12 August 2022 – Black Eyed Susie

12 August 2022 – Black Eyed Susie


Black Eyed Susie is Kapiti Coast-based violin, guitar, and vocals duo, Ramon Oza and Susan Colien Reid. Susan and Ramon have been performing their unique blend of blues Celtic and funk since 2006. They have spent 15 years weaving their own sound from Ramon’s R&B Funk guitar and Susie’s Classical / Celtic / Rock violin.

Ramon and Susie write songs and have supported many National and International artists. They love to share good music and make it accessible to all. They regularly perform at Paraparaumu Market which is one of their favourite places to play, bringing upbeat and warm sounds to the street. People can keep up with the duo www.blackeyedsusieduo/ 

The club opens at 7:00 pm and the blackboard begins at 7:30 pm. The duo will appear after supper. Admission, which includes a light supper, is $5 for members, $10 non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

LFMC AGM – 26th August

Usually the 4th Friday of the month is Club Night but on the 4th Friday of August (the 26th) the Club will be holding its AGM. The AGM, which begins at 7:00 pm, is where you can hear what will be happening to the club for the following year.


2022-2023 Membership Subs Reminder

2022-2023 Membership Subs Reminder

Hello fellow Levin Folk Music Club Members.

The month of June is over and July is here…. So just a gentle reminder this means the beginning of our Club’s new financial year (1st July 2022 – 30th June 2023) is here too and that Membership Subscriptions are due. No alteration to the annual fee- still $25.00 per Member.

You can pay:

  • by cash “at the Concert Door” (our next Concert Night is Friday July 8th), or
  • by Internet Banking into our Club’s Westpac Bank Account 03 0667 0611942 00.
    If you do pay by Internet Banking, please make sure that you advise who the subscription is for.

For anyone wishing to join our Club you can download and print a Membership Application/Renewal Form, then complete the form and bring it along to a Concert Night. You can pay your Membership Subscription via the Internet before bringing along the completed form… just make certain that you advise who the subscription is for!

Also, another reminder-

Come to the Club’s August AGM to be in the draw for a cash refund of your 2022-2023 Membership Subscription.

If you join our Club, or renew your Membership, for the 2022-2023 financial year anytime before the “Lucky Dip” is drawn at the Club’s AGM – and you attend the AGM – you will have the chance of your “name card” being the one drawn. The “Lucky Dip” draw winner, who is present at the time of the draw, will receive a cash refund of their 2022-2023 Membership Subscription. You must be present at the time of the draw to receive the refund.

The Club’s July Newsletter will be advising more about the Club’s AGM, so I’ll just mention here that it is to be held on Friday, 26th August 2022 starting at 7:00pm at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall (where we hold our Concerts), 155 Bartholomew Road (Cnr Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street), Levin.

Val Jenkins – Treasurer, Levin Folk Music Club Inc.

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



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

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9




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.





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.


August Concert with Bob and Kate

August Concert with Bob and Kate

The LFMC concert featuring Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall will go ahead as planned on Friday 14 August – Doors open 7pm with the guests performing after an open mic and  intermission.  Due to Covid Level 2 conditions, the Committee will ensure distancing of chairs, sanitizers and hygiene as much as possible, with masks optional.  Supper is not being provided but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and beverage.

Our guests are multi-instrumentalists and play various genres of music (but mainly Americana/blues) very well indeed.  Kate adds beautiful vocals and her skills on piano accordian and flute/fiddle are legendary.  Bob has a great voice for the blues and his resonator guitar is a special treat for his fans.  Looking forward to hearing them again after their 2019 concert here was cancelled.  Hope you can make it along as our upcoming concerts may be in jeopardy.

There will be an open mic followed by a floor spot by Kevin Watson prior to the main concert.  Come by 7pm to add your name to the compere’s list.

In AGM news:  Our 2020 committee comprises Dianne Madill as Chairperson, Val Jenkins as Treasurer, Jean Hollis as Secretary, with Dale Webb as PR/Bookings and John Jenkins as committee members.  Thanks for the support of these hardworking members, and if you can offer your time on a concert night for either setup/kitchen/cleanup/other – that would be amazing and much appreciated.

