Bluegrass and Beyond

September 2020 Folk Club with Bluegrass and Beyond

Folk Club is back!

Doors open at 6:45pm. First half floor singers begin at 7pm. Email to reserve your spot!

Guest: Bluegrass and Beyond!

When Bluegrass & Beyond go to play bluegrass, there can be a little mission creep out past the historically accurate Bill Monroe genre.

The authentic bluegrass is there alright, it’s just that other stuff somehow sneaks in, like the bluegrassifcation of 60s songs, or genuine Cameron Bennett originals which have a flair for capturing stories in a way that is both genuine Americana bluegrass and somehow could only be Kiwi. Throw in some 3 part harmony and Colin Speir’s flat pick guitar and rag-time guitar plus his work on 5 String Banjo – there’s a lot goin’ on…

Let the Good Times Roll, People!!!

John Olding – guitar, lead vocal

Colin Speir – guitar, banjo, BV’s

Cameron Bennett – dobro, vocals and BV’s

Pete Parnham – bass fiddle, BV’s.

Bluegrass and Beyond

September 2020 Folk Club with Bluegrass and Beyond on 28/09/2020

When Bluegrass & Beyond go to play bluegrass, there can be a little mission creep out past the historically accurate Bill Monroe genre.

The authentic bluegrass is there alright, it’s just that other stuff somehow sneaks in, like the bluegrassifcation of 60s songs, or genuine Cameron Bennett originals which have a flair for capturing stories in a way that is both genuine Americana bluegrass and somehow could only be Kiwi. Throw in some 3 part harmony and Colin Speir’s flat pick guitar and rag-time guitar plus his work on 5 String Banjo – there’s a lot goin’ on…

 

August 2020 Club Night

Our August club night falls on Monday, 31 August. Doors open 6:30pm for a 7pm start.  Special guest for the second half are Bluegrass and Beyond!  First half will feature local floor singers.  Email to reserve your spot in the first half. jenine@torkington.com.

If we are still at Level 3 Lockdown, this evening will be postponed.  At Level 2, we will have a maximum attendance of 40 people. Book your tickets here: https://whangateau.co.nz/event/august-club-night-with-bluegrass-and-beyond/31_08-2020-700pm/

Whangateau Usage Rules at Level 2+

As of Friday, 29 May, New Zealand Covid19 Alert Level 2 has been loosened to allow groups of up to 100 people. Accordingly, Whangateau Hall rules have been adjusted as follows.

  1. Maximum occupancy of hall grounds (within picket fence) to be limited to 40 people.
  2. Events in the hall and grounds are still limited to 2 hours in duration.
  3. Hirer must complete an attendance register with names and phone numbers for all people present and submit to hall Supervisor (Jenine Abarbanel, jenine@torkington.com, 021 428 568) immediately upon completion of hire.
  4. Hall hirer must see that social distancing of 1m is maintained at all times.
  5. The wearing of masks is encouraged but not required.
  6. In addition to the usual required cleaning, all surfaces and doorknobs are to be sprayed down and wiped with provided disinfectant sprays and cloths. All used towels and wiping cloths to be left in hall foyer in bucket provided.
  7. All other conditions of hire and post-use cleaning requirements for Whangateau Hall remain in place and unchanged.
  8. These guidelines may be updated in response to any new guidelines issued by the New Zealand Government or Auckland Council. For more information: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/.  Additional guidance has been incorporated from https://www.majorevents.govt.nz/resource-bank/covid-19-advice-for-event-organisers/.

For more information about using the hall, contact Jenine at 021 428 568 or jenine@torkington.com

Post-Lockdown Musical Evening!

7pm, Friday, 5 June 2020.

Come out to Whangateau Hall to celebrate the re-opening of New Zealand after the Covid19 Lockdown. The Pipis will play some tunes, and other musicians are welcome to perform a couple numbers as well, there will be a sign-up sheet.

Due to continued Covid19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, this event is limited to 40 people! You MUST REGISTER to attend. Entry is free (donations are accepted at the door), but you must pre-register.  Bring your own supper and beverages for half time, because we aren’t clear on the whole shared-food thing for groups yet. Probably best to play it safe, eh?

You don’t have to wear a mask, but we won’t look at you funny if you choose to do so.

Doors open at 6:45pm.

We will Livestream this evening on the Whangateau Hall and Pipi Picker Facebook pages. So, if you miss out on tickets, or you aren’t ready to go out amongst people yet for whatever reason, you can still partake from the safety and comfort of your own home.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

Covid19 Alert Level 2 and Whangateau Hall

Whangateau Hall will be re-opened as of Monday, 18 May 2020 under Covid19 Alert Level 2, subject to the guidelines below.

  1. Maximum occupancy of hall grounds (within picket fence) to be limited to 10 people.
  2. Events in the hall and grounds are limited to 2 hours in duration.
  3. Hirer must complete an attendance register with names and phone numbers for all people present and submit to hall Supervisor (Jenine Abarbanel, jenine@torkington.com, 021 428 568) immediately upon completion of hire. 
  4. Hall hirer must see that social distancing of 1m is maintained at all times.
  5. The wearing of masks is encouraged but not required.
  6. In addition to the usual required cleaning, all surfaces and doorknobs are to be sprayed down and wiped with provided disinfectant sprays and cloths. All used towels and wiping cloths to be left in hall foyer in bucket provided. 
  7. All other conditions of hire and post-use cleaning requirements for Whangateau Hall remain in place and unchanged.
  8. These guidelines may be updated in response to any new guidelines issued by the New Zealand Government or Auckland Council. For more information: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/

For more information about using the hall, contact Jenine at 021 428 568 or jenine@torkington.com