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Flora Knight and Sean Donald: CANCELLED

When:

Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: Wellington Bluegrass Society, Peel Place, 54 Richmond Street, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • pre-sales: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Flora Knight and Sean Donald are a duo who despite their disparate upbringings, coalesce to produce harmonious electricity. As the electrons collide, one can discern soft yet exciting songs and tunes, anything from the sad to the humorous.

Fiddle player and singer Flora Knight (The Eastern, The Lonesome Pine Specials) was raised in New
Zealand, where singer and guitar picker Sean Donald (The All Day Breakfast Stringband, Pigeonhawk
SB) was raised in Canada, and now just a stone's throw away from Knight, resides in Dunedin NZ.

The pair met in Toronto right as Knight was heading down to West Virginia to embark on an old time fiddle pilgrimage of sorts, and Donald had just finished up a number of years of working on various farms in rural Ontario.

The music that Sean and Flora play is reminiscent of a bygone era that resists the wear of time. Whether it's a rip roaring ragtime fiddle tune, a mournful country classic, or a sweet and silly waltz they will have you on the edge of your seat. Their two voices blend beautifully to capture the tight country duet harmonies of the great turn of the century brother duets such as the Louvin Brothers or The Delmore Brothers. The fiddle tunes you will hear are largely steeped in the traditions of American folk music, and the silvery melodies will have you wish for reincarnation as Flora's fiddle itself.

This September will see Flora and Sean release and tour their debut album that they recorded with Tom Bell at the infamous Chicks Hotel Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bookings:
- Accepted upto and before the day of the show
- Email bluegrass(at)paradise.net.nz
- Include your name, phone contact and the number of tickets required
- You will receive a reply by email to confirm your booking
- There is no booking fee nor any additional fees for this event

Notes:
- Door sales - on the day, at the venue, from 7:50pm
- Seating is general admission
- Ticket includes complimentary tea and coffee
- Free parking available by or near the venue
- Licensed bar at venue (no BYO allowed)

Doors open at 7:20pm for those who have booked.