Phillip Humphrey Garland QSM (1942-2017)

Michael Brown


The late Phil Garland was one of New Zealand’s most significant folklorists and folk musicians.  For over 50 years, he dedicated himself to collecting and promoting folk material from New Zealand sources, often reshaping or reinterpreting it in a body of work that encompasses LPs, books, radio documentaries, and an extensive stage career.


Phil Garland; Phillip Humphrey Garland; Folk Music; Folk Song; Obituary; New Zealand Folklore Society;

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Garland, Philip Humphrey, 'Garland, Phil, 1942-2017: Papers and Recordings'. National Library of New Zealand Te Puna MÄtauranga o Aotearoa, MS-Group-2209. Mss, typescripts, sound recordings, video recordings, printed matter.

Garland, Phil, The Singing Kiwi (Willy Wag, 1996).

Garland, Phil, Faces in the Firelight: New Zealand Folk Song & Story (Steele Roberts, 2009).

Garland, Phil, The Phil Garland Song Book (Kiwi Pacific, 2015).


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