Beverley and Alan Young – Saturday 10th August

Beverley and Alan Young standing next to a weatherboard wall.

Beverley and Alan Young have got folk music covered. Their joint repertoire covers British traditional, country, blues, gospel, Hawaiian, Irish and modern American female song-writers. But at the core is Beverley’s British and Irish traditional music, Al’s blues … and the old-time country music that so often draws from both those traditions.

Some of their music is new, some of it goes back years, but Beverley and Al put their own unique stamp on all of it, drawing from a wide repertoire of “roots” music and accompanying themselves on guitar, autoharp, steel guitar and dulcimer.

Beverley and Al are leading figures in New Zealand folk and acoustic music. Both have won NZ Folk Album of the Year (Tui) awards and they have performed separately and together at top festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 23rd August

Circle of Friday night musicians in the Beach Hall
Circle of Friday night musicians in the Titirangi Beach Hall

A bit of a singaround, a bit of a jam session, a bit of what you fancy does you good on a Friday evening.

What do you do?
– We chat, sing, play music and support each other
Do I need to be a member?
– No, Everyone is Welcome, if you like it, join later
Do I need to play an instrument?
– No but if you’re learning then we will help you
Am I too old?
– No, you’re never too old or too young to sing or to make music

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. If you do not sing or play and would like to then here you’ll find encouragement. There is never any pressure and you may wish to visit a few times to get confidence or you may already be confident, it does not matter, no one will criticize, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Geoff Rowe – Saturday 14th September

Geoff Rowe

Geoff Rowe has spent twenty years writing songs, six months building his newest guitar, and ten minutes writing this sentence. Like an unattended petri dish, Geoff’s mind is a breeding ground for a variety of popular culture, and his songs are the same. He can have you laughing at absurdity, or reflecting in melancholy. Both Roger Giles and Michael Young have called him one of their favourite songwriters, and neither of them agreed to put that in print. Once described by his partner as “If you took Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop and RnB, you would be none of those things”.

Geoff has previously released an album called ‘Sweet, Sad and Silly’, named so because those are the types of songs he tends to write. This can be found on Spotify and iTunes. Having spent the last six months building a replacement guitar, which he named Patience, he is now recording follow up album: ‘Waiting for Patience’. You can find a full build log of Patience on his website www.geoffrowemusic.com/blog, where he also blogs about a new song every week. He hopes to see you at Titirangi, by which time he should be cured of referring to himself in the third person.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 27th September

Circle of Friday night musicians in the Beach Hall
Circle of Friday night musicians in the Titirangi Beach Hall

A bit of a singaround, a bit of a jam session, a bit of what you fancy does you good on a Friday evening.

What do you do?
– We chat, sing, play music and support each other
Do I need to be a member?
– No, Everyone is Welcome, if you like it, join later
Do I need to play an instrument?
– No but if you’re learning then we will help you
Am I too old?
– No, you’re never too old or too young to sing or to make music

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. If you do not sing or play and would like to then here you’ll find encouragement. There is never any pressure and you may wish to visit a few times to get confidence or you may already be confident, it does not matter, no one will criticize, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Friday Folk/Jam – Friday 26th July

Friday Folk/Jam June 2019

A bit of a singaround, a bit of a jam session, a bit of what you fancy does you good on a Friday evening.

What do you do?
– We chat, sing, play music and support each other
Do I need to be a member?
– No, Everyone is Welcome, if you like it, join later
Do I need to play an instrument?
– No but if you’re learning then we will help you
Am I too old?
– No, you’re never too old or too young to sing or to make music

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. If you do not sing or play and would like to then here you’ll find encouragement. There is never any pressure and you may wish to visit a few times to get confidence or you may already be confident, it does not matter, no one will criticize, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

The Jews Brothers Band / Bluegrass and Beyond – Saturday 13th July

Concert @ Lopdell House

DOORS 7.00PM for a 7.30PM START.

$20 All Comers.

