Soaking up the sounds of summer

Last updated 13:43 19/12/2012
Emma Dangerfield

Get down and boogie: Local children had a great time dancing and playing all afternoon in front of the stage.

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The first of a series of summer concerts being organised by the Kaikoura Musicians' Collective has been labelled a success by organisers, with a cruisey summer afternoon on Saturday enjoyed by close to 100 people at South Bay Domain.

While the north side of the peninsula suffered in the easterly wind, South Bay was calm and peaceful, and the domain provided the perfect setting for some chilled tunes.

There was a great family atmosphere with dogs, kids on bikes, blankets, picnics and the odd glass of bubbles being rolled out while Kaikoura's musicians showed what incredible talent is often hidden away around the community.

One of the musicians in the collective, Yvonne van Leeuwen, said the day could not have been better, with fabulous weather and some emerging new musical groups forming from the pool of talent.

"We were really stoked with the way it went," she said. "It's really good to have new people to town joining in and all feeling comfortable playing on stage with each other. That's what we were really hoping to happen, we would see those wee offshoots emerging."

The concert was the first of three planned for the summer.

The next date for the diaries is Saturday January 19 at Fyffe House's Music on the Lawn concert, and the last in the series will be for Waitangi Day and Children's Day, on February 6.

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- Kaikoura Star


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