Beverley Young – Saturday 12th February 2022

Beverley Young (with Bodhran)

Beverley Young has put together a top-class set from her extensive repertoire  of songs to start off our new year this February.

Her material will be  mostly from British and Irish traditions, with maybe a sprinkling of trad-style American country added, and a little from New Zealand for good measure. Expect tales of roguish behaviour, work and hardship and love and loss — traditional songs that prove nothing really changes through the years.

Beverley is a long time singer and lover of folk song. She honed her style at the Devonport folk club, has been a favourite performer at Titirangi folk club over the years, and has performed at venues all over the country. She reflects that she has had the good fortune to be able to share the stage along the way with her idols Martin Carthy and Andy Irvine, among others, at festivals and folk clubs around New Zealand, which Beverley regards as her biggest thrill.

She has recorded three albums, the first of which, Bushes And Briars, won the New Zealand Folk Album award.

Beverley will be joined by husband Al Young who will be playing back up on guitar and dobro and maybe a little banjo, and working hard for his money!

So don’t worry if the weather is hot and sticky, it will be a cool and laid back night at Titirangi. Beverley is looking forward to singing for you, and to having the pleasure of your company. See you there!


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.

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

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 25th February 2022

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.

Vaccine Pass required for entry.
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.

Hanna & Harry – Saturday 12th March 2022

Hanna & Harry

Pairing traditional tunes from Hanna Wiskari Griffith’s native Sweden with new tunes influenced by Harry Champion’s English & Celtic heritage, Hanna & Harry weave soprano sax and acoustic guitar through polska and reel – highlighting musical connections between Scandinavia and the British Isles and expanding on a conversation that likely started hundreds of years ago.

Hanna Wiskari Griffiths has toured NZ extensively with Habbadam (DEN/SWE) and Goodland Trio (SWE), and performs as one third of  Across The Great Divide (NZ). She is an Ockham Collective artist-in-residence, and coordinates the NZ branch of Ethno, a global network that encourages young people to explore and share their culture through music.

Harry Champion is a recovering pop muso, having worked as a session musician for Anika Moa, The Feelers, Tama Waipara, Ruby Frost, Zowie, and many others. He was brought up immersed in the Auckland folk scene and writes jigs while his children are trying to get to sleep.


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.

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

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 25th March 2022

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.

Vaccine Pass required for entry.
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.

Martin Curtis – Saturday 9th April 2022

MARTIN CURTIS
Singer Songwriter

Martin Curtis moved to New Zealand in 1976, after a few years living in the outback of Australia, where he founded and ran the Tennant Creek Folk festival. Soon after settling at Cardrona in Central Otago, he started writing his own songs about the history and environment of his newly adopted country. One of his very first songs, “Gin & Raspberry” soon became a folk standard and has been covered by at least 15 artistes around the world. To date he has released 15 albums, all of them comprising songs mainly about NZ. He also founded and continues to run the annual Cardrona Folk festival, now in its 45th year.

He has appeared at festivals and clubs all around New Zealand, and has also done 14 major tours of the U.K, performing anywhere between Cornwall to the Shetland Islands.

His concerts combine quiet thoughtful songs about NZ and beyond with hilarious bush poetry and other humorous material he has picked up along the way. He always tries to entertain his audiences with a varied repertoire, something he learned from his long time friend and inspiration Eric Bogle.

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.

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

Friday Folk ‘n’ Jam – Friday 22nd April 2022

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.

Vaccine Pass required for entry.
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.