Polly and the Minstrel
Otherwise known as Siobhan Sweeney and Nathan Torvik are a longstanding duo from Nelson NZ.
Siobhan’s heartfelt vocals and original song writing, together with Nate’s sensitive guitar accompaniment and virtuosic instrumental abilities have endeared them to audiences around the country and abroad.
Their performance will feature Siobhan’s original modern folk songs alongside favourites from their wide ranging repertoire: anything from rootsy traditional folk and bluegrass flatpicking, to the baroque era, 80’s pop and African grooves.
Deftly underpinned by Nate’s multi-role guitar accompaniment: simultaneous chords, melody, bass and percussion.
Siobhan and Nate’s onstage chemistry and relaxed and unassuming delivery makes for a warm and engaging atmosphere.
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.
Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:
Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140