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South of France

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Fiona and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall release their first combined album on March 1st 2020. Both Fiona and Connor share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ back in the 1930s.

This brand new album features much of the music from this era, plus a few other favourites, as well as one of Fiona’s own compositions. You can preview tracks from the album now on the music page. The album will be available for the first time at Fiona and Connor’s concert at the Lyttelton Arts Factory on March 1st, but you can pre-order your copy now on the website.

Preview clip of South of France, plus tour information…

New video – Gypsy Passion….

Hi all. We have made a little video (see below) of some of the tunes we will be playing during our March 2020 tour. 😁 Also, we will be releasing our first combined album at the March 1st Lyttelton concert 💃💃 More news on this soon….
Fi x

Fiona Pears and Connor Hartley-Hall – Gypsy Passion

Lyttelton Arts Factory concert

Greetings everyone. Just to let you know that our Christchurch show is now on sale, (just in time for Xmas! 😃)

After having so many people ask when Connor and I will be doing a local concert, I have decided to do this upcoming show with Connor and Pete Fleming on double bass. I think many people will love this as there will be heaps of Gypsy jazz, mixed in with a few different tunes to add lots of musical flavours.

Something lovely for me about this show is that the first concert I did in our old Harbour Light theatre, many years ago, was full of Gypsy jazz music. This was when I was part of a group called the “Blue Swing Quartet”. I’m thrilled to now be back performing in lovely Lyttelton with the amazing Connor Hartley-Hall and Pete Fleming.

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a peaceful holiday season filled with laughter and love. Details of the concert are below….
x
Fiona

Lyttelton Arts Factory
Sunday March 1st 2020 at 7pm
Tickets are $25-$30 and are available to purchase here.

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Hi all, I thought I’d let you know about some exciting shows that are coming up in March 2020….A perfect Christmas gift!

I’m thrilled to be performing some of the Gypsy jazz repertoire with the amazing guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall. We have been practising hard so I figure it would be nice to hit the road and do some fun shows.

Fi x

Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ back in the 1930s.
The music Fiona and Connor will be performing will be a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heartwarming ballads and some well known classics such as ‘ Czardas’ and ‘Sabre Dance’. 
These shows will be exciting and dynamic; a musical experience not to be missed.

Tickets are $25 and available from Eventfinda (0800 289 849).

Fiona and full band will also be playing a concert at Lyttelton Arts Factory on March 1st. Tickets will be on sale soon, please check back for more information….