Paul Brown – Saturday 11th May 2024

Paul Brown

Come and celebrate May Day at Titirangi Folk Music Club with Paul brown.

Paul (Bolshie) Brown has been agitating the Auckland folk scene for the past dozen or so years since his arrival in Aotearoa.

Hailing from Dundee in Scotland Paul has a vast store of Scottish urban working-class songs which he sings with great gusto at the slightest opportunity.

Paul sings with his audience, not to them, so singing choruses is compulsory!

When asked to play Titirangi in May Paul said “let’s make it a May Day to remember”!

So, together let’s use the power of song to change the system and celebrate the working class!

Maypoles strictly prohibited!

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
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.

Sammy Leary – Saturday 8th June 2024

Sammy Leary

Sammy Leary comes from Tamaki-Makaurau and performs traditional & original music often with strong New Zealand themes but also from the broader Folk traditions of Ireland, Britain and the USA.

Performing with a varied range of instruments from the banjo to the bones to the concertina and the musical saw and of course the unaccompanied voice, you will find his performance thoroughly absorbing with songs wending from the dark and dreary to the jovial and absurd, with many’s the fine chance for good audience participation.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
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.

Barry and Lorna Swallow – Saturday 13th July 2024

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Barry and Lorna Swallow met through Folkie friends back in the late 1970’s. They shared a love of the music of Nic Jones, who has subsequently been a major influence on Barry’s guitar playing.

They settled in Taupo and raised their family there, and in retirement purchased their distinctive motorhome/bus which enabled them to enjoy the music and fellowship of folk festivals.

Barry uses open tunings on his guitar to work out intricate accompaniments, for songs he has chosen for their thought-provoking lyrics and strong melodies.

In recent years, Lorna has developed an interest in playing Celtic tunes on low whistles, tunes chosen for their memorable melodies.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
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.

Rachel Dawick – Saturday 13th April 2024

Rachel Dawick

Rachel Dawick is a New Zealand folk artist whose previous album, ‘The Boundary Riders’, was finalist for the NZ Tui Award Folk Album 2015. She returns after living in London for the last four years with her new folk album and book ‘London Labour, London Poor’, based on Henry Mayhew’s work from the mid 1800s when he took to the streets to interview east Londoners, releasing these interviews as part of a series of articles in the Chronicle Paper and later as a four volume book. The songs focus on the voices of the people themselves – ranging from Jack Black, the Queen’s Rat Catcher, the teenage Mudlark, the Punch & Judy Man to recreate a snapshot of life on the streets. This socio political work by Mayhew is a fitting album for today’s times as the same issues arise, voices that seem to echo the past. This album will be released in New Zealand over March-May 2024 before being released in the UK.

Dawick’s previous album & book ‘The Boundary Riders’ explored the ‘hidden voices’ of the working class women who left the UK to NZ in the 1800s. This three year research into local archives and hidden stories of NZ’s working class women was released on 19th September 2014 (NZ Women’s Vote Day 1893). The album took her on a musical journey from Tui Award finalist for best NZ Folk Album in 2015 to being selected as one of forty Musical Theatre at the BEAM festival in London on 8th & 9th March 2016 – a showcase of emerging British Musical Theatre Writing. Since 2017 she has been part of BML (Book Music Lyric) as a lyricist and composer in London developing her skills in Musical Theatre Writing, before finding herself in London during Covid teaching in schools. It has been here that she has developed her material and developed a picture of London past and present.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
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.

Sonia & Nigel – Saturday 9th March 2024

Sonia & Nigel

Sonia and Nigel are a multi-cultural acoustic duo featuring French-American Paris-born Sonia Wilson on vocals & ukulele and Kiwi-American virtuoso musician Nigel Gavin on 7-string guitar. 

After meeting and playing together for the first time at the Whare Flat Folk festival in Dunedin during Sonia’s first visit to New Zealand on a solo round-the-world trip in December 2014, the pair have since become a well-loved duo in the New Zealand folk music scene.

They weave French, Kiwi and American songs with their own original compositions and inspiration from their travels around the world.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
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.