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Thu, 11 Jan


A Rolling Stone

Half Light: Christchurch

Foot stomping Celtic music from two of NZ's finest players

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Half Light: Christchurch
Half Light: Christchurch

Time & Location

11 Jan 2024, 7:30 pm

A Rolling Stone, 579 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


About the event

Prepare for a captivating musical journey as Half Light, the dynamic duo of Rennie Pearson and Bob McNeill, embarks on a tour across the South Island of New Zealand. From the 27th of December to the 11th of Jan, Half Light will serenade audiences with their unique blend of original and traditional folk tunes, promising an enchanting experience that transcends the boundaries of time and place.

Half Light's magic lies in their ability to take these folk melodies and songs, both old and new, and weave them into fresh and exciting arrangements. Drawing inspiration from a rich tapestry of musical styles, they transport listeners to faraway lands with one melody and have them tapping their toes and clapping their hands with the next.

The heart of Half Light's show is the "lift" - a full-throttle musical experience that will have your Celtic blood boiling. With soaring flute and whistles, sonorous guitars, powerful songs, and infectious rhythms, they take their music to extraordinary places. These two virtuoso players bring a new perspective to live folk music, infusing it with dark energy and boundless creativity.

Both Rennie and Bob are luminaries in the folk music scene of New Zealand and Australia, boasting extensive touring experience as solo artists and group members. They are revered experts in their craft, having shared their knowledge and talents at NZ's Irish music school 'Ceol Aneas' and numerous festivals and workshops. Bob's intricate and evocative songwriting and Rennie's mastery of wooden flutes, Irish tin whistles, and other instruments promise an evening of intricately crafted and diverse folk music that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

The Half Light tour will feature an array of instruments, including wooden flutes, Irish tin whistles, steel-string guitars with various pedal effects, and heartfelt voices. This fresh approach to traditional folk music is bound to delight the ears of music enthusiasts.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience Half Light's spellbinding performances during this tour.


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