SuperSheep – Saturday 7th December 2019

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.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Friday Folk’n’Jam – Friday 13th December 2019

!!Note the date!!

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

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
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Pick o’ the Folk Clubs – Auckland Folk Festival – Saturday 25th January 2020

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):-

10.00-10.30AM
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.
10.30-11.00AM
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.
11.00-11.30AM
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.
11.30-12.00PM
The Barebones Acoustic Folk Club featuring Al & Beverly Young, Nick Johnston & Clare Senior.
12.00-12.45PM
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.
1.00-1.30PM
Whangarei Folk Club
1.30-2.00PM
Hibiscus Coast Folk Music Club
2.00-2.30PM
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.
2.30-3.00PM
Titirangi Folk Music Club featuring Bevis England & Jan Elliott, Paul Brown.
3.00-3.45PM
Celtic Ferret are Ian Bartlett and Jean Reid, 2 finer traddy musicians can’t be found.
4.00-5.30PM
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
6.00-7.30PM
NZ Song Come-all-Ye, hosted by Chris Priestley.
11.00PM-early
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.
Late night singing.

Bluegrass and Beyond – Saturday 15th February 2020

Bluegrass and Beyond
Bluegrass and Beyond
Bluegrass and Beyond – more colourfully!

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.

We are:-

  • John Olding – guitar, lead vocal
  • Colin Speir – guitar, banjo, BV’s
  • Cameron Bennett – dobro, vocals and BV’s
  • Pete Parnham – bass fiddle, BV’s.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Rosemary Thomas – Saturday 9th November

Rosemary Thomas

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.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

WAAMFest3 – Friday 22nd – Monday 25th November

West Auckland’s very own music festival

@ Motu Moana Scout Camp
90 Connaught St
Blockhouse Bay

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.

Find out more at https://waamfestnz.wixsite.com/waamfest

Invited Guests & AGM & More Invited Guests – Saturday 12th October

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.
Admission:-
FREE FOR ALL!

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Friday Folk’n’Jam – Friday 25th October

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

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
Admission $3

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Geoff Rowe – Saturday 14th September

Geoff Rowe

Geoff Rowe has spent twenty years writing songs, six months building his newest guitar, and ten minutes writing this sentence. Like an unattended petri dish, Geoff’s mind is a breeding ground for a variety of popular culture, and his songs are the same. He can have you laughing at absurdity, or reflecting in melancholy. Both Roger Giles and Michael Young have called him one of their favourite songwriters, and neither of them agreed to put that in print. Once described by his partner as “If you took Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop and RnB, you would be none of those things”.

Geoff has previously released an album called ‘Sweet, Sad and Silly’, named so because those are the types of songs he tends to write. This can be found on Spotify and iTunes. Having spent the last six months building a replacement guitar, which he named Patience, he is now recording follow up album: ‘Waiting for Patience’. You can find a full build log of Patience on his website www.geoffrowemusic.com/blog, where he also blogs about a new song every week. He hopes to see you at Titirangi, by which time he should be cured of referring to himself in the third person.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.