... from New Zealand and around the world, Whare Flat Folk Festival is four days of music, sun, camping, workshops and jams in the idyllic native bush surrounds of Waiora Scout Camp. Just 15 minutes' drive from Dunedin, Whare Flat is the best way to see in the New Year.
Lara Rose is a Dunedin-based singer songwriter. She has established her style of indie-folk, using writing to reflect on aspects of her own experiences. Recently, she toured the nation as one half of the folk duo Tall Folk. In January 2022 they released their debut album ‘Wiser’, recorded at Port Chalmer’s Chick’s Hotel and brought to life by Dunedin’s most talented musicians. Lara will be supported by this epic line up consisting of Craig Monk (violin), John Egenes (pedal steel and mandolin), John Dodd (double bass) and Ryan Finnie (drums and percussion). Collectively, Lara Rose and Her Band will perform both her writings from this album as well as new works.
"Recorded in Port Chalmers by Tom Bell and mastered by David Glasser (Grateful Dead, Mandolin Orange) at Airshow Mastering in Colorado, this is as fine an album – be it local or international, country or folk or what have you – as you are likely to hear." - Graham Reid, Elsewhere
Taking your song to the band
Lara's bringing her new song to band practice and you're invited. Lara Rose and her band will show you how they work up a song from scratch. Join in and help us. You're welcome to bring an instrument.