Rosebowl Hamilton

Posted 12 years, 2 months ago by Bob Wallace    0 comments

Remember if you are at a bit of a loose weekend come to Hamilton gardens and see `Whats happening`at the Rosebowl Festival.see here for he programme.

http://www.hamiltongardens.co.nz/index.asp?PageID=2145852783

great photo of our own Julie.

 

DONT MISS THIS EVENT AND THE GREAT JOB THE STAFF HAVE MADE OF THE GARDENS.

AS PART SPONSERS OF THE EVENT,WE WILL HAVE A STALL ONSITE  AS WELL

SEE YOU THERE

and here`s a review of the main singers event at 5pm.thank you to Beverley and the New Zealand Folk Group.

If you like a bit of politics with your folk music, don't miss the chance to
catch Alistair Hulett and David Rovics in concert.They are both
thought-provoking and brilliant songwriters and fantastic performers.
What a night we had in the Bunker last night! Best music I've heard in
years.And the place was full of animal rights activists and anarchists. I
wondered where all the usual folkies were.
Alistair's music is known and loved by most of us and it's always great to
see and hear him again. He delivered an hour of great songs, some
traditional some self-composed, all delivered in his wonderful throaty
burr.A special treat was to hear him with his former musical cohort Jeanie
Reid and her daughter Andrea.
Highlights for me were his take on The Wife Of Ushers Well,Buy Us A drink
and Playing For Traffic.
Dave Rovics was a bit of an unknown quantity but soon put paid to that. He
is a relentlessly thought provoking writer of songs, pulling no punches when
making his point, but delivering his political material with humour and his
love songs with sensitivity, tho never enough to ruin the mood of the songs.
Topics were wide ranging and pertinent, covering not just American issues
but those around the world and of concern to us all. And somehow he had us
all singing subversive choruses about burning things down and going "har har
har" like pirates. Standout song for me was What Would Jesus Bomb, a
stunning take on the politics and religion argument.
Do not miss the rare chance to hear these two compelling and superb
songwriters if they pass through your town.
 
Beverley Young.
 

 



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