27 Apr 2018

NZ Music Month 2018

The month of May is filled with NZ Music Month gigs in the Library.

NZMM2018 Spot Horiz

Taonga Pūoro

Tuesday 1 May, 12.30 – 1.00pm

This presentation will explore the traditional musical instruments of Māori and will feature Bob Bickerton, Holly Tikao-Weir and Solomon Rahui.

As well as hearing the sounds of the instruments, we will learn the stories about their background and significance in Te Ao Māori.

Rural Mail

Wednesday 2 May, 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Rural Mail guarantees a delivery of great New Zealand songs and poems. NZ ballads and folklore played and sung by experienced instrumentalists. Albums will be for sale.

Jacquie Walters

Saturday 5 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Jacquie Walters is a Nelson-based singer-songwriter who has performed internationally & in New Zealand. Her concerts comprise of mostly original material, plus some traditional Scottish songs. She will be joined by musician James Wilkinson.

Polly and the Minstrel

Wednesday 9 May, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Nathan Torvik & Siobhan Sweeney play a hybrid of jazz, blues, folk, country, with Nathan’s guitar exploding into colourful “virtuosic” lead breaks accompanied by Siobhan on vocals…“A voice of pure Islay Single Malt”. Together they create music with heart.

The Dukes of Weathershire

Friday 18May, 12.30 – 1.00pm

Original folk rock tunes with a modern twist, bringing tales of love, life and the road....melodic tunes and insightful lyrics...two guitars, two chaps with tales to tell...

Mosaic World Choir

Saturday 19 May, 12.00 noon – 12.30pm

Nelson’s Mosaic choir will treat us to NZ and world music sung without accompaniment.

Bryce Wastney

Sunday 27 May, 2.00 – 2.30pm

Soulful, heart-warming songs from a national and international performer who is based in Nelson. His music ranges from gospel, rock, pop and folk.