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New Zealand Folk Song

I am very indebted to John Archer’s excellent and informative web-site dealing with New Zealand Folk Song. There’s lots of interesting stuff, including history, downloads, and MIDI files. You’ll find it here:

http://folksong.org.nz/

 

Dame Kiri Sings

There have been many very famous versions of Pokarekare Ana over the years, but no artiste has made the song their own as much as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

 

Here’s a YouTube clip of her introducing, then performing the song... Very high!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MwiwQBdsgI&feature=related

 

Richard & Graham

And from the sublime to the... Every bit as subline! For those six billion or so of you who didn’t manage to make it on the day, here’s the official web site of our civil partnership back in 2007.

 

http://www.richardandgraham.com/

 

Hayley & Bryn

Zew Zealand’s Hayley Westenra has made something of a stir of late. Here she is with Welsh Bass-Baritone Bryn Terfel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5YmjK7UuOs