13 October 2023 – Local Stars Night

The Levin Folk Music Club meets again Friday, October 13th with local stars performing. The Local Stars are Dean Murray, Colin Brown and Sue Bustard, and A Choired Taste.

Dean Murray, an energetic environmentalist, fisherman, gardener, builder, partner, father and grandfather. Another interesting string to his bow, is that he is a Luthier. He will be playing a guitar that he has made, and singing songs about the land, the people, the environment and the connections, with some harmonica in country/folk/reggae genre.

Colin and Sue have been performing as a duet for a few years in and around Levin. They enjoy singing everything from country to folk to jazz and often add a couple of Colin’s originals into the mix. Colin provides the guitar backing and they both provide vocals. They are looking forward to performing at the Folk Club.

A Choired Taste is a new a cappella choir for Horowhenua. It was launched in February 2023 and its repertoire includes pop, folk, gospel and waiata. There are no auditions or reading music as people learn by ear and lots of practise. To date they’ve sung at May Music Month, local retirement villages, and most recently at Spring Sing in Ōtaki with 10 other choirs. The choir meets 7pm Tuesdays term time at Memorial Hall Levin.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers, where there is an opportunity for musicians to put their name up for an item. The guests perform after supper and the drawing of the raffle.

Admission, which includes a light supper, is $7 for members and non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

The venue is the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, corner Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin.

Come and enjoy a night of fun and music!

Top left: Dean Murray; top right: Colin and Sue; bottom: A Choired Taste
Images sourced from each performer