Folk favourite

Martin Curtis stops in town for a quick gig that will de­light folk fans.

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON -

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.wee­

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