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.

Bill Hickman - Live in Chch

24 November 2019

This will be another amazing gig - Bill Hickman with his brand new (and very shiny) album 'Crossbones'. He'll be supported by a devilishly handsome band - the amazing Dusty Burnell, the talented Adam Crawford and, of course, the brilliant Mr. Tom Joass! It's gonna be a celebration of all that is Bill: lyrical intensity; blending alt-country and roots music influences with his harder-edged musical back story.

James Bar Bowen - radical acoustic folk punk singer songwriter

3 November 2019

Playing an individual guitar style (rhythmic strumming, flat-picking and finger-picking) combined with a powerful, evocative and individual voice, a James Bar Bowen concert is a striking combination of intelligently worked lyrics, engaging melodies and dynamic atmospherics (from gobsmacking to goosebumps, sensitive to singalong, heartfelt to humourous).

Hear-Ye Newsletter

Take a gander at the latest edition of the  Hear Ye - Spring 2019

 

Colour Your World with Music Concert and End of Year BBQ

8 December 2019

With this theme we will invite you to explore how colours have shaped our experience of music, as song lyrics and titles have colourfully accompanied us through the significant events of our lives painting the background to noteworthy moments. Musicians will include: Angelfish, Kristina Godfrey and Tony Hale, Jeff Bell and Coin Henderson, Judi and the Jazzers Jug Band, Eileen Reid, Money Schutte, Ceollu, Ben Evans and Port Hillbillies.

Finger Picking Delights more licks, riffs, slides, bends to jam

10 November 2019

Tony Hale rolls out his almost-annual acoustic guitar concert with a heady mixture of new artists and old friends with more licks, riffs, slides, bends and chops than you can shake your fingerpicks at.

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.

James Bar Bowen

3 November 2019
James Bar Bowen is an original acoustic folk-punk singer songwriter from the north of England. His poetic and thought-provoking songs tell personal and political stories from a variety of perspectives.

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Bill Hickman

24 November 2019
Wellingtonian Bill Hickman has a voice that has you coming back for more – celebrating the release of his latest album ‘Crossbones

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Alistair Brown – big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggle

16 February 2020
Covering the field from big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggles (usually unsuccessful) against temptation, odes to conviviality and songs of unashamed sentimentality, to outrageously funny stories from a master of the art – all this accompanied by anglo concertina and button accordion.

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Glass Heart Choir

23 February 2020
Ian Williams and Katie Mosehauer are the Glass Heart String Choir (formerly The Thoughts), a classically-influenced duo that write emotionally-charged, cinematic songs.

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Jon Sanders

1 December 2019
A man of landscape and soundscape, Jon Sanders has developed a unique world music sound and style that evokes diverse cultures in a “quantum leaping” way, (so says the Irish Times.)

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