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.
$10 Entry fee
Our guests for
Friday January 15th 2021 will be:
Martha Louise and Brenda Liddiard
What a way for us to start 2021! We welcome Martha Louise and Brenda Liddiard in a pre Auckland Folk Festival appearance. These award winning singer/songwriters have been friends for many years and more recently have begun to perform as a duo providing instrumentation and vocal harmonies to each others songs. Martha plays guitar, dulcimer and rhythm mandolin, Brenda lead mandolin and guitar. Their songs are from the heart, capturing their past experiences and their passions and mixing Martha’s American and Brenda’s English influences, to produce an engaging and delightful musical experience - one not to be missed
Also don’t forget that the Auckland folk Festival is on over Auckland Anniversary Weekend. That’s from Friday the 29th of January to Monday the 1st of February. On Saturday the 30th Rafters will have a 30 minute spot at 10.45am in The Barn, so come along if you can and support our Rafters regulars: Jennifer and Jim, All Good Times (Alice, Annie and Barbara) and Blues and More (Linda and Alistair). There is also a special memorial concert in The Barn on the Friday night in memory of the wonderful Roger Giles, where people can share their songs and memories of Roger.
Once again, in keeping with Government recommendations and at the Church's request, we ask that you 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 YouTube search to find these videos). Please see Linda if you do not want your images publicly available.
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Graham, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair
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