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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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