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Dates to Remember


Item added Thursday, October 05, 2017

Member's Social and Film - 12th Nov

Those of you at the 40th Whare Flat Festival will remember people running around filming and recording many events for the purposes of making a documentary about folk music in New Zealand.  Bernard Madill has been working on the editing of this since that time and has a final product for us to view.  We are celebrating this by having a members night on Sunday 12th November @ 6pm.  Bring along your choice of drink and some food for a pot luck dinner.  We don't yet have facilities for heating food so bring it ready to go.  We will follow dinner with the film premiere. 

 

Dunedin Songwriter's Tribute - 17th Nov

This is a night where Dunedin song writers will be celebrated. But - it has a difference - song writers cannot perform their own stuff - they will pick a song/tune from a different Dunedin songwriter and perform that in their own style. If you want to be part of this contact Bernadette on bernadette.berry@gmail.com 

Craig Smith and Lil' Chuck


Item added Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A superb concert on Sunday afternoon 1st August from 3pm: two larger-than-life performers. Brought to you by Yellow Eye. Stories, Songs and Stompin'.

$15 - includes cash bar and cafe. 

PUKEHIKI HALL ANNUAL HOEDOWN!


Item added Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017
Band: Equinox All Star Band
Tickets: Adult $40.00
Teens $10.00
Kids by donation
Doors open 7:00pm
Come along and celebrate the Spring Equinox Ceilidh / Hoedown with
great music, dancing, tasty country food, spit roast, raffles, and more!
Important – BYO drink and vessel
Hoedown Band
Where: Pukehiki District Hall
All proceeds will go towards restoration of our Hall!
Click here to see pictures of previous Hoedowns.
To buy tickets please send an email to info@pukehiki.nz

Call for Performers


Item added Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you can provide one hour's entertainment from 2 to 3 on a Thursday afternoon, the South Dunedin Seniors Group

 would love to have you! They meet in the supper room of the South Dunedin Town Hall (around 15 people). There is a piano available if that's your gig and they pay (total) $40.00 to performers. You'd probably get a cup of tea and meet some nice people too. 

Contact Trish Drysdale, South Dunedin Seniors Group Facilitator: 027 916 7059 or lintrish22@gmail.com

Jukebox Highway on Access Radio


Item added Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Jukebox Highway is a most interesting radio show curated by John Egenes and sponsored by the Dunedin Folk Club. You can listen to any number of back-issues here. It is going out live to air on Fridays at 11am and is repeated at 3pm on the following Sunday. A hot-pickin’ hour of roots, folk and country music along with news of local gigs and chats with guests from around the globe. Listen to it on 105.4FM or 1575AM, or stream it live from the Otago Access Radio website at www.oar.org.nz.

The programme will also be replayed at various times on Kiwifolk Radio. 

Clubroom upgrade


Item added Thursday, August 17, 2017

We're working hard to make the clubrooms more convivial so that it is somewhere you want to come and socialise as well as listen to good music. In recent months a new heat pump was put in and this has made a big difference to the warmth of the place on our cold winter nights. You hopefully have noticed the improvements in the cafe area with new shelving, the more compact counter and food covers. Thanks to Peter Madill and Phil Corfield for their building and painting skills for this work.

The committee have just approved the purchase of a number of folding tables so that the auditorium can quickly swap between rows of seats or cafe/nightclub style seating so you can look forward to seeing those soon.

We are also purchasing a lockable glass fronted fridge for alcohol so that we can move towards getting a club licence for regular club nights. 

Any other improvements you think we need to think about let us know so that we can make this the place you want to be on a Friday night. 

Your Club Needs You!


Item added Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Prez Sez: 
If you are a performer we probably know about you. However if you have any other skills we probably don't. We need people who can help us in a lot of areas so if you are someone who has skills in marketing, IT, plumbing, building, interior design and would be happy to help we would love to hear from you. The cafe crew has been working hard for two years now so if anyone can help with that area and give some of them a break we want you on our list. We also need people who can handle money on the door, amusing comperes, people who can billet artists, sound or lighting techs and people who will put up posters. Drop us an email here - or let us know at the club.

