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The Troubadours, a Hawkes Bay folk music phenomena during the early 60's are back after break of more than 30 years. Enjoying 5 years huge local popularity, the Troubadours based their image and sound on the fashionable "Ivy League"college campus groups of the era such as the Kingston Trio.

The three Hastings singers played several Blossom Concerts,balls and supported touring artist like Howard Morrison and Dinah Lee. They also had a television slot and made some recordings but nothing was released.

Original members Doug Farquhar, Trevor Ruffell and Dave Kitt are joined by Graham Avery and Connie Ballantyne as they recapture the excitement and spirit of 60's & 70's folk music.

The 90's lineup features Graham - Guitar Mouth Harp & Vocals, Connie- Vocals & Fiddle, Doug - Banjo, Guitar and Vocals, Dave - Upright Base, and Trevor - Autoharp & Vocals

"The music has never lost it's appeal" said Doug, "and in fact is finding new fans".

Contact Doug: (06) 844 2864 Email Trevor at Comus


BRUE CEILIDH - Irish and Scottish music for weddings parties and functions.

For bookings phone Charlie 06 835 3759 or Rob 06 876 6225


Keith and Hayes have been making music together for over 21 years bringing their own unique brand of Celtic music to audiences around the East Coast and Central North Island.

With a regular 'resident spot' every Wednesday night at the Cat & Fiddle Ale House in Hastings for the last 6 years IRISH FOLLY put the emphasis on having a good time and encourage audience participation.

At pubs, clubs, the country hall or village green, for weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, charity gala's IRISH FOLLY have played them all. Working acoustically wherever possible they enjoy the opportunity to mix with other musicians and singers.

Drawing influences from the Dubliners, Pogues and popular irish bands of the 60's, 70's and 80's and the current crop of Celtic musicians and singers, IRISH FOLLY create a unique sound on Fiddle, Guitar, Bodhran (Irish Drum) and vocals.

For bookings contact Keith on phone: 06 876 5867 Hm or 06 878 8915 Wk


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