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Touring 29 Oct-23 Nov; Alpaca Social Club with Caitlin Smith

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Caitlin tours with Alpaca Social Club – November 2016

You’ve heard of the Buena Vista Social Club. Now there’s the Alpaca Social Club, with well-loved musos, Craig Denham and Jon Sanders. This year they tour together with special guest ‘story singer’, Caitlin Smith.

Musical adventurers Craig (on accordion, piano, whistles, vocals and percussion) and Jon (bouzouki, guitar, ukulele and vocals), both members of pioneering NZ world / folk / jazz group Beyondsemble, are something of a live phenomenon. They tour extensively in Europe as they share similar eclectic musical tastes and are usually in the same hemisphere at the same time! This year has seen them tour in Germany and the Czech Republic as well as headlining a number of festivals in Ireland.

Now touring with Arts On Tour, they‘re playing ‘the music they love from wherever that comes from’, including influences of Celtic, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Reggae, Soul, Americana and Gypsy swing origins. Joining up with celebrated jazz and funk singer Caitlin gives even more scope for artistic licence and musical alchemy.

For more information, contact:
Steve Thomas, Arts On Tour NZ Trust, 0274 386 154
Craig Denham 021 982 306,
Caitlin Smith


Saturday 29 October 7.30pm Kauaeranga
Kauaeranga Hall
$20 door, $18 pre-book
Book: Text 021 912 993, Lotus Realm

Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm Coromandel
The Club, Woollams Ave
$25/$20 concession
Book: Coromandel Information Centre

Thursday 3 November 7pm Whitianga
Town Hall
Adult $20, Child/student under 17 $15
Book: Whitianga Paper Plus

Saturday 5 November 7pm Opotiki
Deluxe Theatre, Church St
$20 Book: Travel Shop or on the door

Sunday 6 November 7.30pm New Plymouth
4th Wall Theatre
$25 Book:

Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm Blenheim
Whitehaven Wine Room, ASB Theatre Marlborough
$30+Service fees
Book: TicketDirect Tasman and ASB Theatre Box office

Wednesday 9 November 8pm Reefton
Reefton Club Bridge St
Adults $20 Students $10 Family $50
Book: 03 732 8542 0r 03 732 8111

Thursday 10 November 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell St
$20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre

Friday 11 November 7.30pm Okarito
$20 Book: Debbie 03 753 4017 Gemma 03 753 4014

Saturday 12 November 7.30pm Tarras
Tarras Hall
Adults $25 SuperGold $20 Student/Child $5
Book: Cromwell i-Site, The Mall

Sunday 13 November 7.30pm Alexandra
The Cellar Door, Centennial Ave
Adult $20 SuperGold $15 Child $10
Book: Alexandra i-Site, door sales

Tuesday 15 November 7.30pm Invercargill
Rep House
$25 Book: (add Gillies logo)

Wednesday 16 November 7.30pm Gore
Eastern Southland Gallery
$25 Book: Eastern Southland Gallery 03 208 9907

Thursday 17 November 7.30pm Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Open Hat Night

Friday 18 November 7.30pm Balcairn
Balcairn Hall $25 Book: Sefton Garage, Sally Mac’s Amberley
and Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora

Saturday 19 November 8.30pm Onekaka
The Mussel Inn
$15 book: The Mussel Inn

Monday 21 November 7pm Lincoln
The Laboratory
$15 Book; Evenfinda or at the Laboratory

Wednesday 23 November 7.30pm Kaitaia
Te Ahu Little Theatre
$20 Book: Far North i-Site or

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, support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the other way around.

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