Events This Month

Sunday 24 August, Acoustic Routes AGM

Upstairs Bar, Molly Malone's, 2pm  

Thursday 28 August, Young Performers concert

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale, 7.30pm

Friday 29 - Sunday 31 August, Riverslea Retreat

Riverslea Lodge, Otaki Gorge Road (see Balladeer)

Sunday 31 August, Acoustic Matinee (NEW)

Thunderbird Cafe, Featherston Street, 2-4pm 



Coming Events


Sundays in September, new acoustic matinees 

Thunderbird  Cafe, 2-4pm 

Thursday 25 September, Acoustic Routes monthly concert

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale, 7.30pm

August Concert: Young Performers PDF Print E-mail

The Joan Prior Award for Young Performers concert

Thursday 28 August, 7.30pm

 The search for entrants for the inaugural Joan Prior Award has flushed out no fewer than 10 terrific young Wellington performers. We're delighted to bring you eight of them at this very special concert, where a panel of judges will choose three acts to go forward for the final at the Wellington Folk Festival in October. Most are solo singer-musicians and song-writers as well. There are two duos, one of them instrumental.

They are (in alphabetical order): Jessica Howard, Shan Jordan, Peter Mitchell, Irihapeti Moffat, Jordan and Josh Morrice, Nadia Reid, Flix Rose, and Rupert Snook & Stephanie Cairns.   

$5 so you can bring your friends and family



August 2014 Balladeer PDF Print E-mail
The August 2014 Balladeer can be downloaded from the PDF 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.

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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Joan Prior Award 2014 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 look at the programmes of the Festivals and Clubs, they are very wide-ranging. The judges will be asked to "make their decisions bearing in mind the suitability of performances for a folk festival".

Picture of Joan Prior


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