Rachel Dawick Sneak Preview Concert
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Thursday 23 May, 7.30 pm
Rachel Dawick, Tui Award Finalist 2015, moves from her work of the women settlers to two new albums to be released in 2019 and 2020. The first, ‘Gold Pan Alley’, is the tale of the travelling troupes who worked the gold rush towns in NZ from 1860-1890. The second, ‘London Working, London Poor’, takes us back to the streets of East London and the array of colourful characters in Henry Mayhew’s work – from the acrobat to the crossing sweeper. A wee sneak preview of the two new albums and the stories behind them.
Support acts are Paddy Burgin and Makaira Waugh, two very skilled musicians and luthiers. Paddy will most likely entertain us with some of his self-penned songs. Expect the unexpected from Makaira – it may very well involve you.
Ticket Price: $15 ($10 members). Supper provided.
You can download the May 2019 Balladeer here.
You can download the April 2019 Balladeer here.
Himmerland (Denmark) with Mairi Campbell (Scotland).
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Saturday 13 April, 8.00 pm
If you’ve seen them before, you’ll know it will be a great concert. If you haven’t, trust me, you don’t want to miss them this time!
From Denmark, Ghana and Sweden, Himmerland is inspired by the exciting and very varied cultures of the five incredible musicians in the band. They seek to fuse the different cultures and genres but always with respect for the origin of the traditions. This year they are happy to be joined by Mairi Campbell from Scotland.
Ticket Price: $25 ($20 members). Supper provided.
You can download the March 2019 Balladeer here.
Always a great way to spend an evening; come along and enjoy the music, the company and the craic!
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Thursday 28 March, 7.30 pm
Celebrate the Saint (a wee bit late but still the same month) with a sing-around. Come with something Irish to sing, play, dance, or a poem or a story.
Ticket Price: performers $5, non-performers $10 (to cover the cost of the venue). Supper will be provided.