Helen Webby will unpack her harps (a concert grand and the carbon-fibre Irish harp),
and present an intimate world tour of music from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Bach and the Baroque, to Paris and La Belle Epoque.

This concert will showcase Helen’s latest CD Pluck, with NZ composers Douglas Lilburn, Mark Smythe and Ruru Karaitiana.
Commissioned after the Christchurch Earthquakes, Pluck was nominated for Best Classical CD in the 2013 NZ Music Awards.
 Pluck was also the soundtrack for the film
Harps Make Fine Companions, which recently screened on Television New Zealand.

Principal Harp with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Helen’s dancing fingers will pluck her harp, and tug your heartstrings, in a magical night of music.

“….Helen Webby is not only a wonderful harpist, but also an excellent presenter. Her voice was clear, easily heard, and she was enthusiastic and warm.’
~ Christopher’s Classics

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Lead singer/songwriter for mythic, mongrel, country band The Eastern, Adam McGrath embarks on this solo tour with the same intensity, passion, love and humour that has earned his day band a place in the hearts and minds of all New Zealanders.

Now with a ten-year, 2000-show career, McGrath has been described by Radio New Zealand and the NZ Herald as a “National Treasure”.

Fiery, funny and full of hope, McGrath’s rock’n’roll revival tour promises tears and belly laughs in equal measure. A mighty rhythm section, will help drive McGrath’s songs, and get hearts beating against chests.

“One of the best modern roots acts from any country.”
~ No Depression
“McGrath is the truth.” ~ Barry Saunders (Warratahs)

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Arts On Tour NZ is a community-focused agency with a high level of professional expertise and a wealth of experience. We are the pre-eminent touring agency to rural and outlying centres in New Zealand. We  provide access to the performing arts for audiences in all three islands (including Stewart Island) by offering an annual selection (Menu 2019) of top-quality performers, promotional material, guidance and tour management to local presenters.

A PDF version of our “Menu” is available for download, however, selections are best made through our online Booking Form. We are also happy to receive applications from prospective performers through our Artist’s Application Form.

  • AOTNZ is doing a wonderful job of delivering affordable quality NZ theatre into small towns. CMB’s audience is rapt! ~ Creative Mercury Bay Whitianga
  • It so good to get performances of this calibre in our small towns. Thanks so much to you and Arts on Tour for making it happen…Overall I am really pleased about the base of support we are building and we are getting a lot of expressions of appreciation for bringing the shows to town… ~ Hokitika
  • I would just like to congratulate you on the fantastic job that you do for Arts on Tour. It is such a great service for small towns like Twizel. ~ Twizel Community Arts Council
  • Thanks Steve and your team for such a great variety of events. Keep up the good work.  We love this programme of events. ~ Creative Queenstown