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.
Rafters Music Club
Held at The Unitarian Church 1a Ponsonby Road
at 8pm on the third Friday 0f the month
Our guest for Friday May 17th will be:
Railway Pie … well, we have to confess – no, that’s not them in the photo. That’s who they woulda loved to have been if only they’d been born a bit earlier. But it gives you the idea … good old jug-band music from the 1920s, as performed by the masters such as Cannon’s Jug Stompers (that’s them in the picture), the Memphis Jug Band and all those other famous names that we never hear about these days.
Railway Pie is a tradition in itself – its roots go back 50 years and while the personnel has had a few changes over the years, it’s still a bunch of mates united by their love of blues and that jug-band sound.
Railway Pie is singer and harmonica player Jack Craw, who also plays a bit of guitar, Terry Toohill, who plays guitar and fiddle, Al Young, who does a bit of singing and plays guitar, steel guitar and mandolin as required, and Garry Trotman, the double-bass maestro who also sings a bit and plays kazoo. It’s all good stuff, so sit back, relax and discover why the good old days were so good.
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 YouTube search to find these videos). Please see Linda if you do not want your images publicly available.
See you there
Graham, Jennifer, Linda and Alistair.
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