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Folk music New Zealand style, 1980

Folk music New Zealand style, 1980

This 1980 poster from the Wellington Folk Club advertises a concert featuring Phil Garland and Frank Fyfe. In the 1960s Frank and Mary Fyfe ran the Balladeer Cafe, a major site for Wellington's folk revival movement. Frank Fyfe set up the New Zealand Folklore Society in 1966. Phil Garland was a dedicated collector of folk songs and composed his own songs in a folk style. Joan Prior had been involved in the Wellington folk-music scene since the 1950s, while Jim Delahunty, well known as a left-wing activist, was also a prominent folk-song collector and composer.

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Reference: Eph-C-MUSIC-1980-01

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Chris Bourke, 'Folk, country and blues music - Folk music collection and revival, 1920s to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014