The Outsiders – Saturday 9th October 2021

We can’t run the club in the Beach hall till Auckland is back at Covid Alert Level 1, so tonight will again be a singaround via Zoom. It will include some playing from 2 members, Helen Douglas and Mark Sanders, of the previously advertised Outsiders, and we’ll get all of The Outsiders back in for a proper spot in the new year, virus permitting.

Join from 7.30pm for a chat etc. but music kicks off at 8.00PM.

Zoom Link:-
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81267955786?pwd=Tnp3d0oybkkwdUhSMzFUZUtsb2trZz09

Meeting ID: 812 6795 5786
Passcode: 410388

The Outsiders

Introducing Helen Douglas, Angela Fox, Bill Newns and Mark Sanders.

Helen Douglas, originally from the North East of England, has been playing the Northumbrian Small Pipes since a young teen. While touring around Canada and North America during her university years she attended various trad events which introduced her to the wonders of Irish and Scottish music. Very much the lone piper after arriving in NZ in 2001 she started attending the Titirangi Folk music club in 2017. Since then she’s had time to meet and pursue musical connections with others who love rich harmonies and the musical possibilities that traditional music can conjure up.

Angela Fox became an instant devotee of the Folk Music scene when she discovered Titirangi Folk Club through an advert in the Western Leader in the late 1980s. Her big OE took her and her guitar overseas into many a musical adventure for 15 years. On her return to NZ, Angela became the lead vocal and ukulelist for Pacific-Swing/jazz trio, Chillele. Angela is now revisiting her guitar based repertoire which includes Folk and Original material alongside favourite songs from a wide variety genres and eras, with a particular passion for Scottish Traditional music.

Bill Newns is from Cornwall but left the UK in 1994 to travel – meeting his muse in Hong Kong and deepening his delusions and passion for living. He pulls strings in the Outsiders whenever possible….

Mark Sanders migrated from the UK to NZ in 1994, and a couple of years later, heard the sound of the Uilleann pipes on a CD by a French new age band. Shortly afterwards, he met Lorcan Dunne, who had just started making pipes in Ponsonby, and was hooked. Never having had exposure to folk music, it was quite a mission to learn some tunes as well as the instrument, but perseverance paid off, and 23 years later, he has the skills for wonderful collaborations with the Outsiders.

Together, The Outsiders weave rich harmonies with innovative rhythms and arrangements to bring you acoustic folk songs and tunes as you have never heard them before. A unique combination of vocals with Northumbrian and Irish pipes, double bass, guitar and various other instruments.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 22nd October 2021

We can’t run Friday night in the hall until we’re back at Covid Alert Level 1. As it seems highly unlikely that will be so by the 22nd, tonight will be another one for the zoomers. From 7.30PM for a 7.30PM start.

Zoom Link:- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81267955786?pwd=Tnp3d0oybkkwdUhSMzFUZUtsb2trZz09

Meeting ID: 812 6795 5786     Passcode: 410388

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

An evening of taking turns to share music and songs around the circle, joining in when you can, with harmonies on your instrument or voice. Participate or listen. The choice is yours.

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.

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 criticise, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $5

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

Celtic Ferret – Saturday 13th November 2021

Celtic Ferret

Fresh from not being guests at the sadly Covid-cancelled Wellington Folk Festival, Celtic Ferret are relieved to be unlocked, loaded and primed to fire off some of the songs from their second album “A Few Miles Together” which they will launch at their home club of Titirangi.

They will bring some with them because they are really quite proud of it and you can buy it for $20 and start off your Christmas shopping!

Celtic Ferret are Jean Reid and Ian Bartlett whose repertoire is steeped in the folk tradition.

They paint evocative musical pictures of gruesome deaths, riots, crimes, love and loss, customs and characters all woven with earthy harmonies and thoughtful instrumentation – and a touch of humour! If only history had been taught this way at school!

They have been guests at numerous festivals and clubs around New Zealand and are happy to be at TFMC at last.

Whet your appetite for the gig and the album with some snippets on the launch page at:-
https://celticferret.wixsite.com/mysite/copy-of-albums

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 26th November 2021

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

An evening of taking turns to share music and songs around the circle, joining in when you can, with harmonies on your instrument or voice. Participate or listen. The choice is yours.

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.

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 criticise, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $5

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

Martin Curtis – Saturday 11th December 2021

MARTIN CURTIS
Singer Songwriter

Martin Curtis moved to New Zealand in 1976, after a few years living in the outback of Australia, where he founded and ran the Tennant Creek Folk festival. Soon after settling at Cardrona in Central Otago, he started writing his own songs about the history and environment of his newly adopted country. One of his very first songs, “Gin & Raspberry” soon became a folk standard and has been covered by at least 15 artistes around the world. To date he has released 15 albums, all of them comprising songs mainly about NZ. He also founded and continues to run the annual Cardrona Folk festival, now in its 45th year.

He has appeared at festivals and clubs all around New Zealand, and has also done 14 major tours of the U.K, performing anywhere between Cornwall to the Shetland Islands.

His concerts combine quiet thoughtful songs about NZ and beyond with hilarious bush poetry and other humorous material he has picked up along the way. He always tries to entertain his audiences with a varied repertoire, something he learned from his long time friend and inspiration Eric Bogle.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 17thDecember 2021

Note:- A week early for Christmas!!

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

An evening of taking turns to share music and songs around the circle, joining in when you can, with harmonies on your instrument or voice. Participate or listen. The choice is yours.

We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.

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 criticise, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $5

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.