Devonport Folk Music Club

Devonport Folk Music Club meets every Monday at the historic command post, "The Bunker" on Mt Victoria, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.

The Bunker has been home to the Folk Club for over 40 years.

The best local and visiting overseas singers and musicians are hosted. A Club Night or Concert Night is a good inexpensive night out in the company of friends.

Please take note of door charges as they may vary for concerts. This programme is subject to change. It is always a good idea to ring first if there is something special you want to see - it is essential to book early for concerts, as space is limited.

         All evenings start 8pm unless otherwise specified.


Monday 5th CLARE  SENIOR & NICK JOHNSTON – special guests, original and traditional songs presented with authority. Members $3, non-members $5    

Sunday 11th FOUR STRING FOLK  7- 9.30pm.  Paul Jonson invites you to join him and others in an informal 4 string jam.  No charge

Monday 12th CLUB NIGHT – when anything can happen, and usually does. All welcome.  Members $3, non-members $5

Wednesday 14th AUCKLAND BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB – Paul Trenwith, Keith McMillan and their Hamilton Back Porch Friends. BGC members $5 non- members $10

Sunday 18th SARAH JONES IN CONCERT – come and welcome a very popular and entertaining songwriter on her first visit from Blighty.  Tickets $15

Monday 19th PAUL ‘BOLSHIE’ BROWN – if you enjoy hearty singing at the Bunker, this special guest has been agitating the NZ folk scene for the past five years with his Scots banter and songs for the working class. Members $3, non-members $5

Monday 26th LABOUR DAY CLUB NIGHT – bring your Labouring songs, of course.  Members $3 non-members $5

                                        COMING UP IN NOVEMBER

Sunday 1st  BOB McNEILL & GILLIAN BOUCHER IN CONCERT – Cape Breton fiddle and gifted songwriter, they take what you know about traditional Scottish music and bring it to another level.  Tickets $15

Monday 2nd CLUB NIGHT – a chance to present your choice of songs.   Members $3 non-members $5

Sunday 8th  ULC TRIO IN CONCERT – guests from the WellyFest, this Danish/ Irish trio play Celtic traditional music as well as American folk, bluegrass and swing with spirit, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.  $15

Wednesday 11th AUCKLAND BLUEGRASS CLUB – club night.

Saturday 14th SPRING CLEAN 10am start.  Come and give the Bunker a scrub.  Lunch provided.

Sunday 15th  FOUR STRING FOLK 7 - 9.30pm – bring instruments for an informal night, hosted by Paul Jonson

Monday 16th THE MARITIME CREW – a theme of Sea Songs from our special guests.  Mbrs $3 non-mbrs $5

Monday 23rd CLUB NIGHT – another evening of anything goes.  Members $3 non-members $5

Sunday 29th BUNKER HILL UNPLUGGED – a showcase of songwriters from around NZ.  Admission  $5

Monday 30th  FRANK BURKITT BAND IN CONCERT – blues, country, bluegrass, swing and Scottish folk, this band is causing quite a stir around the country.  Make sure you're there !  Bookings essential.  Tickets $15


Club nights or concerts every Monday 8pm

Admission: Members $3, non-members $5
(unless otherwise stated, concerts usually more)

Free tea, coffee & milo!

Find "The Bunker"

The DFMC's venue is known as "The Bunker"

Location: On Mt Victoria, off Kerr St, Devonport

You can find us by taking the lookout road (off Kerr Street) to the carpark on the summit. Walk past the Ports of Auckland Signal Station, down the steps to the grass track with the statue, and you will find the Bunker nestled in the side of the mountain, overlooking Devonport and the harbour.

The Bunker was built in 1891, as a command post to watch for possible Russian invasion! 

Contact DFMC

President: Roger Giles
Secretary: Hilary Condon

Phone: (09) 445 2227

Postal Address: PO Box 32010, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland 0744


Devonport Folk Music Club on Facebook
Concert information in our Facebook events

Auckland folk clubs and websites

- Auckland Folk Festival

- Titirangi Folk Music Club

- Auckland Bluegrass

- East Coast Folk Club

- Rafters Music Club

- Hibiscus Coast Folk Club

- Second Hand News (folk events, news & reviews)

Auckland Bluegrass & Traditional Old Time Country Music Club

The Bunker is also host to the Auckland Bluegrass & Traditional Old Time Country Music Club which meets twice a month.
The second Wednesday of the month is "Guest Night" and the fourth Wednesday of the month is "Club Night".
8pm start, members $3, non-members $5 (subject to change).

Contact: Keith Hollis 834 4312




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Devonport Folk Music Club - At home in "The Bunker" world famous folk venue