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Wellyfest AGM in the cloud, Sunday 29 March, 3.30pm

The Wellington Folk Festival AGM will be held on Sunday 29 March at 3.30 pm. 

We need a quorum of ten people to meet up on Skype. The existing and continuing committee makes up a large proportion of this number, but we’d love you to join us, after all, the more, the merrier. If you would like to join the Skype-based meeting, please email info@wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz, copied to sue.harkness.nz@gmail.com, with your Skype ID before 10am on Sunday 29 March. Sue will give you a “wave” on Skype and email you the papers we would normally table.

Many of the current committee have indicated that they are willing to continue but we are definitely looking for someone to take over as secretary so that Dave can enjoy his new campervan.

Upcoming Acoustic Routes events cancelled

In line with the lock down requirements, making music will need to be solo or inside your ‘bubble’ this month. The following Acoustic Routes events HAVE BEEN CANCELLED:

Newtown Acoustic Sound Open Mic – Sunday, March 29, at The Office.

Pukerua Bay Folk Club – Thursday, April 2, at Murray and Julie Kilpatrick’s.

Billy’s Jam – Sunday April 5, at The Office.

Plimmerton Open Mic – Thursday, April 9, at Plimmerton Boat Club.

Second Sunday Open Mic hosted by Acoustic Routes at The Office. Already cancelled for April due to it falling on Easter weekend.

Acoustic Routes monthly concert – Thursday April 23, at Roseneath School Hall.

A great chance to practice up some new material, or dust off the tried and true, and get ready for the next time we can get together and raise the roof!

Upcoming folk events cancelled

As a result of restrictions announced to slow the spread of CV-19, the following events have been cancelled:

  • Hamsterfest, Waikato, Easter 2020
  • Canterbury Folk Festival, Canterbury, Easter 2020 – rescheduled to November 13-16
  • Ceol Aneas, Nelson, Queen’s Birthday weekend 2020.

Keep an eye on the website or like our Facebook page to find out about Acoustic Routes events. 

A Song for Ireland singaround Sunday 15 March

Irish SingaroundSunday, March 15, 5.30-8pm, upstairs at The Office bar in Riddiford Street, Newtown.
Begin your Saint Patrick’s Day/Week festivities with this Acoustic Routes singaround. Bring an Irish song, a tune or two, story or poem to share, and enjoy a wee bit of the craic with Acoustic Routes. No door charge; food and drink available at the bar.

Shamrocks are okay but no leprechauns please!

Billy’s Acoustic Jam, Sunday 1 March

Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

BILLY’S ACOUSTIC  JAMSunday, March 1st, 4-8pm, upstairs at The Office bar in Riddiford Street, Newtown.
This is a new Acoustic Routes event, initiated and hosted by local guitarist and singer-songwriter Billy Lyrical, who is keen to provide more opportunities for people to meet up and jam. He will provide the chords and the inspiration to get you going, so, he invites you to bring itchy fingers, twitching antennae and acoustic instruments for harmonic, melodic,  improvisating, shredding, jazzifications.

Come along and start the new month with a new activity!