Fête de la musique - 19th and 20th of June
The Fête de la musique, or in English ' World Music Day', is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June (Solstice). Beginnings date back to 1982 in France and it has spread to over 120 countries.
Hamilton will be alive with music in different venues this weekend (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June 2021) in celebration, and promotion, of music.
For just over 20 years local Kiwi musicians have been performing the blues live in Hamilton on the second Thursday of the month. We welcome new-comers to the monthly Blues Nights at Biddy Mulligan's Irish Pub in 17B Hood Street – kick off is typically 7:30pm.
You are welcome to pop in and check the scene out. Please feel free to sign up for regular updates and our bimonthly newsletter because there is much more bluesy stuff happening than just the monthly Blues Nights. We have regular Blues Showcases on the fifth Thursday of the month, as well as feature nights such as Ladies Sing The Blues in Hamilton. And the fourth Sunday of the month is a featured Blues Afternoon.
We are also affiliated with other blues societies and clubs in the vicinity viz: Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua, and have had regular involvement in the Easter Tauranga Jazz/Blues Festival each year until 2019.
To find out more please check out the About Us.
Our two distant HBS members, Sonke Dwenger and Wiebke Reißig-Dwenger, created this wonderful little introduction to Hamilton Blues Society Blues Nights. Watch, and enjoy, leave feedback, contact HBS if you would like additional information.
© Copyright 2018 Sonke Dwenger and Wiebke Reißig-Dwenger 2018.