Singing My Family Tree

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I am a fourth generation New Zealander. This collection is a musical painting of my father's family history. On 22nd June 1841 the "Oriental" set sail for New Zealand, pausing briefly to pick up passengers at Plymouth. Among the emigrants were many of my forebears who would go on to settle the beautiful region of Taranaki, a lush landscape dominated by a majestic snow capped mountain, and steeped in Maori legend. My Cornish great-grandfather would later put down roots in Taranaki (via South Australia) as a military settler, and in 1881 the Hine family would leave everything they had known in Staffordshire and journey to this new land. I have chosen or written a song which best describes their experience. This is for all of them.


released November 2, 2014

Jackie Luke: Hammered Dulcimer, E Cello, Bouzouki, Vocals
Greg Wilson: Celtic Harps, English Concertina, Accordians, Penny Whistle
Andy Busuttil: Assorted Percussion
Andrew Phelan: Snare

Instrumental Tracks recorded by Jackie Luke & Greg Wilson
Vocals & Percussion recorded by Andy Busittil
Mixed by Andy Busittil (Blue Mountain Sound)
Mastered at Blue Mountain Sound by Llew Kiek



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Springtide Australia

The beauty of strings! Jackie Luke has been playing and performing hammered dulcimer for almost three decades. Joined by Greg Wilson (Celtic Harp, Accordions) and Rita Woolhouse (Cello), Springtide is Australia’s most distinctive trapezoidal trio. Most recently they supported the Meath Harp Ensemble at the Embassy of Ireland, Canberra and are touring Ireland and the UK in 2015. ... more

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