The following artists have freely given their time and commitment to this weekend in support of the people of Kaikoura, and surrounding  districts, to help these people stand proud in the face of recent adversity.  Rest assured not one cent of everything raised is being  taken by anyone else other than the people it's destined for
Janet Muggeridge

Janet Muggeridge is a founding member of popular local band 'GUMBOOT TANGO'. Joining her is Matt Herrett (Glass Boat). Together they blend some old folk and new singer-songwriter.




With his smooth and earthy timbre. Mike is a Taranaki folk music treasure and one of the Keepers of Kiwi folk music.
Triplet-Berger Faust


Scottish Folk Band, KENNYCROY, is Mary Sylvester, Andrew Sylvester and Jim Taylor. Mary and Andrew are very well known in the Scottish Folk tradition of music.

Frank Burket
cut his musical teeth in the bars of his native Scotland, so you know you're in for a good comes out alive if you're rubbish in a Scot's bar!
With infulences from Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Swing and some Scotish folk prepare for a good time.
Steve Poulton
The Madillionaires are a trifusion of sorts – three separate acts, two generations and something else entirely.
Vanessa Mac
Former President of the Wellington Folk Club, Vanessa McLellan is a familiar face and contributor to the folk music scene in Taranaki, a co-organiser of the hugely successful Patuha Festival. Her contributions to NPGHS shows are legendary! She will share some wonderful folk songs of hard life working in the industrial mills of America, war brides and "special'' friendship. She will be accompanied by some locals, including the multi-talented and versatile drummer, artist and all round creative educator, Mr Wayne Morris


Frank John



The Overdogs

Erin Manu

Nigel Parry
Mellow melodies,
folk with feeling.
People's Choice, Wellington Folk Festival 2014 

The Overdogs are a Wellington-based band made up of  John Newton, Jude Douglas, Tony Paine, Andy Horwood. They play a mix of Folk, Country and Honky Tonk so something for everybody here.
Black Eyed Susie
A classic rock band sound woven around raw Celtic / Country -
Rock lead Violin and Lead Guitar melodic phrases.

Black Eyed Susie include original
songs in all their concerts and create rock pieces out of irish Jigs.

Cabin Fevre is a band unconfined by genre with influences from folk, bluegrass, country, blues, and western swing.  The band is made up of Setha Davenport (USA) whose vocal harmonies add depth and colour and her banjo frailing brings an old time feel.  Roddy Branagan, (Scotland) who weaves the music together with his highly skilled improvisational mandolin and enchants with a syncopated vocal style.  Ian Turbitt (NZ) has more than 30 years performing under his belt, his guitar, harmonica and vocals are as solid as they come.  All of this is held together by Marty Forrer (England/NZ) who has played upright bass in country, jazz, Latin, Irish and rockabilly bands to name a few.