Guest Artists

November 8- The Wooden Box Band

November 8- The Wooden Box Band

Nov 8   WOODEN BOX BAND as LFMC guest, Scottish Hall, 7:30 pm start  Blackboard to start the evening – one song please.

 

 

 

 

Nov 22 – Club Night – Entry $2, doors open 7:30 pm. Light supper.

Member Xmas Party – December 13 – Entry $5, plus a contribution to a festive supper please.  Kevin Watson (027 488 5397) is organising the member concert – please let him know if you are performing 1-3 songs.  Depending on blackboard numbers, you may be asked to perform less than 3.

No club night in December.

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D.A.L.E. House Concerts:

Nov 2    See Australia’s foremost fiddle player Lindsay Martin alongside NZ’s singer/songwriter Victoria Vigenser at the Scottish Hall, 7pm doors open $20   WE MAVERICKS TOUR NZ  Finishing early for Rugby Final.

 

 

 

 

Nov 23 – Favourites Erin Manu, Frank John and bass player Rob Greenfield play a house concert at Chris & Barb’s – $15  bring a plate to share, byo. 7pm for 7:30 pm concert

 

 

 

 

Dec 8   Exceptional bluegrass banjo player BB & Alex (guitar) from U.S.A. at Dale’s – $15 bring a plate to share, byo.  Jo Sheffield to open concert. 3pm for 3:30 pm concert.

 

Skiffy Rivets in October

Skiffy Rivets in October

Skiffy Rivets in concert at Levin Folk Music Club – October 11, 2019

Skiffy Rivets on stage

Skiffy Rivets on stage

With The Skiffy Rivets, harmonies are not something used just for choruses, they are a full time job for the three hard-working vocalists. Rather, it is the audience who are likely to find themselves beefing up the choruses, as the Skiffy Rivets reach out with their unique blend of songs borrowed from Americana, bluegrass, folk, and swing.

This month the Levin Folk Music Club gets a special preview show before the Skiffy Rivets appearance at the Wellington Folk Festival at Labour Weekend.

Creating the fun musical blend are singers Holly Carrington, Sue Tearne, and Pete Parnham who also provides the backdrop of guitar and slide guitar. As the set progresses, guest Cathy Dyer will also add her upright bass to the mix.

A Skiffy Rivets set never dwells for long in one place, as they shift gears and genres effortlessly with songs that will move you, make you laugh, have you singing and tapping your toes and wishing you’d brought your dancing shoes.

The Skiffy Rivets’ live studio CD Elbow Room has the same effect, with it becoming many listeners saying it is their favourite road trip CD – always making the miles go faster and putting a smile on their face. www.skiffyrivetsmusic.com

Doors open at 7pm, $10 public/$5 members.  Supper is included and there are raffles for grocery vouchers/concert tickets.  Musicians wanting to play one song on the blackboard should give their name to the compere at 7pm.

Sept 13th Concert Guests

Sept 13th Concert Guests

Bob & Kate

Bob & Kate

Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall are based in the Wairarapa but play gigs regularly around the southern half of the North Island. The song list veers between swing sounds of Texas, mixed with the blues, bluegrass, something approaching jazz and some Pop songs served up in the Bob and Kate way.

Bob Cooper-Grundy has pursued obscurity now for some 40 odd years, having played with some famous people in London including the drummers of The Pogues and the Woodentops. He enjoys playing blues guitar and singing country songs.

Kate Marshall plays violin, accordion and flute and sings quite beautifully. She started with classical piano and singing in choirs and you don’t have to listen that carefully to hear Bach and Mozart lurking behind Bob Wills and Memphis Minnie.

They have played at most of the folk clubs in the Wellington area, at the Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin Folk Festivals and at Jazz in Martinborough.  You can catch them at many cafes and pubs in the region. Check out their Bob and Kate facebook page for details.  Adding Neil Billington’s astonishing harmonica playing to the mix puts the emphasis on the Blues and provides even more opportunities for swapping ideas and stealing licks.

Bob, Kate and Neil met at music festivals where they would sit around jamming and enjoying each others music and improvisations. These jam sessions often became long musical conversations as the quickwitted musicians tried to outdo or steal ideas from one another. If one of them was performing and spotted the others in the audience, eyes would light up and a sudden guest spot would appear on the bill! Most recently they have played together at a cajun restaurant in Wellington, the Mayfair in Upper Hutt and most recently  at Jazz in Martinborough.

Neil Billington

Neil Billington

August Guests Legal Tender Duo

August Guests Legal Tender Duo

Friday 9 August – Our guests are Legal Tender Duo (Ian Campbell and Moira Howard-Campbell).  Read our newsletter here for all the details of upcoming events.

July Newsletter & Concert Guests

July Newsletter & Concert Guests

Our featured guests in July are Andrew London and Kirsten London, and we hope you can make it.   Remember DUES are due now and if not paid at July concert, then door costs are $10.

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Wandrella on Fri 10 May

Wandrella on Fri 10 May

Click here to read our May newsletter with all the news!  May is a Member Concert and the June long weekend is the Himatangi Hootenanny run by Jo Sheffield.

Wandrella

Wandrella

Himmerland perform April 12

Himmerland perform April 12

Hope to see you all for touring Danish band Himmerland, featuring special Scots singer Mairi Campbell.  Click here to read our latest newsletter.

Black Eyed Susie in March

Black Eyed Susie in March

March Concert – Black Eyed Susie – and other music events.

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Frank Burkitt Band to entertain

Frank Burkitt Band to entertain

A special evening with the 2019 Tui Award Winners – Frank Burkitt Band on Feb 8.  Click here to read our newsletter for more details, and find out about Dale’s house concert with Dennis Duigan and Ramblin’ Ash from Australia.

Rainy Jack to entertain

Rainy Jack to entertain

The November concert will be a delight – our local members entertain us with bluegrass, folk, blues and country covers.

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