Mark your Calendars

Mark your Calendars

August 2019

02 August – A.G.M.  7:30 pm Scottish Hall  – We encourage all interested members to discuss the year ahead; nominations for committee members are welcome!

09 August   LEGAL TENDER DUO – Scottish Hall, Doors open 7pm, raffles, supper, $10/$5 members.  Blackboard of one song each in first half.

23 August   Club Night at the Scottish Hall, all welcome!  7:30 pm $2

23-25 Aug   RIVERSLEA RETREAT, Otaki Gorge Rd  Please contact Anne McGregor to register: annemcgregor@xtra.co.nz  or (04) 2338567

September 2019

13 Sept         KATE MARSHALL, BOB COOPER-GRUNDY, NEIL BILLINGTON – Scottish Hall, doors open 7pm, raffles, supper, $10/$5 members.  Blackboard of one song each in first half.

27 Sept        Club Night at the Scottish Hall, all welcome!  7:30 pm $2

October 2019

06 Oct          D.A.L.E. House Concert featuring WHIMZIK  Book with dalewebb143@gmail.com for details, address, etc.

11 Oct           SKIFFY RIVETS  – Scottish Hall, doors open 7pm, raffles, supper, $10/$5 members.  Blackboard of one song each in first half.

25 Oct          Club Night at the Scottish Hall, all welcome!  7:30 pm $2

25-28           WELLINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL, Wainuiomata  – Check facebook or their website for prices.  An amazing collection of wonderful musicians!!

Check out Levin Folk Club on facebook for local musical events and house concerts.

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.

Click here to read our great newsletter.

AGM – 2nd August 2019

AGM – 2nd August 2019

The AGM of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. (LFMC) will be held on Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Road.  The AGM will be followed by supper (and jam if members present wish to do this.)
Subscriptions are due 30 June, 2019 or at the AGM.  Please note that only financial members are eligible to nominate or vote in elections, and to discuss and vote on motions.  LFMCI – Member Application form 01.07.19 – 30.06.20
Special Note
1. If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 20 July 2019.
2. if any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM to amend the constitution, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 20 July, 2019.
Motions: (still to come)

At the AGM this year there will be a special draw taken among those financial members attending the meeting.  The prize will be a free membership of the next Folk Club year.  So be in to win!!
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Jean Hollis
Secretary.
Phone: 06 368 6406

MidWinter Member Concert

MidWinter Member Concert

Hoping you can make it on June 14 for a full length blackboard, featuring members, regulars and drop-ins.  There is no guest scheduled in June but if you want to perform, please contact Kevin Watson.    Details are in the newsletter.  Click here to read our monthly news.

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.

Read our newsletter here

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.

Xmas Concert and Festivities

Xmas Concert and Festivities

Make plans to join us for a festive Xmas supper and floorspots by our musical members.  Everyone has been practising for their items and we’re looking forward to a wonderful variety.

The newsletter for the remainder of the year is here for you to enjoy also.

Xmas

Xmas Concert

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