Zoom Singaround and AGM – Saturday 11th September 2021

We can’t run the club in the Beach hall till Auckland is back at Covid Alert Level 1, so tonight will be a singaround via Zoom, and will include a few songs from Beverley Young, but we’ll get her back in for a proper spot in the new year.

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Passcode: 410388

The AGM will happen via Zoom, at 8:45pm, even if you can’t make the rest of the evening, we’d like as many of our members as possible in for the AGM, we expect it to be short and sweet.

If you didn’t get the relevant documents in the newsletter, they are here:-

President’s Report

Treasurer report

Provisional 2020-2021 Financial Statement

Agenda

Minutes of 2020 AGM

Minutes of 2020 SGM

Proxy voting form

Committee Nomination Form

Should you need any reminder on what we’ll be missing out on tonight, but hope to see in 2022, I’ve left the information on Beverley below…

Beverley Young (with Bodhran)

Beverley Young has put together a top-class set from her extensive repertoire  of songs to entertain us in September.

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 cold or wet, it will be a warm and friendly night at Titirangi. Beverley is looking forward to singing for you, and to having the pleasure of your company. See you there!


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

The Outsiders – Saturday 9th October 2021

The Outsiders

Introducing Helen Douglas, Angela Fox, Bill Newns and Mark Sanders.

The Outsiders weave rich harmonies with innovative rhythms and arrangements to bring you acoustic folk songs and tunes as you have never heard them before.

A unique combination of vocals with Northumbrian and Irish pipes, double bass, guitar and various other instruments.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

Adam McGrath – Saturday 14th August 2021


Adam McGrath

Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed wherever he lands. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand, Australia, Europe and parts beyond. He hopes for the best, prepares for the worst and believes in the poetry of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and the fury of word on the page. He lives alone, cooks infrequently and is scared of flags that blow to the right.

His songs have gathered a clutch of good reviews in NZ and overseas, he’s been nominated for a couple of serious music awards (including the Apra Silver Scroll), Graham Reid from the NZ Herald called him ‘NZ’s toughest minded songwriter’, and Barry Saunders from The Warratahs simply described him as “The Truth”.

Although the gathering of such plaudits makes him blush behind his rapidly graying beard, McGrath is very thankful. A people’s player, he works his ass off for any audience he finds himself in front of. He takes the most pride in getting up and putting it down, in both small towns and big, choosing real gigs over showcases and the joy of shaking hands and sharing beers with the folks met along the way.

Described as “two parts Woody Guthrie, one part revival meeting and one part group hug” a McGrath show goes straight for the spirit level in all of us, looking deep for the heart and hoping to reach the thinking part of the brain all the while.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

Sarita Murdoch – Saturday 10th July 2021

Sarita Murdoch

A lover of unaccompanied trad, contemporary folk and dashes of bluesy jazzy feels, Sarita’s toe tapping originals and wistful heartfelt covers alike, will take you on a journey through a spectrum of feels and moods – all sure to delight the young and the old.

Come along and tap your feet, grin from ear to ear and be filled up with a unique Sarita magic. A performance not to be missed.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

Sadie & Jay – Saturday 12th June 2021

Sadie & Jay

Sadie & Jay have been laying roots in the Waikato after a great leap across the ditch last year. Their distinctive sound has been reaching far flung places since producing three albums with international tours and airplay. They began making their musical mark in NZ as headliners at Hamilton Folk Festival in 2019. Audiences at last years Wellington Folk Festival & this years Auckland Folk Festival welcomed Sadie & Jay with full voices singing “Why Would You (want to be anywhere else?!”)

With Welsh heritage, Sadie’s love for singing and songwriting is instinctive. Born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand, Jay grew up in the musical Penman family immersed in the tradition. Together they write exquisitely crafted songs blending glorious harmonies with intricate guitar, bouzouki and double bass.

Awarded Australian Celtic Album of the Year 2020, Sadie & Jay’s third release ‘A Passing of Seasons’ weaves stories of spirited historical characters with beautiful instrumentation.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

Butter Wouldn’t Melt – Saturday 8th May 2021

Butter Wouldn't Melt - Nick Burfield and Andrea Reid, seated at a picnic table in a garden/woodland setting.
Butter Wouldn’t Melt

Butter Wouldn’t Melt will melt your heart with soulful stories, far-away fables, and not so sappy love songs.

Nick Burfield and Andrea Reid have been busy writing their own material and are in the process of recording their first album, which will be released later this year. Their performance promises to be a unique blend of their many influences including folk, country, blues, jazz, indie, and Americana.

Butter wouldn’t melt will butter you up and leave you wanting more!

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

Cajynx – Saturday 10th April 2021

Master Guitarist Nigel Gavin (Nairobi Trio, Jews Brothers, Neon Quaver) Neil Finlay (The Remarkables, Deadbeats.) have teamed up with Voznueva percussionist Allan MacDonald (he’s from Scotland) to bring you CajynX.

They play an easy mix of Country and Blues and Folk plus the occasional Jazz or pop song that finds its way into the mix.

This is a band that knows how to have a good time and knows how to share it with you.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.

High, Wide & Handsome – Saturday 13th March 2021

LEVEL 1 – SO WE’RE ON!!

Returning to the club after supporting Aro last year, tonight we have a full guest spot from 3 of our favourite musicians!

High, Wide, & Handsome
High, Wide, & Handsome

Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar
From the Waitakere Ranges, to the Devonport Shore
High Wide and Handsome are coming, to Titirangi’s Hall
To sing songs of love and valour and of old days of yore.

Yes folks, it’s all true. With nearly 220 years between them, High, Wide and Handsome will be bringing their usual eclectic mix of songs old and modern, local and foreign, for your delectation and delight!! There will be gentle songs of love, roaring tales of seamanship, songs from Britain, America, Africa, Australia and more and choruses you can sing with us. Be there, or be square!

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $8.00,
Non-Members $12.00,
Under 18s Free.