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Rachel Dawick: CANCELLED


Fri 17 May 2013, 8:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $10.00
  • Non-Members: $15.00
  • Kids: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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“The Boundary Riders, Musical Tales of NZ Pioneer Women”

The Boundary Riders’ tour follows the journey of a range of infamous characters whose names are largely unknown in our history pages, yet whose stories would slip easily into any Wild West adventure book. From prostitutes to missionary wives and gold miners to magicians, these beguiling tales are of conquests, survival, persistence, and the merging of peoples and cultures from far distant lands into the birth of New Zealand as we know her today. The historic trail began over two years ago when, armed with a grant from Creative NZ, Rachel embarked on a 40-date solo tour across the country digging up, collecting and performing stories of women in 1800’s NZ. A second further collection tested her own boundaries as she cycled the length of NZ from Cape Reinga to Bluff with only a ukulele and a one-person tent to her name and 2000 km to travel. With many stories shared on the road, and a final concert in Christchurch held for Women’s Refuge and celebrating the end of the journey, she finally settled down and began the long process of putting the information together and writing the songs.

These songs will be shared as part of a pre-album release tour. This is a special chance to hear stories that are not present in our history books but which begin to unravel a new past. ‘The Boundary Riders Part 1: A Quiet Revolution’ will be officially released in the UK and in NZ on September 19th, 2013 with an accompanying book giving you further insight into the stories and ‘on the road’ tales from their collection. This is the first of two albums, this one bringing us the tales from the early 1800’s until 1892 – the year preceding the women’s vote. To celebrate the songs and to whet your appetite, a special album entitled “Dirty Linen” has been put together for the tour, featuring two of the women’s songs along with some special ‘merchandise’ only available at one of the concerts.

Rachel has performed in a variety of places/events including: 42 different libraries up and down NZ, Wellington Folk Club (NZ), Auckland Folk Club (NZ), Palmerston North Folk Club (NZ), Dunedin Folk Club (NZ), Christchurch Folk Club (NZ), Whare Flat Festival (NZ), Canterbury Folk Festival (NZ), The Harbourlight Theatre (NZ), The Golden Guitar Awards (NZ), Micky Finns (NZ), The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Acoustic Music Centre), Acoustic Music Club Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh Folk Club, Glenfarg Folk Club, The Wee Folk Club, The Leith Folk Club, The Star Folk Club, the Cambridge Folk Club, the York Folk Club, The York Folk Festival, The Taybank Songwriters Festival, The Edinburgh Songwriters Festival, the Dunfermline Folk Club, The George Hotel, The Early Music Centre in York, The Chapel Arts Centre in Bath, The Folk House in Bristol as well as an array of other places including the slightly more unusual ones such as the York Football Club as the half time entertainment!

Jon Sanders (guitar) and Dave Khan (accordian, banjo, fiddle and harmonies) will accompany Rachel tonight.

Complimentary Supper served around 9pm.

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