Events This Month

Sunday 5 July, Acoustic Routes Open Mic

Thunderbird Cafe, 1-3pm 

Sunday 12 July, Acoustic Routes Singaround

Alfred Memelink's Artspace, 223 The Esplanade, Petone, 5-7 pm

Thursday, 23 July, Acoustic Routes Concert

Roseneath School Hall, 7.30 pm

Coming Events

Sunday 2 August, Acoustic Routes Open Mic

Thunderbird Cafe, 1-3pm 

Sunday 9 August, Acoustic Routes Singaround

Alfred Memelink's Artspace, 223 The Esplanade, Petone, 5-7 pm

Sunday 23 August, Acoustic Routes AGM

Afternoon - time and venue TBC

Thursday 25 August, Acoustic Routes Concert

Roseneath School Hall, 7.30 pm

Friday, 28 to Sunday 30 August, Riverslea Retreat

Riverslea, Otaki Gorge Road

Blind Date Concert PDF Print E-mail

Roseneath School Hall, Thursday 25 June, 7:30 pm

The Blind Date concert is a concept we stole from the Auckland Folk Festival and have run here with great success a number of times in the past. We're resurrecting it this year, and four groups of four people have been matched up and are preparing to play together for the first time.

They are:

GROUP 1: Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Fran Willis, Mike Savage, Bobby Prowse.

GROUP 2: Nigel Parry, Elizabeth Auchinvole, Alan Downes, Janine Mitchell

GROUP 3: Todd Foster, Col Wright, Derek Kirkland, Alistair McCarthy.

GROUP 4: Mark Brunel, Kevin Ikin, Lis Whyte, Noel Read.

If past events are anything to go by, a stimulating night of music and a lot of fun are guaranteed. The members of these four groups have never played together before, at least not in the combinations we will see here, and in some cases they've never met each other before, so the potential is there for anything to pop out, musically speaking and for the creation of some fascinating new musical combinations. That alone should be enough to tempt the curious amongst you to a night of mystery and more than likely, a bit of magic as well.


Door sales: $10 ($5 for Blind Date performers).


Joan Prior Award 2015 PDF Print E-mail

ACOUSTIC ROUTES, the Wellington Folk Club, has set up the
JOAN PRIOR AWARD for Young Performers (age 15-25)

JOAN PRIOR was an inspiration to generations of singers, musicians and dancers around Wellington from the late 1950s.  After she died in 2010 her family donated her collection of instruments, recordings and memorabilia to Acoustic Routes, and this enabled us to set up the award in her name.

We are hoping to encourage younger performers into the ‘Folk World’, where the lines between performer and audience are very blurred, where support and collaboration count. Don’t be put off by the F-word - there are many definitions of folk music, but if look at the programmes of the Festivals and Clubs, you’ll see they cover a wide range of acoustic music.

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.

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July 2015 Balladeer PDF Print E-mail
The July 2015 Balladeer can be downloaded from the PDF below.
 2015Balladeer_July.pdf[Balladeer July 2015]796 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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