Monthly Archives: April 2016

Thursday 28 April: Mike Harding

mike hardingReminder – great night coming up! Our April concert features a well-known and well-loved singer-songwriter who has played a big part in the folk scene of Aotearoa New Zealand over many years. With his fine voice, wide repertoire and engaging manner, Mike Harding has won many fans over the years. While they will be glad to see that we have tempted him away from Taranaki for the evening, anyone who doesn’t already know Mike’s music has a great opportunity here to see what so many of us admire.

Next up will be a new trio, Toil and Trouble (Ron Craig, Mary Hubble and Jude Douglas), fine musicians from our rohe who will be sure to give a good account of themselves on guitar, flute, violin and voice – at least! Come along and hear what they have made out of their combined talents.

And, last but not least – or should that be first but not least?! – Deb Harding will be opening the evening with her fine acapella singing.

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

Thursday 14 April: House concert with Claire Hastings

Hastings CAn intimate evening of traditional music from Claire Hastings, one of the bright new stars of the British folk scene. She is a folksinger/songwriter and player of guitar and ukelele originally from Dumfries, who in 2015 won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award.

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011, Claire spent 18 months travelling the world with her ukulele, but is now living in Glasgow. This will be her first solo tour of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Last year Claire’s performances included the BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Music Day, singing for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London’s National Theatre, at Orkney Folk Festival, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and in the 4 star-reviewed show ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

April will see the release of her debut album, Between River and Railway.

Entry $15 Acoustic Routes members, $20 non-members; places can be booked by email (president@acousticroutes.org.nz) and Dave says please bring a chair if you can.

Venue: Dave and Jan Barnes’ home, 4 Rangatira Road, Tawa, Wellington.

Thursday 28 April: Mike Harding

mike hardingOur April concert features a well-known and well-loved singer-songwriter who has played a big part in the folk scene of Aotearoa New Zealand over many years. With his fine voice, wide repertoire and engaging manner, Mike Harding has won many fans over the years. While they will be glad to see that we have tempted him away from Taranaki for the evening, anyone who doesn’t already know Mike’s music has a great opportunity here to see what so many of us admire.

Next up will be a new trio, Toil and Trouble (Ron Craig, Mary Hubble and Jude Douglas), fine musicians from our rohe who will be sure to give a good account of themselves on guitar, flute, violin and voice – at least! Come along and hear what they have made out of their combined talents.

And, last but not least – or should that be first but not least?! – Deb Harding will be opening the evening with her fine acapella singing.

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