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Rachel Dawick

Music expresses that which can not be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

- Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

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new zealand tour  March/april 2024
album release  ''london Labour, london Poor'

Henry Mayhew's infamous work of 19th Century East Londoners now turned into a new musical album.

"An invaluable body of work that traverses genres" 

 NZ Herald


Audio Culture Article 2020

"A rare and magical thing..."

NZ Musician

Rachel Dawick is a singer-songwriter who came into prominence through her CD/book/performance project The Boundary Riders: Musical Tales of New Zealand Pioneering Women, a finalist in the 2015 Tui Awards as New Zealand folk album of the year...

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'London Labour, London Poor'

New Album April 2024

April 2024 will see the release of a new album based  on Henry Mayhew's extraordinary interviews with an array of working class Londoners living in the east end during the 1840s. Like The Boundary Riders, this new album comes from a desire to bring voices silenced in history to life through the medium  of music. Each tale told captures the diversity of people living and working in London during this time- including Jack Black - the Queen's Rat Catcher, a 14 year-old Mudlark, the Ballast Wives, the Punch & Judy Man, and so many more...

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