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MIKE HARDING 29TH OCTOBER

MIKE HARDING 29TH OCTOBER

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!

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Keith

Keith

FLOORSPOT NIGHT – ALL WELCOME TO PLAY

As there is no guest on this evening, it will be a special concert by members and regulars with $5 admission all.  Two songs each (maximum 10 mins please).  7:30 pm start with names to Kate/Geoff after 7pm please.

Jean Hollis will run the evening with assistance from committee and members.  Please bring a small plate to share for the social supper. A great night of music with lots of variety is expected, but do dress for the cold.

Everyone’s assistance to make the evening run smoothly is appreciated, and have a wonderful night’s entertainment.

READ THE JULY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

AGM scheduled August 27 7:00 PM

AGM scheduled August 27 7:00 PM

The Committee invite interested and willing paid-up members to express interest in joining our committee or taking on officer roles by signing a Nomination Form and providing it to Jean, Secretary of Levin Folk Music Club.  The date for our AGM is approaching – Friday, August 27 at 7:00 pm at the Scottish Society Hall, with an acoustic jam to follow.

Details of our AGM and procedures are in the June newsletter – READ HERE

Nicola Hooker and guests June 11

Nicola Hooker and guests June 11

From Wellington (but originally Kapiti Coast and Palmerston North) Nicola covers a variety of songs from different genres and takes inspiration from artist such as Gillian Welch, Amos Lee and Elton John.  Currently she is in her final year of a Music degree at Victoria University but still teaches music part-time.

Nicola has previously played with Ben and the Believers, Ruahine Rangers, Ukebox and recently joined the all woman, folk-style Eagles tribute band The Eagals.  Joining her for a portion of the concert will be two fellow Eagals, Jude Madill and Jo Sheffield.

This lovely concert will be held in the first half, followed by supper and open mic.  $5 for members, $10 public, $3 school aged students.

READ THE JUNE NEWSLETTER HERE

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

Our May newsletter is available here

Read about our May guests Uzblokes and special concert with Wai.Tai on 1st May.

Te Takere’s noon concerts are organised by Kevin Watson -contact him if interested in performing – kevinwatson291@gmail.com

Floorspot Concert to be held on July 9 – 2 songs each.

Future Sunday Concerts are to be held at Dale’s Ohau home – please contact dalewebb143@gmail.com if you wish to book for: May 16 – The Sutherlands

UZBLOKES on May 14

UZBLOKES on May 14

Presenting Uzblokes from Kapiti/Otaki – Jon Callwood (Jon Ken and Ivan/ Morgan Magan/ Sasana) Phillip (Bagpipeboy) Cowan ( Queensland Police pipes and drums / Sasana ) and Pete Hancock (Morgan Magan/ Sasana) all have their roots in Celtic music but now push the boundaries into today’s ‘Indie Folk’.  Originally getting together about 10 years ago, the band moved away from playing very traditional and structured celtic folk music into playing their own original folk music with  ‘folk like tendencies’ but also incorporating a bit of other music flavours inspired by jam sessions.

So what happens when 2 grumpy old men meet a young didgeridoo/ bagpipe player? UZBLOKES. When they get together all that matters is ‘Let’s make music!’.  Anything goes – ‘Bouzouki, banjitar and bagpipes on this?” or “a Maori waiata over Scottish mouth music from the 1700s.  Why not?”.

The band focus on recording their original music and are lucky enough to collaborate with some of NZ’s top musicians.  Their latest CDs “It’s the way the cookie crumbles” and “Tainted Honey” are available on their website www.uzblokes.com, along with free downloads from their entire repertoire.

Open mic begins the evening (one song please) with UZBLOKES after the supper break.  A fascinating musical journey from three locals.

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