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Auckland Folk artists dominate Tui line up

Auckland Folk artists dominate Tui line up

For the second year in a row, Auckland artists have claimed two of the three finalist spots for the Best Folk Album Tui.

Auckland-based solo artist Chris Priestley and duo Tattletale Saints join Invercargill’s Into The East in the line-up announced today by Recorded Music NZ.

Chris Priestley’s album “Unsung Heroes” is a collection of historic New Zealand tales uniquely told through his folk melodies. The album comes with a small booklet with relevant images and newspaper clippings from the events he sings about.

Tattletale Saints secures a place for the debut album “How Red Is the Blood” produced by Grammy Award winner Tim O’Brien. The album was recorded early this year in Nashville, Tennessee after a successful crowd funding campaign.

Into The East spent 18-months crafting “Fight From the Inside”. The southern duo has been performing together for the past nine years and vowed not to release the album until they believed what they had was worth sharing.

Recorded Music NZ Chief Executive Officer Damian Vaughan says he is highly impressed with this year’s line-up.

“All three finalists have produced excellent folk albums. Congratulations to each act, they should all be immensely proud of this achievement.”

The Tui for the Best Folk Album 2014 is being presented at the 41st annual Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu (West Auckland) following the ‘Tui Finalists Concert’ on the evening of Sunday 26 January.

Online ticket sales for the 2014 festival are open now. For more information visit the Auckland Folk Festival website:

The Tui for Best Folk Album 2014 is for recordings released in the 12 months to 30 September 2013. The Folk category was introduced to the Awards in 1984.

Recent previous winners of the Tui for Best Folk Album
2009 – Delgirl - ‘Two, Maybe Three, Days Ride’
2010 – Chris Prowse - ‘Trouble On The Waterfront”
2011 – Wires & Wood - ‘Over The Moon’
2012 – Amiria Grenell - ‘Three Feathers’
2013 – Great North - “Halves”

Finalists’ websites

Tattletale Saints:
Into the East:
Chris Priestley: n/a

About Recorded Music NZ: Recorded Music NZ is a non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. It divides its services into three main areas. The Member Services team delivers projects including the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, the weekly Official NZ Top40 Charts and the Music Grants programme. Public performance and broadcast licensing is administered under the PPNZ Music Licensing banner and the Pro-Music team is dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of artists and labels across the New Zealand recording industry.


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