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November Highlights

November Highlights

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

 

 

 

 

Nov 03  House Concert at Cavan’s featuring RICHARD GRAINGER, UK folksinger, bring a plate for afternoon tea  $20

 

 

 

 

Nov 8   WOODEN BOX BAND as LFMC guest, Scottish Hall, 7:30 pm start

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Dec 8   Exceptional bluegrass player BB & Alex from U.S.A. at Dale’s – $15 bring a plate to share, byo.

 

30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary

A brief history of Levin Folk Music Club as we celebrate 30 years of live acoustic folk music in Levin.

Rona with Danny

Rona with Danny

It all began in 1989 with Shenanigans coffee bar in Levin.  People would meet and sing at Danny’s place on a Sunday night. When Shenanigans closed, a small group (Eddie, Evie, Roy, Maree, Danny, Jim and Rona) got together to keep the music going and so the Levin Folk Music Club began.  Their first meeting place was in the Levin Waiopehu Tramping Club rooms off Parker Avenue.

In February 1992, with the Club growing in popularity, it moved to the Jaycee Lounge, above Leader and Watt in Oxford Street.  For nearly ten years, every month except January, the Club hosted musicians from New Zealand and overseas and provided an informal place where people could perform and enjoy music.

In November 2001, the Club moved to the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall in Bartholomew Road.  Those involved for many years in setting up the hall, organising guest artists, welcoming at the door, refreshments, sound, newsletters and publicity have included Eddie, Evie, Han, Rona, Jeremy, Anne, Andrew, Tony, Shirley, Charlie, John, Brian F, Brian McK, and numerous other early supporters.  In 2011, under the steering committee of Chris, Ian, Andrew, Anne, Han, Barbara and Jill, with Colin as Chair, the Levin Folk Music Club became an incorporated society.

Past members

Past members

The Club has continued to grow with guest performers and local musicians sharing their interest and talents, encouraged and booked by Anne, Rona, Barb and now Dale.  Committee members (2019-20) comprising Val & John, Cavan, Jean, Dean and Dianne ensure the concert nights are run well, and the Club continues to be a warm, encouraging place of acoustic music.   A second night in the month has developed into an “acoustic/club” night under the supportive guidance of Kevin, Colin and Paul.

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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MidWinter Member Concert

MidWinter Member Concert

Hoping you can make it on June 14 for a full length blackboard, featuring members, regulars and drop-ins.  There is no guest scheduled in June but if you want to perform, please contact Kevin Watson.    Details are in the newsletter.  Click here to read our monthly news.

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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