Events This Month

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

Saturday 22 August, Acoustic Routes AGM

Thistle Inn, 3 pm

Thursday 25 August, Acoustic Routes Concert

Roseneath School Hall, 7.30 pm

Friday, 28 to Sunday 30 August, Riverslea Retreat

Riverslea, Otaki Gorge Road

Coming Events

Sunday 6 September, Acoustic Routes Open Mic

Thunderbird Cafe, 1-3pm 

Sunday 13 September, Acoustic Routes Singaround

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

Thursday 24 September, Acoustic Routes Concert

Roseneath School Hall, 7.30 pm


Frank Burkitt Band Concert PDF Print E-mail

Roseneath School Hall, Thursday 27 August, 7:30 pm

Frank Burkitt learned his craft in the late night pub sessions of his native Edinburgh and has been performing as a singer songwriter guitarist for over 10 years. He moved to Wellington in early 2014 and quickly formed ‘The Frank Burkitt Band’ with Cameron Dusty Burnell (Mandolin), Krissy Jackson (Fiddle), Kara Filbey (Backing Vocals and Percussion) and James Geluk (Double Bass). Their eagerly anticipated first album, ‘Fools and Kings,’ will be released in October 2015, followed by a national tour.

Burkitt’s music is not confined to one genre, but it has a very unique sound and feel at its core. Although heavily influenced by blues, country, bluegrass, swing and Scottish folk, it is good old fashioned song writing that has really underpinned his musical career. Intelligent and thought provoking lyrics are served up alongside music that is as emotive as it is foot-tapping.

“Burkitt – backed by his four-piece band - hollered, crooned and generally swooned his merry way through a plethora of footstomping ditties.” Edinburgh Evening News.


Support Acts

Julian Ward and Diana Bastion have been performing as a duo 'Kaboodle' for over five years. Expect folk-roots inspired songs alongside Julian's beautiful trademark open-tuned guitar.

David Greer is a singer and guitarist well known on the Wellington music scene.

Liz Auchinvole, fiddler, singer and songwriter, will be taking the stage with the other members of the Mixed Meta Fours (?) , the group she performed with in last month’s Blind Date concert. Expect Kiwi and American songs featuring some great fiddling.


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


August 2015 Balladeer PDF Print E-mail
The August 2015 Balladeer can be downloaded from the PDF below.
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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.

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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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