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Back by demand – Pacific Curls’ AOTNZ Tour 3 – 23 March

Back by demand – Pacific Curls’ AOTNZ Tour 3 – 23 March

Audiences can’t get enough of them. Arts On Tour NZ is proud to announce the third national tour in as many years of Pacific Curls, an acclaimed group of performers with a unique combination of Pacifica, Maori and Celtic influences utilising ukulele, guitar, kalimba, percussion and vocals with Taonga Puoro (traditional Maori instruments) and Scottish fiddle!

The group features world class fiddle player, Sarah Beattie, virtuoso ukulele player Kim Halliday and stunning vocalist Ora Barlow, teamed on this tour with highly regarded singer songwriter, Dave Alley.

The performers
Having long been sought after as a virtuoso guitar player, Kim Halliday has reinvented herself with her ukulele performances and multi-instrumental expertise, as well as her song writing ability. Kim has toured previously with Whirimako Black, Ardijah, Big Belly Woman and other bands and musicians too many to mention here. Kim has been involved in over 25 recording projects, including two documentary soundtracks.

Long-time fiddle player, Scottish born Sarah Beattie performs with a passion reflecting her deep connection to Scottish music. Trained at the world renowned Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Sarah has also toured with the Scottish National Symphony, Brave Hearts of Scotland and trance band, Loonaloop.

Singer songwriter and percussionist Ora Barlow combines her knowledge of traditional Maori musical instruments with a stunning vocal range and a love of improvisation. After being invited to the Commonwealth Games celebrations in 2002 in Manchester, Ora began her association with Celtic traditions. She has released six albums and been involved in countless musical collaborations.

Dave Alley is a New Zealand born musician and producer who over 25 or more years has created his own rhythmic melodic style - a style which reflects the many musicians from Oceania, Africa, the Americas, UK, Ireland and Europe he has played with and learnt from. Highly regarded as a guitarist, percussionist, singer and song-writer, Dave has toured New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom and parts of Europe as a solo artist or as a member of many duos and bands. www.davealley.co.nz

Discography
Te Po - 2012
Te Kore – 2010
Pacific Celta 2008
Pacific Swing 2007
Mothersline 2006
Reeling in the Pacific (Planet Woman collaboration with Pacific Curls)

Itinerary

Sunday 3 March Onekaka
The Mussel Inn 8pm
$10 Book: The Mussel Inn

Tuesday 5 March Hokitika
Regent Theatre 7.30pm
$25 Book: Regent Theatre or website

Wednesday 6 March Westport
NBS Theatre 7.30pm
$15 Book: NBS Theatre

Thursday 7 March Karamea
Little Wanganui Hotel 8.30pm

Saturday 9 March Franz Josef Glacier
St James Church 7.30pm
$20 Book: Glacier Motors or Bella Vista Motel

Tuesday 12 March Gore
James Cumming Wing 8pm
$25 (concessions available)
Book: Eastern Southland Gallery

Thursday 14 March Ashburton
Ashburton College Auditorium 7pm
$15 Student; $18 Friends of Ashburton Art Gallery, $20 Adult
Book: Regent Theatre or www.itickets.com

Saturday 16 March Wanganui
Royal Wanganui Opera House 7.30pm
Season ticket for 4 events $80; Adult $25; Senior $23; FOH $20;
Student $15; School groups of 10+ $5 per member
Book: Royal Wanganui Opera House or www.royaloperahouse.co.nz

Sunday 17 March Upper Hutt
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre 8pm
Adult $30, $25 friends/concession, $100 for a 5 show season pass
Book: 04 527 2168 www.expressions.org.nz

Tuesday 19 March Tokoroa
Little Theatre 7.30pm
Adults $20; Seniors/students $18, Child $10
Book: Tokoroa Clothing Company, Leith Place

Wed 20 March Opotiki
Senior Citizens Hall, King St 7pm
$20 Book: The Travel Shop

Thursday 21 March Whakatane
Little Theatre 7.30pm
Adults $20; $15 Seniors, Students and early bird
Book: The Good Life, The Strand.

Friday 22 March Kauaeranga
Kauaeranga Hall 7.30pm
$15 Book: Lisa 868 5999 or Nancy 868 9664

Saturday 23 March Onewhero
Bob and Di’s House, 610 Kohanga Rd 6.30pm
$25 Includes coffee and cake. BYO picnic, drinks and chair.
Book: River Traders Tuakau 236 8875 or 232 8805

Arts On Tour New Zealand
Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts.

www.aotnz.co.nz
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