Christmas concert in West Melton

by Anonymous Author

Scottish born singer songwriter Isabella Miller Bell will hold a special double bill Christmas celebration concert in West Melton.

The event will be held at the Nut Point Gallery on Sunday, December 10 and Ms Miller Bell, aka Ma Bell, will be bringing with her the Molly’s Remedy trio and guitarist Susan Leigh Grant.

As producer of the successful ‘pop up concert series’ Ma Bell is no stranger to Selwyn’s communities. She has given several concerts at the Nut Point Centre and in 2016 was part of the Hororata Highland Games. 

This year she brought her famous travelling ‘pop up’ cabaret road show to Lincoln Event Centre for a sold out show in the Nicholas Hall and on several occasions has taken her music into the Selwyn-based prisons.

The Sunday afternoon concert at the Nut Point Gallery will showcase Ma Bell’s work with award winning slide/fingerstyle guitarist Susan Leigh Grant in a programme of sensitive ballads and gutsy original urban blues. This will be their final performance together as Ma Bell prepares to leave behind the land of the long white cloud to be closer to family in Australia and Scotland.

Ma Bell’s other guests are Molly’s Remedy a Christchurch based trio comprising award winning singer songwriter Mary Dunne (vocals, guitar, bouzouki and ukulele), Monica Millar (vocals and percussion) and Helen Fahy (vocals and fiddle).

The trio are known for their rich lush harmonies, original arrangements and plenty of Irish style craic.