Christchurch Folk Music Club

Open Mic No. 1 2020, Our First Face-to-Face Open Mic Event

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Final Concert for 2020 and Barbecue - Hearing Birdsong theme
In a year plentiful in memorable concerts we will finish the year by melodically filling the stage with a cacophony of delightful sounds by exploring the theme ‘Hearing Birdsong".
With this theme we will invite you to explore how either birds or sound have shaped our experience of music, as song lyrics and titles have chirped and tweeted in our ears and accompanied us through the significant events of our lives the background to noteworthy moments.
Musicians will include: Angelfish (Rachel Bayliss, Anne McMahon & Sarah Templeton), Martin Kraakman and Rosie Laing, The Port Hillbillies, Ken Hunter, Jon Hooker, Kristina Godfrey and Tony Hale ....... your dawn chorus performance can feature as well email your interest.

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.

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