Thursday 25th February: Daniel White, supported by Sue Harkness and Col Wright

Daniel White 2016Daniel won the 2015 Joan Prior Young Performers Award, and is going from strength to strength. Coming from a family of musicians  (his father and uncle played finger-style acoustic guitar, and fiddler Gillian Boucher is his aunt), he hails from Greymouth and now we’re lucky enough to have him living in Wellington.  He’s doing his musical apprenticeship in the good old way, busking in the downtown area, and delighting diners at cafes like Meow and the Saigon Van Grill Bar whenever he gets the chance. We’re looking forward to another opportunity to enjoy again his sensitive music and personable stage presence.

Sue Harkness is another former mainlander who has at last gravitated to the capital. Sue has a strong melodic voice and backs herself with a great guitar style to perform her robust repertoire of New Zealand material, along with trad and contemporary folk ballads. Since moving to Wellington, Sue may have been better known as an organiser of music in her role on the Wellyfest committee – here’s a chance to see her perform on the stage. You won’t be disappointed.

Col Wright may be Australian but that hasn’t prevented him being a stalwart of the Wellington folk scene. He is appreciated not only for his singing and guitar-playing but for running the Wellington folk club and producing the Balladeer in the 1970s and 80s. He has performed in Germany, Ireland and the USA as well as his native and adopted countries, and his repertoire reflects that rich experience.

From 7.30 p.m. at Roseneath school hall, Maida Vale Road, Roseneath. Entry $10 members, $15 non-members