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.

Danny Tawhiti and Iain Mitchell: AKA The Long & the Short of it

21 July 2019

Mitch has been singing British Celtic music semi-professionally since he was twelve.

Danny is an extremely talented guitarist and they both blend their skills into an experience that will not be forgotten.

Caleb Issac

18 August 2019

An energetic singer/songwriter based out of Christchurch, New Zealand, Caleb Isaacs writes pop songs that feel like rock songs and folk songs that sometimes feel like soul songs. Drawing heavily from traditional folk, soul and rock n’ roll influences Caleb enthusiastically blends genres together to create music that is lively, moving and always from the heart. 

Ceollu – Tessa White & Jonathan Le Cocq – a Celtic flavour night

28 July 2019

Ceollu began as an ‘Irish duo with a twist’ delivering traditional and untraditional songs and tunes in an unexpectedly refreshing style. Now a three-piece, Argene, Kirsten and Mary’s sound is strong in Irish flavour with a hit of rock, pop and jazz.

Molly's Remedy

25 August 2019

Christchurch-based “MOLLY’S REMEDY” are vibrant and soulful.

They mix folk, country and Irish traditional music performing original songs and re-arrangements in an energetic yet sensitive way. Since forming ,“Molly’s Remedy” has performed at the CBS Arena, Ingham Lazy Sundays, Greymouth Waitangi Picnic; headlined at Canterbury Folk Music Festival, Tui Farm Folk Festival, House Concerts, Folk Clubs and Festivals around the country. Their debut album “We’ve Got This” is available now.

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 in front of a sympathetic audience.

Everything is provided – microphones, stage, lighting, leads, music stands – plus a dedicated sound tech who will work with you to make you sound amazing!

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.

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

read more
Caleb Issac

18 August 2019
An energetic singer/songwriter based out of Christchurch, Caleb Isaacs writes pop songs that feel like rock songs and folk songs that sometimes feel like soul songs.

read more
Molly’s Remedy

25 August 2019
Mixing folk, country and Irish traditional music performing original songs and re-arrangements in an energetic yet sensitive way.

read more


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