Folk Network

Other Folk Groups in Wellington

Acoustic Routes Open Mic at the Office in Newtown: Hosted by Kevin Ikin on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 5.30 pm. To find out more, contact Kevin at kevin.ikin@clear.net.nz

Acoustic Routes Open Mic at the Plimmerton Boating Club: hosted by Roy McGuinness on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7pm onwards. To find out more contact Roy on (021)433 878.

Americana Jam Session: The Salty Pidgin,  5 Rodman St, Brooklyn from 2.30 to 5pm on the last Sunday of the month, from 4 to 6 pm. Join Richard Klein and friends and enjoy some of the Wellington region’s finest players and singers of country, blues, Cajun, old-timey, boogie-woogie and all-around goodtime American music, and it’s an open session so you can join in. Contact: Richard Klein on info@artigianoimports.co.nz

Ceol Alba Scottish Music Club: 4th Friday of month, 7.30 – 9.30pm. A club for playing and/or listening to (mostly) traditional Scottish music. Sheet music supplied or downloadable.  Where: Lower Hutt. Cost: small donation appreciated. Contact: Lynne Scott, 04 565 0164. Contact: lynne@scott.gen.nz

Club Vista Open Mic: 19th of October 7.30pm till 10pm. Club Vista on Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach. Entrance is just around the corner from McLean Street, heading north. Email us if you have any questions. 

Contradance with Chilli Jam: Taking a break until further notice. Contact: kevinmcl12@gmail.com

Kapiti Live Music Club: 2nd Wednesday of the month, an acoustic social evening for listening and/or singing and playing, from 7.30pm, 91 Rosetta Road, Raumati South. Very relaxed social evening. Keep an eye on the website and/or join the email list for regular updates.  Contact: enquiry@klmc.org.nz  or phone 021 103 2500.

Kelburn Pub Live Music: Live music every Sunday 3-5 pm. Sunday Roots on the first Sunday of each Month, 4-7pm. Hosted by Pip Payne and featuring a different guest artist each month. Details ‘Sunday roots’ on Facebook. Contact: Pip Payne if you want to perform – 027 654 5419.

Levin Folk Club: 2nd Friday of month, 7.30 pm, blackboard concert plus guest artist. Entry: Members $5, Non-Members $8, Children $3 (includes supper) 4th Friday of month, 7.30 pm, acoustic night. $2 Where: Horowhenua, Scottish Society and Pipe Band hall, cnr Bartholomew Rd and Middlesex St. For more information, get on the mailing list to receive a regular newsletter from the club by signing up through the website.

Mainly Acoustic Music Club: (Mostly) every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm Where: Mayfair Cafe, 116 Main Street, Upper Hutt Contact: Mary Khalil (04) 526 4381 or (021) 0231 4505. For enquiries or newsletter email info@mainlyacoustic.co.nz or see the website.

Morris dancing: Dave Barnes http://www.morrisdancing.org.nz/

Newtown Acoustic Sound: every Sunday from 5.30pm at The Office in Newtown, hosted by Alan and Vivien Downes. Second Sunday of the month hosted by Acoustic Routes (see above).

Pukerua Bay Folk Club: 1st Thursday of month, 8 pm. Where: 9 Donlin Rd, Pukerua Bay Contact: Murray or Julie Kilpatrick, (04) 239 9951, julmur@paradise.net.nz

Trad singing session: 2nd Monday of the month (except January). Where: Sprig and Fern, Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington. Contact David Barnes at david.barnes@xtra.co.nz   

Up Close and Personal Plimmerton: occasional concerts normally on a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. Contact: Anne McGregor on 0274599376 to be added to the Facebook or email lists.

Vic Folk – Wellington University Folk Music Club: Contact vicfolkmusic@gmail.com or see the website.

Wellington Bluegrass Society: 3rd Friday of month, 8.00 pm Where: 54 Richmond Street, Petone Contact: Andrew Bicknell, (04)477 0069, bluegrass@paradise.net.nz http:// wellingtonbluegrass.net.nz/

WELLYFEST – WELLINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL LABOUR WEEKEND: all weekend – real music, real people, every Labour Weekend at Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre in beautiful Moore’s Valley, Wainuiomata. See the website for details and bookings.