Prez Says

May 2017


Hello All

Welcome to the autumn/ winter edition of the Hear Ye. As the cold nights kick in it must be great to know that the Folk Club concerts every Sunday night offer a warm venue for everyone to enjoy a great gig and meet friends, have a quiet drink or bit of supper. What a great way to end a week and start a new one.

This summer just gone has been great for the club. The number of people attending our concerts has increased greatly compared to previous summers where competition from other venues have sometimes affected our numbers. So many thanks to those of you that keep supporting the club. With your support we have, in recent times, had full houses and we look forward to the trend continuing.

The Easter festival has been and gone with the success it always brings. Good weather, crowds and a great location all go to make it a fantastic weekend. New Festival President Judi added her flavour to it which complemented the atmosphere.

Remember the Waimate Festival that is coming up: more details are in this publication.

Our 50th Anniversary is coming up in November 2018. Already plans are being drawn up by the committee with input from Tony Hale who is putting together a book of the club's history. It's going to be a weekend event so keep the last weekend in November 2018 free.

Tony Hale would love to hear from anyone that was involved in any way with the club at any time in the last 50 years. If you have any old club mags, posters or memorabilia, Tony would appreciate copies for the project.

Please support two events coming up. The James Taylor Night, which has a number of guests playing his songs along with some trivia questions to add something different. An "On Air" night which will take you back to the time where the radio was the entertainment of the house. These are both fundraisers for the club.

I have not much more to report but if anyone has any suggestions or ideas for the club, please pass it on to committee members.

Thank You

Martin Kraakman


Folk Club Calendar
Richard Gilewitz
21st May - 7.30pm - 9.30
$15 Members
$20 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

Open Mic
28th May - 7.30pm on
$5 Members - Open Mic
$5 Non-members - Open Mic
$5 Students with ID

4th June
- Closed for Queens Birthday

Bryz Peters and Lee Martin (ex Johnny Possum)

11th June - 7.30pm - 9.30
$10 Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

Ellsmere Brass Band (tbc)
18th June - 7.30pm - 9.30
$10 Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

James Taylor evening
25th June - 7.30pm - 9.30
$8 Members
$12 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

Port Hils Billies and Hidden Talent
2 July - 7.30pm - 9.30
$8 Members
$12 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

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