Mark your Calendars

Mark your Calendars

AUGUST 2021

Aug 13   – KELBURN VIADUCT MUNICIPAL ENSEMBLE JUG BAND  Concert begins at 7:30 pm at the Scottish Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, Levin  Cost $10 public/$5 members/$3 students.   Following a light supper, our open mic blackboard begins approx 9pm.

POSTPONED  ** AUG 27  –  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  –

SEPTEMBER 2021

Sept 10   –  POSTPONED – Singer/musician/NZ icon MIKE HARDING  Guest concert to start, followed by supper and open mic of one song.

Sept 24 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – at the Scottish Hall   7:00 pm promptly   Supper and opportunity to jam to follow AGM.  Calling members and interested parties to join in the discussion.

OCTOBER 2021

Oct 14  – OUT OF THE BLUE  featuring Kevin Watson, Simon Burgess and Gill Allen.

Oct 28 – Club Night, 7:30 pm

 

Also, check out Levin Folk Music on FB for club concerts, local musical events and house concerts.

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D.A.L.E. HOUSE CONCERTS – Various Locations

Come from 2:30 pm for tea/coffee and a guest concert from 3-4 pm.  Optional to stay on for a chat. Bookings to dalewebb143@gmail.com or 027 2079695   Please bring cash for performers! and if you wish, a contribution to afternoon tea.

AUG 1 – WILKIE MAC  Cost: $15/$10 unwaged/senior  (Dale’s)

AUG 22 – POSTPONED – NICK VAN DIJK & REBEKAH GREIG  Cost: $15/$10 unwaged/senior (Bob and Helen’s)

SEPT 5 – POSTPONED – JO SHEFFIELD – Cost: $15/$10 unwaged/senior (Dale’s)

COVID PERMITTING:

SEPT 19 – PORTHILLBILLIES – Cost: $15/$10 unwaged (Keith & Sue’s)

SEPT 26 – GOOD HABITS – Cost: $15/$10 unwaged (Rona’s)

OCT 10  – VICKY CLAYTON AND GILLY DARBY  (Dale’s)

NOV 7  –  HELEN DOROTHY & PLOTT at Firebird Cafe 

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

 

 

 

AGM scheduled August 27 7:00 PM

AGM scheduled August 27 7:00 PM

The Committee invite interested and willing paid-up members to express interest in joining our committee or taking on officer roles by signing a Nomination Form and providing it to Jean, Secretary of Levin Folk Music Club.  The date for our AGM is approaching – Friday, August 27 at 7:00 pm at the Scottish Society Hall, with an acoustic jam to follow.

Details of our AGM and procedures are in the June newsletter – READ HERE

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

UZBLOKES on May 14

UZBLOKES on May 14

Presenting Uzblokes from Kapiti/Otaki – Jon Callwood (Jon Ken and Ivan/ Morgan Magan/ Sasana) Phillip (Bagpipeboy) Cowan ( Queensland Police pipes and drums / Sasana ) and Pete Hancock (Morgan Magan/ Sasana) all have their roots in Celtic music but now push the boundaries into today’s ‘Indie Folk’.  Originally getting together about 10 years ago, the band moved away from playing very traditional and structured celtic folk music into playing their own original folk music with  ‘folk like tendencies’ but also incorporating a bit of other music flavours inspired by jam sessions.

So what happens when 2 grumpy old men meet a young didgeridoo/ bagpipe player? UZBLOKES. When they get together all that matters is ‘Let’s make music!’.  Anything goes – ‘Bouzouki, banjitar and bagpipes on this?” or “a Maori waiata over Scottish mouth music from the 1700s.  Why not?”.

The band focus on recording their original music and are lucky enough to collaborate with some of NZ’s top musicians.  Their latest CDs “It’s the way the cookie crumbles” and “Tainted Honey” are available on their website www.uzblokes.com, along with free downloads from their entire repertoire.

Open mic begins the evening (one song please) with UZBLOKES after the supper break.  A fascinating musical journey from three locals.

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.

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