Plimmerton Open Mic Comes to Acoustic Routes

7.30pm on Thursday 23 August at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington. Entry: $15 non-members; $10 members

The amazing Captain, Roy McGuinness has steered the ship at the Plimmerton open mic so ably for the last four to five years. This wonderful monthly event now regularly attracts around 80 people. Wall-to-wall music from a large number of very fine, musicians, singers and performers. We thought that it was about time that Plimmerton Open Mic put on a concert for us at Roseneath. It is entirely in Roy’s capable hands to present what is bound to be an amazing night’s entertainment – not to be missed.

August 2018 Balladeer

You can download the August 2018 Balladeer here.

Please note the following corrections to the August 2018 Balladeer:

The telephone number given for contacting Anne McGregor about the John and Susan Sutherland Up Close and Personal Concert Plimmerton, Saturday 18 August, 730 pm is incorrect. You can contact Anne on 0274599376.

The Trad Singing Session with Dave Barnes at the Sprig and Fern is on Monday 13 August, not Monday 6 August.

Pat Higgins alternative guitar tunings workshop

Upstairs at The Office, Newtown,
Sunday 22 July, 530-8 pm

Pat is an extremely competent and creative musician, who has an extensive knowledge of many of these tunings and how to use them. He has very generously offered to share his knowledge to help other
musicians, so that they may, enhance their guitar playing and grow.

This will be an interactive workshop, so bring along your guitar and maybe something to write notes on and with. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity which could well be an epiphany for many of us – thanks so much Pat.

Vic Folk

7.30pm on Thursday 26 July at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington. Entry: $15 non-members; $10 members

Acoustic Routes is delighted to welcome our guests this month. A wonderfully vibrant addition to the Wellington folk scene, Vic Folk got started in early 2017 with a St Patrick’s Day ceilidh in the Aro Valley Community Centre. It’s based on student membership at Victoria University, but welcomes participation from anyone who’s interested and offers all kinds of opportunities to learn, play and
dance to traditional Celtic music.

In April this year, they played for International Dance Day at Te Papa where they had about two hundred people up and dancing in the second floor foyer!
See it here.  Vic Folk has mostly been about playing for dances, as well as informal music making in sessions, so they see this concert as a chance to polish some of that material up for performance and offer some of the lift and excitement that they like to bring to their ceilidhs.

Check out their website, here.