Auckland Folk Festival 2019

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Powerful Skandinavian melodies & poetic nordic ballads combined with an energizing and endearing performance! Since 1999, Virelai have been touring Scandinavia and Europe, boosting good energy with their  positive, contagious  appearence. Denmark’s leading medieval folk band is guaranteed to make you dance, sing and smile!


Lindsay Lou was named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Her singing floats over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band with dynamics that range from a lullaby to a battle cry.


A true entertainer who is known as being a triple threat, Irish Mythen’s show highlights the Canadian’s various talents – the proficient and talented metaphorical singer-songwriter, the storyteller who’ll grasp your attention and who has the ability to bring you on an incredible and emotional journey as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after the end of her show.


Born in the heart of the American desert, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the mountains of Southern New Zealand, Holly Arrowsmith (Folk Tui Winner 2016) is a songwriter on the rise locally and internationally, a strong forerunner in New Zealand’s current folk revivalist movement.


The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love. Great song-writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable, entertaining experience.


Despite her young age, Lyttelton local Candice Milner has been making waves from the Christchurch portside suburb for years. With songs that vary between folk and ballads, pop-rock and country, her album ‘Evergreen’ was a finalist for last year’s Folk Tui.


Bernie Griffen’s songs are melodic, soulful tales of a life well and truly lived on the fringes, full of love, pathos and colourful stories that play like anthems and tap into a vein of testimony. His third album ‘Doors Wide Open’ was released in May 2018.


Taranaki-based self-proclaimed “wandering minstrel” and music historian Mike Harding tells stories through songs as seasoned solo performer, as well as with good-time Kiwi-music band Gumboot Tango. Winner of the Best Folk Album, 1988!


Originally from Australia, Central Hawkes Bay ‘Bogan Angel’ Danny Priestley has a history steeped in folk music, ballads and anything he reckons might be worth a crack up there, as well as the songs and stories that he just loves to share. His large stage presence, honest banter and famed voice has been known to make hardened outback diggers cry into their coopers.