21 Feb 2015

Stages: Greymouth's Barrytown Hall has played host to everyone from Blerta to Trinity Roots

From RNZ Music

Tech coordinator Leon Dalziel outside The Barrytown Hall as doors open by Anthonie Tonnon
Tech coordinator Leon Dalziel outside The Barrytown Hall as doors open. Photo: Anthonie Tonnon.

The Barrytown Hall on the South Island's West Coast has been hosting bands since the early '70s, fuelling demand from the area's alternative lifestylers.

Its allure among musicians has seen it visited by international legends like Townes Van Zandt, as well as providing an early touring stop for New Zealand bands from Blerta to Trinity Roots and The Mint Chicks.

Anthonie Tonnon visits the legendary community hall.

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