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9 September 2022 – Burgess and Allen

9 September 2022 – Burgess and Allen

 

Burgess and Allen started singing together as a duo over seven years ago, after a chance encounter at Levin Folk Club. Combining their different musical backgrounds to forge a harmonic entity that is invigorating as it is diverse. Simon and Gill have featured performing together at clubs, weddings, festivals, and cafe venues here and overseas. Their material is drawn from all genres, they sing both popular gems and lesser known treasures with soothing assonance and melodic strength.

Gill started her musical career at 9 years old as an accomplished junior classical pianist. Her adoption of the guitar at a later age led to a desire to write her own material and present it in public. She completed her CD ‘Colour outside the Lines’ in 2012, where she lyrically paints emotionally candid musical canvases. Simon’s multi-instrumentalist versatility has seen him teaching, singing, playing, and recording in both large and small ensembles on a variety of different instruments, limited only by how many he can carry to the gig.

Their song choices reflect their aspirations to present quality arrangements and meaningful concert experiences for their audiences. This includes a range of Americana and Folk or Contemporary music but can include Gill’s contemplative compositions or Simon’s topical ramblings. They both enjoy expanding musical experiences through ongoing collaborations and associations with other artists.

The folk music club meets at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Road. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30pm with a blackboard, followed by supper and then the guest artist. Admission, which includes a light supper, is $5 for members, $10 non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

 

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/facebook.com 

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.

 

8 July 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert with invited guests

8 July 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert with invited guests

Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall
Cnr. Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin

Doors open at 7:00pm – Music begins at 7:30pm

Admission (includes a light supper)-
$5.00 for Members and non-Members; $3.00 for Students

Blackboard 1st half – Invited guest performers 2nd half:
Cazna
Keith Heginbotham
Jennie Cavaye
Liz and Griff Davies
John Laurenson

Images source: John Jenkins, LFMC Committee Member

Mark your Calendars

Mark your Calendars

 

Friday September 9th 2022 – Concert Night with “Burgess and Allen”

Their lively and varied performances are always great! Don’t miss them. Doors open 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm start.

Friday September 24th 2022 – Club Night

Doors open 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm start.

Friday October 14th 2022 – Local Stars concert

Doors open at 7:00 pm with start at 7:30 pm.

Friday October 28th 2022 – Club Night

Doors open at 7:00 pm with start at 7:30 pm.

Friday November 11th 2022 – Concert Night with “Butter Wouldn’t Melt”

Doors open at 7:00 pm with start at 7:30 pm.

Friday November 25th 2022 – Club Night

Doors open at 7:00 pm with start at 7:30 pm.

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.

Regards,
Val Jenkins – Treasurer, Levin Folk Music Club Inc.

10 June 2022 – Legal Tender (Ian and Moira Campbell)

10 June 2022 – Legal Tender (Ian and Moira Campbell)

Local Kapiti Coast duo Ian and Moira Campbell (Legal Tender) are delighted to be coming back to perform at the Club on Friday June 10th. Following their recent return from the Paihia Country Rock Festival they will be dusting off the last of the “cobwebs” from the enforced ‘Covid’ break by performing some new “favourites” as well as songs audiences have loved.

The duo have been the recipients of “Gold Guitar” country music awards and are frequent collaborators with various members of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band and other well know kiwi musicians. Performing a wide range of songs from alternative down-home original songs, and covers, the duo have engaged audiences from the Bay of Islands to the deep south. Songs by various artists including Guy Clarke, Holly Williams, Lorri McKenna and their own originals sung with earthy integrity and powerful vocal harmonies.

The evening at the Levin Folk Music Club begins with the usual blackboard for those who like to participate. Doors open at 7:00pm, with blackboard beginning at 7:30pm. The guests will appear after supper. Admission, which also includes a light supper (tea/coffee and muffins), is $5 for members, $10 non members, $3 for students.

The club also has an acoustic night on the fourth Friday (June 24) where performers can come and have a go in an informal environment.

11 February 2022 – Sadie and Jay

11 February 2022 – Sadie and Jay

Sadie & Jay’s storytelling music bursts with colour, texture and spirited characters! Performing original contemporary folk & roots music they feature distinctive harmonies accompanied by intricate guitar and double bass. Dynamic and intimate performances range from lively rag-time blues and comical ditties to compelling epic tales and ballads.

10 December 2021 – Hobnail & Christmas Concert

10 December 2021 – Hobnail & Christmas Concert

Come along and enjoy this last concert of 2021. Hobnail will get your feet tapping and your heart singing with their great songs, wonderful harmonies and lively show.
Rob Joass – vocals, guitar and mandolin; Jo Moir – vocals and violin; Hamish Graham – multi instrumentalist. Their fusion of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, pop and rock’n roll will delight us all.

The evening will begin with a slightly shortened blackboard, followed by a short break.  We are unable to supply supper under current Covid conditions but you are welcome to bring your own supper and refreshments. Special Christmas raffles on sale.

 

 

12 November 2021 – Head Full of Bees/Kevin Mayes

12 November 2021 – Head Full of Bees/Kevin Mayes

Night will begin with a floorspot from Kevin Mayes who specialises in singing traditional unaccompanied English folk songs.

“Head Full of Bees” follow with three great singers of sea shanties and trad songs. A young and lively group to entertain us. Instruments include cello and bouzouki.

Read their bios.

29 October 2021 – Mike Harding

29 October 2021 – Mike Harding

MIKE HARDING is our special guest for the end of this month.  We’d love you to come along on Friday, 29th October at 7:30 pm – Selected floorspots will begin the evening and our concert will be at Covid level 2 as before.

You are welcome to bring your own refreshments as no supper will be served.

 

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