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: Find out more by emailing 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.

Acoustic Routes Ceilidh

7.30pm on 24 August at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington. $15 non-members, $10 members.

The Jimmies

Join The Jimmies for a mid-winter ceilidh to chase away the winter blues! With some great music and dancing,  it’ll be the warmest place in town that night. No need to know the dances, you can learn them on the night, and The Jimmies will keep you in time with their terrific tunes and incomparable calling.

The current line-up is: Mary Hubble on flute, whistles and vocals; Kevin Ikin on tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, percussion and vocals; Ann McChesney on keyboard and vocals; Murray Kilpatrick on accordion, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals; Susan Ellis on fiddle and Kevin McLoughlin on bass, guitar and vocals.

While you’re catching your breath you’ll be entertained by Sarah Duckworth, with Marian and Barry Carter. Then exercise your vocal muscles with David Barnes before The Jimmies finish off the night with more dancing.

Acoustic Routes AGM, Sunday 20 August

Acoustic Routes AGM: Sunday 20 August. Upstairs at the Sprig and Fern, Tinakori Road, Thorndon, 3pm.

The AGM of the Acoustic Routes club (Wellington Folk Centre Inc.) will take place on Sunday 20 August at 3pm upstairs at the Sprig and Fern, Tinakori Road, Thorndon.  All members are invited to attend and only members can vote. The meeting requires a quorum of 15 eligible attendees and you can sign up for membership on the day if you wish.
Any questions regarding the meeting may be put in advance to the president at the president’s email address, or any other current member of the committee.