Rafters Music Club

Rafters is a friendly music club in central Auckland.

Held on the 3rd Friday of each month


Time: 8-11pm

Admission: $10 cash at door

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.

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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
at 8pm every 3rd Friday of the Month.

$10 cash at door 

Our Guest for Friday May 17th 2024 is


The Mollymawks


This month we have the Mollymawks flying in for what will be a great guest spot. The Mollymawks are an acoustic duo from Aotearoa playing original songs and tunes with a Celtic flavour. 

The duo comprises Al Baxter on guitar and vocals and Emily Allen on fiddle. Their music has been played on National Radio, bFM and EastFM.

Al is originally from the UK where he frequented folk clubs on the East Coast of England. He arrived in Auckland in the 1990's and joined the Irish pub band scene playing banjo and guitar in bands with residencies on Queen Street. He writes and performs in both the Mollymawks and Hoop, who host the Ministry of Folk in Auckland.

Emily plays violin with Opus Orchestra and has toured with symphony orchestras internationally. She studied the violin in Aotearoa and in Oxford with the legendary violinist Kato Havas OBE. Emily's playing has since branched out into folk where she performs, arranges and records with Hoop, the Mollymawks, and with Bill Angus and the Mighty Ways.

This is a night not to be missed, so come along and join the friendly crowd at Rafters and enjoy the fine music. 




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, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair