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Sunday 10 December: Acoustic Routes Christmas Party

Acoustic Routes Christmas Party, Sue and Kim Rose’s home, 329a Paekakariki Hill Road Pauahatanui, Sunday 10 December, 4 pm

Sue and Kim have once again offered to host this year’s AR Christmas party at their gorgeous rural retreat nestled in a little valley about 3 km from the Pauahatanui shops. (It’s about the same distance from Wellington as Plimmerton – see the map in the December Balladeer).

What To Bring
Please bring a plate of food, a bottle of what you like to drink, and of course instruments and songs. Disposable plates, etc, will be provided but those of you who have picnic sets could bring them too, to help reduce the waste.

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.

The nearest train stations are Paramata 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 landline 2379029.

October 2017 gigs in Wellington

October gigs Wellington region 

Acoustic Routes is not hosting any concerts this month as we’re gearing up for Wellyfest, where you’ll be able to see plenty of Acoustic Routes members  and friends at the Balladeer Tent concert – Toil and Trouble, Dominic Rowsell and Julian and Diana. Also Kevin McLoughlin and Kevin Ikin (Ktoo) will be presenting a concert of their own, as will Helen Dorothy, Lott and Paul just to mention a few! Find out more on the Wellyfest website.

Before then there’s plenty coming up in Wellington mid-October, with the Monthly Blackboard Concert, Plimmerton Boating Club, Thursday 12 October, 7 pm hosted by Roy McGuinness. To find out more, contact Roy on (021) 433-878. Then there’s The Helen Dorothy Project on at Wellington Bluegrass Society on Friday 13 October, and you might be in time to get tickets for the Vishtèn concert, Wellington Museum, Saturday 14 October, 8:00 pm.

Vic Folk Tunefest

Vic Folk Tunefest 29 September to 1 October.

Acoustic Routes is delighted to see the advent of a new folk club in town – the Victoria University Folk Music Club. Also known as Vic Folk, they’re starting as they mean to go on with the Vic Folk Tunefest in Wellington from 29 September to 1 October. It starts with live, high-energy Irish and Scottish tunes from the Vic Uni ceilidh band on the Friday night. Bookings now open online, with an advance discount: www.bookwhen.com/vicfolkmusic. Find out more by emailing vicfolkmusic@gmail.com or see the website.

For updates, you can join the event listing on Facebook.

Spring Come-All-Ye Sunday 24 September

7.30pm on Sunday 24 September at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington. Entry: $5 performers and members, $10 others. (Note the change of date from our usual 4th Thurdsay.)

Come celebrate spring at our Come All Ye circle concert. Bring along songs, tunes, poems, or whatever that relate to the spring or the seasons.

If you haven’t already subscribed this year, we’d love to have you join us! Please bring cash or a cheque book so you can join up at the September concert, get in for member’s rates, go in the raffle draw and get a discount on the Vishtèn concert in October.