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.

Contact Rafters


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 Entry fee

Our guests for

Friday May 21st  2021 is



Want to hear some heavenly music in a heavenly venue? Then make time to come to Rafters to hear Gliss. Anna Dunwoodie, Laura Robertson, Bronwyn McConchie and their newest member Lucy Makinson have been passionate about the harp from a very young age. Their favourite music is the pieces they are surprised to hear arranged for harp such as the themes from 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' , or arrangements of Scott Joplin ragtime music. They believe that anything can be played by a quartet of lever harps though some pieces are more enjoyable than others! They like music that has a few bits of extended harp technique (harmonics, glissandos, pres de la table, percussive effects) and have a nice interplay between the four harps. From Vivaldi to Gareth Farr and their own compositions they are excited by a wide range of music and genre and hope you will be too. So leave your preconceptions behind and hear harps as you may never have heard them before.

In response to the health crisis, the Church has asked us to follow 2 simple rules:

1. Upon entry every person will be required to either use the Government Contact Tracing App, or complete the NZ Government tracing form.
2. Upon entry everyone will use hand sanitiser, either your own or that 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 snug at home.

You may also separate your chair from others if it makes you feel more comfortable. 


The first half of the evening brings musicians old and new to warm us up before supper and our main guests.We welcome new performers. See Graham at the door if you want to perform, but you will need to be there before the 8.00 pm start.

Photos and Videos

Some photos and 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 publically available.

See you there,

Graham, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair


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