Wistful Tunes

Wistful Tunes are a Wellington-based world music ensemble whose musicians come from a variety of backgrounds and musical traditions. They play modern and folk instruments, including flute, fiddle, guitar, bass, and keyboards, as well as the Middle Eastern daf or frame drum and the santour or hammer dulcimer. Their music spans continents and genres from Ireland to Iran, and includes traditional, nostalgic, folk and dance music. This blend of styles of cultures creates a sound that is poignant and lyrical, delicate and exuberant.