Canterbury Folk Festival

A Family Festival of Music


Anna Heinz and Carol Rose have been jamming and performing together for 20 years now, but mostly as two of the five members of the Nelson group Cairde. For many years they have talked about putting together a duo act and here they are, they’ve done it!

Anna grew up in a musical family and began playing guitar as a child. She took up bass in her father’s dance band as a teenager, an experience that developed her ability to switch parts and listen to everything at once! She still plays both instruments and when performing solo, has an eclectic repertoire of serious and humorous material.

Anna was once known as half of the Christchurch-based duo Msconceptions, with Val McKenzie. More recently, she has been performing with husband, Peter Gale, who is also a guitarist and singer.

Carol also plays guitar, double bass and sings lead and harmonies. She has been a solo performer for more than 25 years and in 1992, produced an album called “From the Porch”, under her former name of Carol Palmer.

Carol loves many kinds of music but has a particular love of country music. Every New Year, she and her husband Stephen Rose host the Tui Farm Folk Festival on their property just outside Nelson. They are also founding members of the Dun Mountain Distillery Bush Band.

Together, Carol and Anna bring a range of songs from their collective histories, incorporating gorgeous harmonies and yummy guitar parts.

Important Dates:
The Paypal bookings close Sunday 9th April. If you have a booking inquiry after this date please email
2017 Performer applications are now closed

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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
ph: 027-454-3885