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Out of the Blue – Oct 8 and AGM News

Out of the Blue – Oct 8 and AGM News

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.

Mike Harding POSTPONED & Sept Newsletter

Mike Harding POSTPONED & Sept Newsletter

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.

AGM Postponement – Notice of Rescheduled Date

AGM Postponement – Notice of Rescheduled Date

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

KVME Jug Band – August 13

KVME Jug Band – August 13

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!

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Keith

Keith

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.

READ THE JULY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Nicola Hooker and guests June 11

Nicola Hooker and guests June 11

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

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

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

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