Australian Concert Tour

By Phil Garland

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Australian Concert Tour

Project 2013-07-29 06:51:00 +1200

I'm a Kiwi folk song collector, balladeer and singer / songwriter with many CDs and books to my credit.

My lifetime's work (almost 50 years) and driving passion has been to make the world at large aware of the Kiwi folk music heritage and inspire people to further investigate our folklore stories,songs, yarns and vernacular verse. I have been fortunate to win numerous awards in New Zealand and around the world for my work. I was Rotary International's folk performer of the year in the early 1970s and later won the Hoso Bunka award in 1977 in Japan for my Radio NZ documentary "Landfall New Zealand" beating 60 other entries from around the world. While I was living in Perth I also received an award for my contribution to Music in Western Australia in 1995 and have won best folk album 3 times at the NZ Music Awards as well as being a finalist on 3 further occasions. Two of my songs were included in the United Nations Songbook during the 1970s.

ROCKONZ (the Christchurch based Musical hall of fame) inducted me with a lifetime contribution award in 2007 for which I was extremely grateful. Later that same year Steele Roberts published my book 'Faces in the Firelight' which took an in depth look at the New Zealand story through folksong, stories, yarns, lies, verse and humour.

This upcoming tour of Australia will enable me to present our Kiwi folklore and song to Australian audiences from Brisbane down to Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and smaller towns across Sth Aust, NSW and Victoria. Already there are artists singing and recording some of these songs in Australia and further afield and this will be another opportunity to achieve more exposure for our musical heritage.

Thank you for your help in achieving this.

Phil Garland

There are 5 You Tube videos embedded on my website and these can be viewed by following this link:-

www.philgarland.co.nz/music_sample.html

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two special rewards

19/08/2013 at 11:18 PM

I'd like to add a couple of special rewards just of the final week..

For a pledge of $15 you can have either a signed copy of the sheet music for my song 'Proud To Be A Kiwi' or a signed copy of the sheet music for 'The Stable Lad.'

These will only be available here on Pledge me for the final week. I look forward to your ongoing support.

Thank you

Phil



    Pledgers 26

    Alison Hulett
    2013-08-28 04:25:27 +1200
    Allen Shaw
    2013-08-28 00:48:16 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-27 13:30:32 +1200
    Marty Forrer
    2013-08-27 12:13:45 +1200
    Rod Thomson
    2013-08-27 10:24:19 +1200
    Ruth Birnie
    2013-08-27 10:23:54 +1200
    Peter Gross
    2013-08-27 10:21:38 +1200
    Kate Kleinschafer
    2013-08-27 00:27:59 +1200
    Alison O'Neill
    2013-08-26 13:43:44 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-26 11:51:01 +1200
    Claire Weyland
    2013-08-26 11:17:01 +1200
    Judith Bell
    2013-08-25 10:12:57 +1200
    roger steele
    2013-08-25 10:10:01 +1200
    Peggy Haworth
    2013-08-24 16:31:33 +1200
    Andrew Pattison
    2013-08-24 13:36:41 +1200
    Terry Kearns
    2013-08-20 11:52:11 +1200
    Des Williams
    2013-08-12 12:39:13 +1200
    Chris Prowse
    2013-08-05 16:28:07 +1200
    Rod Thomson
    2013-08-02 14:16:10 +1200
    Eddie O'Strange
    2013-08-02 05:29:45 +1200
    Ian Johnston
    2013-08-01 19:46:46 +1200
    John Newsham
    2013-08-01 11:20:34 +1200
    David Hart
    2013-08-01 11:16:58 +1200
    Roger Lusby
    2013-08-01 11:12:08 +1200
    Donna Reynolds
    2013-08-01 11:10:15 +1200
    phil
    2013-07-31 16:53:38 +1200

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    Australian Concert Tour

    Project 2013-07-29 06:51:00 +1200

    I'm a Kiwi folk song collector, balladeer and singer / songwriter with many CDs and books to my credit.

    My lifetime's work (almost 50 years) and driving passion has been to make the world at large aware of the Kiwi folk music heritage and inspire people to further investigate our folklore stories,songs, yarns and vernacular verse. I have been fortunate to win numerous awards in New Zealand and around the world for my work. I was Rotary International's folk performer of the year in the early 1970s and later won the Hoso Bunka award in 1977 in Japan for my Radio NZ documentary "Landfall New Zealand" beating 60 other entries from around the world. While I was living in Perth I also received an award for my contribution to Music in Western Australia in 1995 and have won best folk album 3 times at the NZ Music Awards as well as being a finalist on 3 further occasions. Two of my songs were included in the United Nations Songbook during the 1970s.

    ROCKONZ (the Christchurch based Musical hall of fame) inducted me with a lifetime contribution award in 2007 for which I was extremely grateful. Later that same year Steele Roberts published my book 'Faces in the Firelight' which took an in depth look at the New Zealand story through folksong, stories, yarns, lies, verse and humour.

    This upcoming tour of Australia will enable me to present our Kiwi folklore and song to Australian audiences from Brisbane down to Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and smaller towns across Sth Aust, NSW and Victoria. Already there are artists singing and recording some of these songs in Australia and further afield and this will be another opportunity to achieve more exposure for our musical heritage.

    Thank you for your help in achieving this.

    Phil Garland

    There are 5 You Tube videos embedded on my website and these can be viewed by following this link:-

    www.philgarland.co.nz/music_sample.html

    Comments

    two special rewards

    19/08/2013 at 11:18 PM

    I'd like to add a couple of special rewards just of the final week..

    For a pledge of $15 you can have either a signed copy of the sheet music for my song 'Proud To Be A Kiwi' or a signed copy of the sheet music for 'The Stable Lad.'

    These will only be available here on Pledge me for the final week. I look forward to your ongoing support.

    Thank you

    Phil



      Alison Hulett
      2013-08-28 04:25:27 +1200
      Allen Shaw
      2013-08-28 00:48:16 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-27 13:30:32 +1200
      Marty Forrer
      2013-08-27 12:13:45 +1200
      Rod Thomson
      2013-08-27 10:24:19 +1200
      Ruth Birnie
      2013-08-27 10:23:54 +1200
      Peter Gross
      2013-08-27 10:21:38 +1200
      Kate Kleinschafer
      2013-08-27 00:27:59 +1200
      Alison O'Neill
      2013-08-26 13:43:44 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-26 11:51:01 +1200
      Claire Weyland
      2013-08-26 11:17:01 +1200
      Judith Bell
      2013-08-25 10:12:57 +1200
      roger steele
      2013-08-25 10:10:01 +1200
      Peggy Haworth
      2013-08-24 16:31:33 +1200
      Andrew Pattison
      2013-08-24 13:36:41 +1200
      Terry Kearns
      2013-08-20 11:52:11 +1200
      Des Williams
      2013-08-12 12:39:13 +1200
      Chris Prowse
      2013-08-05 16:28:07 +1200
      Rod Thomson
      2013-08-02 14:16:10 +1200
      Eddie O'Strange
      2013-08-02 05:29:45 +1200
      Ian Johnston
      2013-08-01 19:46:46 +1200
      John Newsham
      2013-08-01 11:20:34 +1200
      David Hart
      2013-08-01 11:16:58 +1200
      Roger Lusby
      2013-08-01 11:12:08 +1200
      Donna Reynolds
      2013-08-01 11:10:15 +1200
      phil
      2013-07-31 16:53:38 +1200

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