10 November 2023 – Richard Grainger

The Levin Folk Music Club meets again Friday 10 November with special guest Richard Grainger. Richard appeared recently as guest at the Wellington Folk Festival, “Wellyfest” (October 20 to 23).

Richard is best known as a solo performer, touring throughout the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

He first performed at the Teesside Folk Clubs in the 1970’s, singing and writing songs that capture the richness of the traditions of Northern England.

Since recording his first album in 1984, he has produced 13 albums of original songs, many of which are connected to the region’s maritime heritage and its recent industrial past. Among a large and varied repertoire are songs of Ironstone Miners (his Great Grandad was one), Whitby’s whaling and fishing days, Teesside’s steel industry, and local life.

He has been described by a BBC presenter as “The Folk Singer’s folk singer”. In 2003 he released the CD “Eye of the Wind”, telling the tale of the world-renowned navigator, James Cook, with David Attenborough narrating. His latest compilation album “Blood of the Land” was released in 2021.

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 guest performs after supper and the drawing of the raffle.

Admission, which includes a light supper, is $7 for members, $12 for 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!

Richard Grainger
Image source: Richard Grainger https://richard-grainger.com/photo-gallery