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Fri 21 Sep 2012, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Theosophical Society Hall, 304 Church St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $12.00
  • School ages kids: $0.00
  • General admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Sue Pugmire

Strings and Things.
Sue Pugmire: Born into a musical family, Sue gave her first public performance at 5 years old, and has been performing in bands ever since she was 13. Starting off in rock bands, she developed a love for folk & acoustic music in the 70s and has also been performing Jazz since the 1990s. 

"I love the stories encapsulated in folk songs- the window into history & past lives, experiences & beliefs. I think that's why I've enjoyed collecting & arranging these NZ historical songs so much. They tell us about our roots and our beginnings in this country". While predominantly a singer, Sue plays guitar & 'tinkers' on mandolin, oud, bouzouki, charango, and piano.

Viv McGlynn: Vivienne has been playing fiddle in the local music scene for nearly 20 years in a variety of bands, with a celtic bent. She is a talented fiddler, but also plays bodhran, harmonica, piano', sings, and probably plays several other instruments. "She keeps surprising us- & it's all good!"

Viv has played in various bands ‘including Callanish’, ‘Red’, ‘The Fiddler's Bitches’, and ‘Slate Row’, with traditional and contemporary Celtic flavour.

James Greenblatt: James is originally from the USA now living in New Zealand. He has been playing music as long as he can remember and plays multiple instruments including guitar, mandolin, violin and banjo. He’s currently working on a solo CD with an eclectic mix of mostly American songs. 

His roots are in American Folk and Blues but he also enjoys playing music across the spectrum including classical guitar, a bit of jazz, Celtic... "It's been fantastic having James come on board. He's a great player - & really adds something to the mix." Together, the music is intricate, the harmonies are strong, & there are some wonderful stories to share.
Complimentary supper around 9pm. 

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