Tour reignites 25-year association

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A travelling musical foursome is bound for Geraldine.
Toru will play in the Geraldine Town and Country Club on June 8, as part of a New Zealand tour.
The “Crossing Borders” tour reignites a 25-year musical association between Denny Stanway, James Wilkinson and Davy Stuart from Rua, the much-lauded Christchurch Celtic band formed by Stanway’s husband, the late Jimmy Young.
Media liaison Diana Moir said it seemed a logical progression from Rua days, when the band built up a significant fanbase performing at major music festivals throughout the world, recording multiple albums and being the recipients of two New Zealand Music Awards, and touring several times with Arts
On Tour New Zealand.
Rua called it a day several years ago, but now band members were back with the Crossing Borders tour, singing songs of love, landscape, loss, heritage, friendship and connection, Moir said.
Australian virtuoso violinist Lindsay Martin was a member of Toru when available and was working from his studio in Woonona to add fiddle to Toru’s latest CD. He would also be at the Geraldine show, adding violin and mandolin to the mix.
The Geraldine show will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are $20 through LOUK Clothing in Talbot St, Geraldine.