Lured by the bright lights of Titirangi Beach Hall and the offer of Jude Black’s hospitality Fingal are leaving their wild west coast hideaway and coming north. Like their namesake of Scottish legend Fingal, the band, have been seldom seen and rarely heard. Last reported sightings, though not recently, at Te Rangi and Patuha.
They met up soon after Ken and Lisa arrived in New Plymouth following a spell in Ohura (teaching, not incarcerating!). Young families and involvement in the local folk club and festivals saw friendship grow over much shared music and good times.
In New Plymouth Deb and Mike assembled a bush band to play for local fundraisers and family celebrations. Ken joined this combo on his modified mini-bass and Lisa joined Deb in songs between sets as ceilidh dancers took a rest. Mike provided solid rhythm and a fourth voice. Their repertoire expanded with regular Friday night food and music sessions exploring wider folk/rock fields.
Fingal; four friends who enjoy folk music and singing songs about people and places. Songs from the west of Ireland to outback Australia; from the English fairground to the Mississippi swamp.
Songs of intrigue and inspiration, solace and celebration.
Songs to inspire and bring an audience together in unison and harmony.
Vaccine Pass required for entry. Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start. Floorsingers First half. Admission Members $8.00, Non-Members $12.00, Under 18s Free.
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.
Vaccine Pass required for entry. Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start Admission $5
7:30 p.m. NZ time, 8:30 a.m. Brit time, 07:30 UTC.
While keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to continue holding Guest Nights and Folk on Friday events for real in Titirangi, we don’t want to totally give up the pleasure we’ve had from those around the country and around the world zooming in to our Zoom nights, so we’re putting on a couple of those before the spring/autumn daylight saving changes, and one after they’ve changed back, so the Brits who join us don’t have to get up ludicrously early to do so.
The dates for your diary are as above, and also 24th September 2022, and 1st April 2023, all on Saturday, all at 7:30 p.m. NZ time, 8:30 a.m. Brit time, 07:30 UTC.