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.


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 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

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Meeting ID: 846 488 099

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Be sure to practise, stay healthy and have a happy 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:-

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

Meeting ID: 846 488 099

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

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.