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Kilmarnock Edition: Serious, Amusing, Harmony & Instrumental


Sun 9 Apr 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $8.00
  • Students: $5.00
  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: judismitheram

The Kilmarnock Edition was first established thirty years ago and has now been reformed with new members replacing John Doig and Richard Butler. The group features mainly Scottish and Irish songs, both serious and amusing, with audience participation welcomed. Their harmonies and instrumentals are a feature of their performances. The band members will perform in their kilts.

The Kilmarnock Edition is:
David O'Beirne
David is a singer, voice teacher and choral director. David returned to New Zealand in 2010 after working professionally in Opera, Oratorio and as a church cantor in the South of the United States. A member of the New Zealand Opera Chorus, David is a regular soloist for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir (CBS Music) as well as many New Zealand choirs and serves as vocal coach to several drama companies.

Brian Ringrose
Brian has had a diverse musical career learning the flute and guitar from a young age. Because of his guitar skills and ability to read music he got a job with TVNZ for about 20 odd years playing in shows like McPhail and Gadsby, Opportunity Knocks, Telethons, That’s Country, and The Patsy Rigger Series. He also wrote and recorded numerous radio jingles, played in several bands, including several years with Ray Columbus and the Invaders.

Eventually, he sets up a small recording studio where he wrote and recorded about 500 children’s songs as well as 700 songs for pre-school children. With his business partner, they have sold around 7 million units worldwide.

Julian Anderson
Julian joined the Kilmarnock Edition in 2014 and comes from a classical singing background of 15 years with first Canterbury and then Southern Opera Choruses. He is a graduate of NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts). The best preparation for singing with The Kilmarnock Edition, however, was probably a "folk singing" Dad and two Scottish Grandmothers! Introducing "The Gaelic" into the KE repertoire has been a delight and he is looking forward to many more years and concerts with them.

Murray Compton
Murray’s musical background began with classical piano training with Clifton Cook, encompassed piano accordion and brass band performance and choral singing with the Christchurch Liedertafel Choir. His musical talents are demonstrated in keyboards and piano and feature in the group’s vocal arrangements as a bass-baritone.”

Dayle Hadlee
Dayle reveals a talent for guitar and mandolin artistry which would surprise many of his cricketing contemporaries. His musical involvement began with the Tarrega Four, a Christchurch folk group which won a talent quest in 1968. The group featured Christopher Doig as tenor soloist. Dayle’s singing is featured in the group’s lighter humorous songs, and he adds a tenor harmony which is complementary to his instrumental skills.

Brian produced two of the original Kilmarnock Edition’s CDs, ‘From Far Horizons’ and ‘On Distant Shores’, which have received favourable reviews both locally and internationally and will be on sale after the concert.

We hope that you enjoy this concert as much as they will!

Doors open 7pm
Performance starts at 7:30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off street parking.

Door sales cash only: Please note: there is no Eftpos available on site.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also cash bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licencing.

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