Uke ensembles are springing up in communities, schools and music programs everywhere! The uke choir has been an extremely popular and much enjoyed addition to the festival and we are excited to announce that local trio Angelfish will lead the uke choir this year.

Announcing the amazing “Angelfish” as guest artists:
Anne McMahon, Sarah Templeton and Rachel Bayliss

Angelfish are a ukulele playing trio of singer / songwriters based in Christchurch. We met while studying at ARA in 2017 and have been laughing and playing together ever since. Coming from distinct musical backgrounds, our originals cover a wide range of genres and themes spanning the great distance between dinosaurs and drag queens, heartbreak and climate change.

Anne is now in the 3rd year of her music degree and is planning to write a science themed children’s album. Anne has a passion for fun and love of performing.

Sarah has just completed her Bachelor of Music Arts degree. For her final project at Ara, she wrote and directed a one-act musical titled ‘Dear Mother’. Sarah is also involved in the Christchurch musical theatre scene, having performed in a variety of shows.

Rachel studied jazz vocals at Polytech 16 years ago and has been a singing teacher and choir leader in Christchurch since then. She performed for many years in A Capellago World Music Choir, the Waimate and Canterbury Folk Festivals have been the highlight of her year since 2010.

We have enjoyed performing at the folk club several times and have become known for our fancy harmonies and “delightful” (silly) sense of humour. We are really looking forward to sharing our songs with you at the Canterbury Folk Festival 2020.

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