Rafters Music Club
Rafters is a friendly music club in central Auckland.
Held on the 3rd Friday of each month
Venue: Unitarian Church, 1a Ponsonby Road. Next to the Art Station. Between K'rd and Hopetoun St.
Rafters Music Club promotes music from traditional to contemporary. We welcome new performers.
Our format is open mic (without a mic!) in the first half, supper, then guest/s. Anyone who would like to perform in the first half is welcome to see Graham at the door, but please put your name down before the 8.00pm start.
Tea, coffee & biscuits provided for supper.
Music Club Links
- Auckland Bluegrass
- Devonport Folk Music Club
- East Coast Folk Club
- Titirangi Folk Music Club
- The Barebones Acoustic Folk Club
- Auckland Folk Festival. A great camping weekend full of concerts, workshops, dances and fun.
Held at The Unitarian Church
1a Ponsonby Road
every 3rd Friday of the Month.
Entry fee $10
Our Guest for Friday July 17th will be
Well Rafters folk, you are in for a real treat this month. Come along and meet Ronél Hunter. A visitor from the far south (Balclutha in fact) she is here to share her wonderful music with us. Ronél, originally from South Africa where she played at local folk festivals, is an accomplished singer/songwriter. She settled in New Zealand in 2009, and married her Kiwi husband in 2011.
Ronél is a storyteller. Influenced by musicians such as Tracy Chapman, Guy Clark and Dolly Parton, she focuses on the story and emotional background of a song rather than the genre. She delights in writing songs about real life situations and her musical and life philosophy is about being real and being yourself.
This year Ronél released her new album ‘Move at Will’ and she will share songs from this exciting album with us. So come along and enjoy Ronél’s music in the wonderful acoustics of Rafters great venue.
In response to the present health crisis, the Church has asked us to follow 2 simple rules:
1. Upon entry every person will be required to use the NZ Government contact app to scan the QR code, or complete the NZ Government tracing form.
2. Upon entry everyone will use the hand sanitiser provided by the church.
And while we will miss you, following the Government recommendations for Level 1, we also ask that if anyone is feeling unwell that you stay warm and snug at home.
The first half of the evening brings musicians old and new to warm us up before supper and our main guest/s. We welcome new performers. See Graham at the door if you want to perform, but you will need to be there before the 8pm start.
Photos and Videos
Photos and some videos of performances will be taken during the evening and displayed on our Facebook page. We also have a Rafters Music Club YouTube channel where we display some videos (type Rafters Music Club into YouTue search to find these videos). Please see Linda if you do not want your images publically available.
See you there,
Graham, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair
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