The Penman Family consists of a relatively connected bunch of people namely….
Jack Penman – Dad/Grandad Chris Penman – Daughter/Sister/Mother David Penman Son/ Brother/Uncle Thiea Bell Daughter/Sister/Aunty Campbell Maydon Grandson/Son/Nephew
They have been singing together for around 50 years, give or take a decade or two, singing anything and everything from The Banana Boat Song to The Battle of Sowerby Bridge, Delilah to Down where the Drunkards Roll and beyond.
They have a been present at most folk festivals in NZ and beyond in different combinations over the years – and can usually be found late at night belting out traditional and contemporary unaccompanied ballads and songs.
Coming from a Scottish background, they love nothing more than good rousing choruses and songs that speak with social conscience.
Their forte is acapella singing (unacompanied) utilising their fine vocal chords and they will endeavour to share their knowledge and love of the songs and times of which they sing.
Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start. Floorsingers First half. Admission Members $10.00, Non-Members $15.00, 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.