New Committee, Same Great Entertainment.


Item added Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Bernadette Berry was elected unopposed as the new President of the Dunedin Folk Club. In addition, Anne Tacon (Secretary), Kathryn Olcott (Treasurer), Anna Bowen (Festival Coordinator), Vic McDonald, Denis Gordon, Ali Wallace, Lindsey Shields, Kirk Hamilton and Mike Moroney were elected as your new committee.

Bernadette says, "The first thing I would like to do is thank all the previous committee members for their work over the last year under Peter's leadership. Thanks also to retiring members Penny, Cushla and Dianne for their hard work and dedication.

"When we took over our new clubrooms almost two years ago, we expected to run at a substantial loss for some years. The previous committees have managed to make the new venue viable much faster than we anticipated allowing this new committee to look at how we now develop various aspects of our club activities. 

"With a view to that, this next Sunday is a club night and we'll all be there, so take the opportunity to tell us what you would like to see happening. We have some ideas of our own too.
"I'll try to get a monthly report of committee activities onto the 'news' section of the website so that you can keep in touch with what we're up to. Looking forward to a great year!"

The Nukes Concert and Workshop at 50Dundas


Item added Monday, March 27, 2017

Hi all our Dunedin Nukes friends, we've put together a workshop and show package for Dunedin on Friday May 5th from 6pm.This will be our Nukes III album release show and you are welcome to join on in. We are at 50Dundas ( the old church) and would look to begin the workshop from 6pm running for an hour or so  followed by a two set show from 7.45pm  .All ages are welcome although some of the young uns may need parents/guardians along for the show part. We are contacting you directly to offer workshop and show tickets for a pre book price of $25 . We will also use this as a way to get feedback on what you would like within the workshop itself  - we would like to incorporate a couple of tunes which we can send through for you to play along with us in the show itself as well as some general tips and techniques . Feel free to let others know of the show , tickets for $15 pre sale on the show only  ….General tickets will be available soon at Relics and online with eventfinda for $20 so keep an eye out .
All you need to do is email your booking confirmation and we take your name , phone and email and have your name on the door for cash payment  on the night ( prepayment to our account can be arranged with invoice supplied if required) . The workshop numbers are limited so please fire away if at all interested . CD’s and songbooks will be available at the show . We’ve had a great response to this new album with us peaking at Number 30 on the National  album charts and so far 4 weeks in the NZ album charts in the top 10 …more details and links below . If you aren’t already check in and friend us on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/thenukesukuleletrio/ , we also have a new website https://www.thenukes.co.nz/
Cheers Simon for The Nukes ukulele trio  (  sieye@xtra.co.nz )
Ph 0274403058

A quick survey about our communication.


Item added Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Well, we've been in 50Dundas for a year now and all in all, we think it's going very well. We're always trying to improve our communication with our members, friends and visitors. Take five minutes to complete this survey so we know what's working and what's not.

And thank you all for your continued support of our club and our venue. You can also email us any time at info@nefc.org.nz with bouquets or brickbats!

Finally! Our Very Own Venue


Item added Tuesday, June 23, 2015

After years of surfing on the declining fortunes of many Dunedin hospitality enterprises, the New Edinburgh Folk Club has finally signed a lease on an ideal premises in North Dunedin. Members will remember our various tenures at The Church; this is the other side of that building, the former Academy Theatre. 
 
We're excited to have the opportunity to develop the best little acoustic music auditorium in the village and we invite you to come on board and be part of the project.
 

How can I help?

First, subscribe to our newsletter:

Second, please join the club, or check that your membership is current. Email info@nefc.org.nz for details on how to join or to confirm your status. The more members we have, the better we can serve you with the best in folk and acoustic music events; artists and public alike. Remember: membership has its privileges. 

Third, if you are a keen local, you could volunteer for one or more of the various duty rosters that we will inevitably implement to keep the venue ticking over.

Fourth; suggest a name for our new venue.

Last, and most important, support us by coming along to our concerts and events. You'll find there's a lot more to enjoy.

