In a cunning move to get more of you involved in the AGM we’re going to hold it at a random time during the evening, so you can’t miss out by coming late, and we’re going to give you FREE ADMISSION to celebrate the new committee – Whoopee!!
Invited guests include, but are not limited to:-
- Bevis England
- Jan Elliott
- Jean Reid
- Two Hearts
- Paul Brown
- Bill Morrison
- Madeline Beasley
- Paul Howarth
- Tony Smyth
- Bob Large
- Summer Breeze
Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
FREE FOR ALL!
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
Come and share a wee bit of nostalgia as I remember some of the many friends I have made in the folk scene from having been a member of TFMC, by playing some of the songs I have nicked off the terrific song writers I have met along the way.
I am also hoping to invite Ron Baker to add his lovely guitar to a couple of numbers and, of course, the wonderful Robin Nelson, who writes so many cracking good songs which he allows me to sing along with.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Under 18s Free.
West Auckland’s very own music festival
@ Motu Moana Scout Camp
90 Connaught St
Lots of Great Guests to give you a great time.
BARRY SWALLOW has been playing guitar and dulcimer since the 1960s and since the 70s his playing has been heavily influenced by the open tunings and guitar techniques of Nic Jones. His repertoire includes traditional songs, songs by American contemporary musicians and, of course, songs from Nic Jones.
CHRIS PENMAN has performed all over New Zealand for the past 40 years, singing both solo and with her father Jack and siblings David and Thiea. Whilst singing anything and everything from Country to Rock, she has always maintained her love for the traditional songs of her homeland Scotland, using her powerful, emotive voice to tell the stories and tales that draw you in and have you singing along.
MADELINE & BILL. Madeline Beasley & Bill Morrison are two of Auckland’s favourites, both as solo performers and in various combinations. They teamed up as a duo some two years ago. They accompany themselves on guitars and banjo and also sing a number of fine acapella songs. Their eclectic repertoire and beautiful harmonies have won them many fans.
MIKE HARDING is a musical storyteller who is at his happiest singing songs from the lighter side of Kiwi “culture” – from small towns and back-country roads, from the radio and the rodeo, the city and the shed. Songs from Kiwi songwriters who have helped us to laugh at and love ourselves and where we live.
NEIL FINLAY is an accomplished musician, specialising in old time blues. He’s been playing blues since he was a teenager when he discovered the harmonica and then the guitar. He has played support and backing musician for many overseas bluesmen when they toured New Zealand, including the legendary Brownie McGhee. He plays solo, as a duo with Peter Parnham, and as a member of many bands.
PAUL BROWN is originally from Dundee and has been agitating the New Zealand folk scene for the past 9 years with his Scots banter and hearty singing. At his happiest singing for social change, Paul combines traditional Scottish and Irish songs with songs of protest. You will be encouraged or coerced by Paul to join in a chorus or three.