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

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.    



Rafters Music Club 

 Held at The Unitarian Church 1a Ponsonby Road

at 8pm on the third Friday 0f the month 

Our guest for Friday July 19th will be:


Martha Louise

If you haven't heard Martha Louise before then this is a guest spot not to be missed, and if you have heard her before then this is a guest spot you will most certainly not want to miss! 
Since arriving in New Zealand from her native America in the 1970's Martha Louise has performed widely at festivals, folk clubs, and wherever there are people gathered to hear good live music. She has collaborated over the years with many others forming groups such as Gentle Annie in the early 80's, The Broccoli Sisters, Late Harvest, and Too Far Gone.
Her solo live performances are an opportunity for her to share her stories through songs presented with strong, clear, melodic vocals and a rhythmic instrumental style. Whether Martha Louise's music is flat pick or finger pick in style, in open tunings, on guitar or dulcimer, the words and music come from the heart. 
She will be playing a new dulcimer and guitar made by good friend Peter Madill. There will be love songs, un-love songs, instrumentals, some country flavour and her originals which celebrate family, social commentary and chocolate.

Her solo CD's Sense of Place and Journey will be available for $20 and include many original songs.



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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