Acclaimed duo Flora Knight and Sean Donald are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album with a nationwide release tour this month.
Winners of this year’s Gold Guitars Overall Runner-Up Award, Traditional Country section and the Freeze Ya Bits Off busking competition, the Dunedin-based duo will play at the Whangateau Hall on Friday September 8.
Flora, a fiddle player and singer, was raised in New Zealand, while singer and guitar picker Sean Donald was raised in Canada.
The pair met in Toronto as Knight was heading to West Virginia to embark on an old time fiddle pilgrimage, and Donald was finishing up a number of years of working on farms in Ontario.
Their voices blend beautifully to capture the tight country harmonies of the great turn of the century duets such as the Louvin Brothers or the Delmore Brothers. The fiddle tunes are largely steeped in the traditions of American folk music.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets $15, available at the door.