Lawrence Cooper

I’m from Christchurch, New Zealand, where from about 1985 to about 1995 I worked as a musician in local Irish pub bands. The style of music played in these venues has it’s roots in the music of the Clancy’s, Dubliners and the like but with influences from the Australian - NZ bush music tradition. A website from this time can be found here :

I played mainly tenor banjo, 5 string banjo, mandolin and a bit of button accordion then. As with age I have a bit of arthritis I don’t really play much now but still muck about with the mandolin and tenor banjo