Five Kiwi pieces

As I sat in Wellington Airport, waiting for my flight – the first of three long flights home  –  a small earthquake occurred. The terminal building shivered for about 30 seconds. I looked around me. People continued chatting and checking their mobile phones. Moments later, following the sound of a gong over the intercom, there …

Springtime in New Zealand – and I’m on my way

Tuner? Check. Spare strings? Check. Knockout pill for the flight? Check. It’s the final countdown before my first tour of New Zealand. I’ll be playing, and doing workshops, at the Wellington Folk Festival, and then travelling the North Island (with one day on the South Island) to play theatres, folk clubs and house concerts from Napier …