Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Folk Tui finalists announced


30 November, 2012

Folk Tui finalists announced

Auckland artists have taken two of the three finals berths for New Zealand’s Best Folk Album of 2013.

Auckland-based solo artist Brenda Liddiard and alt-country group Great North join Wellington-based duo French For Rabbits in the line-up, announced today by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ).

Brenda Liddiard’s album ‘Box Of Memories’ is described as a collection of uniquely expressive, heartfelt and sincere songs. London-born Brenda, who now lives in Auckland, has toured the album extensively impressing audiences with intimate shows throughout the North Island.

Great North secures a finalist berth for its sophomore album “Halves”, a successor to the band’s popular debut album “Newfoundland”. The critically acclaimed set reached the Top 20 on the RIANZ Official New Zealand Music Chart in 2012.

In “Halves”, Great North’s distinctive alt-country sound is used to create an unconventional collection of love songs. Great North dispenses with tales of infatuation and heartbreak, instead examining more meaningful and quiet rivers of relationships for a taste of something new.

French For Rabbits released debut EP ‘Claimed by the Sea’ in March through the Wellington music collective ‘Home Alone Music’. Strong alternative radio airplay of the album and a growing fan base has resulted in a Best Folk Album Tui nomination for the duo. Vocalist Brooke Singer and jazz guitarist John Fitzgerald use nautical-themed language to examine stories of longing and regret in a stunning debut set.

RIANZ managing director Chris Caddick says he is highly impressed with this year’s line-up.

“All three finalists have recorded great albums that really do the folk genre proud. Once again the finalists have set the judges an unenviable task in picking a winner. Sincere congratulations to each of them.”

The Tui for the Best Folk Album 2013 is being presented at the 40th annual Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu (West Auckland) following the ‘Tui Finalists Concert’ on the evening of 27 January, 2013.

Online ticket sales for the 2013 festival are open now. For more information visit the Auckland Folk Festival website: www.aucklandfolkfestival.co.nz

NOTE:
The Tui for Best Folk Album 2013 is for recordings released in the 12 months to September 2012. The Folk category was introduced to the Awards in 1984.

Recent previous winners of the Tui for Best Folk Album
• 2007 – Phil Garland for his 18th album ‘Southern Odyssey’
• 2008 – Dunedin trio Delgirl for the debut album ‘Two, Maybe Three, Days Ride’
• 2009 – Chris Prowse for ‘Trouble On The Waterfront”
• 2010 – Auckland-based bluegrass quartet Wires & Wood for ‘Over The Moon’
• 2011 – Amiria Grenell for ‘Three Feathers’

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news