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Rosa Shiels


Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • members: $7.00
  • non-members: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

"One breath after another, one step then the next, one bar at a time. Such is life and such is music. And it's all an enigma, a beautiful mystery. Songs may not hold the key to life, but they certainly help convey the inexplicable, underline the love, alleviate the blues, and jazz up the passage of time."

Singer-songwriter, musician, painter and writer Rosa Shiels has been living the mystery of life for several decades now, and says that she has come to the conclusion that the tangle's the thing.

Her life's path so far has taken her from folk music clubs in Christchurch and around New Zealand, to stage musicals in Australia, subbing and writing for glossy magazines, travel editing The Press newspaper, and writing non-fiction books about history, art and music. She and husband Rob have a daughter and two grandchildren in faraway Berlin.

In recent years, Rosa has been seen on stage or in house concerts, performing with her longtime friend, Graham Wardrop, with whom she has one rare recording, taken from a concert at the then State Trinity Theatre, latterly the Octagon, which was severely damaged in the 2010-11 earthquakes.

Rosa has released one self-titled album and is currently compiling songs for her next. In this concert she will present blues and ballads - some original, some traditional, and some old favourites. Bluesy interpretations direct from the heart.

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