Mike has CONFIRMED his presence for this gig. There have been some reports that Mike may not make it due to ill health. We can confirm that Mike WILL BE HERE! (7th April 2010)
There is a story that Mike really liked how one of his guitar heroes played a particular tune. After much head scratching he figured out how it had been done and set about teaching himself to play it, a goal which, after much perseverance he achieved. Much later he discovered that his hero had double tracked the recording.
Mike Gallagher is a fine singer and a talented and versatile musician. He has been a popular performer around the Auckland folk scene for many years and has performed, both solo and with other musicians and bands, at festivals and folk venues throughout New Zealand. He is a multi-instrumentalist although probably best known for his outstanding guitar skills. He has been described as "guitarists' guitarist" and his repertoire includes a variety of styles and genres. He is also a writer of songs and a composer of instrumental pieces.
No doubt he will be accompanied by Gypsy, as no performance by Mike would be complete without the appearance of New Zealand's best known "folkie" dog. Not only is Gypsy a firm favourite with Auckland folkies, most of her progeny have ended up in the homes and hearts of a number of them.
Mike now lives in Tauranga and these days it is a rare pleasure to have him appear a the club. Don't miss out on this evening of great music and song by a truly first class performer.
An informal ‘Singaround’ - ‘Open Mic’ without a Mic - A smaller group of people meet to share their songs and music.
23rd April is St George's day, read more about the traditions associated with England's national day.
Folk and Politics - It seems many British Folkies are becoming concerned that the The British National Party encourages its members to become involved in the folk and traditional customs of Britain, and that these customs may become associated in the minds of the general public with this kind of politics. You can read more about this issue on the Folk against Fascism website.
Last Update: 2011-02-01