Acoustic Routes Ceilidh/Barndance
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|Sun 27 Jun ’10, 7:30pm||
Where: The Ruby Lounge, 14 Bond St, Te Aro, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: AcousticRoutes
The Wellington Folk Club Acoustic Routes' monthly event at the Ruby Lounge on Sunday June 27 will take a different form. Instead of the usual concert we'll be hosting a dance, or ceilidh, to help keep you warm as we head into winter.
It will feature The Jimmies, Wellington's longest-running Celtic music group and the city's leading ceilidh and barn-dance band. The Jimmies (formerly The Jimmy Cook Band) have been at the core of Wellington's Celtic music scene for about 25 years. As well as being a dance band, they have performed at music festivals, concerts and in pubs in many parts of the North Island.
Anyone going to a Jimmies' ceilidh or barn-dance can be assured of a rollicking good time. You will get to learn dances from the Irish, Scottish, American, New Zealand and Australian traditions which the band will teach and then call as you step them out, to the accompaniment of fired-up jigs, reels and polkas.
The band's song repertoire ranges from traditional Celtic to contemporary Kiwi, as well as rock and roll standards from the the 60s and 70s.
The Jimmies are:
Mary Hubble: Vocals, flute; Kevin Ikin: Tenor banjo, guitar, vocals and percussion; David (Ned) Knowles: Guitars; Ann McChesney: Keyboard and backing vocals; Ruairidh Morrison: fiddle, flute, whistles and concertina; Bob Silbery: Bass.
They will be joined for this dance by Murray Kilpatrick: accordion; banjo, guitar and vocals.
icket price of $20 ($15 members), includes a light supper and warming beverage during the interval.