Embrace the east-european-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party, clap hands to Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and feel the percussive beat shake the floorboards. The Christchurch based band have had people dancing at markets, in bars, outdoors under the sun and hitting it off at house parties!
Lorenz Weston-Salzer – (Violin)
Is a classically trained violinist through the Suzuki method with an interest in playing a wide variety of different music styles, having previously played in the Christchurch Youth Orchestra, and with bands playing rock, blues, country and Celtic music.
Tom Harris – (Keyboard and Accordion)
Tom Harris is a musical jack of all trades – multi instrumentalist, composer, sound designer, teacher and band leader. He is involved in music from indie rock to gypsy oompah to meditative/minimalist, and loves being a small part of the great connecting web of Music that weaves through our lives.
Thomas Isbister – (Drums and percussion)
Thomas enjoys creating music and exploring the infinite possibilities of the musical world. Drawing inspiration from Latin and African styles of drumming, along with noise post punk and indie rock.
Kefir Wilton – (Trumpet and Trombone)
Irish brass-monkey. Came to New Zealand last year in search of work but got involved with a bunch of mad gypsies from Christchurch instead. Actually loves potatoes.
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