Events This Month

Sunday, 2nd November, Acoustic Matinee Open Mic

Thunderbird Cafe, Featherston Street, 2-4pm 

Sunday 9th November, Special concert with Chris Penman and Bob McNeill

Roseneath School Hall, 7.30 pm

Thursday 27 November, Acoustic Routes monthly concert

Featuring “Not The Day Job” and “Portable Panic”.

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale, 8.00pm

Thursday 27 November, Acoustic Routes Special General Meeting

Election of president.

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale, 7.00pm


Coming Events

Sunday, 7th December, Acoustic Matinee Open Mic

Thunderbird Cafe, Featherston Street, 2-4pm 

Sunday, 14th December, Acoustic Routes Christmas Party

Venue and time - watch this space!

Portable Panic and Not the Day Job concert PDF Print E-mail

Roseneath School Hall, Thursday 27 November, 7:00 pm

PORTABLE PANIC - Together for twenty odd years now, Tony Ricketts and Jenny Kilpatrick bring together their very different musical backgrounds. Jenny was virtually brought up as a folkie (Murray is her big brother), with a lifelong love of the blues. She was known for unaccompanied trad until she started working with Tony. These days she’s just as likely to be listening to Chet Baker, though, or Sharon Robinson or Jackson Browne.
Tony is a child of rock’n’roll (Buddy Holly lives!), who later counted Laughing Lenny Cohen, Dory Previn, and various McGarrigles and Wainwrights as role- models. Maybe that explains a lot! He won prizes for songwriting in the 1980s, though their covers range widely. Jenny plays recorder, whistle and kazoo, and Tony plays guitar. They both sing and play bass guitar. They don’t do all these things simultaneously. Sometimes they sing about serious things.
The Panic name originates with an 80s London duo The Panic Brothers, one of whom is Reg Meuross, who will be playing in New Zealand next year.

NOT THE DAY JOB NTDJ is a group of musicians drawn mainly from the trade union movement. The group's composition is in a state of dynamic flux, with the current lineup being Bill Newson (EPMU), George Hollinsworth (EPMU), Ross Teppett (CTU) and Mark Wallis (PSA).  
They play mainly original songs with strong worker and social justice themes - with a few standards thrown in for good measure. NTDJ was started by longtime local folk stalwart Peter Conway - who plans to be back in the band next year.

Door sales: $15 ($10 for Acoustic Routes members and students).

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING There will be a special meeting of Acoustic Routes members before the concert to elect a new President, as required by the club constitution. There were no nominations for the position at the AGM in August, and Kevin Ikin has been filling in as acting president in the interim.  
If anyone has a nomination for the position, or a query, please contact him through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 04 478 4160

November 2014 Balladeer PDF Print E-mail
The November 2014 Balladeer can be downloaded from the PDF below.
 November2014Balladeer.pdf[November 2014 Balladeer]870 Kb
Joining Us PDF Print E-mail

The new membership year starts as of July. A single membership costs only $25, with a discount of $10 for students and beneficiaries. Family memberships are available for $40.

Club members (cardholders) continue to get discounted rates on door-charges to concerts and most events. Alistair's Music in Cuba St. also offers members a 10% discount on strings and tuners.

You must have your membership paid up by the August AGM to be able to formally participate and nomimate and vote for the election of the Committee.

To join our club, download the form below and follow the instructions for payment.

 AR Membership 2014-2015.docx[ ]6 Kb
Who we are PDF Print E-mail

Acoustic Routes, also known as the Wellington Folk Centre, is a club based in Wellington for people who enjoy performing and listening to a wide range of music with the emphasis on acoustic styles.

We have regular concerts that feature a wide range of New Zealand and  overseas performers.

We also host monthly singarounds, blackboard concerts and other club events, which provide a additional opportunities for members to perform.

For more information, see our constitution below.

 Constitution.docx[ ]70 Kb

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