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Luthiers Corner
When: Sunday 26th May 2024
Time: 7.30 pm
How much: $20 public | $15 members

Luthiers Corner

It was the early '70's and two young men more than ten thousand kilometres apart were being influenced by the folk music and its musical instruments that became so popular at the that time. Both Peter Madill and Jack MacKenzie became very involved in the music and the construction and repair of the instruments that were used. As it turns out, their respective universes were not only parallel but converging.
Cut to 2019 at the Wellington Folk Festival, both Peter Madill and Jack MacKenzie committed to displaying their luthiery work. Both luthiers were taking part in the festival as performers, Peter with the Madillionaires and Jack with the Downunderdogs. It was at this event that Peter and Jack first met. It was there that both men became aware of the others music, and the potential that existed between them.
After this, a relationship between them developed through the guitar building. As a mutual agreement, they decided to try a short stage performance at the 2023
Mid-Winter Holler, which took place in late February last year. The music was well received. 4 gigs later things are developing nicely, with the occasional appearance of pedal steel guitar and claw-hammer banjo adding to the core element of two guitar arrangements. The repertoire is ever growing with unique arrangements for songs from artists like Guy Clark, John Prine, Woody Guthrie and Norman Blake (to name a few). No telling where things might go from here.

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