Category Archives: Performance
We’ve got quite a few performances over the three days.
The May 2014 James Craig Shanty Session will feature “Norfolk Island – On the Middle Ground” with Don & Sue Brian.
Don and Sue Brian have recently returned from 5 years of self-imposed exile in this fascinating gem of the southern ocean. Diligent researchers, they have immersed themselves in its history, particularly the log books and other historical records of whaling vessels that called in to the island and the songs that the whalers brought with them. Don and Sue will share some of the fruits of their research, conveying their enthusiasm and insights in a most engaging manner. This will be a really special night. As always, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate.
This session was originally scheduled for March 2014, but has been postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. There will be a regular session on Thursday, 13th March at 7:30pm. Read the rest of this entry
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:
Devonport Folk Music Club on Facebook
Sunday 20th October – 7:30pm
Wednesday 23rd October – 7:30pm
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.:
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.
3.15pm – 4.15pm
|Marquee||Roaring Forties in concert – mix of our favourite songs.|
7.30pm – 11.00pm
|–||Contribution in the Final Concert.|
The Roaring Forties are very excited to be heading off to the northern hemisphere to escape the Australian winter 🙂 in August. We’ll be performing at festivals in Brittany, The Netherlands and the UK and doing a few other gigs along the way. We’ll also be doing a small amount of sightseeing… Read the rest of this entry
The Roaring Forties are stoked to be singing in the Union Concert at this year’s National Folk Festival in Canberra. The festival has also scheduled our workshop on the steelmaking life, “We Made the Steel” with enough time for all the songs and Robin’s introductions and slides.
Besides concert spots on the Friday afternoon and Sunday evening, we’re also hosting the singing session on Friday night.
The full list of performances from the interim programme is:
Flute & Fiddle
|Sunday||11:30am||We Made the Steel
We’re working on an entry for the Infinite Song Competition and we’ll be found lending our voices to the singing session most nights too!