Virtual Folk Club – Saturday April 11th 2020

Well we can’t get together in the Beach Hall, but we can get together over the intertubes, so we’re going to experiment how our Clubnight format translates into an online event.

Hall, Guitar, Pipes.

So-

Doors open as usual at 7.30 = Join a Zoom meeting – details below.

We’ll spend the time till 8.00PM talking, saying hello, catching up with each other, and giving our name to the MC (PaulH) if we want to perform.

First half from 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.

We reserve the right to cut short a floorspot if the quality of a performers internet connection isn’t up to it, though the first option will be suggesting they turn off video, and see if that gives us a better audio experience.

There is a chat facility (typed comments) where audience can show their appreciation and comment. Too many people trying to audibly applaud, make verbal comments at this point can turn the audio stream to mush, so we’ll be keeping people muted between acts.

All attendees will be unmuted at half time, to give the opportunity to connect again, but take care, everybody talking at once will turn into an unintelligible mush.  You’ll have to provide your own tea/coffee/milo/biscuits.

Second Half – Not necessarily in this order:-

Paul Brown

Jean Reid

Ian Bartlett.

3 mini-spots, we thought to try three 15 to 20 mins per guest, just in case things go technically wrong with any one of them, then we can easily get one of the others in to fill the gap.

That’s it – no chairs to put away, no long drive home.

So, how to join up,

You can join from your web browser via the link below, but it works best if you download the app ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’ from your Android/IOS store, or from Zoom.us for your PC. Once you have it, enter the MeetingID and you’re in.

You don’t need to sign up for an account to be able to participate, and if you don’t have a camera and microphone you can still listen and watch.

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

Topic: April Clubnight
Time: Apr 11, 2020 07:30 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 846 488 099

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Be sure to practise, stay healthy and have a happy Easter.

Easter.

Zoom in to…
Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 24th April 2020

Friday Folk will come to you!

Zoom in, details below…..

Titirangi Folk Music Club is inviting you to come make music via a Zoom meeting.

But First:- Some advice re Zoom when playing an instrument

Zoom’s primary market is was for business meetings, so by default they give priority to voice, and treat other sounds (accompanying instruments) as interference and attempt to eliminate them. Not what you want to happen when playing music. But there’s a workaround, you can tell Zoom to use ‘Original Sound’ and it will let through your superb playing in all it’s original glory – well at least all the glory your microphone will pick up.

You can find instructions here:- https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115003279466-Preserve-Original-Sound#h_7845b217-db22-44f5-9163-7978496d953f

Note that you need to both enable the option to have the option show up in a meeting, and then switch on the option itself during the meeting.  Tricky I know, if the help page doesn’t make sense to you there are lots of YouTube videos about it.

We’ve also been told that aligning the performer’s microphone with their voice rather than their instrument helps, so the instrument doesn’t overpower.


Topic: Titirangi Folk Music Club – April Folk on Friday
Time: Apr 24, 2020 19:30 Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 846 488 099

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+6498846780,,846488099# New Zealand
+6448860026,,846488099# New Zealand

Dial by your location
+64 9 884 6780 New Zealand
+64 4 886 0026 New Zealand

Meeting ID: 846 488 099

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kczQEHhJCL

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 we can encourage and support 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. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.

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 criticise, only support.

Martin Pearson – Saturday 14th March 2020

Martin is a strange mix of serious song, comedic parody and cabernet merlot. Not quite young enough to be up-and-coming and not quite old enough to be a legend, he will continue to describe himself as a folk-singer out of sheer bloody- mindedness, and will crash-tackle anyone who describes him as eclectic.

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.

Friday Folk’n’Jam – Friday 27th March 2020

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 we can encourage and support 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. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.

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 criticise, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $5

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.

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 $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.

Friday Folk’n’Jam – Friday 28th February 2020

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 we can encourage and support 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. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.

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 criticise, only support.

Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start
Admission $5

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, for the 2020 Auckland Folk Festival, 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, two 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.