Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, 7.30pm, Thursday 25 February
Admission $20.00 non-members/$15.00 members (cash only; no eftpos facilities).
Butter wouldn’t Melt
Three great musicians join together in this exciting trio featuring Andrea Reid (dulcimer, whistles, vocals), Nick Burfield (guitar and vocals), and Derek Burfield (double bass). Their music draws on many influences but remains firmly rooted in Americana, and they are in the process of recording their first album.
Butter wouldn’t Melt will melt your heart with soulful stories, soaring harmonies, far-away fables and not-so-sappy love songs.
Head Full of Bees
Head Full of Bees comprises Henry Burton-Woods, Jay Kenyon, and S R Harnden. The three came together for the Wellington Folk Festival of 2020, performing a combination of Celtic instrumentals and sea shanties on The Balladeer stage. Henry (bouzouki/voice) won the Joan Prior award at the Wellington Folk Festival in 2019, is an avid multi-instrumentalist, and currently studying classical violin at the New Zealand School of Music. Jay (cello/voice) has sung in several choirs over the years, also plays the bass guitar in a Wellington-based rock band, and thoroughly enjoys folk music and the community it brings with it. Simon (voice) learnt sea shanties with his crew in the London Sea Shanty Collective and enjoys an enthusiastic singaround. Hoist the sails, tap your feet, and join in with all the choruses.
Opening the gig will be Stephen Riddell, the 2020 winner of the Acoustic Routes JAPan Trophy for most improved performer, with his great combinations of harmonica, guitar and vocals.
You can download the February 2021 Balladeer here.
You can download the December 2020 Balladeer here.
Acoustic Routes Christmas Party, Sue and Kim Rose’s home, 329a Paekakariki Hill Road Pauatahanui, Saturday 12 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 a charity 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.
Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road, Thursday 26 November
Admission $15.00 non-members/$10.00 members (cash only; no eftpos facilities).
This vibrant club has been running at Victoria University of Wellington since 2017, offering opportunities to learn about and get involved with Celtic folk music. If you’re of a musical inclination, they teach tunes from the ground up, serving as a gateway into the weekly Wellington Irish Session and VicFolk’s very own ceilidh band. For those who just want to dance they hold regular dance workshops and public ceilidhs – pandemic permitting!
Fresh from performing at the Wellington Folk Festival, VicFolk will bring a taste of what they do to the Roseneath School Hall on November 26th. The concert will include a selection of their favourite toe-tapping tunes, interspersed with songs from a broad range of folk traditions.
Fluke (flook) n. pl (s): A happy coincidental collection of ukuleles and women.
Take Mary’s kitchen table, Thursday evenings, a dozen ukuleles, 1 teapot, many cups, handmade pastry, wine and many more cups and you have the essence of this Brooklyn community uke mash up.
Hot on the heels of their success at WellyFest, AR is proud to present this fun group who ‘ukefy’ old favourites for their enjoyment and yours.
The concert will also feature a guest spot from Stephen Riddell, this year’s winner of the JAPan Trophy for most improved performer.
You can download the November 2020 Balladeer here.