The Rogue Folk Club presents

Pacific Curls + Ross & Jarlath


Pacific Curls (New Zealand/Scotland)

Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson (Scotland)





Accessible All ages

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Pacific Curls is a trio comprising Ora Barlow and Kim Halliday from New Zealand on vocals, percussion and guitar / ukulele, with Sarah Beattie (Scotland) on fiddle. Their unique blend of Celtic music with Polynesian and Maori songs is extremely soulful and entertaining!

With their World-ribbed sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs Pacific Curls – make music that is both worldly and enthralling. Over the years the three members have accumulated an impressive instrumental collection featuring the ukulele, cajon, fiddle, Taonga Puoro – traditional Māori instruments, guitar, stomp box, kalimba, various percussive instruments and vocals with lyrics in Te Reo Māori, Rotuman and English.

Kim Halliday (Rotuman, NZ, Scottish), Ora Barlow (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, English) and Sarah Beattie (Scottish) perform music with depth and originality that touches the inner essence of their musicality. With a cornerstone of backbeat Pacific rhythms, vivacious fiddle playing and evocative Māori instrumentation and lyrics, Pacific Curls have pioneered a fusion sound that seamlessly blend their indigenous roots. Classifying their sound is a challenge. Their use of jazz chordal transitions, traditional Celtic tunes, expressive vocals, political and moving lyrics in Māori and English, their use of world instruments with Pacific style beats and moods, shakes and bakes it all into a contemporary intriguing edginess.

Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson play traditional and original music on Scottish pipes and Irish pipes with their trio. We saw this amazing combo last summer at the Edmonton Folk Festival and are thrilled to present them!