Thanks to the committee and everyone else who has contributed to our arrival. Now watch us grow!

Memorial Service for Mark Laws

Item added Monday, January 31, 2011

There will be a memorial service for Mark on Saturday 19th February at 10:30am at the Pirates Rugby Football Club; a club that Mark had strong association with through touch, refereeing and as coach of the women's team. All who knew Mark are most welcome to attend.

Mark (Maaka) Laws was an active member of the New Edinburgh Folk Club for more than a decade, as well as a long-time member of the now-defunct Pioneer Pog 'n' Scroggin Bush Band. Mark had strong associations with the Whare Flat Folk Festival and was largely responsible for developing the technical and stage-management culture we enjoy there today. Mark's second daughter was nearly born at the festival and we still remember Jamie Laws birthday (20 years this year!) each new years day.

Clubmembers and musicians who knew Mark are invited to join in a musical tribute to him. What form this will take will be advised at the time, but bring an instrument if you desire. A last wah wah ooh from the Waipango Billy Lickers.

Cyril (Cecil) Sharp, 1924 - 2011

Item added Saturday, January 08, 2011

Cecil Henry Sharp, known to us all as Cyril, died on Wednesday, Jan 5. His funeral will be at Hope and Sons at 10 am on Monday 10th January.

Marcus Turner writes:
"I first heard about Cyril, from a colleague who lived in Milton, where Cyril had once lived and worked, long before I met him. I guess he was the sort of person people describe as a "character": he had a fine sense of humour, and an almost inexhaustible supply of jokes. In the early days of the New Edinburgh Folk Club, Cyril was often accompanied by his wife and at least one or two of their offspring.

He's been associated with the NEFC for at least 35 years, as far as I can recall.

Cyril played three-row melodeon in a style I've not seen anywhere else. His repertoire consisted mainly of tunes from the mid years of the 20th Century (I think) and his style of playing used a lot of octaves and right-hand chords. In the last few years, he'd been tinkering more and more with banjo-mandolins.

His "spot" at the Whare Flat Folk Festival, just near the side of the road on the way to the ablutions block, has been vacant these latter few years as Cyril found camping increasingly more strenuous. Many people will remember his gifts of shortbread at the New Year.

During 2010, we seemed to hear of the death of a loved folkie every month. This year's Whare Flat Festival seems to have been bracketed by the deaths of Maaka Laws and Cyril."


Cyril was a Life Member of the New Edinburgh Folk Club.

[Photo by Andrew MacKay]

Musician, academic, friend and Folk Club member dies.

Item added Friday, January 07, 2011

Dr. Mark R. Laws DipGrad, MSc (Distinction), PhD (Otago), Member RSNZ
1958 - 2010
Ko Pūtauaki te maunga.
Ko Tarawera te awa, te Awa o te Atua.
Ko te moana ā Toi ki te huatahi.
Ko Mataatua me Te Arawa ngā waka.
Ko Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa ngā iwi.
Ko Te Tawera, me Ngāti Umutahi, me Ngā Maihi ngā hapū.
Ko Oniao me Iramoko ngā marae.
Ko Matata te kāinga.
Ko Pateriki rāua ko Pirihita Ngamare te whānau.

On December 30th, Mark died while diving for crayfish at Te Kaha on the East Coast. His tangi was held on Tuesday.

Much is written in publications across the country about Mark's academic achievements. It came as a surprise to many at his tangi that he was a passionate musician also and played in bands for many years; most notably the Wai Pango Billy Lickers (from his days in the NZ Army) and later, The Pioneer Pog 'n' Scroggin Bush Band.

Mark was an active member of the New Edinburgh Folk Club from its early days until he returned to his people in Whakatane, a dozen or so years ago. He is survived by his wife Karina, their daughters Renae, Jamie and Ani and five mokopuna. Our hearts go out to them.

http://web.its.auckland.ac.nz/maitk/mark_laws
http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/local/news/huge-crowd-turns-up-for-academics-tangi/3936244/
http://www.touchnz.co.nz/index.php?id=16&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=154&tx_ttnews[backPid]=17&cHash=78e174fe5f


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