Don McGlashan receives a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award — 03.11.11

Congratulations to Laureate Don McGlashan, one of the recipients of a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland

Don McGlashan (Laureate) BA, 1982, is one of the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Auckland.

The Award, from the University of Auckland ,  recognises him as one of New Zealand's most celebrated songwriters, with five entries in the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)'s 100 best New Zealand songs of all time and two APRA Silver Scroll Awards.  Don McGlashan was singer and main songwriter in The Mutton Birds, based in London from 1995 and touring all over the world until 1999.  Parallel with his songwriting and performing career, Don has written music extensively for film and television, including Jane Campion's An Angel At My Table, the drama series Street Legal and Toa Fraser's film No 2.