What’s on elsewhere

 Concerts & other important stuff 

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Capital Irish runs every Sunday noon to 12.30pm.

Upper Hutt luthier Bernie Breslin is part of the crew who host this great

programme covering people & places and music & concerts of the Celtic persuasion.

"Town & Country Aotearoa" hosted for 25 years by Eddie O’Strange

Live on air from 9 – 11pm every Monday, Eddie takes a country road through kiwiana, americana, folk, country, bluegrass, appalachian, and western swing. Music from the early 1920s to present day.

The show is repeated from Friday midnight until 2am Saturday.

The programme is followed by an hour of   "The Best of Bluegrass" hosted by Trevor Ruffell

Acoustic Routes http://acousticroutes.org.nz/

A/Routes Open Mic at “The Office” bar in Newtown’s Riddiford St. 5:30-8 pm

2nd Sunday of each month - Contact: kevin.ikin@clear.net.nz

The AR Open Mic at the Office in Newton is a regular feature, with Newtown Acoustic Sound hosting the other weekly sessions. Just south of the intersection with Rintoul St. It’s a very good space for live music, with food and drink available from the bar downstairs.

AR Monthly Concert, Thursday 27 July 7.30pm

Admittance $10 members, $15 non-members

Roseneath School Hall. Access is down a short lane off the street (Maida Vale), next to a church and a small row of shops. There’s parking in the school grounds and the number 14 bus goes right past.

Guests - James Wilkinson and Jacquie Walters, http://www.jacquiewaltersmusic.com  

James was a member of award-winning group Emeralds and Greenstone and is currently a member of Toru. Jacquie made a name for herself as a folk artist in the northeast of England performing, touring, and recording with Kate Bramley.  

James and Jacquie have shared concert bills in various band iterations over the past 25 years but this is their first tour as a duo. Jacquie is known for her stunning vocals and moving, topical songwriting. James is one of New Zealand's best guitarists and a mesmerising bass player and will be adding his unique playing style and vocals in support of Jacquie's original material. 

Come and enjoy a perfect winter's evening full of some of New Zealand's best acoustic music. 

Expessions Arts and Entertainment Centre  www.expressions. org.nz/     

836 Fergusson Drive   Telephone +64 (4) 527 2168   Fax +64 (4) 527 2180 Email: info@expressions.org.nz

Concerts, Plays, Exhibitions and Talks.


Late Nite Sound Bite Entry is by Koha - casual/family friendly.

The last Thursday of the month with fresh NZ music and all galleries, cafe and shop open until 9pm.

Pukerua Bay Folk Club

Home of Murray & Julie Kilpatrick

9 Donlin Road, Pukerua Bay – ph 239 9951

When: 1st Thursday - Next date Aug 3rd– 7.30pm

Sing-Round – often with a guest performer - bring a song

Julie’s world famous scones, and good company




Singing outlineUPSTAIRS AT THE SPRIG AND FERN 342 Tinakori Road, (Upstairs Room) Thorndon
2nd Mondays  from  6:30pm.
A regular event with Dave Barnes and the crew on the second Monday of the month.
The session offers unaccompanied singing in a traditional manner.
There is also fine beer and food to be had.
Contact: Dave Barnes   david.barnes@xtra.co.nz

Upper Hutt Country Music Club meets every 2nd Sunday


The Masonic Lodge, 29 Islington St. Trentham

President - (04) 528 2793   Secretary - (04) 971 3035

Dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of country music both in Upper Hutt and further afield.

Entry $3.00 per person. Under 18 admitted free.  A light supper is also provided.  Contributions welcome.


Ukelele Sessions

***U/Hutt Library - an invitation to drop in and pull up a chair

Thurs 5.50-6.50pm From beginner to expert - all welcome

***Expressions Fergusson Drive PH 527 2168 http://www.expressions.org.nz

1st Sunday of the month 2 - 3pm


Pukerua Bay Folk Club
Home of Murray & Julie Kilpatrick
9 Donlin Road, Pukerua Bay - ph 239 9951
When: 1st Thursday
Sing-Round – often with a guest performer - bring a song
Julie’s world famous scones, and good company. - All Welcome

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Plimmerton Boating Club. 2nd Thurs 

Open Mic - Hosted by Roy McGuinness his very self.

This is a great night in a lovely venue with low cost drinks & food, and a good sound system.


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Levin Folk Music Club 155 Bartholomew Rd 

Clubnight 2nd Friday of every month at 7:30pm  with main guests 

Members $5, Non-Members $10, Children $3 (includes supper)

Acoustic night is on 4th Friday of the month – 7:30pm. Gold coin koha appreciated.


Lunchtime Singing Group

When: Every Thursday 12-1pm

Where: St Andrew's on The Terrace (Hall)

Contact: Carol Shortis



Wellington Bluegrass Society

When: 3rd Friday of month, 8.00 pm

Excellent additional concerts too

Where: 54 Richmond Street, Petone

Contact: Andrew Bicknell, (04) 477 0069

Ceol Alba Scottish Music Clubb

When: 2nd Friday of month, 7:30-9:30 pm Cost $5 per night.

Where: Thistle Hall, cnr Karo Drive and Cuba St

A club for learning tunes in the traditional "by ear" style, it welcomes fiddlers of all levels.

Contact: (04) 565 0164, email



Hutt Valley Community Choir www.huttvalleycommunitychoir.org.nz
Tuesday evenings 7.15 – 9pm.
St Orans College, 550 High St. Lower Hutt $8 adults - $6 unwaged

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery www.memelink.co.nzMA pic Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

223 The Esplanade, Petone

Weekend 10am-5pm Mon-Fri 10.30am - 4pm

Ph 04 9799889  -  Easy parking  –  Free entry


 International Folk dancing

When: Every Wednesday from February to December, 7.30 to 9.15

Where: Tarrant Dance Studios, 125 Cuba St, Wellington

Contact: Cashy Yates (04) 569 1618  cashy@ihug.co.nz


Morris dancing  Dave Barnes http://www.morrisdancing.org.nz/


Contradance with Chilli Jam band

When: 1st Saturday of the month, 7:30 pm

Where : St Michael’s Parish Hall, Kelburn

$15 waged adult, $10 unwaged adult or child and $30 - family.

Contact: kevinmcl12@gmail.com


Wellington Storytellers' Cafe

First Tuesday of every month. - lots of fun and everyone's welcome.

The back room at the Wgtn Community Arts Centre 61-69 Abel Smith Street

This is the best $5 entertainment in Wellington, coffee, tea included

info ph 04 381 3307, email to

wellingtonstorytellerscafe@gmail.com or text only 027 737 3185

Storytellers @ The Fringe Bar 26-32 Allen St, Wgtn (just off Courtenay place).

Wellingtons longest storytelling co-operative has moved to a new location

Last Sunday of the month 4-6pm.

Free entry -but our koha box will be positioned strategically on the bar!

Stories targeted for adult audiences with an open mic and guest teller each month.

The Fringe Bar also serves hot drinks, bar food and evening meals.

Want to know more  www.facebook.com/thefringebar.wellington