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Great North Awarded Tui For Best Folk Album 2015

Great North Awarded Tui For Best Folk Album 2015

Tuesday 27th January, 2015 10:34AM

Great North have been awarded the Tui for Best Folk Album 2015 for their record Up In Smoke. It is the second time the Auckland group has taken the award, they also received it in 2013 for their sophomore effort Halves.

Damian Vaughan, CEO of Recorded Music NZ, says the band has a strong a varied repertoire, adding: "It speaks volumes of Great North that they can produce two Tui award winning albums in three years. Halves and Up In Smoke are two very different albums but they both share a resounding quality that’s worthy of New Zealand’s Best Folk Album".

Other finalists for the award were Paris-based solo artist Flip Grater for Pigalle and Rachel Dawick of Palmerston North for her album The Boundary Riders. The win was announced over the weekend at the Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu.

Here's Great North's quirky video for titular-track from Up In Smoke...


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