The Penmans

The Penman Family consists of a relatively connected bunch of people namely….

Jack Penman – Dad/Grandad
Chris Penman – Daughter/Sister/Mother
David Penman – Son/ Brother/Uncle
Thiea Bell – Daughter/Sister/Aunty
Campbell Maydon – Grandson/Son/Nephew

They have been singing together for around 50 years, give or take a decade or two, singing anything and everything from The Banana Boat Song to The Battle of Sowerby Bridge, Delilah to Down where the Drunkards Roll and beyond.

The Penmans have been present at most folk festivals in NZ and beyond in different combinations over the years – and can usually be found late at night belting out traditional and contemporary unaccompanied ballads and songs. Coming from a Scottish background, they love nothing more than good rousing choruses and songs that speak with social conscience.

Their forte is acapella singing (unacompanied) utilising their fine vocal chords and they will endeavour to share their knowledge and love of the songs and times of which they sing.