Mar 6 2022
Nov 24 2021
December 10th – 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.
Oct 28 2021
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.
Sep 20 2021
Read our October newsletter here. The Club offers a huge thanks to Dianne Morris-Madill and Dale Webb for their efforts over the year(s) in their committee roles and wishes them a happy future .
‘Out of the Blue’ is when something suddenly appears or arrives in your life unexpectedly. Although not entirely unprecedented, this grouping of experienced and talented performers preparing a show for the post covid LFMC/Tsunami concerts is a new venture for all concerned.
Surprise or not, we are excited to combine the instrumental excellence of local Kevin Watson on guitar, the smooth vocals of singer/songwriter Gill Allen, the intuitive upright bass and singing of new Kiwi Christine Lansford, with Levin’s Simon Burgess adding his troubadour skills.
This hugely internationally experienced group are proficient in many genres, weaving these skills into a varied program of jazz, folk, country and originals with tasty vocals and a gypsy flair. From ballads to gospel, raunchy to smooth, their biggest problem is not what to play, but what not to play!
Note: Christine is caught in the USA/MIQ Covid trap and will not be back in New Zealand for this performance. We are lucky to have the able assistance of Berndt Reiss to cover for her.
Evening begins with the open blackboard – one item each please – and our guests will play after supper. Covid regulations per Level 2 will apply if required so numbers may be limited. Entry fee is $10 public/$5 members.
Aug 27 2021
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.
Aug 23 2021
POSTPONEMENT OF THE LFMC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
AND NOTICE TO RESCHEDULE TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, 7:00 PM
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
Jul 21 2021
Read the August newsletter here.
Such a treat on Friday 13 August – the esteemed Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band, playing at 7:30 pm – early concert! Come along for a fantastic show!
Neil Worboys – Vocals, banjo, mandolin, blues harps, kazoo, jug, whoops
Carol Bean – Vocals, guitar, mandolin, hollers
Maurice Priestley – Vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocalisations, kazoo, jug, sounds
Bill Wood – Vocals, dobro, harmonised vocalisations
Peter Gregory – Vocals, tea -chest bass, double bass
Barry Carter – Vocals, washboard
The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band (KVMeJB) had its genesis in August 2013 when Pip Payne, Neil Worboys, Bill Wood, Maurice Priestley, and Steve Carlyle, banded together with the avowed intention of playing Jug Band Music together. Jug Band Music played an important part in the development of their individual DNAs and a vital source of inspiration for all things musical.
Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band music is a mix of original songs, which intentionally and vaguely follow the styles of Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, the Jim Kweskin Jugband and other inspirational pioneers of blues and jug band music, and cover versions of the above-mentioned heroes.
LFMC is looking forward to seeing this amazing 6 piece old-time jug band and promise great entertainment! After supper, the evening continues with an open mic blackboard of one song from each performer. Please give your name to the compere before 7:30 pm. Cheers from the committee!
Jun 23 2021
FLOORSPOT NIGHT – ALL WELCOME TO PLAY
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.
May 26 2021
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.
READ THE JUNE NEWSLETTER HERE
Apr 28 2021
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 – email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book for: May 16 – The Sutherlands