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Alistair Brown

When
Tue Feb 13th, 2018
Where
House Show,
Hamilton, Waikato

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Doors open
7:00pm
Gig starts
7:00pm
Entry
All Ages
Cover charge*
$15
*Guide only - booking fees may apply
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Fresh from his performance at the 2018 Auckland Folk Festival, master folk musician and raconteur Alistair Brown is embarking on a NZ tour.

Alistair has been singing the old songs, and new songs written by people who like the old songs, since he was fifteen years old. He began his career helping out in the folk clubs of his native Scotland during the folk revival of the 60s, selling tickets, & opening bottles (and occasionally concerts) for many of the great names in folk music.

From 1972 to 2002, he lived in Canada, where he was active in many aspects of folk song & dance, as a recording artist, radio broadcaster, reviewer, dance teacher, university lecturer, & program director at folk music & dance camps.

After 30 years of music and merry making in Canada, he returned to the UK and now lives in Cornwall, where he calls dances with the Newlyn Reelers and Tinners, and performs regularly in folk clubs, festivals, pub sessions and several ancient seasonal rituals that require the presence of accordions.

He continues to make regular appearances in North American folk clubs & festivals, performing solo, or with the Friends of Fiddler's Green, a band which celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2011, without maturing in the slightest. Audiences at concerts and festivals across North America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK have responded enthusiastically to his performances, covering the field from big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggles (usually unsuccessful) against temptation, odes to conviviality and songs of unashamed sentimentality, to outrageously funny stories from a master of the art - all this accompanied by anglo concertinas and button accordion.

Hamilton will be fortunate to experience Alistair's music up close in an intimate house concert setting. Seats will be limited, so please RSVP to reserve yours.

For queries and bookings, please contact Kara Dawson at 0276875455, or via email at Kara.dawson@gmail.com

Links
alistairbrown.com/music/...
Tags
acoustic/solo, country/folk, world




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