Christchurch Folk Music Club

Canterbury Folk Festival 2019
The line up for 2019 has been finalised and we are pleased to announce the artists that will share their musical passion with those at the festival.
Photos from the 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Finding our folk at the Christchurch Folk Music Club’s 50th celebrations. Thank you Warren Watson for recording these wonderful memories.

Hear Ye - February 2019

Happy New Year to all!

With the 50th celebrations behind us, we are now beginning to write the club’s next half century of history. This Hear Ye is well balanced with New Zealand and international acts.

Wewill experience a mix of much-loved favourites as well as some exciting new faces. St Patrick’s Dayfalls on a Sunday this year so what better excuse to put on your dancing shoes and come on down for a good ole Ceilidh.

The Easter weekend at Waipara is just around the corner and the line-up is looking awesome! Spread the word about this awesome event – bring your family, friends and colleagues along to experience what folk festivals are all about.
Sit back and enjoy the line up!

Steve Stern
President

ABOUT
Welcome to the Christchurch Folk Music Club

CONCERTS ON SUNDAY EVENINGS:

Door open at 7.00pm. Performance starts 7.30pm

VENUE: Irish Society Hall
29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
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The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.

DOOR SALES ONLY:

Please note: there is no Eftpos available on site.

Folk music is ‘music which covers multiple genre music styles’. We vary the weekly concerts, giving variety for all age groups and music preferences.

The Folk club is an inclusive club made up of members, visitors & performers with a common appreciation and love of performing arts & music. Audiences are often prompted to participate throughout the concerts when appropriate. There is always the opportunity after concerts to interact with performers, discuss instrumental techniques and a great social way to get to know members and performers alike.

The Club supports local musicians and groups, as well as facilitating many International Performing Artists throughout the year, many of whom are launching CDs or are renowned internationally for their particular chosen musical genre and expertise. We also facilitate occasional ‘open mic’ nights, allowing artists (both amateur and professional) to perform at the club while being supported by a professional Sound Technician & sound equipment. This is a wonderful experience for amateur musicians to gain microphone experience, and an excellent opportunity to share their music with an appreciative audience.

Concerts consist of two 50 min performances, split by a 20-minute break. There is a small bar open for refreshments, Tea, Coffee & Cakes are available at halftime. Toilets on site.

We have reduced rates for music students with ID cards.

Club membership is a minimal fee, and entitles members to a $5.00 reduced weekly door charge, a copy of the ‘Hear-Ye’ newsletter, which is circulated regularly. The Hear -Ye, informs you of the up-coming weekly concerts, the performers’ music styles and backgrounds, entry fees, club activities, email reminders, and provides discount vouchers from Music Works.

The club is well established and has been running in Christchurch for 50 years by a committee of volunteer members. Please speak to a committee member if you have any questions/concerns, if you think you might be interested in joining or becoming more involved in the club activities.

Please like our Facebook Page for reminders of up-coming concerts & musical events.

Also: like the ‘Kiwifolk’ facebook page for regular updates of nationwide folk club concerts and musical events.

Come join in , feel welcome, meet new people with similar interests and most of all…enjoy the music.

Rob Joass “Pencarrow”

31 March 2019
Rob is well known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, and Too Many Chiefs. The seemingly tireless Rob Joass will release his 3rd solo album, ‘Pencarrow’.

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Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

7 April 2019
Combining their own beautifully written songs with a fine choice of folk favourites, Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style blended with Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised

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Christine White

14 April 2019
From the folk music influences of Joni Mitchell, through the rock and indie era of Nirvana, to the sonic and composition worlds of Douglas Lilburn, David Downes, John Psathas and Radionhead, Christine White has counted all as integral in helping her create the music she has on her latest album When the things that heal us hurt us and the things that hurt us heal us.

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Monique Aikens joined by Ryan Fishermann

28 April 2019
Monique Aiken’s debut album String was long listed for the Taite Music Prize 2015. Poetic, honest and haunting vocals hark back to her Celtic folk roots. The body of work was largely written during her time traveling through SE Asia and Europe.

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Elizabeth Braggins and Olivia Wilson

5 May 2019
A familiar name on the Christchurch music scene, Elizabeth is also known internationally for her piano playing, singing and composition. She has a unique style developed from many years of immersion in the music industry and will be joined by her daughter, Olivia Wilson

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Ferris N Friends Show II

12 May 2019
the Ferris’s are back to put together another nonstop show of diverse quality music and variety from talented experienced professional gal and guy musos

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Open Mic Night

We provide an outlet for local acoustic performers – singers, songwriters & poets all welcome. We encourage all levels – novice or expert – to hone performance skills in front of a sympathetic...

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