Christchurch Folk Music Club

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.

Beggarmen Fundraising Afternoon Concert

If one thing came out of the 50th anniversary of the Christchurch Folk Music Club, it is that we miss those who have passed on. Sadly, we are mainly left with memories and anecdotes.

Club history will continue to tragically disappear unless we change that. This year, a group of pioneering Christchurch folk singers, most still with us, is about to have their story published. Today’s fundraiser concert acknowledges two fundamentals – that the fascinating story of New Zealand’s first Irish singalong group is worth telling but also that raising sufficient funds to get the story published requires a concerted effort.

Jenny Mitchell, The Troubadour Tour

After touring through the coast of Sweden, dozens of Irish pubs and countless Australian towns, it's time for Jenny to hit the road in her homeland.

Hailing from Gore and influenced by the likes of Norah Jones and Gillian Welch, Jenny is a songwriter that blends alt-country, folk, and Americana into her own captivating style.

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.

Soft Rock Concert

9 June 2019
SOFT ROCK is a category of music, where the style smoothed over the edges of singer-songwriter and pop rock, relying on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions.

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Jenny Mitchell, The Troubadour Tour

23 June 2019
Hailing from Gore and influenced by the likes of Norah Jones and Gillian Welch, Jenny is a songwriter that blends alt-country, folk, and Americana into her own captivating style.

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Best Enemies

7 July 2019
Best Enemies is a five piece band made up of members that have played together over the years in different line ups.
Focusing heavily on original songs peppered with covers in the Americana vein.

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Hobnail

14 July 2019
Hobnail will be celebrating 25 years of touring far, wide, and tirelessly throughout New Zealand. To mark the occasion they are embarking on a national tour and releasing a “Best Of” album showcasing tracks taken from their 7 studio albums.

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Open Mic Night

4 August 2019
We provide an outlet for local acoustic performers – singers, songwriters & poets all welcome. We encourage all levels – novice or expert – to hone performance skills

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