Category Archives: Concerts

Shining Stars at Acoustic Routes, Thursday 25 July

Joan Prior young perfomers at Acoustic Routes 

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 25 July, 7.30 pm

This very special concert features all four winners of the Joan Prior Young Performers Award since it began in 2014. Acoustic Routes establish the JPA in 2014 in memory of Joan Prior (pictured left), who was a folk phenomenon in Wellington for 30 years. After she died in 2010, her family donated her instruments, music and memorabilia to Acoustic Routes, enabling us to set up the award in her name for young performers, aged 15 to 25 years.

Starring Flix Rose (2014), Daniel White (2015), Hunter Giltrap (2016), and Emily Griffiths and Thomas Stonehouse (2018). A chance to enjoy again some stellar performances by these talented, passionate and dedicated young musicians.

Ticket Price:  $15 ($10 members) – cash only, no eftpos facilities. Supper provided.


Newtown Acoustic at Acoustic Routes, Thursday 27 June

Newtown Acoustic comes to Acoustic Routes 

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 27 June, 7.30 pm

With no fewer than 7 acts, this will be a night of variety and high quality, as regulars who frequent the Newtown Acoustic Sound Open Mics on Sundays perform for us at Acoustic Routes.

The concert features Alan Downes, Janine Mitchell, Kevin Ikin, Billy Lyrical, Portable Panic, Bruce Carey (pictured left) and Scott Pilgrim.

Ticket Price:  $15 ($10 members) – cash only, no eftpos facilities. Supper provided.

Rachel Dawick, Thursday 23 May

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.

Himmerland with Mairi Campbell, Saturday 13 April

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.

Saint Patrick’s singaround, Thursday 28 March

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.

Half-price membership now available

If you are not already a member and would like to join us for remainder of the club year (to end of June 2019), please see the AR reduced rates member form for information about payment and prices.

You can join up now or at any of our upcoming concerts to take advantage of our lower door price for members.