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Jamie Macphail has a fascination with small country halls and their place in the hearts and lives of the communities they serve. He grew up spending his entertainment hours in halls just like these. Through the decades since he’s worked with some of the biggest bands to tour NZ. He’s played host to most of our finest musicians. His Sitting Room Sessions are famous. He’s the ringmaster of the annual Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, and the hardest working man with the biggest heart behind the scenes of the NZ music touring circuit. He’s worked on big gigs with big name stars, and then those big names have joined him to play tiny country churches in the middle of nowhere.

Small Halls is Macphail’s ode to his love affair with the rural heart of NZ, its out-of-the-way places, the architecture and essence of these centres of community pride, celebration, music and connection.

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Maraekakaho Community Hall Weds Feb 16 - 6.30pm

Argyll Community Hall Thurs Feb 17 - 6.30pm

Onga Onga Community Hall Fri Feb 18 – 6.30pm

King George Hall, Bayview Sat Feb 19 – 6.30pm

Haumoana Community Hall Sun Feb 20 – 6.30pm

MARCH • HERA HJARTARDÓTTIR • ADAM MCGRATH • JEFF LANG APRIL • JACKIE BRISTOW • FINN ANDREWS MAY • THE CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY • WE MAVERICKS JUNE • HOLLIE SMITH • FRENCH FOR RABBITS • GRANT HAUA JULY • EBONY LAMB • ALBI & THE WOLVES