International Scottish singing and harp star Katie
Targett-Adams, of Hong Kong, will give an exclusive
fundraising concert at the Thomas Brown Gallery, Speargrass
Flat, on October 6. Photo supplied.
A Scottish star and philanthropist who has sung and
plucked her Celtic harp for royalty, prime ministers and
presidents is on her way to play her fundraising New Zealand
premiere at an art gallery near Arrowtown.
Singer-songwriter-harpist, recording artist and master of
ceremonies Katie Targett-Adams will play at the Thomas Brown
Gallery, Speargrass Flat, for the benefit of Cure Kids on
Saturday, October 6.
A Princes' Trust ambassador, the Edinburgh-born Oxford
University graduate performed at the opening of the Scottish
Parliament in the presence of the Queen, for J.K. Rowling at
the launch of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
at Edinburgh Castle and on board the royal yacht Britannia on
She was Scotland's "Music and Culture Icon" in 2004 and won
the United Kingdom Songwriting Contest in 2007, the same year
she released her sixth album.
The gallery concert will be complemented by a silent auction
featuring a retro portrait of TSS Earnslaw by artist Thomas
Brown, a catered dinner for six by chef Brendan Downer, golf
for four including cart at Millbrook, one night's
accommodation for two with breakfast at Rydges Lakeland
Resort Queenstown and signed album CDs by Targett-Adams.
The event begins with refreshments at 7pm and the concert
begins at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost $85, to cover expenses, and are available from
the gallery, the Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, and
Unichem Wilkinsons Pharmacy. All proceeds go to Cure Kids.