Coming Soon to TFMC

Rachel Dawick – Saturday 13th April 2024

Rachel Dawick

Rachel Dawick is a New Zealand folk artist whose previous album, ‘The Boundary Riders’, was finalist for the NZ Tui Award Folk Album 2015. She returns after living in London for the last four years with her new folk album and book ‘London Labour, London Poor’, based on Henry Mayhew’s work from the mid 1800s when he took to the streets to interview east Londoners, releasing these interviews as part of a series of articles in the Chronicle Paper and later as a four volume book. The songs focus on the voices of the people themselves – ranging from Jack Black, the Queen’s Rat Catcher, the teenage Mudlark, the Punch & Judy Man to recreate a snapshot of life on the streets. This socio political work by Mayhew is a fitting album for today’s times as the same issues arise, voices that seem to echo the past. This album will be released in New Zealand over March-May 2024 before being released in the UK.

Dawick’s previous album & book ‘The Boundary Riders’ explored the ‘hidden voices’ of the working class women who left the UK to NZ in the 1800s. This three year research into local archives and hidden stories of NZ’s working class women was released on 19th September 2014 (NZ Women’s Vote Day 1893). The album took her on a musical journey from Tui Award finalist for best NZ Folk Album in 2015 to being selected as one of forty Musical Theatre at the BEAM festival in London on 8th & 9th March 2016 – a showcase of emerging British Musical Theatre Writing. Since 2017 she has been part of BML (Book Music Lyric) as a lyricist and composer in London developing her skills in Musical Theatre Writing, before finding herself in London during Covid teaching in schools. It has been here that she has developed her material and developed a picture of London past and present.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Members $10.00,
Non-Members $15.00,
Under 18s Free.

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

Friday Folk’n’Jam – Friday 26th April 2024

Circle of Friday night musicians in the Beach Hall
2 Guitars @ Friday Folk’n’Jam
Photo:- Neil Finlay

An evening of taking turns to share music and songs around the circle, joining in when you can, with harmonies on your instrument or voice. Participate or listen. The choice is yours.

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

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.

TFMC @ Titirangi Library – Saturday 4th May 2024

As part of their promotion of New Zealand Music Month in May, Auckland Libraries have given the club an opportunity to entertain their visitors with a day of music at the Titirangi Library on May 4th.

Here’s the programme:-

Lew Black with guitar, other instruments in background

10:30-11:00  Lew Black

A singer with a big voice and a wide-ranging repertoire from sea songs, shanties, Country, Americana, traditional British and comedy. This entertaining musician is full of surprises.

11:00-11:30 Mike & Ros Maguire

Harmony singers who make an art out of playing ukeleles.

Mike & Ros Maguire performing to microphones with Ukuleles
Warren & Fi, in close up, before a background of trees and sky

11:30-12:00 Warren & Fi

A singing duo who describe their style as ‘laid back acoustic.’

12:00-12:30 Good Times

Alice McLeod & Bea Parker – a duo accompanied by guitars who will entertain us with fine harmonies and sweet songs.

Alice and Bea, accompanied by guitars
A reflective looking John in front of a leafy background

12:30-1:00  John McKeown & friends

From Titirangi Folk Club’s Friday Club – made up of different performers who play once a month at the club’s informal get-together.

1:00-2:00 The Shambles Band

Comprising 4 members of the Auckland Morris Band who will play lively tunes and songs in costume, with all sorts of instruments.

The Shambles Band, with instruments, dressed in Morris Dancing Regalia
Alex, Shannon & Charlotte, in a relaxed pose

2:00-2:30 The McClennan Family

Alex McClennan (guitar & vocals) and his daughters Shannon (16) and Charlotte (13) performing a mix of contemporary and trad songs.

2:30-3:30 Celtic Ferret

Ian Bartlett and Jean Reid, who perform as a duo and soloists, bringing us a delightful mix of harmony singing and tunes on various instruments with a celtic and traditional flair. Fresh from the Wellington Folk Festival.

Jean and Ian, playing mandolin & whistle respectively, in front of fireplace and beside table with various 'pub' games
Janet and Helen, with instruments in front of New Zealand Bush

3:30-4:00 Pomahaka-Tyne

Helen Douglas (Northumbrian Smallpipes & whistle) and Janet Thomson (guitar & vocals). Named for the rivers of their home towns, they will perform a variety of traditional songs and tunes from near and afar including Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland.

Pick your time, or make a day of it, then just go along and ENJOY!

Paul Brown – Saturday 11th May 2024

Paul Brown

Come and celebrate May Day at Titirangi Folk Music Club with Paul brown.

Paul (Bolshie) Brown has been agitating the Auckland folk scene for the past dozen or so years since his arrival in Aotearoa.

Hailing from Dundee in Scotland Paul has a vast store of Scottish urban working-class songs which he sings with great gusto at the slightest opportunity.

Paul sings with his audience, not to them, so singing choruses is compulsory!

When asked to play Titirangi in May Paul said “let’s make it a May Day to remember”!

So, together let’s use the power of song to change the system and celebrate the working class!

Maypoles strictly prohibited!

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Members $10.00,
Non-Members $15.00,
Under 18s Free.

We are here. At the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, just beyond the car park.