Rodney Times : February 3rd 2011
12 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS Saturday 12th February 2011, starts 10am--3pm, Orewa Beach Boulevard, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa Town Centre For more information check out www.orewabeach.co.nz Free live concert -- relax on the beachfront reserve and enjoy the entertainment Bargain shopping at fabulous discount prices at all Orewa retail stores Moana Beachfront Reserve Orewa Beach Boulevard AND Fabulous craft and food stalls Cafe & restaurant beachfront dining Amusement rides and roaming entertainers Continuous live music & entertainment throughout the day! Come and party at the Orewa Beach Boulevard. We've closed the road to celebrate summer by the beach! DI$COUNT MARKET DAY Folk festival a crowd pleaser Guitar picking: Jon Hooker gets into his work with Emeralds and Greenstone. . Photos: JILL AND SIMON GUILLEMIN Laid-back: Concertgoers lap up Sunday evening's performance. Standout performance: Dave Alley from Sanders Alley Khan. The group had spectators mesmerised. Wired up: Michael Young from Too Far Gone. He also plays with Wires and Wood, who won the award for best folk album of 2010. Cyclone Wilma failed to dampen enthusiasm at the Auckland Folk Festival. The festival at the Kumeu Showgrounds over the week- end was thoroughly enjoyed by a good crowd. Numbers were down on last year because of the weather. Guest artists included Steve Turner from the United Kingdom, global minstrel Diane Ponzio, and Appala- chian Heaven. New Zealand performers featured Emer- alds and Greenstone, Too Far Gone and Sanders Alley Khan. Workshops and other activities were generally under cover so weren't greatly affected by the weather. No shows had to be cancelled and only one small venue was rendered unusable because of the rain,'' festival co-ordinator Tricia Lee says. But an alternative space was found and no workshops were cancelled.'' About 1500 people turned out in better weather for the Sunday evening concert featuring headline guests. Local act Sanders Alley Khan was a standout, while Melbourne band Appalachian Heaven finished the concert on a high note and had most of the audience up and danc- ing. During the concert the Tui award for best folk album of 2010 was presented by a rep- resentative of the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand to Auckland band Wires and Wood. The award recognised their album Over the Moon.
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