A fes­ti­val of New Zealand’s songs and sto­ries

Central Otago Mirror - - ARTS -

Colin Pat­ter­son (al­ways in good form) Chris Prowse (com­ing down from Wel­ly­wood) Ross McMillan (our fea­ture poet of the week­end) Sue & Tony (take no pris­on­ers) Martin Cur­tis (singer, song­writer and poet from Cardrona) Mike McPhee (bal­ladeer from the Catlins) Adrian Hig­gins (mu­si­cian) Steve Bark­man (love of mu­sic is con­ta­gious) Dirt Floor Al­liance (blue­grass/folk) Keith Tonkin (com­bines NZ his­tory with fic­tion) David Lusby (has pub­lished a de­but al­bum) Jim Mor­ris (from Omarama) Phil Gar­land (‘Fa­ther of NZ Folk mu­sic’) Dave & Tr­ish (ren­di­tions of early NZ life) Peter Mace (cur­rent Aus­tralian Bush Poet champ) Des Styles (lo­cal Man­iototo poet) Robyn Sykes (Aus­tralian Women’s Bush Po­etry cham­pion) John Grenell (coun­try mu­sic le­gend) Read & Kay Hud­son (West Coast­ers)

Keith Scott (author of Naseby - A His­tory) Gra­ham Wardrop (NZ’s finest finer style gui­tarist) Bill Mor­ris (poet of the land­scape) Hyram Bal­lard (coun­try & jazz) John Dodd (Head of the mu­sic depart­ment) Mar­cus Turner (folk per­former) Rosie Laing (would have Pam Ayres in fits) Paul Bond (Nel­son song writer) Fred Hick­ling (old English folk) Phil Grim­met (ac­cor­dian player) Dusty Spit­tle (singer and story teller) Mike Boyd (award-win­ning blade shearer in his time)

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