’ of these instruments as the designs developed over the years.  The music will range from the early minstrel music and  older Appalachian songs and tunes  to some of the Clawhammer  repertoire of today that grew out of these early antecedents. There will also be a workshop where the elements of the Frailing banjo style will be demonstrated and certain dark secrets of banjo making revealed.  Don will be very happy to meet with aspiring banjoists for some individual tuition. Hopefully other musicians of the Old Time fraternity will also be at the festival and we can play tunes together to our hearts content, out in this beautiful and friendly rural setting. Dogs are permitted , if they can sing along then so much the better!

Dunedi n Banjo maker and Old Time player Don Milne will be one of the guests at the fabulous TUI Farm Festival this year.

 Don will be playing a concert featuring a variety of 5 string banjos from a minstrel era style Gourd  banjo , some made in the great heyday of banjo manufacturing between 1880 and 1920 and some of his own recent productions , exploring the differing ‘voices’ of these instruments as the designs developed over the years.  The music will range from the early minstrel music and  older Appalachian songs and tunes  to some of the Clawhammer  repertoire of today that grew out of these early antecedents.

There will also be a workshop where the elements of the Frailing banjo style will be demonstrated and certain dark secrets of banjo making revealed.  Don will be very happy to meet with aspiring banjoists for some individual tuition.

Hopefully other musicians of the Old Time fraternity will also be at the festival and we can play tunes together to our hearts content, out in this beautiful and friendly rural setting. Dogs are permitted , if they can sing along then so much the better!