Andy Irvine in concert, Meow cafe, Saturday 1 February, 7.30pm

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers.  Hailed as “a tradition in himself”, the musician, singer and songwriter has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career. 
 
From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, Andy’s duo with Paul Brady in the later 70’s and then from Patrick Street to Mozaik, LAPD and Usher’s Island, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. 

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.

Get tickets here at Eventfinda for the concert at Meow. 

Find out more about Andy’s prolific musical career and his NZ tour.

 

 

Saturday 14 December: Acoustic Routes Christmas Party

Acoustic Routes Christmas Party, Sue and Kim Rose’s home, 329a Paekakariki Hill Road Pauatahanui, Saturday 14 December, 3 pm

We warmly invite you, your family and any like-minded and/or musical friends to the Acoustic Routes Christmas Party.

Sue and Kim have once again very kindly offered to host this year’s party at their gorgeous rural retreat nestled in a little valley about 3 km from the Pauatahanui shops. (It’s about the same distance from Wellington as Plimmerton.)

What To Bring

Please bring a plate of food for supper, a bottle of what you like to drink, and of course instruments and songs. We ask that you give a Koha, which will be donated to the Atareira Family Support Trust in time for Christmas. Disposable plates, etc., will be provided but those of you who have picnic sets could bring them too, to help reduce the waste.

Please don’t bring dogs, no matter how musical!

Instructions for Getting There

Sue and Kim’s home is 3.29 kilometres from Pauatahanui village, heading north up the Paekakariki Hill Rd. At the end of a long straight you’ll find the golf club on the right. Turn left into the drive just past that, cross the bridge and take the left-hand fork to the house. There is a lot of bamboo on their roadside boundary. The nearest train stations are Paremata and Plimmerton if you are being picked up by a driver. Cell phone coverage is marginal but if you have any problems finding it, phone 2379029.

Future directions – have your say

Upstairs at “The Office” Bar in Newtown, Sunday 17 November, 3-5 pm

You’re invited to an opportunity to have your say about the Club’s future direction and operation before the Committee comes up with some specific proposals for changing what we do and how we do it. The discussion will cover all aspects of the Club’s operation and our aim is to revitalise Acoustic Routes and reverse declining membership and attendance at concerts. If you aren’t able to come on Sunday and would like to send us your thoughts you can email them to president@acousticroutes.org.nz or secretary@acousticroutes.org.nz

Parodies and P*ss-takes

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 28 November, 7.30 pm

This will be a singaround night rather than a concert, and it’s all about participation. So, if you feel like having a go at something or someone that’s getting up your nose, find a well-known song or tune and write a new set of words to give us a laugh. It doesn’t have to be a song, you can satirise or lampoon a poem or a piece of prose, too.

Supper (hot drinks and bikkies) provided, and there will be spoofy prizes as well

Ticket Price:  $5 for all.