Christchurch Folk Music Club

50 Year Celebration Weekend

We invite you to attend this weekend to commemorate the Christchurch Folk Music Club providing live acoustic music for 50 years

We are planning a weekend that will include opportunities to reminisce, displays, concerts, open mic, dinner and ceilidh dance

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November 2018
Weekend registration $50
Reserve your seat now!!

Online Registration Form | Registration Form (PDF)  |  Registration Form (Word)

Open Mic Night: Make The Stage Your Own

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

Ma Bell and Guests

28 October 2018

An evening of acoustic bliss not to be missed with Celtic Soul /Folk Blues Artist
Izzy Miller Bell accompanied by Harry Harrison, Justine S and Guests.A singer songwriter and eloquent interpreter of song on a musical odyssey spanning 3 decades and 3 continents. From Europe to Australia and New Zealand. Izzy has performed on various platforms, from the streets, schools and prisons to major local,national and international festivals and events. The woman and face behind the Christchurch Pop Up Concert Series Izzy makes a 3-concert date whistle stop tour to launch her new album before heading over to Europe

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

11 November 2018

Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading to play Christchurch Folk Music Club on Sunday 11th November. They’ll be loving the blues ‘live’ as always.

This band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment.

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
Click to see Map.

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.

Ma Bell and Guests

28 October 2018
An evening of acoustic bliss not to be missed with celtic soul /folk blues artist Izzy Miller Bell accompanied by Harry Harrison, Justine S and guests

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Nigel Parry

16 November 2018 (please note this is a Friday night concert)
Nigel Parry’s unique mix of contemporary, traditional and early music relies heavily on his vocal arrangements. Hailing from the UK, he was originally a rock singer and turned to folk music through friends, historical events and real ale.

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Charlotte Yates and Show Pony

18 November 2018
Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with dynamite multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte’s latest album release,

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The Chaps

25 November 2018
In a musical style variously described and as hornless jazz, banjoless bluegrass and drumless rock, they have entertained with their brand of quirky humour and vocal and instrumental prowess

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Turn That Down, Songs that were Banned or Censored- EOY Barbecue

16 December 2018
Local entertainers to pay tribute to some of the greatest songs that have been censored. For example as the Gulf War began, the BBC deemed several songs inappropriate ‘Imagine’ and ‘Six months in a Leaky Boat” were two of these. This is our final concert for 2018, alongside the annual BBQ.

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