Martin Curtis stops in town for a quick gig that will delight folk fans.
Martin Curtis is something of a legend in Kiwi folk music circles. The English born, Cardrona based singer/songwriter’s debut 1982 album GinandRaspberry is still considered a classic. Originally produced on vinyl and on cassette, the sought-after recording has been digitally remastered and is now available on CD.
Another of his earlier recordings, the 1990 cassette-only release of album TheDaisyPatch, was remastered on CD in April to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.
A finalist in the precursor to New Zealand music’s Tui Awards when it came out, the title track is a tribute to the New Zealanders who fought in the disastrous World War I campaign.
The eleventh and latest recording from this horse-trekking, mountain guide musician and bush poet, is a double-CD entitled Liveat Greendale released in November 2013.
Forty years ago, Martin set up the Cardrona Folk Festival and is one of its featured performers each October .
Recently returned from a tour of the UK, where he spent three months travelling around the country performing his New Zealand songs and bush poetry at clubs and festivals, Martin stops off in town this Friday evening as part of a short national tour, to play the Palmerston North Folk Music Club night.
The 8pm performance at in the Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St is $10 members, $12 non-members, with school age and under, free. Inquiries 355 9076 or pnfolkclub.weebly.com