Details on upcoming events and concerts below the calendar …
Category Key Community Event General Music Private Event
26 June 2017, Monday: Club Night with special guests Conor and Swigger! The hosts of the excellent Thirsty Dog Folk Club on K’ Road are coming north of the bridge to amaze and delight you with songs and humour. $10. Floor singers first half, as per the usual!
31 July 2017, Monday: Club Night, hosted by John Hayday. Special Guest: Chris Priestly and friends. New Zealand folk icon Chris Priestley’s folk career and influence span decades and has touched thousands and thousands of people. His albums “Unsung Heroes” and “Rogue” tell tales of figures from New Zealand History. 7pm start. $10.
10 August 2017, Thursday. Full concert with John Egenes. Multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, saddlemaker, author, session musician for countless artists, and all around likeable guy, John stumbles through this life making mistake after mistake. His motto is, “You don’t learn anything from your successes…” https://johnegenes.bandcamp.com/
28 August 2017, Monday: Club Night. Special guests: John Hayday and Vaughn Morgan. John and Vaughn will perform a full hour of thought-provoking, moving traditional story-songs accompanied by beautifully wrought guitar accompaniment. $10. 7pm.
8 September 2017, Friday: Full concert with Flora Knight and Sean Donald. Flora Knight & Sean Donald are a Dunedin, NZ based old time country duo. Flora on fiddle and Sean on guitar – they sing inclose harmony and play fiddle tunes gleaned from the Southern states of America. https://floraknightseandonald.bandcamp.com/releases
25 September 2017, Monday: Club Night. Special guests: Pete and the Skiffy Rivets.
30 October 2017: Club Night.
27 November 2017: Club Night. Special guests: Rhodeworks.
3 December 2017: Concert with The Danberry’s, featuring Vanessa McGowen on bass.
26 December 2017 Boxing Day Party and Jam Session.
29 January 2018 Club Night
8 February 2018. Thursday. Full Concert. Lonely Heartstring Band from the US. Killer bluegrass band featuring New Zealand’s own guitar hero Mark Mazengarb.
26 February 2018. Club Night with 10 String Symphony. This power fiddle duo from the US has been garnering critical acclaim at an astonishing rate. This will be an encore performance at Whangateau, as they appeared in 2016 with Tattletale Saints. $15.