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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.

WAI.TAI – May 1st LFMC Concert

WAI.TAI – May 1st LFMC Concert

Fresh from the International Jazz Festival in Whanganui to Levin, this group WAI.TAI has been wowing audiences up and down NZ.  You can check them on www.waitaimusic.nz or FB Waitai@waitaimusic

SATURDAY MAY 1ST, 2021   –  WAI.TAI are a Maori-World fusion collective featuring members from Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin & New Plymouth under the direction of Robyn Kamira who writes and arranges the songs and tunes in Te Reo Maori and English. They have headlined at all the major folk festivals in Aotearoa, and their first EP ‘Hoea’ has surpassed half a million plays on Spotify. WAI.TAI merges both original contemporary and traditional music from right here in Aotearoa, with music from all over the world, and infuses Te Reo Maori seamlessly into and across the music.

WAI.TAI line-ups vary and musicians for each concert are selected from around the country to ensure that the best mix of instruments and styles come together for the occasion. The range of iwi affiliations amongst musicians include Te Rarawa, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Tamatera, Te Ati Awa, Ngapuhi and many more. Their international affiliations include American, English, Rarotongan, Israeli and more.

Featured in the Levin concert are Robyn Kamira, Te Auripo Kamira, Antony Royal, Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly and Michael Muggeridge.  All amazing musicians, they bring their individual talents to the evening, which will be exciting in its blend of Te Reo and English.

WAI.TAI – songlines are recreated, the sounds, harmonies and rhythms of traditional Maori songs & chants, fused with World music.
The southern-most ocean currents converge with oceans that unite all peoples. The music honours our connections. The songs are embodied by the call of the feminine voices, earthy percussions and delicate strings. The lyrics are in both Maori and English and the arrangements are a carefully crafted soundscape. Emotive, subtle and heartening. Nau mai, haere mai

 

Doors open at 7pm at Levin Folk Music Club, 155 Bartholomew Road, Levin.  Light refreshments available for koha.  Easy access and parking available. Door sales are $20/$15 unwaged GC/$10 students.  Any queries – please txt Dale Webb 027 2079695 or committee members.

April 9 – The Madillionaires

April 9 – The Madillionaires

Here is our April 2021 newsletter to enjoy.  It can also be found under Downloads – Newsletters.  Looking forward to our April Guests:

The Madillionaires; Peter Madill, Jude Madill, and Joseph Coleman, three generations of the same family, plus Jenny Kilpatrick, original Madillionaires’ band member and kazoo soloist extraordinaire. Combining dynamic and diverse musical styles with strong vocal harmonies they perform original songs as well as a wide range of music from elsewhere.

As well as having four vocalists, The Madillionaires play guitars, fiddle, accordion, banjo, octave mandolin, bass and attitude.

The Madillionaires will entertain you with songs of heroism and hardship, murder and survival, loves lost and won. You will be regaled with re-imagined ballads of yesteryear and hear tell of more recent times as well.   A fun concert to involve you too!

Doors open at 7pm and the compere will take names for the blackboard which starts at 7:30 pm.  After a light supper, our guests The Madillionaires!!!  Any donated baking is always appreciated, cost is $10 public/$5 members/$3 students.  All very welcome.

March 12 – Ronel Hunter Singer/Songwriter

March 12 – Ronel Hunter Singer/Songwriter

After Covid prevented Ronel’s debut concert at LFMC in 2020, we are thrilled to have her travel up from the South Island to weave her lovely songs for us.  Come along and enjoy the early concert at 7:30 pm – doors open at 7pm.  After supper, there will be the usual open mic which provides a variety of musical talents.  Hope to see you there!

Our March newsletter is available to read here

Feb 12 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

Feb 12 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

Welcome back to  Concert Nights 2021!   The Committee is very pleased to feature a group new to the Kapiti Coast, and featuring Andrea Reid, Nick and Derek Burfield.  They play Americana/originals/folk/covers and are very strong in harmonies.

Concert is commencing at 7:30 pm – $10 public/$5 members/$3 students.  Following our guests, a light supper will be served and then open mic of our regular performers, one song each.  The compere will take names after 7pm.

Newsletter to come very soon.

Xmas Social and Barry & The Crumpets

Xmas Social and Barry & The Crumpets

Looking ahead to our Xmas social and hope you can make it!   There will be a blackboard to start the evening with an extended supper – plates of special baking especially appreciated.   Bring extra cash for raffles and lots of luck to you all!  Cost is $5 to all (students $3) so your guests are most welcome too.

Barry and the Crumpets – a newish band, Barry and the Crumpets are a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance. Young people playing old-time classics, breakneck bluegrass and swampy blues. All played toe-tapping fast and knee-slapping rowdy.    Hold your hats, and tap those boots (or dance).  Playing at LFMC 9pm ish.  Finish off 2020 with a bit of a foot-stomper!   Our newsletter is out now.  Read it here.

Dusty & The Sepia Tones in November

Dusty & The Sepia Tones in November

An amazing special concert by Dusty Burnell, who is bringing Michael Muggeridge and fiddler Emily Griffiths – doors open 7pm with Open Mic to start (all welcome -one song only) and our guests at approx 9pm.  What a treat!   FRIDAY NOV 13 2020

And our November newsletter is here

Hope you enjoy this concert and the special Xmas concert planned for Dec 11th.  Contributions of baked goods would be especially welcome.

October Guest Martha Louise

October Guest Martha Louise

We are very pleased to introduce you to Martha Louise performing on dulcimer and guitar, with support from Peter Madill.  Martha’s concert commences at 7:30 pm – $10 public/$5 members.  A blackboard of one song each performer will finish off the evening.   Hope to see you there,

Levin Folk Music Club, Scottish Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, Levin 

Coming in Sept – Graham Wardrop

Coming in Sept – Graham Wardrop

LFMC is thrilled that our September guest is GRAHAM WARDROP of ROCKONZ Hall of Fame.  He performs at 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept 11, 2020 and after an intermission, the usual open mic features.  Doors open at 7pm, friendly atmosphere, raffles.  Cost is $10 public/$5 members/$3 children.

Graham has been acclaimed as New Zealand’s finest finger style guitarist. After thirty years in the professional arena, he is regularly called upon to give concert performances, to play on television and studio recording sessions, to hold workshops in advanced fingerstyle techniques for steel string guitar, along with providing atmospheric music in sophisticated dining situations.

Graham has performed solo and alongside some of the world’s finest musicians, dazzling audiences at countless festivals, concerts and corporate functions.

He has toured, opened shows and/or worked with:

Tommy Emmanuel
Valdy
Martin Taylor

Leo
Kottke
Suzanne Lynch
Anne Kirkpatrick
Michael Fix
Manhattan Transfer

Gerry and the Pacemakers
Vanessa-Mae

Michael Crawford
Jasper Carrot
Billy T. James

Slim Dusty
Gray Bartlett

 

Not only does Graham maintain a busy performance schedule, but he also handcrafts instruments on which he performs.

He is a musician of great versatility and his love of balance, harmony and precision culminates in his richness of sound and a unique style of performance.

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