Friday 15 July, Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start
Te Whare Toi o Te Kura Tawhito o Whāingaroa | Raglan Old School Arts Centre
5 Stewart St, Raglan. Upstairs in Whare Tapere
Cash bar open.
There’s another great line-up for this month’s Live & Local at Raglan Old School Arts Centre. We have the powerful vocals and song-writing of Joydah Mae, circus clowning from Damian Gordon, poetry from Lynne Wilkins and the Blister Sisters’ irreverent take on well-known songs.
Joydah Mae was discovered at NZ Spirit Festival singing at her stall. After one of the festival directors heard her playing they asked her to sing at the closing ceremony. Joydah had previously kept her own compositions close to her heart, but the festival community responded with so much gratitude and love that from then she decided to share her voice and music.
Damian Gordon, a father figure in NZ Circus and co-owner of Circus Aotearoa, will present Wobbly Stools. Hilariously blending hat manipulation and clowning, this routine is the perfect mix of skill and laughter.
Lynne Wilkins is a musician, songwriter, poet and accountant, resident in Raglan-Whāingaroa since the late 1980s. She has appeared at previous Live & Locals as a musician; this time she is wearing her poet’s hat! Lynne is currently working on several writing projects: editing a previously unpublished work by her late mother, researching the influence of Scottish culture in New Zealand (an interest arising from the recording and performing some of the songs of Robert Burns with husband Michael Mackinnon), and writing business resources for creative industry practitioners. In her spare time she is either playing music, or working on her latest short story or poem.
The Blister Sisters formed out of a couple of local Timebank beginners’ ukulele workshops. Having played a few parties, they made their proper stage debut in the Live & Local NZ Music Month Special in May. They’re back for a full spot, ukuleles in hand (only just!), with an eclectic selection of their favourite songs.
Live & Local is possible with the support of Waikato District Creative Communities, Raglan Light & Sound and Mark Frost (Bayley’s Real Estate)