Canterbury Folk Festival

A Family Festival of Music

Lisa Tui, Jillie Toogood and Alastair Wallace.

Representing Christchurch at this years festival are Lisa Tui, Jillie Toogood and Alastair Wallace.

Lisa Tui: Singer Songwriter Merges Genres
No stranger to performing after 30 years of singing and teaching voice for 17 of them, Lisa Tui is now emerging as a writer and recording artist due to release her first album in 2018. With 2 EP’s under her belt and a number of festival performances, Lisa brings a warm and emotional form of storytelling through song.

Lisa merges genres from her broad background in music from African American Gospel, Pop, Jazz, Blues to Music Theatre and Country – composing each song with its’ story and characters voice at the core. Her festival ensemble delivers a arrange of moods from epic to reflective, catchy to transporting and gutsy.

Joining Lisa Tui for the folk festival is vocalist Jillie Toogood and double bass player Alastair Wallace.

Jillie is a song leader for Jabulani Choir and a vocalist that has sung and worked with Lisa over many years. Her empathetic harmonies and presence lift Lisa’s music with beauty and impact. On bass, Alastair Wallace grounds Lisa’s songs in rhythm and tone, bringing a fuller dimension to the music. Alastair has been part of bringing Lisa Tui’s music to life over the past two years, recording at Orange studio, performing in Dunedin and in Christchurch.

For further details

44th Canterbury Folk Festival, 19-22 April 2019 - a family-friendly weekend featuring the best in acoustic/folk music at the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury

2019 performer applications have now closed.

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Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140
ph: 027-454-3885