A SUPERSHEEP CHRISTMAS AT TITIRANGI…..
Well another year has almost passed, and that can only mean one thing…. Christmas is here again.
Another round of Christmas parties, Christmas shopping, malls full of Jingle Bells and White Christmas…..
Well fear not. We have the answer to your, perhaps, jaded Christmas experiences.
Titirangi Folk Music Club has engaged the services of British Traditional folk group Supersheep,
who have promised to bring a stupendous programme of music, fun and frolics.
Supersheep offer you a traditional Christmas programme of Carols, tunes and songs of strong moral character.
‘What ?’ I hear you say? Well it is all true. Come along and find out for yourselves and give yourselves a Christmas treat.
Merry Christmas to you all…….
Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Under 18s Free.
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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
Instead of our Friday Night Welcome Concert, we’ve been asked to organise the Saturday programme in the Barn, so what better way to do this than to turn the Barn into a day-long folk club?
With the help of some of our neighbouring acoustic music clubs, we have arranged a diverse programme for a day of traditional music and music ‘in the tradition’.
We hope you enjoy the following (Work in progress – come back for the latest update):-
- Rafters Folk Music Club featuring Blues & More (Linda & Alistair Robinson), Old Numbers (Graham McGregor, Jim Lawless & Jennifer Howarth). Great acoustics as well as great musicians in this long standing Auckland Folk Club.
- Katikati Folk Club with Ashley Smith, Ann Bailey, Rex
Graveley, Paul Lethbridge and Di Logan.
The Katikati Folk Club has been in existence over 25 years. Katikati has the dubious claim to fame of being the only planned Irish settlement in the world. The pioneer settlers who sailed there in 1875 and 1878 were mainly from Ulster in Northern Ireland with some Scots and English as well. The history of the town is celebrated in the murals painted around the town, by holding a mural and arts festival biennially, and a ‘Songs for the Murals’ competition.
Members of the club will perform some of the songs which have been written and performed for this competition since 2011, and some Irish songs reflecting this heritage.
- Hamilton Acoustic Music Club featuring Wilkie Mac and Rhodeworks..
They meet on the 1st Tues of each month and feature floor spots from local performers with the occasional guest; with a strong history of great singers and players and are hosts of the world famous annual HAMSTERFEST.
- The Barebones Acoustic Folk Club featuring Al & Beverly Young, Nick Johnston & Clare Senior.
- Shanty Session hosted by Lew Black. Lew draws on his Liverpudlian upbringing to lead an invited line-up of shanty singers who share his love of songs of the sea. This will be a rollicking sing-a-long, always popular with a folk club audience.
- Whangarei Folk Club
- Hibiscus Coast Folk Music Club
- Devonport Folk Music Club – boasting the best view from any folk club, anywhere, and home to some excellent musicians, today featuring Bill Morrison & Madeline Beasley.
- Titirangi Folk Music Club featuring Bevis England & Jan Elliott, Paul Brown.
- Celtic Ferret are Ian Bartlett and Jean Reid, 2 finer traddy musicians can’t be found.
- The Tradition Bearer Session – unaccompanied un-amplified singing, participation rather than performance; the way that many of the songs of the oral tradition have been passed down over the centuries.
Tradition is the passing on of fire, not the worship of ashes – Gustav Mahler
- NZ Song Come-all-Ye, hosted by Chris Priestley.
- Homebrew & Drinking Songs Session hosted by Lew Black, Alex McClennan and John McGowan, a Come-All-Ye Singing Session based on the tradition of chorus songs and group involvement.
Open to people who wish to lead a song and those who love singing their hearts out in the chorus. A great way to learn folk songs and a highlight for people who enjoy listening to choral singing.
Only participants 18 years plus may whet their singing voices with a libation.
The bluegrass we play is a mix of traditional, and newgrass with some other songs re-interpreted into the bluegrass genre.
More recently Cameron Bennett has contributed original songs with his unique flair for describing New Zealand stories in a way that fits right into the bluegrass genre.
- John Olding – guitar, lead vocal
- Colin Speir – guitar, banjo, BV’s
- Cameron Bennett – dobro, vocals and BV’s
- Pete Parnham – bass fiddle, BV’s.