Thursday 25 August: Young Folk Concert

Ruth MundyRuth Mundy is a story-singer whose songs will simultaneously make you smile and break your heart. With folk, protest, and indie influences, Ruth combines frank lyrics with sweet melodies. Ruth has recently recording her debut EP ‘Don’t Be A Monster’ and is enjoying performing in some of Wellington’s best loved institutions, including The Southern Cross, The Fringe Bar, Wellington Museum, and the Wellington Folk Festival. Find out more on Facebook.

Ruth will be supported by Skye Chadwick and Ceara McAuliffe Bickerton in the first half. Skye was born and bred in Lower Hutt and enjoys playing diverse styles of music, including folk, Celtic, gypsy, and classical. Ceara hails from Nelson, and is known for her lively performances of Irish traditional music. Growing up in a musical family, Ceara has already performed at many concerts and festivals around the country.

If you are (or know of) a young Wellington musician who’d like the opportunity to play a few numbers to start the evening off, we’d love to hear from you. More details on our facebook page soon.

From 7.30pm at Roseneath school hall, Maida Vale Road, Roseneath. Entry $5 Acoustic Routes members and students, $10 non-members

Acoustic Routes AGM, last Saturday in July

Acoustic Routes AGM: Saturday 30 July. Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, 11am.

The AGM of the Acoustic Routes club (Wellington Folk Centre Inc.) will take place on Saturday 30th July at 11am in the downstairs bar of the Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon.  All members are invited to attend and only members can vote. The meeting requires a quorum of 15 eligible attendees and you can sign up for membership on the day if you wish.
Any questions regarding the meeting may be put in advance to the president, phone 04-5504912, or any other current member of the committee.

Thursday 28 July: Wai Tai Concert

Waitai photoWai Tai, a combo formed a few years ago by Northlander Robyn Kamira (Te Rarawa), is coming to Wellington especially to play for Acoustic Routes and a real treat it will be! Together with Krissy Jackson, she’ll be playing songs and tunes that blend maoritanga with the folk tradition, using guitars, percussion, banjo, fiddle, ukulele and vocals to achieve an excitingly original music.

They themselves have described their music as ‘contemporary Waiata fused into world sounds’, and you can be sure of a fresh and memorable performance from their AR debut.

In support, we have two of our own community performing as a duo under the moniker The PJs – the P being Pamela Gerrish Nunn and the J being Jenny Kilpatrick. Together they deliver a repertoire of issue-based folk-songs old and new, utilising harmony and unison singing, recorder and bass guitar.

And Chris Moses has been a favourite at the Acoustic Routes open mic sessions, now we have him here on a concert night presenting a range of his own songs, blues and 20th-century classics accompanied by his powerful guitar-playing.

From 7.30pm at Roseneath school hall, Maida Vale Road, Roseneath. Entry $15 Acoustic Routes members, $20 non-members