Colleen Trenwith 1946-2021

New Zealand’s musical world lost an inspiring pioneer who was friend or family to many of us. A founding member of Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Colleen’s fiddling was world-class and she repeatedly proved it on stages and albums. Our hearts go out to her family and fellow band mates. “No sad farewells / No tear dimmed eyes / Where all is love / And the soul never dies.”


Kiwigrass is produced with the support of:


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