Fiddle Pie's Old Time Country Music & Dance Variety Show
Fiddle Pie's Old Time Country Music & Dance Variety Show Judging by their American Gothic styling and their classic folk sound, Fiddle Pie seem to have do-si-do’ed their way out of a Wes Anderson film set in the deep south.
However, as much as the song titles (Cornbread n’ Butterbeans, Hunting the Buffalo) and the look screams Americana, there’s definitely a bit of Kiwiana going on in the harmonies and campfire singalong style.
The group is made up of six young multi-instrumentalists big in the banjo and fiddle department, who hail from the US, Canada and little ol’ New Zealand (band member Flora Knight).
Fiddle Pie also sing and call square dances. They’re all about reminding audiences of the fun of traditional music and dance – raucousness compulsory, no blushing necessary. And Whangateau Hall is the perfect space for such an event.
If you haven’t been along to this kind of shindig before, you’d best get on down—you’ll be wanting a nice big slice of Fiddle Pie.
Have a pre-listen at fiddlepie.bandcamp.com.
February 8, 7pm | Tickets $12 presale, $15 door from Eventfinda
Words by Alex Hunter