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Alanjahjah en de Eaggerlings

“Founded on solid reggae grooves wid a sprinkling a hip-hop, ‘Alanjahjah en de Eaggerlings’ take wing through sweet harmonising and lively folk playing…”

Alpaca Social Club

The Alpaca Social Club is the bringing together of 2 kindred musical souls. With strong roots in acoustic music, celtic trad and various world styles and playing “The music they love from wherever that comes from” they’re always ready to take live music into unexpected places with skill, humour, passion and a sense of adventure.

Balkany

Balkany play upbeat songs from the four corners of Europe, getting audiences moving gypsy-style with a mix of traditional and original music. Enjoy brass, percussion, strings, squeezebox, vocals and good times!

Good Habits

Good Habits are a UK alt-folk duo. Composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw, Good Habits create folk-infused songs that test the limits of their traditional instruments. 

Inki Tane

Inki is a tribal bushman born on Piney Mountain whose blood flows with the Susquahannock River. The evolution of his own blend of others music within ‘world-folk-beat’ dj-sets has become a channel for listeners to connect to their own cultural roots.

Kāren Hunter

A New Zealander with Cornish, Irish and Scottish roots, Kāren takes her audience on a sublime musical journey with evocative melodies that draw from a fusion of world music and rootsy grooves.

Klezmer Rebs

Klezmer Rebs are a 7 piece Wellington band formed in 2002 that plays (mostly) klezmer music, an engaging style of world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe in the 1800s and 1900s.

Klezmer Rebs

Klezmer Rebs play (mostly) klezmer music, an engaging style of world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe in the 1800s. Expect big band and vocal arrangements of genuine old klezmer tunes, capturing the true klezmer spirit with songs of joy, sorrow and rebellion.

Korimako

Korimako, Golden Bay’s lyrical & eclectic songbird, she sings in a dozen different tongues accompanied by guitar, ukulele, banjo & shruti box. Be taken on a journey across the world through time, with a kiwi twist..
Hera will also lead a special Kirtan session at Lunasa.

Mad Hallelujah Tribe

Mad Hallelujah Tribe is a spirited multi-national musical collective that illuminates stages and ignites dance floors worldwide with their vibrant presence and dynamic signature sound, which weaves elements of folk, rock, celtic, gospel, medicine, psychedelic, tribal, and gypsy music.

My Baby

My baby is a Dutch/New Zealand trio that play roots driven hypnotic dance . It’s a sound informed by blues and ancient folk and then fused with the rawness of seventies funk, african desert blues, moroccan gnawa, indian raga and a touch of EDM.

My Baby

My baby is a Dutch/New Zealand trio that play roots driven hypnotic dance . It’s a sound informed by blues and ancient folk and then fused with the rawness of seventies funk, african desert blues, moroccan gnawa, indian raga and a touch of EDM.

Pluto

Pluto is a newly formed local teen duo who perform indie folk pop songs. Thought-provoking lyrics enhanced by exquisite harmonies and skilled guitar playing create catchy tunes that invite your attention.

Teatree

Teatree are a local band of highly talented musicians from Motueka who will bring their celtic-indie-folk music mix to Lunasa. With reels and jigs, and also gypsy flavoured quirky songs, Teatree will inspire you to have an uplifting time on the dance floor.

Tyson Smith

Tyson Smith is a guitarist/singer/songwriter whose original music combines elements of blues, folk, rock, world music and freeform improvisation. 

Virelai

Virelai are passion, they deliver a concert filled with joy and a desire to interact with audiences. Virelai perform dance tunes and interpretations of Scandinavian ballads and Danish Folk Music.

Yellow Seed

Yello Seed invites to a realm of music that takes you on an inward cosmic journey. With the magical vibrations of the Handpans, didgeridoo, sliding guitar and more, you’re invited to a swirling healing bubble for you to rest and find inner peace, joy, and gratitude. The music invites you to feel the movement, the …

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