The Jews Brothers Band

This idiosyncratic five-piece has become a legend throughout the land and after more than twenty years is still going strong, playing most recently at Auckland Folk Festival 2019 and Luminate 2019.  The secret of their enduring strength lies in the astounding musicianship of every band-member, their tightly wound mesh of instrumental and vocal harmonies, their exhilarating ‘beyond klezmer'” repertoire and their enormous drive and infectious rhythms.

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John Egenes and Donna Dean – Friday 28th June

Donna Dean, John Egenes
Serious musicians.

We’ve swapped Friday Folk and Club Night again, to make way for this exciting event. We couldn’t turn down an opportunity to hear these 2, even if it did mean more club-night juggling.

JOHN EGENES

John Egenes

Against the backdrop of his fine guitar playing, John Egenes pulls together musical styles from his background as a studio session player and road musician and plugs them into a mix all his own. His music weaves a tapestry of Americana, rich in country & folk, bluegrass & contemporary songwriting, as this veteran road warrior takes us with him on trips through musical landscapes, telling stories that shine with the light of his humour, insights and quirky multi-instrumental figures.

Egenes brings his set to the stage with songs of buckaroos and railyards, tales of lost love and life that take you from the American southwest to the land of the long white cloud. Armed with a guitar, a mandolin, or any instrument he can get his hands on, he explores the nooks and crannies that lie hidden within our lives. His dry humour and tasteful licks may find their way into yours, and you just might catch yourself singing one of his songs long after seeing him perform.

DONNA DEAN

Donna Dean

Donna Dean is a Tui award winning singer-songwriter. Her lyrics deal with the human condition making her live performances deeply moving, at time heartbreaking and ultimately inspirational. Her creativity has been likened to that of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Her voice has been labelled ‘haunting’, ‘heavenly’ and ‘mesmerising’.

An award winning feature length documentary film of her life was a huge hit at the NZ Docedge Film Festival in 2016 and has since been aired on Maori TV and the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Canada, to great acclaim.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Friday Folk – Saturday 8th June

Guitar too close to the fire.
Guitar too close to the fire.

As we’ve changed the night for Friday Folk this month, we might go the whole hog and change the format as well, and make tonight a JAM SESSION – to be advised nearer the time..

A bit of a singaround, a bit of a jam session, a bit of what you fancy does you good on a Friday evening.

What do you do?
– We chat, sing, play music and support each other
Do I need to be a member?
– No, Everyone is Welcome, if you like it, join later
Do I need to play an instrument?
– No but if you’re learning then we will help you
Am I too old?
– No, you’re never too old or too young to sing or to make music

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. If you do not sing or play and would like to then here you’ll find encouragement. There is never any pressure and you may wish to visit a few times to get confidence or you may already be confident, it does not matter, no one will criticize, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Friday Folk – Friday 24th May 2019

A bit of a singaround, a bit of a jam session, a bit of what you fancy does you good on a Friday evening.

What do you do?
– We chat, sing, play music and support each other
Do I need to be a member?
– No, Everyone is Welcome, if you like it, join later
Do I need to play an instrument?
– No but if you’re learning then we will help you
Am I too old?
– No, you’re never too old or too young to sing or to make music

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. If you do not sing or play and would like to then here you’ll find encouragement. There is never any pressure and you may wish to visit a few times to get confidence or you may already be confident, it does not matter, no one will criticize, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Clare Senior & Nick Johnston – Saturday 11th May

Clare Senior & Nick Johnston brandishing instruments
Clare Senior & Nick Johnston brandishing instruments

Clare and Nick are traditional singers and songwriters who have been singing for a long time, and once they got together, their skills and talents blended to create beautiful songs and stories.

With their debut album “One Shilling” under their belts, they are delighted to be back at Titirangi Folk Music Club with a bunch of old and new songs to delight and entertain.

Regulars in the folk scene are likely to be aware of Clare’s magnificent voice, allied with Nick’s well crafted songs which span subjects from all over the world and all throughout history.

Come along and expect a mix of humour, tragedy and social commentary, sometimes all in the same song.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.