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Rain can't dampen Delgirl (Nelson Mail)

By Glenn Bathgate

Not even rain could dampen my enthusiasm in seeing this Dunedin three piece again. I say "again" as I come from Dunedin and I opened for Delgirl in one of their early shows.

The rain stopped as Delgirl cruised on to the stage. The melancholic opening number Railway eased the set open.

It generally takes a lot to win me over in a live band situation but I was sold after the first few bars of the second song. The upbeat Ride got the feet a-tapping and the faces a-smiling as I couldn't help thinking that Delgirl could just as easily be at home in the back bar of a smoke-filled Dunedin pub.

They played songs from Porchlight and Tui-winning best folk album Two, Maybe Three, Days Ride plus new EP Funky Pea. It rained again second set, which kept sound man Bob Bickerton's cronies briefly busy catching the drips.

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