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Across the Great Divide Tour

  • 02 Sep 2022
  • 28 Sep 2022
  • 23 sessions
  • 02 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 03 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 04 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 05 Sep 2022, 7:00 PM (NZST)
  • 06 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 07 Sep 2022, 7:00 PM (NZST)
  • 08 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 09 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 10 Sep 2022, 8:00 PM (NZST)
  • 11 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 13 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 14 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 15 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 16 Sep 2022, 8:00 PM (NZST)
  • 17 Sep 2022, 8:00 PM (NZST)
  • 18 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 20 Sep 2022, 7:30 AM (NZST)
  • 21 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 22 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 23 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 24 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZDT)
  • 27 Sep 2022, 7:00 PM (NZDT)
  • 28 Sep 2022, 7:30 PM (NZDT)
  • various

For bookings details, or up to date information contact https://www.aotnz.co.nz/


2 – 28 September 2022

Across the Great Divide

 – A national AOTNZ Tour



World music in a true folk roots fusion.


Acoustic Americana meets Celtic Spirit!

Prepare you dancing feet, vocal chords and heart! Here come Across the Great Divide, featuring traditional, contemporary and original songs and tunes from Celtic and Americana roots. 


Karen’s fiery accompaniments matches her blisteringly paced, guitar fuelled jigs and reels as Tony adds his relaxed dobro harmonies to add depth and splashes of musical colour and Hanna fills you with delicious unworldly vibration. Before you’ve caught your breath, they shift gear into a gentle Celtic air on the harp - and then the soft Scots burr of Karen’s voice breathes life into an achingly beautiful traditional song as Tony adds sensitive counter harmonies on the dobro. 


Almost unknowingly you are drawn into and welcomed to their special Transatlantic musical world. Original and traditional tunes and airs; Americana original compositions all receive the same skill and passion in their delivery until you are no longer aware of their different musical roots, nor any divide at all.  Only their infectious sounds.


An Across The Great Divide concert isn’t a quiet affair. Strap yourself in for a wild, toe tapping and emotionally laden journey, perfectly held together by their passion for their traditions. 




For information, images and interviews, contact:

Karen Jones, 022 071 2083 karen@childrensmusiccentre.com

Diana Moir, AOTNZ media liaison, 021 126 5738 diana@aotnz.co.nz

Steve Thomas, AOTNZ Trust, 0274 386 154 aotnz@xtra.co.nz www.aotnz.co.nz Facebook



Friday 2 September 7:30pm Kaikoura          

The Mayfair Arts and Culture Centre, 

Kaikoura OpShop Auditorium

$25 Tickets: themayfair.org.nz


Saturday 3 September 7:30pm Balcairn       

Balcairn Hall    

$25 Tickets: https://forms.gle/DFSVbGGnVfyBQfcD7

Stan's 7 Day Pharmacy, Rangiora; Sefton Garage;

Sally Mac's, Amberley; www.balcairnhall.com


Sunday 4 September 7:30pm Akaroa           

The Gaiety Akaroa      

$25 Tickets: Akaroa Museum


Monday 5 September 7pm Lincoln   

The Laboratory           

$20 Tickets: At the bar or phone 03 325 3006


Tuesday 6 September 7:30pm Ashburton    

Ashburton Event Centre         

GA $25; Group 6+ $20 (plus service fees)      

www.asheventcentre.co.nz or Venue Box Office


Wednesday 7 September 7pm Geraldine     

Barker's Foodstore and Eatery           

$40 Tickets: Louk Clothing, Talbot Street, Geraldine (Cash only)      

Includes complimentary antipasto platter to share

Dinner menu available & bar open


Thursday 8 September 7:30pm Lake Tekapo           

Lake Tekapo Community Hall

$20 Tickets: Heartlands; Fairlie & Petronella's Gallery & Bookstore, Lake Tekapo


Friday 9 September 7:30pm Arrowtown      

Arrowtown Community Centre

$20 Tickets: eventbrite.co.nz


Saturday 10 September 8pm Gore    

Eastern Southland Gallery      

$30 General; $25 Members; $10 Students    

Tickets: Eastern Southland Gallery


Sunday 11 September 7:30pm Cromwell     

Coronation Hall, Bannockburn           

Adult $35; Senior $30; Student $5     

Tickets: www.artscentral.co.nz


Tuesday 13 September 7:30pm Okarito       

Donovan's Store

$25 Tickets: Richard 021 1448781


Wednesday 14 September 7:30pm Hokitika

Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell Street   

$25 Tickets: Hokitika's Regent Theatre


Thursday 15 September 7:30pm Reefton     

Reefton Club   

Adults $20; Student $10; Family $50

Tickets: Door Sales or Ph.[03]7328542


Friday 16 September 8pm Westport

The Denniston Dog, 18 Wakefield St  

$15 Tickets: BullerREAP , 111 Palmerston St, Westport


Saturday 17 September 8pm Onekaka         

The Mussel Inn           

$15 Tickets: On the door and Eventfinda


Sunday 18 September 7:30pm Picton           

Picton Little Theatre   

$20 Tickets: Eventfinda.co.nz or Summit Real Estate, Picton


Tuesday 20 September 7:30pm Whanganui

Whanganui Repertory Theatre           

$28 Tickets: Royal Whanganui Opera House


Wednesday 21 September 7:30pm New Plymouth

4th Wall Theatre         

$25 Tickets: www.4thwalltheatre.co.nz


Thursday 22 September 7:30pm Te Awamutu         

The Woolshed Theatre           

$20 (plus fees) Tickets: Eventfinda and Te Awamutu i-Site

In Association with Backstage Pass and Waipa District Council


Friday 23 September 7:30pm Coromandel

Hauraki House Theatre Coromandel Town    

$25 Tickets: Coromandel Town Information Centre  


Saturday 24 September 7:30pm Thames      

Kauaeranga Hall          

$25 Door Sales; $22 Pre-Book. Tickets:          

TXT: 021912993; EMAIL: kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com

SHOP: Lotus Realm, 714 Pollen St, Thames   


Tuesday 27 September 7pm Opotiki

Senior Citizens Hall Opotiki    

$20 Tickets: Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi; Trybooking https://www.trybooking.co.nz/LAF


Wednesday 28 September 7:30pm Whakatane       

Gateway Theatre        

Adults $30; Group 6+ $25; School Children $5. Cash only at door    

Tickets: The Good Life (cash only); music.whk.tickets@gmail.com


Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.

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