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5 June 2020






Martin Curtis, New Zealand Singer and Songwriter, lives in Cardrona in the foothills of the Southern Alps, a place that has become the inspiration behind much of his music.

He has been writing and singing songs about his adopted country for over 30 years, and has recorded and released 10 albums, many of them celebrating New Zealand and the people who helped make it what it is today. He has toured extensively nationally and internationally – particularly in the United Kingdom – as well as Australia, Hong Kong, Austria, Norway and even Nepal.

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July 2020: The long-awaited album of Marcus Turner performing live at the Cardrona Folk Festival. Further details here.

July 2020: all CD’s have now been reduced in price to $20 plus postage and packing at $5.30 (1 album).  For multiple orders, please contact us for a quote on postage and packing costs.

2018: Martin’s top selling wildlife album “Save the Wilderness” from 1994 has finally sold out. As the theme of protecting our native wildlife and environment is ongoing, and more crucial than ever, we have released a new compilation album called The Sound of the Warning. Incorporating 8 tracks from “Wilderness” it includes 5 newer tracks about this country’s birds which were written after the original album was released. Already proving a good seller.

2018: Also new to the album catalogue is a compilation of all Martin’s songs about his visits to the Himalayas since he first visited Mt Everest in 1997. Called High in the Himalaya, it covers several of the countries of this magical part of the planet and particularly Bhutan, land of “Gross National Happiness” where he has been 9 times.

2017: Martin’s latest studio album Where the Peaks meet the Skies was released and is another collaboration between him and long time friend and musician Graham Wardrop.  As with all his previous albums the overlying theme is material about New Zealand, with a few songs about other parts of the planet that Martin also loves dearly.

2015: To coincide with the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, we have finally had the album The Daisy Patch remastered and released on CD. This album was only ever produced in cassette form in 1990 and yet was a finalist in the Pepsi New Zealand Music Awards (now known as the Tui awards). The title track is Martin’s tribute song to the New Zealanders who fought in this disastrous campaign.

2013: New double-CD of live material: Live at Greendale released November 2013.

2013: Martin’s original best-selling album Gin & Raspberry has been digitally remastered and is now available on CD. This album is considered a classic in New Zealand folk music history and orders are already coming in from fans whose vinyl or cassette copies are worn out!