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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.
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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.
How can I help?First, subscribe to our newsletter:
Second, please join the club, or check that your membership is current. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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.
Cyril was a Life Member of the New Edinburgh Folk Club.
[Photo by Andrew MacKay]
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.