Looking For Alaska – Saturday 10th October 2020

Looking For Alaska

Members Aaron Gott and Amy Maynard offer up a sound rooted in country-style guitar and soaring harmonies woven together at their very fibre, intensified by their on-stage chemistry. The duo’s familiarity, closeness and authenticity is fuelled by their real-life romance, creating a magnetic performance style that captivates their audience time and time again, and has seen them open for the likes of Fly My Pretties, Herbs and Tiny Ruins, and as a featured act at the ​Canterbury Folk Festival.

Having performed together extensively since they bonded during a recording assignment at music school in 2012, Aaron and Amy embarked upon their newest musical endeavour Looking For Alaska two years ago, and have since worked tirelessly to create a collection of original material, ranging from thigh-slapping, foot-stomping folk sing-alongs, to poignant heart-rending ballads drenched in melancholy.

Looking For Alaska are currently gearing up for the release of their new album, ‘Light and Shadow,’ which is due for release on 6th November.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
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.

🎅Cameron Bennett – Saturday 12th December 2020🎅

Cameron Bennett. Photo: NZ Herald

Cameron’s day job is making television documentary and current affairs, but after-hours has always been about making music – from trad folk to bluegrass and country.

He plays acoustic and lap steel guitars in a number of line-ups, including Chris Priestley’s ‘Unsung Heroes,’ ‘Martha and the Backseat Drivers’ and ‘Bluegrass & Beyond.’

For the past decade, he’s turned his hand to writing songs that draw on the heritage, heartache and hope of this country of ours.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
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.

Lothlórien – Saturday 13th February 2021

Deferred because of Covid back in September, we are now very pleased to present Lothlórien!

Lothlórien

Lothlórien is a Celtic music group taking its name from the magical forest found in Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the group plays Celtic music mainly from Ireland, Scotland and England with occasional forays elsewhere.

Lothlórien plays both traditional folk and contemporary songs and tunes, from ethereal and haunting (in the style of Clannad and Loreena McKennitt) to jaunty and lively (such as jigs and reels), including some original compositions.

Amongst our influences – Clannad, Loreena McKennitt, Connie Dover, Capercaillie, Dervish, Deanta, Altan, Solas and many others…..

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
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.

High, Wide & Handsome – Saturday 13th March 2021

High, Wide & Handsome

Returning to the club after supporting Aro last year, tonight we have a full guest spot from 3 of our favourite musicians!

  • Songs of the sea and songs of the land.
  • New songs, old songs, that centuries span.
  • Songs from all over, dusted out in the light.
  • Songs of joy and despair, of love and delight.
  • Stories of success and failure, some sad, some gloomy.
  • Songs we will sing with you so glad and so groovy!

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
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.

Club Night By Zoom – Saturday 12th September 2020

8.00PM New Zealand time.

No Club Night in the Beach Hall tonight due to the virus, but we can meet via zoom, which allows folks in far-flung places to come visit.

Here are the details:-

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Meeting ID: 846 488 099

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AGM, MINI-SPOTS and FLOORSINGERS – Saturday 8th August 2020

Minutes of the 2020 AGM can be found here!

THE AGM! – OUT with the old committee – IN with the new – though they’ll probably be the same people – YOU could become one of them – worth thinking about……

The AGM will be surrounded by A FLOORSINGERS NIGHT, including a few MINI-SPOTS from AL & BEV, HELEN DOUGLAS & FRIENDS, and BEVIS ENGLAND.

Some great music guaranteed. 2 halves of the best in Auckland Folk Music joined into a very musical whole.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start

FREE ADMISSION!

Ronél Hunter – Saturday 11th July 2020

Back LIVE in the Beach Hall!

Ronél Hunter is a Singer Songwriter and a busy Mother of three. Originally from South Africa, Ronél played at the local folk festivals, before she settled in New Zealand in 2009, and married her Kiwi husband in 2011.

At heart, Ronél is a storyteller. She has the ability to step into a song and to become a part of the story, as she takes the audience with her on a beautiful journey discovering the heart of each song.

Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in being real and being yourself. Her focus is on the story a song has to tell and the emotion behind it, rather than sticking to a genre.

Ronél will be releasing her Debut Album this month, promoting it with a tour around New Zealand.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
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.

Virtual Folk Club – Saturday 13th June 2020

Alert level 1 not withstanding (good word that) we’re doing our June meetings via Zoom still.

Hall, Guitar, Pipes.

Tonight you can be with us on Zoom again!

Screens “open” at 19.30 for chats and intro, and for singers to declare their intention to sing to MC Cathy Munro.

Music kicks off at 8.00PM – Usual story, floorspots comprising 2 songs, max 10 minutes, you’ll have the focus for the duration of your spot, rest of attendees muted.

Ronél Hunter will look in, in advance of her show next month (back in the hall!)

We’ll be UN – muting everybody after each song, give you all a chance to clap, cheer, stamp your feet and holler, and generally show your appreciation in the traditional manner.

We reserve the right to cut short a floorspot if the quality of a performers internet connection isn’t up to it. We’ve discovered Zoom works best for music if tell it to use ‘Original Sound’, scroll down to ‘Using Zoom’ for more about this.

NO BREAK – we won’t stop for a cuppa or other brief interruption – you can probably still get your own refreshments if needed and still keep one ear and eye on what’s going on at the club. We reckon this still leaves plenty of time at the beginning and end of the evening for chat and catching up.

So it’s floorsingers all the way down. Or wall to wall if you prefer.

Then at some point late in the evening, when the last song has been sung and the last chat had, we all hit ‘Leave Meeting’ and are magically transported back into our separate realities:- no chairs to put away, no long drive home.

Here are more details on using Zoom, if you still need ’em.

Titirangi Folk Music Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Titirangi Folk Music Club – June 2020 Club Night
Time: June 13th, 2020 07:30 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 846 488 099

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