Heartland Hotel Croydon – Gazebo Room

Unfortunately the Caitlin Smith and Aro tour has had to be cancelled. The trio were set to perform in concert at the Heartland Hotel Croydon, Gore on Tuesday 14 April but with the worsening situation surrounding coronavirus, Arts on Tour NZ have made the call to cancel the tour. 

Caitlin Smith has been described by Mike Alexander as having ‘a voice that imagination created’. When she sings at the keyboard her solo performances are mesmerising and magical. Original songs are interspersed with covers penned by her many heroes and heroines amongst whom Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are rated by Caitlin as her spiritual parents. Caitlin Smith’s universe is predominantly sonic. Legally blind since birth, it is said she could sing before she could speak.


Aro will be sharing infectious new songs inspired by Aotearoa’s nature and wild life in te reo Māori and English. Husband and wife Emily and Charles’ show is intimate, engaging and atmospheric with songs and stories that celebrate community and a blending of cultures.


Book at the Gallery $30 / Members $25 / Students $10.



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