Folk Network

Other Folk Groups in Wellington

Americana Jam Session: Meow on the 4th Sunday, 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.

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. 10 of 11 Where: Lower Hutt. Cost: $5 per night Contact: Lynne Scott, 04 565 0164

Contradance with Chilli Jam: 4th Saturday of the month, 7:30 pm Where: St Michael’s Parish Hall, Kelburn Cost: $15 waged adult, $10 unwaged adult or child and $30 for a family. Contact:

Finn’s Cafe Open Mic Nights: 4th Wednesday of the month, 7.30 pm. This is a really popular night and a great way to meet other musicians. Hosted by Danilo. Where: Finn’s Cafe Bar, 2 Beach Rd, Paekakariki.

International Folkdancing: Every Wednesday from February to December, 7.30 to 9.15 Where: Tarrant Dance Studios, 125 Cuba St, Wellington Contact: Cashy Yates (04) 569 1618

Kapiti Live Music Club: 2nd Wednesday of the month, an acoustic social evening for listening and/or singing and playing, from 7:30. Where: Paul and Kimbra’s; 3 Jade Lane, Paraparaumu. Off the east end Mazengarb Road as it changes name and turns toward Kapiti Road. Contact: and

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. Contact: Rona Cooper Website:

Mainly Acoustic Music Club: (Mostly) every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm Where: Mayfair Cafe, 116 Main Street, Upper Hutt Contact: Kevin & Sue Meehan (04) 970 4008 11 of 11 For enquiries or newsletter email

Morris dancing: Dave Barnes

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

Wellington Bluegrass Society: 3rd Friday of month, 8.00 pm Where: 54 Richmond Street, Petone Contact: Andrew Bicknell, (04)477 0069, http://

Wellington Scottish Fiddle Club: Varies, but mostly monthly around the first Sunday Where: Depends on who is hosting it this time! A club for learning tunes in the traditional “by ear” style, it welcomes fiddlers of all levels. Cost: Mostly free Contact: Iain Matcham, ph 04 568 8635 email