We are putting on a concert as part of the 'Acoustic Cafe' strand of the Titirangi Festival of Music. We'll be adding to the variety and richness of the Festival with a sampling of the variety and richness available in the club.
Appearing probably in this order are:-
Recently returned to New Zealand, singer/songwriter/guitarist, Angela Fox became involved in the New Zealand music industry as a Folk artist in the early '90's. Her debut album, "Takin' a Chance", (1990) was nominated for the Folk Album of the Year by the NZMA. She has since released 3 solo albums; "Deceptive Love" (1994), "Arrow" (2001) and "Floral Rites" (1999).
While living in Scotland Angela worked for the East Kilbride Arts Council running a weekly session in Harmony for Traditional Scottish Song, and school holiday sessions in various arts. She worked closely with Edinburgh and Glasgow Songwriting Clubs and became a founder/member of the Lanark Songwriters.
We are delighted to have her back on our local music scene, come see why you've heard so many good things about her.
The Robertsons are a local family featuring talented young harpers, Claire and Kirsty , accompanied by Kathy on guitar and Nigel on flute and whistles.
They play a stimulating yet thoughtful mix of traditional and contemporary music, including beautifully crafted harp solos. Song is also featured, along with foot stomping sets of tunes.
They recently performed at the Waitangi festival and are touring Scotland and Ireland in June.
became obsessed with the guitar at the age of 18, inspired by the likes of James Taylor, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, Chet Atkins and the Beatles. These days he is mostly inspired by singer/songwriters such as Walt Wilkins, David Wilcox, James Taylor (still!), Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark.
His father used to drag him along to bluegrass festivals in the hills of the Missouri Ozarks and he gained an appreciation for the instrumental skills of the local pickers. While Micheal was never that moved by the old time bluegrass style, he was blown away by the (then) contemporary rock/jazz/blues/bluegrass fusion music coming from the likes of New Grass Revival, The Tony Rice Unit and The David Grisman Quartet. The mandolin was added to the toybox so he could participate in these styles.
Micheal has been singing lead vocal and playing mandolin with ‘Wires & Wood’ for the past four years and he does guitar, mandolin and vocals in the country/folk/rock band ‘Too Far Gone’. He is excited to be doing the same in funky groove newgrass band ‘Reintarnayshun’. He has played backing for just about everybody in the NZ acoustic music scene. You can find him in the jam sessions at the acoustic music festivals, providing backing most Thursdays at 121 Café, and performing at the music clubs around Auckland.
A busy West Auckland five piece group, Westumbria specialise in music mostly from the English and Celtic traditions.
Their debut album "Stepping Stones" was released at the 2006 Auckland Folk Festival. Blending instruments such as the unique Northumbrian Smallpipes, violin, guitar, electric bass and accordion Westumbria's tune arrangements go from haunting airs that make your spine tingle to ‘flat out’ reels, jigs and polkas, which will have your feet tapping. Their set will likely include a song or two which you can join in with..... so be sure to bring your singing voices along with you.
With a full, rich sound and a varied repertoire from the band there will be ‘something for everybody’ so a good time is sure to be had by all!
Delightful local singer/songwriter Rosemary says:-
I have always loved to sing and have always loved the stage - be it acting or singing; in choirs, groups or solo - I just love it! I got my first guitar when I was 7 and my parents encouraged me to perform at every opportunity. When I discovered the Titirangi Folk Club two years ago and sat listening to all the great performers I saw that night, I couldn't stop smiling - it felt like coming home. So thanks for welcoming me so warmly into your lovely "family" - I am absolutely thrilled to be given this guest spot.
I plan to do a mix of traditional and original songs, and will be joined in parts by my good friends Sieffe, Ron and Ian. I look forward to seeing you there.
An informal ‘Singaround’ when a smaller group of people meet to share their songs and music.
We enjoyed Titter at Titters so much a couple of years ago that we decided the time had come to do it again.
So, the evening is all floorsingers, no booked guest, items must at least make an attempt at being humorous AND be related in some way to the folk traditions.
Simple really, come and enjoy.
Last Update: 2008-04-01