May News

May Club Night

Whangateau Folk Club this month is on Monday, May 29th. This is a casual evening with no special guest, so it is the perfect opportunity for all you living room players to sign up and warble a tune or two. All levels of ability and musical genre are warmly welcomed, with the caveat that you be fully acoustic and able to play into our microphones. Each performer is allowed 2 songs for no longer than 8 minutes, so we have enough time to give everyone a try. The evening begins at 7:00pm, $10 on the door, with all proceeds going to the chair recovering project.

Songwriting Workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to write a song but just don’t know where to start, delve into the inner workings of a song writer’s mind, or spend an hour or two simply soaking up stories and songs and the stories behind them, then this workshop is for you.

Come along to this free 90 minute workshop with Andy Hamilton and the Dirt Road Orchestra. Andy has been writing, recording and performing his own songs for over 40 years.

The aim of the workshop is to unlock the creative song writing process and set you on the path to realise your own song writing potential through discussion, interaction and performance.

Please feel free to bring along your own instrument.
Saturday May 20th 11am Warkworth Library

Songwriting Workshop May 20 11am

Where in the World is Jenine?

So, you’re gonna find out eventually, I might as well confess now. I’ve fled winter yet again for the warmer climes of Colorado. I’ll be here looking after my mum, visiting with friends, and hopefully making some music until the 1st of August. I’ll still be your point of contact for most things Whangateau, but club nights will be run by Andy Hamilton and Nat Torkington. And Petrina Brenchley at the Campground is a better point of contact for questions about hiring the hall.

Everyone stay safe. Make lots of music and I’ll see you in August, all going well.