[Nz-folk] NZ-Folk Digest, Vol 38, Issue 23
judithjazz at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 02:02:04 NZDT 2008
It is possible that a Titirangi gig close on the heels of a Tir na nOg or bunker one will attract less people. This could happen for any performer. Interesting that some performers have difficult tours from time to time. They are human. There is hope for us all. I noticed when Margret Roadknight got off the stage at Christchurch a few years ago she had to walk around with a stick. Performing can reek havoc with the back. Did it make any difference to her performance? I don't recall that it did. Some performers are less brilliant after a festival. Others improve. Andy Irvine isn't necessarily my taste in performers but he seemed pretty good when I saw him at Tir na nOg These older performers are of an ilk and they do what is expected of them, songs known and loved with a few newbies thrown in. But more different and younger performers are entering the scene with newer approaches and this extends the mix. Aren't we so lucky to be hearing such a variety of excellent music. People who never attend folk events are missing out on so much. BTW when Joni Mitchell did come here her concert was sold out I believe. I'd like to see Titirangi book her Sieffe, maybe the War Memorial Hall would be big enough. (-: Cheers, Judith http://groups.msn.com/Poetcetera
From: sieffe at hotmail.comTo: nz-folk at kiwifolk.comDate: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:04:11 +0000Subject: Re: [Nz-folk] NZ-Folk Digest, Vol 38, Issue 23
Hmmm .. . got me wondering here. . . .we (Titirangi Folk Club) had Andy as guest a while ago and a whole 20 or so people turned up . . .now, was it a case of: (a) He is not well known locally, (b) people are jaded folkies (c) he ain't that relevant to the modern audience (d) dunno? We lost money but that isn't what concerns me . . . he should have been much better patronised. Would Joni Mitchell have been more successful? Neil Young? Planxty? Cheers, Sieffe ps . .not that any of those would do tiny spots in Auckland! hahahaha! Except Neil . . .
Subject: [Nz-folk] Andy Irvine mini tour (Christchurch & Dunedin)
Andy Irvine is now on holiday in NZ and doing three concerts here - he kicked off with a great gig to a full house at Lepperton Bowling Club in Taranaki last night.
He's also playing in Blenheim on Saturday 23 February and Christchurch on Sunday 24 February.
Catch him if you can - he's in great musical form on guitar-bouzouki and mandolin, and as funny and enjoyable a performer as ever.
Saturday 23 February The Boathouse, Blenheim, for Marlborough Folk Club. Info: Terry and Helen Knapp,
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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">style="mso-spacerun: yes"> style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Sunday 24 February Christchurch Folk Club, The Commerce Club, 277 Kilmore Street, Christchurch. Info Vicki Sanchez-Lloyd, ph 03 388 8478.
Gill Winter, Flying PigletsPh/fax +64 6 7520167 EMAIL href="mailto:gwinter at xnet.co.nz">gwinter at xnet.co.nzWebsite href="http://www.flyingpiglets.co.nz">www.flyingpiglets.co.nz Touring in 2008: Kath Tait, David Wilcox, Bob Fox, Hans Theessink, Ruth Wyand, Andy Irvine (mini tour), Jali Buba Kuyateh, Richard Gilewitz, Johan Piribauer, The Rainmakers, Alistair Hulett and David Rovics. Flying Piglets' artists use About New Zealand Rentals href="http://www.rentalcar.co.nz">www.rentalcar.co.nz
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