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Mark your Calendars

Mark your Calendars

Friday July 8th 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert

Doors open at 7:00 pm with start at 7:30 pm.

Friday July 22nd 2022 – Song circle club night

7:30 pm start.

Friday August 12th 2022 – Concert Night with “Black Eyed Suzie”

Susan Colien Read and Ramon Oza last entertained us in March 2019. They always get our feet tapping and sing many songs that we all love. Doors open 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm start.

Friday August 26th 2022 – Club AGM

The Committee invite interested and willing paid-up members to express interest in joining our committee or taking on officer roles.

11 February 2022 – Sadie and Jay

11 February 2022 – Sadie and Jay

Sadie & Jay’s storytelling music bursts with colour, texture and spirited characters! Performing original contemporary folk & roots music they feature distinctive harmonies accompanied by intricate guitar and double bass. Dynamic and intimate performances range from lively rag-time blues and comical ditties to compelling epic tales and ballads.

14 January 2022 – Stattus Five Duo

14 January 2022 – Stattus Five Duo

Stattus Five Duo is based on the Kapiti coast and serves the greater Wellington region with an extensive repertoire that includes easy listening for background, pop, rock, high energy dance cover songs from the late 60’s to current.
Leanne Hutton has been singing and performing in shows and clubs for several years now around the Wellington region. Paul McCathy is an Accomplished Bass and Guitar Player, who has performed with well-known bands in New Zealand since he was very young.
They make a dynamic team.

Image source: PME Entertainment Agents webpage https://www.bandsforhire.co.nz/products/stattus-five; 18 June 2022.

10 December 2021 – Hobnail & Christmas Concert

10 December 2021 – Hobnail & Christmas Concert

Come along and enjoy this last concert of 2021. Hobnail will get your feet tapping and your heart singing with their great songs, wonderful harmonies and lively show.
Rob Joass – vocals, guitar and mandolin; Jo Moir – vocals and violin; Hamish Graham – multi instrumentalist. Their fusion of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, pop and rock’n roll will delight us all.

The evening will begin with a slightly shortened blackboard, followed by a short break.  We are unable to supply supper under current Covid conditions but you are welcome to bring your own supper and refreshments. Special Christmas raffles on sale.

 

 

12 November 2021 – Head Full of Bees/Kevin Mayes

12 November 2021 – Head Full of Bees/Kevin Mayes

Night will begin with a floorspot from Kevin Mayes who specialises in singing traditional unaccompanied English folk songs.

“Head Full of Bees” follow with three great singers of sea shanties and trad songs. A young and lively group to entertain us. Instruments include cello and bouzouki.

Read their bios.

29 October 2021 – Mike Harding

29 October 2021 – Mike Harding

MIKE HARDING is our special guest for the end of this month.  We’d love you to come along on Friday, 29th October at 7:30 pm – Selected floorspots will begin the evening and our concert will be at Covid level 2 as before.

You are welcome to bring your own refreshments as no supper will be served.

 

Out of the Blue – Oct 8 and AGM News

Out of the Blue – Oct 8 and AGM News

Read our October newsletter here.   The Club offers a huge thanks to Dianne Morris-Madill and Dale Webb for their efforts over the year(s) in their committee roles and wishes them a happy future .

‘Out of the Blue’ is when something suddenly appears or  arrives in your life unexpectedly. Although not entirely  unprecedented, this grouping of experienced and talented  performers preparing a show for the post covid LFMC/Tsunami concerts is a new venture for all concerned. 

Surprise or not, we are excited to combine the instrumental  excellence of local Kevin Watson on guitar, the smooth vocals of singer/songwriter Gill Allen, the intuitive upright bass and  singing of new Kiwi Christine Lansford, with Levin’s Simon Burgess adding his troubadour skills. 

This hugely internationally experienced group are proficient in  many genres, weaving these skills into a varied program of  jazz, folk, country and originals with tasty vocals and a gypsy  flair. From ballads to gospel, raunchy to smooth, their biggest  problem is not what to play, but what not to play! 

Note: Christine is caught in the USA/MIQ Covid trap and will  not be back in New Zealand for this performance. We are lucky  to have the able assistance of Berndt Reiss to cover for her.

Evening begins with the open blackboard – one item each please – and our guests will play after supper.  Covid regulations per Level 2 will apply if required so numbers may be limited.  Entry fee is $10 public/$5 members.

Mike Harding POSTPONED & Sept Newsletter

Mike Harding POSTPONED & Sept Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is out now – read here

POSTPONED !!  Our special September guest is solo folk icon, Mike Harding, whose concert is eagerly awaited.  Regretfully, the committee is bound by the Covid levels mandated by Govt and in these circumstances, will have to postpone this concert until a better time.  

Due to Lockdown Level 4 on 27 August, the committee has been forced to reschedule the AGM to 24 September 2021, again Covid levels permitting.

We wish all our members a safe time through lockdown, and look forward to our live concerts and social gatherings when possible.

AGM Postponement – Notice of Rescheduled Date

AGM Postponement – Notice of Rescheduled Date

POSTPONEMENT OF THE LFMC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AND NOTICE TO RESCHEDULE TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, 7:00 PM

23 August 2021

To all Members of the Levin Folk Music Club

Unfortunately we are no longer able to hold our AGM on August 27 th as planned as a result of the COVID 19 Lockdown. At this stage it seems reasonable to aim for a date later in September, hopefully to allow for the COVID restrictions to be lowered.  We would need to reach Level 2 before we would be able to hold the meeting. The 24th September would normally be our club night and we will reschedule the AGM to this date, dependent on permitted Covid levels.

We will keep you informed, but please be aware the committee must comply with government rulings in regard to gatherings.

Our concert night in September with Mike Harding, September 10th, will also need to be postponed if we are not at Level 2.

Take care of yourselves and keep music in your lives to brighten up some of those lockdown moments.

The Committee of the Levin Folk Music Club

KVME Jug Band – August 13

KVME Jug Band – August 13

Read the August newsletter here.

Such a treat on Friday 13 August – the esteemed Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band, playing at 7:30 pm – early concert!   Come along for a fantastic show!

Neil Worboys – Vocals, banjo, mandolin, blues harps, kazoo, jug, whoops

Carol Bean – Vocals, guitar, mandolin, hollers

Maurice Priestley – Vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocalisations, kazoo, jug, sounds

Bill Wood – Vocals, dobro, harmonised vocalisations

Peter Gregory – Vocals, tea -chest bass, double bass

Barry Carter – Vocals, washboard

The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band (KVMeJB) had its genesis in August 2013 when Pip Payne, Neil Worboys, Bill Wood, Maurice Priestley, and Steve Carlyle, banded together with the avowed intention of playing Jug Band Music together. Jug Band Music played an important part in the development of their individual DNAs and a vital source of inspiration for all things musical.

Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band music is a mix of original songs, which intentionally and vaguely follow the styles of Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, the Jim Kweskin Jugband and other inspirational pioneers of blues and jug band music, and cover versions of the above-mentioned heroes.

LFMC is looking forward to seeing this amazing 6 piece old-time jug band and promise great entertainment!   After supper, the evening continues with an open mic blackboard of one song from each performer.  Please give your name to the compere before 7:30 pm.  Cheers from the committee!

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