Wilson Murdoch. Singer guitarist.
Wilson hails from Northern Ireland and picked up his love for Irish folk songs and ballads performing around the camp fire while scouting. This led to an appearance at the scouts national Folk Fest 4 concert at the Fairfield Concert Hall in Croydon, London.
After a few appearances with friends on the Southern Irish television, RTE, Wilson moved to NZ in 1978 and has been a member of Mainly Acoustic for the last 15 years.
Nigel Parry; a leading folk voice from Wellington
A recent review of a showcase concert said; ‘Nigel Parry’s closing set was a delight – a nicely balanced selection of songs, beautifully sung and played and enhanced by some very accomplished accompanists: Julian Ward on guitar, Philippa Boy on ocarina and hurdy gurdy, and Niels Gedge and Sue Rose on backing vocals. James Taylor’s ‘Millworker’ got an airing, and Alan Taylor’s ‘Roll On the Day’, but the highlights for me were Nigel’s own songs. ‘Ship of Dreams’, with Julian’s harp-like guitar backing had its first public performance and ‘The Road is Long’ was given the full, rich acappella treatment. I can see that one becoming an old friend at singarounds.’
Nigel plays solo, with other musicians, and combines with Carol Shortis in traditional folk a capella duo Nipperkin Pipperkin.