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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 cash at door

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

Email: 
raftersmusicclub@gmail.com

or contact us via Messenger 




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 cash at door 

Our Guest for Friday February 16th 2024 is

 

Wild Women Sing the Blues

 

If you saw Rafter’s presentation of 'Wild Women Sing' the Blues at the folk festival (and even if you didn’t) it was only half the story. There’s more folks. 

Our guests this month are Linda Robinson, Bea Parker, Alice McLeod, and Jennifer Howarth (ably supported by Alistair Robinson) presenting ‘Wild Women Sing the Blues’. The seeds of ‘Wild Women’ were planted when Linda read a novel, Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce, a story about women blues singers set in the early part of last century. This encouraged her to look more deeply into the history of women blues performers, their histories, lives and thoughts. A regular weekly jam session grew the idea of a guest spot that would highlight these ‘wild women’ (as they were called in the early days) within the context of the history of women and the blues. 

Now you may have heard our guests before, but perhaps not quite like this. So come and be educated and entertained by stories and songs, old and new, about the journey of women and the blues. 

 

Graham, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair

 

 

Programme

The first half of the evening brings musicians old and new to warm us up before supper and our main guest/s. We welcome new performers. See Graham at the door if you want to perform, but you will need to be there before the 8pm start.

Photos and Videos

Photos and some 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 publicly available.

 

See you there

Graham, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair