You can download the December 2020 Balladeer here.
Acoustic Routes Christmas Party, Sue and Kim Rose’s home, 329a Paekakariki Hill Road Pauatahanui, Saturday 12 December, 3 pm
Sue and Kim have once again very kindly offered to host this year’s party at their gorgeous rural retreat nestled in a little valley about 3 km from the Pauatahanui shops. (It’s about the same distance from Wellington as Plimmerton.)
What To Bring
Please bring a plate of food for supper, a bottle of what you like to drink, and of course instruments and songs. We ask that you give a Koha, which will be donated to a charity in time for Christmas. Disposable plates, etc., will be provided but those of you who have picnic sets could bring them too, to help reduce the waste.
Please don’t bring dogs, no matter how musical!
Instructions for Getting There
Sue and Kim’s home is 3.29 kilometres from Pauatahanui village, heading north up the Paekakariki Hill Rd. At the end of a long straight you’ll find the golf club on the right. Turn left into the drive just past that, cross the bridge and take the left-hand fork to the house. There is a lot of bamboo on their roadside boundary. The nearest train stations are Paremata and Plimmerton if you are being picked up by a driver. Cell phone coverage is marginal but if you have any problems finding it, phone 2379029.
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Thursday 26 November
Admission $15.00 non-members/$10.00 members (cash only; no eftpos facilities).
This vibrant club has been running at Victoria University of Wellington since 2017, offering opportunities to learn about and get involved with Celtic folk music. If you’re of a musical inclination, they teach tunes from the ground up, serving as a gateway into the weekly Wellington Irish Session and VicFolk’s very own ceilidh band. For those who just want to dance they hold regular dance workshops and public ceilidhs – pandemic permitting!
Fresh from performing at the Wellington Folk Festival, VicFolk will bring a taste of what they do to the Roseneath School Hall on November 26th. The concert will include a selection of their favourite toe-tapping tunes, interspersed with songs from a broad range of folk traditions.
Fluke (flook) n. pl (s): A happy coincidental collection of ukuleles and women.
Hot on the heels of their success at WellyFest, AR is proud to present this fun group who ‘ukefy’ old favourites for their enjoyment and yours.
You can download the November 2020 Balladeer here.
It’s the big event in the Wellington folk scene in October and on the 4th Thursday when we’d normally be having an Acoustic Routes event, we’ll be packing our tents and instruments, and getting ready to head on out to Moore’s Valley for an actual live folk festival!
Hurry on over to the Wellyfest website for more details of location, programme and ticketing. See you there!
Meanwhile Acoustic Routes’ open mic events are on this month so if you want to get tuned and toned up for Wellyfest, or even if you just want to play or listen to a song or two, pop along and join in.
Open Mic, Plimmerton Boating Club, 66 Moana Road, Plimmerton, Thursday 8 October, 7pm
- Contact Roy on 021 433-878 if you have queries or want to book a spot.
Newtown Open Mic upstairs at The Office, Sunday 11 October, 5:15-8pm
You can download the October 2020 Balladeer here.