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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

October Newsletter – Featuring Steph Casey

In this newsletter read more about:
* Steph Casey and the Racketeers
* the Club Acoustic Night and blues workshop
* our November guests: The Frank Burkitt Band
* the design a new club logo competition
* what other club members are up to
* the Magic and Mischief concert at Lily's Ranch House
* your chance to be in a live recording audience at Tsunami Sound Studios
* Wellyfest

Click here to read the newsletter

Mark your Calendar

Mark your Calendar

Mark your calendar

With these dates, so you don’t miss these coming events.

September 2015

Library Jam – Friday 4th September at 7.30 pm.

September 5th at 7.30pm with Beau Redding and Lance Shepherd performing at Tsunami Sound Studios

September 11th guest artists are “Black Eyed Susie”. Blackboard 1st half from 7.30 pm.

Acoustic night is on Friday 25th – at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 7:30pm. $2 entry. (incorporates a drumming workshop)

October 2015

Library Jam – Friday 2nd October at 7.30 pm. Update – October Jam cancelled.

Club Night 9th October.   Our October guests are Steph Casey and the Racketeers

Wellyfest -October 23 – 26th  Early bird discounts available until 30 September

Acoustic Night – To be confirmed, 30th October (incorporates guitar workshop)

November 2015

Library Jam – Friday 6th November at 7.30 pm
Club Night – 13 November. Guest artists are Frank Burkitt Band
Acoustic Night 27th November
Wellyfest 2015

Wellyfest 2015


Early Bird Registrations are Open

Head to our web site at http://www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz/

The exciting guest list is:

ULC Trio, Rob Joass, Albi and the Wolves, Kirsty Bromley, Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band, The Muggeridge Family, King Leo, Fred Smith and Liz Frencham, Pipi Pickers, Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Gillian Boucher and Bob McNeill, Kim and Dusty, The Ewan McColl Critics Group, The Looking Forward showcase concert and the usual variety of dances, workshops and other events

Tickets for the festival are on sale now with early bird discounts available until 30 September. Bunks are available until sold out (last year they were gone in less than a week) so if you want bunk accommodation, please book ASAP.

There are a very few powered sites available for camper vans – these cost an additional $25 and you must include a note with your booking request for one of these. Like bunks, they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

So mark your diaries now; 23-26 October = Wellyfest.  Save up on sleep before hand so you are ready for the long, exciting, inspiring, beautiful musical days and nights of this fabulous festival……

AGM Reports

AGM Reports

The Levin Folk Music Club AGM reports and minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2015 are now available on the downloads page.

AGM Result

AGM Result


The AGM was held on Friday 24th July, with about 25 people attending.

Congratulations to our new Committee: Rona Cooper, Colin Brown, Kevin Watson, Paul Webster, Margaret Jeune, Jenny Geelan, Keith Heginbotham, Jo Sheffield elected at the AGM and Dale Webb, Chair.

A Treasurer and Secretary will be appointed from the committee.

The Chairs Report and the Collation of the questionaire are available on download page.

The most immediate change to the Club as a result of the AGM will be an increase in the door charge for non-members from $8.00 to $10.00, effective from the September Club Night.

The Club Membership fee will remain at $20.00 for a whole year and $10.00 for joining between February and June.

Blackboard Changes

Blackboard Changes

Revised Blackboard Policy.

There have been changes made to the Blackboard Policy – please download or read them here.

Read the July Newsletter

Read the July Newsletter

The July 2015 Newsletter is now available.

If you would like to receive these by email subscribe by using the form on the right.

Guest artist Karen Clarke, Rob Wilson and Frances Boyson.

1. 3rd July – Library Jam

2. The club now has the use of a donated Yamaha PSR 230 keyboard

3. We welcome your suggestions and recommendations for guest bands/musicians for 2016.

4. AGM July 24th – notice with the newsletter

5. Acoustic Night

6. Nominations for Club Officers and Committee – forms with newsletter

7. Strathean “Folkus” Weekend – 10-12 July 2015.

8. Mid-Winter Holler – Acoustic Americana -at Tatum Park 31 Jul to 2 Aug

9. August and September Guest Artists AGM Notice and Nomination forms for Committee are part of the newsletter.

Music On the Horizon

Music On the Horizon

Whats coming up.


Library Jam – Friday 3rd July at 7.30 pm.

July 10th Karen Clarke with Rob Wilson and Frances Boyson

Strathean “Folkus” Weekend – 10-12 July 2015. Contact Julie Kilpatrick for more information.

AGM  and then acoustic night is on Friday 24th – at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 7:30pm. $2 entry.


Mid Winter Holler – Acoustic Americana – to be held at Tatum Park, Otaki from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015.  Check Mid Winter Holler on Facebook for information.

Library Jam – Friday 7th August at 7.30 pm.

In August Club night (Friday 14th) we have Kim Bonnington and Cameron Burnell as guest artists.

Acoustic night is on Friday 28th – At Jo Sheffield’s home, 7:30 pm start.   Scottish Hall not available that night.  $2 entry.


Library Jam – Friday 4th September at 7.30 pm.

September 11th guest artisits are “Black Eyed Susie”.

Acoustic night is on Friday 25th – at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 7:30pm. $2 entry.

May, June and July Events

May, June and July Events

What’s On for May June and July


On 8th May we will have The Prowse Brothers performing for us.

Committee meeting May 21st, 7:30 pm (every 3rd Thursday)

May Acoustic night is 22nd.

Saturday 30 May 2015, come into Levin and enjoy a wide range of musical entertainment in a Music Month celebration organised by Kings Sound Centre. Folk Club members will perform outside Roadkill Book Shop & Cafe at 260 Oxford Street (opposite McDonalds) from 11:45 am to 2pm and would welcome support from our friends and folk community.

30th May A bbq/potluck shared dinner at Dale’s property in Ohau from 4:00 pm. Bring your instruments for a night of jamming and camaraderie. Contact Dale by phone 368 6001 for details.

31st May Te Takere Free Sunday Concert: Sunday concert series: Jeff and Sheree Carr


Library Jam – Friday 5th June at 7.30 pm. See newsletter for more detail.

Bent Horseshoe June 6th – Hard Candy.

Bernard Wells & Friends  Friday 12th June club night.

Bernard Wells- mandolin, fiddle, flute, guitar vocals,

Simon Burgess- guitar, bass, accordion

Radha Sahar- guitar, vocals

Mike Savage- mandolin, mandola, guitar


Celtic Harp & Guitar concert in Paekakariki on 21 Jun. See newsletter for more detail.

June acoustic night is on Friday 26th

Workshop on Guitar: Saturday 27 June 2015 , limited to 15. See newsletter for more detail.


Library Jam – Friday 3rd July at 7.30 pm.

Club Night 10th July – Karen Clarke – singer (long time) /songwriter (short time!) / performer based in the creative enclave of Raumati South on the Kapiti Coast. Vocals and guitar.

AGM will be held on 24th July 2015  followed by July acoustic night.

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