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 August 21st will be
Ever created an ensemble/musical group just because the company is awesome and you are all on the same musical plain??? That's what it is like for Gliss - they just love the sound of three harps together, and can totally put up with hours of playing music together! Gliss is comprised of Anna Dunwoodie, Bronwyn McConchie and Laura Robertson. They have been playing together in any number of different ensembles and groups since.... well... since Laura and Bronwyn started playing the harp .... for Laura... this was when she was 4.5 years old!
A busy life and work schedule always seems to get the better of them, so they think it's great to have a regular escape time to come together and make some great sounding trio music - as the saying goes, ' there are no bum notes on the harp' which even makes sight-reading new music a pleasure!
What do they play? Well, it's not uncommon for the trio to get a YouTube link with a message attached, ' how about this one!!!' .... In fact they play anything from jazz and blues, new compositions from contemporary trad/folk composers, Joplin ragtime tunes, a piece from Thomas Moore, Vivaldi, Faure or even Elton John... and occasionally a newly composed or arranged tune from one of the three of them! Come and join us in the stunning acoustic environment of the Unitarian Church for a magical evening of music.
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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