AGM – Wed August 12, 2020

AGM – Wed August 12, 2020

NOTE:  2019 Financial Documents are available from the Downloads page.

1st July 2020

Dear Members,

The AGM of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. (LFMC) will be held on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 7.30pm in the Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Road.  The AGM will be followed by supper (and jam if members wish to do this.)

Subscriptions are due 30 June 2020, or at the AGM. Please note that only financial members are eligible to nominate or vote in elections, and to discuss and vote on motions.

 Special Notes

1. If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 24th July 2020.

2. If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM to amend the constitution, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 24 July 2020.

3. Nomination forms for all officers’ positions are attached at the bottom of this email. Please note that if you are nominating someone, you must ensure that they are a financial member of the club and you must have their signature on the relevant form. Click on the link provided to get the relevant form/s.

At the AGM this year there will be a special draw taken among those financial members attending the meeting.  The prize will be a free membership of the next Folk Club year. So be in to win!

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.
Jean Hollis
Secretary – mobile 027 291 6281 – email

Update ADAM MCGRATH Cancelled

Update ADAM MCGRATH Cancelled


Hello to all our folk club members and friends,

I am happy to report that our first concert night post COVID19 was a great success, and we all coped with the remaining restrictions. It now seems clear that we can relax a little and will no longer be compelled to social distancing, limited numbers and such things.

Our concert on July 10th will feature Adam McGrath, a very talented singer songwriter. Adam has toured and played with everyone from Fleetwood Mac  to Steve Earle to Paul Kelly to Old Crow Medicine. Described by RNZ as “a national treasure “, Adam McGrath is at home with bluegrass, blues, country and rock ‘n roll as much as he is with folk, and is known for the intensity, passion, love and humour of his performances.

As the June concert proved so successful, with the main event beginning at 7.30 pm, we are going to repeat this timing.  In the cold winter season many people appreciated the earlier start, and those who wanted to go home early were able to do so. Our July concert coincides with the Mid-Winter Holler at Tatum Park, which several of our members plan to attend, so an earlier departure for this event will be appreciated by them.

We will also reduce the supper time available.  Hot tea or coffee will be available, but many of the participants at the June concert felt that it was unnecessary to have the kind of supper we have supplied for the last few years.  The team producing supper were relieved to be freed up somewhat and to not have a lot of preparation before the concert or cleanup to do at the end of the night.  Hopefully a simpler supper will encourage other club members to help out, even if only for one concert night in the year.

We are looking at the volunteers’ tasks again and would like to ask you to consider helping in some way. A schedule of tasks for the rest of this year will  be passed around at the July concert, and we would appreciate it if any able-bodied members could put their names down in at least one slot, or talk to one of the committee members about how you would be prepared to assist.

Bob & Kate

Bob & Kate

Advance notice of our August 14th  concert  – Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall.  This concert will return to the former timing, with the guests’ concert following the Blackboard, as these guests are travelling from further afield. More details in the next email.

Happily Dale is hosting a House Concert this month, featuring Ronel Hunter, (whose LFMC concert had to be postponed with the pandemic lockdown.)  This concert will be held on Sunday 19th July at 3.- 5.30 pm. Ronel is a lovely singer/songwriter who plays contemporary originals and covers. She writes songs about real life and her focus is on the story a song has to tell. Please reserve your seat with or text 027 2079695.  Koha is $10 pp plus a small plate to share, and Dale invites you to feel free to arrive early to mingle and grab yourself a comfy chair.



Our AGM for this year will be held on Wednesday August 12th in the Scottish Hall at 7.30pm. Please consider whether you would like to nominate anyone for the role of Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary or Committee member.  Nomination forms will be available at the next Concert night on July 10th and will also be attached to the email to members giving official notice of the AGM which you should receive in early July.

Keep cosy and enjoy lots of good music in these cold winter months.

Jean Hollis

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