May Music Month 2016


Exciting Stuff

Invitation to Members

Well, we have a great opportunity to showcase the musicians from our club on Saturday 28th May for May Music Month, organised by Kings Sound Centre, Levin.

My reason for writing is that the Folk Club is organising four hours of live music outside Caffeinate at the very top of Queen Street (by the Traffic lights and opposite the Warehouse) on Saturday 28th May from 10:00 – 14:00 hrs and I am on the scout for volunteers to play.

We had a great time last year and it’s a good opportunity to get together as musicians as well as promote our folk club locally.

If you would be interested in playing (probably be a minimum of 2-3 songs, depending on how many people are interested) please can you let me know by Sunday 15th May, to give me time to organise the order of play and get back to you with you with a guide on timings etc. We will have the club sound system on hand to plug in, so no need to bring anything except yourselves, your voices and your instruments.

Dale is hosting a relaxed music evening and shared dinner at her Ohau property for those who wish to carry on with Saturday’s fun – further details to come later.

Please email your response to

Jo Sheffield

Levin Folk Music Club Committee


October Newsletter

October Newsletter

October Newsletter – Featuring Steph Casey

In this newsletter read more about:
* Steph Casey and the Racketeers
* the Club Acoustic Night and blues workshop
* our November guests: The Frank Burkitt Band
* the design a new club logo competition
* what other club members are up to
* the Magic and Mischief concert at Lily's Ranch House
* your chance to be in a live recording audience at Tsunami Sound Studios
* Wellyfest

Click here to read the newsletter

September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Read the September newsletter

1.  This months guest artist Black Eyed Susie
2.  Acoustic Night including a Drumming Workshop - Sept 25
3.  Advance notice of October guest artist  Steph Casey and the Racketers
4.  Latest club news
5.  New ideas we will be trialling
6.  Members News
7.  Other music events you might want to attend

Note – October Concert  – Members Plus One special



It is with pleasure that the Committee announce the appointment of Rona Cooper and Colin Brown to our Levin Folk Music Club Committee and the appointment of Dale Webb as Acting Chair until the 2015 AGM.

The year ahead has some fine guests confirmed, and already we have started on a great note with Jo and Merlin hosting members to a very enjoyable January bbq/music evening.

We wish our members Happy New Year and hope you will join in club activities and enjoy 2015 with us.

Membership from Feb 2015 to 2015 AGM is discounted to half price – $10.00

Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Folk Club Member Colin Brown

Our long-time Club member, Colin Brown is involved with many projects and has recently been awarded a Civic Honour from the Horowhenua District Council for his commitment and dedication to “Keep Levin Beautiful” and “Education Horowhenua”.Colin BrownThe Levin Folk Club also acknowledges and is very appreciative of Colin’s volunteer assistance with Acoustic and Club Nights over many years.

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

November 14 Newsletter

The Levin Folk Music Club newsletter for November has been published – you can download it to read it here.

This month we have the Ruahine Rangers performing at the club: a four-piece bluegrass band with three members, the Ruahine Rangers are based in the Manawatu. Combining great instrumental skills with slick two- and three-part vocal harmonies, they play a mixture of classic and modern bluegrass, with a leavening of old time, folk, and original music.

Page 1 and number 1

Page 1 and number 1

Page 1 and number 1

The new Levin Folk Music Club domain name was registered in early August 2014 and the site went live, albeit as a work-in-progress on 16 August 2014.

For the last couple of days a search using ‘folk music levin’ or ‘Levin folk music’ has had our site at number 1 on page 1 of the search results.

As more information such as historical events and members details get uploaded the site will remain at or near the top of the search and will enable other folk musicians to find our club very easily.

Very soon there will be the section for members to upload and edit their profile, availability for gigs and other information they wish to promote about themselves – watch this space.

Use the QR Code

Use the QR Code

QR Code for quick access.

Qr Codes (Quick Response codes) provide very quick access to websites, addresses and contact details and are especially useful when using mobile appliances like smartphones and tablets.

QR Codes are a type of bar-code that can easily be read with an appropriate scanner that uses a tablet or smartphone camera. They have been around for over 10 years, initially developed by Toyota to track car parts and they are in common use in all sorts of advertising – magazine advertisements, billboards, t-shirts etc.

The reason why they are more useful than a standard bar-code is that they can store (and digitally present) much more data, including url links, geo coordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, many modern cell phones can scan them.

QR Droid is a very robust application for Android phones, free to use, very accurate and fast. Similarly, for IOS  (IPhones and Ipads) there is a great app called QR Reader. Both the Playstore and ITunes store have a large range of applications that are suitable.

If you wish to create your own QR Codes, you can do so here.

The above QR code is for the LFMC website.


In the News

In the News

The Club night is in the news.

Chronicle 8 Aug 14