Monthly Archives: October 2013

Valé Len Neary (1947-2013)

We mark the passing of a former member of the Roaring Forties, Len Neary on Tuesday, 24th September 2013. The obituary below was compiled by Margaret Walters and was published in the South Sydney Herald.

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The Roaring Forties in New Zealand

Sunday 13th October – 1pm

The Roaring Forties will be joining Bob Large and the rest of the Auckland Maritime Crew for a an hour or so of singing shanties and other sea songs at the Voyager Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour, on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets, Auckland.

Sunday 13th October – 8pm

Devonport Folk Music Club meets at the historic command post, “The Bunker” on Mt Victoria, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
Book early for concerts, as space is limited – add your details to the form below:
Bookings/queries: info@devonportfolkmusic.co.nz
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Sunday 20th October – 7:30pm

House concert at 4 Rangatira Road, Tawa.
Hosts: Dave and Jan Barnes david.barnes@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 04 232 7231 or 027 472 5148.

Wednesday 23rd October – 7:30pm

House concert 303 Waitohu Valley Road, Otaki – north of Wellington
Hosts: Cavan and Penelope Haines
Email: chaines@pocd.co.nz
Phone 06 364 8991 or 027 464 8991

Friday 25th – Monday 28th October

Wellington Folk Festival
The festival is held at the Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre in Moore’s Valley Road which is beyond Wainuiomata – about 40 minutes drive from central Wellington. comprehensive map with driving instructions.

Formal commitments are below but we also hope to be contributing to ballad sessions etc.:

Time Venue Event
Saturday 26th
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Maire Hall We Made The Steel” – songs from the latest Roaring Forties CD on the steel industry in NSW.
Humour, gritty realism, pathos and great choruses.
Sunday 27th
3.15pm – 4.15pm
Marquee Roaring Forties in concert – mix of our favourite songs.
Sunday 27th
7.30pm – 11.00pm
Contribution in the Final Concert.

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