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Violet Hirst's Donegal Tour

When
Sat Aug 12th, 2023
Where
maggies,
Dunedin, Otago

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Doors open
7:30pm
Gig starts
8:00pm
Entry
R18
Cover charge*
$20
*Guide only - booking fees may apply
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Violet Hirst and her all-star band are bringing to the debut album, Donegal (releasing August 7th), to life throughout Aotearoa this August.

Violet Hirst is a singer-songwriter based in Tāmaki Makaurau via Tāhuna, who's music is described as nostalgic and hypnotic. Donegal was produced and recorded in Cromwell, Central Otago '22 by De Stevens (in-house Roundhead engineer). It is a collection of songs that sit as a love-letter to Hirst's time spent between Pōneke and Te Waipounamu. Joining her to perform the album in its entirety will be Reuben Scott (Daffodils, Molly Payton, Salt Water Criminals) - who also features on several songs of the album; Dunedin singer/songwriter Kane Strang (Office Dog), Mitchell Innes (also Office Dog) and Madeleine Mirunok (all the way from Canada).

Violet’s first single, Descending Song, debuted at No.1 on the SRN charts in May. The second single, Alternate Ways to Pray, was released with a self-produced music video, directed by Hirst and creative companion Mark Whittet at a make-shift retirement home. From playing down in St Kevins Arcade alone to singing Kate Bush with her mother in Arrowtown - Hirst is a versatile artist capable who's voice is capable of holding any room.

“Violet's crystalline voice kneads along its curves, each phrase squeezing juice out of a piece of fruit with absolute control.” - Flying Nun

“Hirst’s gentle and thoughtful indie folk places her alongside Antipodean contemporaries like Maple Glider, Julia Jacklin, and Jazmine Mary, and her stark songwriting on “Alternate Ways to Pray” promises much from her upcoming debut album, Donegal.” - Rolling Stone

Donegal, will be independently released on August 7th the week of the tour. Tapes will be available for purchase thanks to trace/untrace records. Special thanks to Aotearoa Touring Fund and Creative Queenstown.

Christchurch/Ōtautahi: August 11th / Space Academy
Dunedin/Ōtepoti: August 12th / Maggie's
Queenstown/Tāhuna: August 13th / Sherwood
Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau: August 19th / Auckland Old Folks Ass.
Wellington/Pōneke: August 26th / Vogelmorn Bowling Club

Tickets available from UTR.

Links
violethirst.bandcamp.com...
youtube.com/watch?v=PKvL...
Tags
acoustic/solo, alternative, country/folk, pop, Violet Hirst, Kane Strang, Mitchell Innes, Reuben Scott, Madeleine Mirunok

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