Amiria Grenell & Bryony Matthews bring their original alt-folk sounds to Hanmer Springs this October. Come join them for an afternoon of song, and be entertained with a special spring show,
Anglican Church, Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs
Saturday 27th October.
2pm show starts, $15 cash entry.
New Zealand new-folk luminary Amiria Grenell recently released her third album through her own label Quiet Bird Records. The stunning album ‘Autumn’ departs from her second album, the Tui Award winning ‘Three Feathers’. Hailing from a large musical family (her father is country legend, John Grenell), she has spent the past 13 years performing extensively around the country, a regular at arts festivals, and as a member of the Fly My Pretties cast. As well as organizing her own tours, she also performs in folk duo The Swan Sisters and as childrens entertainer Mea the musical pixie. Highlights have been performing at Womad, Luminate, Nostalgia & Evolve Festival. This songbirds gentle wisdom of the voice is strung together with melodies & rhythm to leave you smiling.
Listen to Amiria’s albums here:
Bryony Matthews is a Christchurch based singer/songwriter by way of Golden Bay. Matthews writes unique, considered, lyrics-focused folk-pop offerings. Her accompanying guitarist Josh Holmes lends an upbeat ambiance to her beautiful songs.
Her debut album ‘Little Queen’ was released in early 2017 featuring lead single ‘Voices’; whilst the lyrics exhibit angst and confusion, the instrumentation picks it up and turns it into an upbeat, danceable track.
The crafted songwriting and purity of vision of Little Queen places her firmly in the upper stratum of NZ’s alt folk music scene.
XMAS ON THE GREEN
SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER
Test of Time
SATURDAY AUGUST 11th
WITH Dan Skidmore
Dan performs regularly in North Carolina as Concertmaster of the Salisbury Symphony, as Associate Concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and as the violinist in the SHU Strings piano trio. He is the violin instructor at Elon University and has also served on the violin faculties of Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Appalachian State University, and Catawba College. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from West Virginia University, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UNCG, all in violin performance.
HANMER SPRINGS SCHOOL
11am – 3pm
Dan will present an unaccompanied violin concert, followed by lunch, and then a “Master Class”. We are looking for a group of three or four Violinists interested in presenting a prepared piece of violin music, with the intent of receiving feedback from Dan. Public will be invited to attend the Master Class.
For more information contact:
Music & Arts Hanmer Springs
027 539 8484