Jan 16: LIVE & LOCAL at the Old School

At Te Whare Toi o Te Kura Tawhito | Raglan Old School Arts Centre – upstairs in the Whare Tapere
5 Stewart St, Raglan, Coastal Waikato 3225

7pm, Raglan Old School, koha entry, doors open 6.30. Snacks and drinks available.

Concerts at the Arts Centre are running under the Orange Covid setting with Vaccine Passes. On arrival please wear a face covering, check in by scanning the QR poster or with the manual register. Have your Vaccine Pass ready for sighting or scanning. Vaccine Passes and face coverings are not required for children aged 11 and under. Face coverings are recommended but not mandatory.

Another great line-up this month with bass player / singer songwriter Odhran Devlin, Sasha Kirkwood (who was a hit at the November concert) is returning with a duo, and Rata Gordon will be reading from her poetry.

Rata Gordon is a poet, Open Floor dance teacher and arts therapist. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Zealand Poems, Landfall, The Spinoff and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, Second Person, was published in 2020 by Victoria University Press. She offers movement and writing classes in person and online.

Sasha Kirkwood and Sophie-May

Sophie-May (from Hamilton) and Sasha Kirkwood (Raglan) are a couple of singer-songwriters who love to harmonise. They met during a 2019 theatre production in Kirikiriroa, and haven’t stopped singing together ever since! Both girls are in the process of recording and releasing their own music, and cannot wait to have their stuff out there for people to enjoy. 

Odhrán (silent d!) hails from County Derry in the north of Ireland. There, he had the fortune to work as a session bass player with some of the finest songwriters of the day. While bass remains his first love, he has written a handful of songs over the years which he accompanies on acoustic guitar. Most of his songs are narrative driven and based on his own experiences. Odhran also plays songs by people he’s had the fortune to record with. He enjoys sharing the stories of these songs and their writers as well.

If you are interested in performing in future concerts, contact Penni at

Sponsored by Ministry of Social Development’s Covid Resilience Fund,
Raglan Light & Sound and Mark Frost – Bayley’s Real Estate

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