Guest Artists

Sept 13th Concert Guests

Sept 13th Concert Guests

Bob & Kate

Bob & Kate

Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall are based in the Wairarapa but play gigs regularly around the southern half of the North Island. The song list veers between swing sounds of Texas, mixed with the blues, bluegrass, something approaching jazz and some Pop songs served up in the Bob and Kate way.

Bob Cooper-Grundy has pursued obscurity now for some 40 odd years, having played with some famous people in London including the drummers of The Pogues and the Woodentops. He enjoys playing blues guitar and singing country songs.

Kate Marshall plays violin, accordion and flute and sings quite beautifully. She started with classical piano and singing in choirs and you don’t have to listen that carefully to hear Bach and Mozart lurking behind Bob Wills and Memphis Minnie.

They have played at most of the folk clubs in the Wellington area, at the Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin Folk Festivals and at Jazz in Martinborough.  You can catch them at many cafes and pubs in the region. Check out their Bob and Kate facebook page for details.  Adding Neil Billington’s astonishing harmonica playing to the mix puts the emphasis on the Blues and provides even more opportunities for swapping ideas and stealing licks.

Bob, Kate and Neil met at music festivals where they would sit around jamming and enjoying each others music and improvisations. These jam sessions often became long musical conversations as the quickwitted musicians tried to outdo or steal ideas from one another. If one of them was performing and spotted the others in the audience, eyes would light up and a sudden guest spot would appear on the bill! Most recently they have played together at a cajun restaurant in Wellington, the Mayfair in Upper Hutt and most recently  at Jazz in Martinborough.

Neil Billington

Neil Billington

August Guests Legal Tender Duo

August Guests Legal Tender Duo

Friday 9 August – Our guests are Legal Tender Duo (Ian Campbell and Moira Howard-Campbell).  Read our newsletter here for all the details of upcoming events.

July Newsletter & Concert Guests

July Newsletter & Concert Guests

Our featured guests in July are Andrew London and Kirsten London, and we hope you can make it.   Remember DUES are due now and if not paid at July concert, then door costs are $10.

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Wandrella on Fri 10 May

Wandrella on Fri 10 May

Click here to read our May newsletter with all the news!  May is a Member Concert and the June long weekend is the Himatangi Hootenanny run by Jo Sheffield.

Wandrella

Wandrella

Himmerland perform April 12

Himmerland perform April 12

Hope to see you all for touring Danish band Himmerland, featuring special Scots singer Mairi Campbell.  Click here to read our latest newsletter.

Black Eyed Susie in March

Black Eyed Susie in March

March Concert – Black Eyed Susie – and other music events.

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Frank Burkitt Band to entertain

Frank Burkitt Band to entertain

A special evening with the 2019 Tui Award Winners – Frank Burkitt Band on Feb 8.  Click here to read our newsletter for more details, and find out about Dale’s house concert with Dennis Duigan and Ramblin’ Ash from Australia.

Rainy Jack to entertain

Rainy Jack to entertain

The November concert will be a delight – our local members entertain us with bluegrass, folk, blues and country covers.

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Upcoming Concerts

Upcoming Concerts

Our October newsletter is coming soon – click here to read.

House Concerts to put in your diary:

Sunday, Sept 30 at Cavan & Penelope’s  RICHARD GRAINGER from UK.  3pm $15  Byo and shared plate for afternoon tea.  Dress warmly for outside concert.  Bookings to dalewebb143@gmail.com

Richard Grainger

Richard Grainger HC

Wednesday, Oct 10 at Rona & Jeremy’s  7pm  $15   Meet the wonderful Vikki Clayton & Gilly Darbey    Ph 368 2510 or email ronacooper@slingshot.co.nz

Vikki & Gilly

Vikki & Gilly

Saturday 27 Oct TERENCE BLACKER from UK at Cavan & Penelope’s. 7:30 pm $15  Byo and shared plate for supper.  Dress warmly for outside concert.  Bookings to dalewebb143@gmail.com

Terence Blacker

Terence Blacker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept Guests – Vic Manuel & Ruby Mae Solly

Sept Guests – Vic Manuel & Ruby Mae Solly

Our newsletter is here to read and find out what’s happening this month.

Up from Wellington, on Friday 14 September 2018 we have singer/songwriter/guitarist Vic Manuel playing eclectic originals accompanied by Ruby Mae on cello.  Do come along and enjoy something different.

Also:  Two Australian folk artists present The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson at Tsunami Music Venue on Friday Sept 21 – well worth catching this!!

House concerts by D.A.L.E.  Bookings to dalewebb143@gmail.com

Sept 1 – DUSTY BURNELL on mandolin, guitar, dobro etc

Sept 30 – RICHARD GRAINGER, UK trad folk singer

Oct 27 – TERENCE BLACKER, UK singer, writer, novelist, ukelele/guitar

 

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