About Us

The Levin Folk Music Club started approximately 30 years ago and became an Incorporated Society in 2011.  Our financial year runs from July 1st to June 30th, with our AGM in July or August each year.

The club is run by an elected Committee; the current Members (elected August 2019) are:

  •     Chair        –  Vacant (to be rotated within Committee)
  •     Secretary  – Jean Hollis
  •     Treasurer –  Val Jenkins
  •     Committee Members –  Cavan Haines, Jean Hollis, John and Val Jenkins, Dianne Morris-Madill,   Dean Murray and Paul Webster

Assisting with important club roles are:

  • Sound Team – Paul Webster, Kevin Watson, Simon Critchley
  • Publicity – Dale Webb
  • Volunteer Rosters –  Jean Hollis
  • Website  – Dale Webb
  • Supper Organizer – Charlie Boyce
  • Club Notice Board/Photo Album – Rona Cooper
  • Guest Bookings – Dale Webb
  • Newsletter Editor – Vacant

The Committee are also grateful for assistance from Members to facilitate Concert Nights and hope you will participate on a Volunteers Roster.  Please feel free to contact Jean Hollis to offer any help.  Set up of the hall is done at 4.00pm Friday and some extra helpers would be wonderful.

The role of Newsletter Editor could be a good fit for a volunteer.  Info and pictures are provided and a template is used.  Assistance to use Mailchimp is provided.  If you feel you have skills to do this valuable role, please let the committee know.

Our venue is a local hall with easy access and ample parking.  Table seating with candles, a light supper and occasional home baking, create a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Audience varies between 50-90 people on our Concert Night. The Concert Night format (2nd Friday each month, except Dec/Jan) starts with an open “Blackboard” concert with a broad range of acoustic/folk music for the first half, then supper at 8.45pm, followed by a high quality guest performer or band  (usually from outside our region) until approximately 10.30 pm.

There is only one item per “Blackboard” slot, unless on the night and when asked by the Compere, a second item may be performed.  Anyone wishing to perform can give their name to the Compere from 7.00pm onwards.  A sound system (condenser mic) and sound technician is available so no sound gear is required.  On occasion, there is a 15 minute Member Floor Spot scheduled to spotlight performers from within the Club.

Club Night (4th Friday each month except December) is an informal sing-around, a great night to show off a new song.  A light supper is provided – gold coin donation – all welcome.

Our Club Nights are open to everyone and membership is optional – however there are benefits to becoming a club member,  including lower entry prices, Member’s jackpot and reciprocal membership entry to other folk clubs.  Membership forms are available in our Downloads section.

Come just to listen or to perform on  the blackboard as well. You are assured of a warm welcome.

Our current constitution is available from here.