The Underdrones – Saturday 13th May 2023

The Underdrones

Mark Sanders migrated from the UK to NZ in 1994, and a couple of years later, heard the sound of the Uilleann pipes on a CD by a French new age band. Shortly afterwards, he came across Lorcan Dunne, who had just started making pipes in Ponsonby, and was hooked. Having never had exposure to folk music, it was quite a mission to learn some tunes as well as the instrument, but perseverance paid off, and 24 years later, he has the skills for wonderful collaborations with Helen.

Helen Douglas, originally from the North East of England, has been playing the Northumbrian Small Pipes since a young teen. While touring around Canada and North America during her university years she attended various trad events which introduced the wonders of Irish and Scottish music. Very much the lone piper after arriving in NZ in 2001 she started attending the Titirangi Folk music club in 2017. Since then she’s had time to meet and pursue musical connections with others that love rich harmonies and the musical possibilities that traditional music can conjure up.

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 May 2023

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.