Mark your Calendars

Mark your Calendars

September 2019

13 Sept         CINDY MUGGERIDGE & NEIL BILLINGTON – Scottish Hall, doors open 7pm, raffles, supper, $10/$5 members.  Blackboard of one song each in first half.

14 Sept         D.A.L.E. House Concert featuring NICK CHARLES.  Book with dalewebb143@gmail.com for details, address, etc.

27 Sept        Club Night at the Scottish Hall, all welcome!  7:30 pm $2

October 2019

06 Oct          D.A.L.E. House Concert featuring WHIMZIK  Book with dalewebb143@gmail.com for details, address, etc.

11 Oct           SKIFFY RIVETS  – Scottish Hall, doors open 7pm, raffles, supper, $10/$5 members.  Blackboard of one song each in first half.

25 Oct          Club Night at the Scottish Hall, all welcome!  7:30 pm $2

25-28           WELLINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL, Wainuiomata  – Check facebook or their website for prices.  An amazing collection of wonderful musicians!!

November 2019

02 Nov          D.A.L.E. House Concert featuring WE MAVERICKS  at the Scottish Hall, 7pm door sales $20   “NOT TO BE MISSED”

03 Nov          D.A.L.E. House Concert with RICHARD GRAINGER at Cavan & Penelope’s.   Book with dalewebb143@gmail.com for details, address, etc. $20

08 Nov            PADDY BURGIN & THE WOODEN BOX BAND  – Scottish Hall, doors open 7pm, raffles, supper, $10/$5 members.  Blackboard of one song each in first half.

23 Nov          D.A.L.E. House Concert featuring THE FRANK JOHN TRIO  at Chris & Barbara’s.  Book with dalewebb143@gmail.com for details, address, etc.  $15

22  Nov          Club Night at the Scottish Hall, all welcome!  7:30 pm $2

COMING IN DECEMBER 2019

08 Dec         D.A.L.E. House Concert featuring BB & ALEX (U.S.A.) at Dale’s.  Book with dalewebb143@gmail.com for details, address, etc.

13 Dec         LFMC XMAS PARTY – Member Showcase all night

Check out Levin Folk Club on facebook for local musical events and house concerts.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Click here to read our great newsletter.

AGM – 2nd August 2019

AGM – 2nd August 2019

The AGM of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. (LFMC) will be held on Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Road.  The AGM will be followed by supper (and jam if members present wish to do this.)
Subscriptions are due 30 June, 2019 or at the AGM.  Please note that only financial members are eligible to nominate or vote in elections, and to discuss and vote on motions.  LFMCI – Member Application form 01.07.19 – 30.06.20
Special Note
1. If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 20 July 2019.
2. if any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM to amend the constitution, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 20 July, 2019.
Motions: (still to come)

At the AGM this year there will be a special draw taken among those financial members attending the meeting.  The prize will be a free membership of the next Folk Club year.  So be in to win!!
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Jean Hollis
Secretary.
Phone: 06 368 6406

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.

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