"Join 'Tāmira Pūoro' (Ruby Solly and Harp Society member Michelle Velvin) as they release their debut album 'Feather Spines' with 'Oro Records'.
They will be doing a small set from our album in the ngahere at the top of Epuni Street. Simply follow the harp and cello music from 6:40, proper concert begins at 7. Bring a cushion or picnic blanket to sit on, and koha for one of our bookmarks with download codes so you can take the magic home x
Please remember to respect te ngahere o Waimapihi, leave only footprints, and enjoy the beautiful work of our local kaitiaki.
Rain date on Sunday 13th at 5pm"
"Feather Spines’ consists of two sides. The first, a series of instrumentals featurings taonga pūoro, cello, and harp with a range of influences including classical, waiata Māori, folk and bluegrass. The second side features a series of songs featuring the vocals of Solly and Velvin, including acapella track ‘Huia and the Magpie’ which tells the story of how the Huia bird was hunted to extinction, but with a dark romantic twist. The record, mixed by David Long, has an otherworldly feel, yet is firmly based in Aotearoa with a strong footing in multiple layers of our collective pasts"
Written and performed by Ruby Solly and Michelle Velvin
Mixed by David Long
Mastered by Mike Gibson
Album art by Ruby Solly
Album Design by Al Fraser
Release event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348042233514766