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.
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.
An opportunity to showcase your latest work and/or current favourites, and get the year off to a great start.
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Thursday 28 February, 7.30 pm
Acoustic Routes is launching its 2019 concert programme by offering performers the chance to join the crew to push the boat out for the first show of the year. It will be a blackboard-style concert, so if you’ve been working on something new or special for the New Year, you can book a berth to share it with us.
Depending on the response, we may have room for eight acts on board, doing 15-minute sets.
To book a spot, contact the skipper, Murray Kilpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry (for non-performing passengers): $10 (members); $15 (others).
If you are not a member already, you can join up for half the membership rate and pay only $10 to get in – see the ‘Join us’ page for reduced sub rate.
A glorious eclectic collection of musical talent to wrap up our concert year.
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Thursday 22 November, 7.30 pm
The 2018 J A Pan Award winner Bruce Carey grew up musically playing classical violin at school, then didn’t play an instrument or perform again for nearly forty years. Around seven years ago, he picked up a guitar and was inspired by a beginner song writing course with Charlotte Yates. He then stepped into public performance at open mics, with encouragement from a friend. His diverse songs – love songs, songs of loss, protest songs, small stories from New Zealand’s history – are always insightful and beautifully crafted.
Holly Carrington and Ron Craig are a Country/Bluegrass duo. Ron plays guitar and mandola and has an immediately recognizable voice, which is often heard around the Wellington Folk scene in his various ensembles. Holly Carrington has been in the Auckland Folk scene for over 10 years and is at home with both lead and harmony vocals, adding an American twang to Ron’s Kiwi timbre.
Pat Higgins is passionate about acoustic folk music in general and Irish traditional music in particular. A 30-year devotee to the art of the wooden flute and acoustic guitar, Pat writes his own material and re-interprets traditional songs in a variety of open tunings played finger-style. For this performance, he will feature mostly traditional songs and is delighted to perform a couple of items with a young Wellington Uilleann piper, Kris Nielsen.
Australian singer songwriter Vic Manuel will bring an offering of his eclectic original songs with Ruby Mae Solly, an astonishingly creative musician who embellishes them and brings them to life on cello and anything else she can lay her hands on.
Door price: $15 (non-members) and $10 (members)
“Blinding technique, sizzling Irish reels and hot jazz improvisation…”
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Tuesday 6 November, 8 pm
They took Wellyfest by storm, now see them one more time in Wellington!
Admission $25.00 (members $20.00). Note: no EFTPOS facilities
“Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling, brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique…” – THE TIMES, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE GUARDIAN, THE IRISH TIMES, THE SCOTSMAN, fROOTS…
We could say so much more; accolades abound; but suffice to say, best get there early to get a seat – they’ve packed out much bigger venues on previous visits to New Zealand.
See the website or Facebook page for more.
English trad and original songs – be prepared to sing along, you won’t be able to help it!
Kilpatricks’ home, 9 Donlin Road, Pukerua Bay, Tuesday 2 October, 8 pm
Richard Grainger is a prolific and widely respected songwriter and musician who has been performing on the British Folk Scene since the 1980s. He has fourteen albums and several musical plays to his name and many of his songs have become well known on the British folk circuit. As a contemporary songwriter, Richard still has a strong feel for traditional song, his songs reflecting the lives and times of the people from North-East England.
Contact: Murray and Julie Kilpatrick, phone (04) 239 9951