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Southern folk stars at home in Paekakariki

Sep 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A BUNCH of touring Canterbury folk musicians have played in Paekakariki so often over the past few years they feel like “honorary Paekakarikians”.

Members of the Lyttelton Rough House Revival Tour, above, will be there again this week.

Gig organiser Helen Keivom says each act has played in the small Kapiti Coast village enough times to be given honorary citizenship.

Having assembled as a show for the first time, Lyttelton’s The Eastern, Lindon Puffin, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, will play in St Peters Hall on Friday night.

“The Eastern have played over half a dozen times in the last five years,” says Helen. “They usually stay to catch up with friends, hence the term ‘honorary Paekakarikians’.”

Adam McGrath – a member of The Eastern, whose Facebook page describes their music as “foot-stomping folk” – says he is looking forward to going to the village because it is like a sister town to Lyttelton.

He is stoked to be an honorary local: “It’s a really special place and we love playing there.  They’re perfect hosts and we always get looked after.”

The travelling assemblage has played Nelson and Lyttleton with three of the four shows played sold out.

Delaney Davidson says the tour has been going well – “apart from Lindon falling asleep with his harmonicas in his jeans and Marlon falling in the stream.”

He says St Peters Hall has good acoustics.

“It’s a great sounding hall. We will really make use of the wood and high ceilings.”

He will be playing a duo with Marlon Williams, performing both original songs and some “country classics”.

The show costs $15, is BYO and will be in cabaret-style, finishing off with an all in sing-along.  Tickets are available at Ticketdirect or from Helen Keivom on 027-258-4251.

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