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Good tunes go with great views

Relax on the lawn surrounded by music, games, food and wine and Le Gra winery scenery.

Wellington band The Rag Poets will take the stage with vocalist and percussionist Carl Evensen, former Waratah musicians bassist Clinton Brown, drummer Rob Clarkson, accordionist Alan Norman, and Gary Creary on guitar.

Creary hails from Toronto and has extensive live and session experience, including a stint in the fabled Hawks Nest Band. Rag Poets play many of those ‘heady’ Wellington hits from the 60s and 70’s era, as well as new material they’ve written and a bunch of covers from the likes of John Prine, Boz Scaggs and Neil Young.

The second set will be local musician Michael Krishnan Jones, who will take the crowd into the early evening. With his acoustic guitar, he will show off his versatility with folky covers from 1960s till now, and his well-known Johnny Cash impression.

The Le Gra caravan bar will be in operation, serving wines, a small selection of beers and cider and soft drinks and the Le Gra kitchen will serve platters.

A mix of music

Jazz and folk duo Frank Burkitt and Kara Filbey provide an evening of intimate entertainment with great songs and harmonies. They’ve got some new songs from their sojourn in Yorkshire, some old favourites and a few celtic songs to mark Burkitt’s Scottish upbringing.

Burkitt’s original songs are inspired by a mix of American roots genres such as jazz, blues, folk, swing, and soul – from artists such as The Wood Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Tim O’Brien, and Nina Simone. Prior to relocating to Wellington, he released two albums which both feature his partner.

    4pm tomorrow at The Barn, North St.

Manawatu Gorge railcar

The railcar trip through the Manawatu Gorge is back, thanks to the Pahiatua Railcar Society.

This is not only a chance to experience the vintage transport but see the changes to the former highway since the slip closed the road through the gorge.

This vintage railcar will start at Woodville, through the gorge to Ashurst and return.

Helen Holt
Helen Holt
Helen Holt is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age and enjoys reporting on a variety of topics, regularly covering Wairarapa events, tourism, local businesses, and the occasional health story.

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