The Young Folk Wednesday, 30th January, 2019. 7:30 p.m.
Irish indie folk-pop outfit whose warm and homely music reflects on the charm and romance of everyday life.
“This is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels.” Eamon Carr – Irelands Evening Herald
Pause Musicale, France: “Intoxicating voices, punctuating, warm harmonies that illuminate the horizon of a fiery energy”
Dubliner Magazine labelled them as “a unique prospect” “one of the most promising young Irish bands of recent years , not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage”
Maverick Magazine UK awarded a four star review calling them “quite simply, one of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades, and this debut album is a fantastic calling card and opening gambit for the four lads”
Virelai Sunday, 10th February, 2019. 7:30 p.m.
Virelai are passion, they deliver a concert filled with joy for playing their traditional music. Virelai perform dance tunes and interpretations of Scandinavian ballads.
Virelai are a popular band in the Danish folk scene, and have performed more than 500 concerts since their inception in 1999. They have toured Scandinavia and Europe with their positive, infectious performances. They took the name Virelai, an old name for the beauty in music, dance and poetry.
“Listening to Virelai is a mythical journey back to the roots of the north, awaking everything that the modern age has bulldozed over. It is touching with stretched out hands and sensing the hopes and dreams of our ancestors. Virelai evokes history and tears down the divides because the music makes those who listen float together in joy and motion while the melodies lead the soul into the fire. The rhythms pound, unfolding the story verse after verse… and the flutes are recalling what was long lost. Virelai is ferocity, eternal longing, gentleness and loving hearts. It follows the footsteps of the vitality from the time Denmark was born.” Susanne Clod Pedersen, Danish Writer
Mia Guldhammer: Vocal & percussion
Martin Seeberg: flutes, viola, jaws harp and bagpipes
Søren Hammerlund: Hurdy gurdy, mandola and Nyckelharpa
Jacob Lund: davul, darbouka and frame drums
Cricket Farm Saturday, 23rd March, 2019. 7:30 p.m.
The Frank Burkitt Band Saturday, 2nd March, 2019. 7:30 p.m.
“A set with the band is like a trip through the top shelf of the best liquor cabinet – all malt whisky, moonshine and sunlight…a tight-knit ensemble of power and delicacy and a rare treat.”
Shannon Beynan – stuff.co.nz.
Himmlerland – Thursday, April 18th, 2019. 7:30p.m.
HIMMERLAND is a Danish band inspired by the exciting and very varied cultures of five experienced musicians living in Denmark. It’s new music from Scandinavia across styles, cultures and frontiers!”Himmerland were hot, they knew what they were doing and they did it very well!” – “Life with a Blackdog”, Canberra, Australia
Eskil Romme: Saxophone
Ayi Solomon: Percussion
Sigurd Hockings: Guitar
Andrzej: Electric bass guitar
A Venue for House Concerts
We’re pleased to offer our home to present live music in Te Pahu. As well as concerts we’ve also enjoyed theatre performances and art exhibitions.
We’ve been entertained by a wide range of musical styles – and been wowed by the amazing skills and musicality of the travelling minstrals.
It’s the home of Sylvia’s Toaster ukulele band, and practices are held here most Wednesdays.
When not in use for performances the room is our lounge – however it was built for use as a small theatre, music room and library. There are good acoustics by way of its shape and use of irregular sized timber, and shelves of books. There’s a projector and stage lights. Seating is casual – lounge suites, chairs, some old theatre seats, beanbags and carpets.
Audience size has ranged from about 15 to over 80. Entrance is by donation – all proceeds go to the performers.
There is a housetruck, small caravan and room available for accomodation.
Enquiries to Wayne & Paula
Here are flyers and photos from some of the shows
Enquiries to Wayne & Paula