Christchurch Folk Music Club

Canterbury Folk Festival 2020 rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to reschedule the festival to November 2020. This will provide the dedicated attendees a festival that will bring both traditional and contemporary folk musicians to whet your appetite for vibrant acoustic live music. The Canterbury Folk Festival looks forward to building on our 45 years of success with growing audiences, greater diversity in the programme, great dances and programming, a family-friendly, welcoming
atmosphere where participation is encouraged.

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

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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.

The Ferris & Fellow Muso Show 3

4 October 2020
A wide variety of acts from 12 fully professional and semi professional handpicked musos who are putting a show on together of wide variety of genre,instruments and talent, something for everyone!

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Jenny Mitchell

10 October 2020
The Mitchell’s are heading to Christchurch! Jenny Mitchell is bringing a new, family infused show to the Christchurch Folk Club on October 10th.

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Mike ‘Dr Blue’

18 October 2020
Mike ‘Dr Blue’, brings you old classics, original songs, guitar, harmonica and a ‘swinging bluesy pulse to accompany his raw edged vocals.

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The Remnants

1 November 2020
The Remnants are a folk/acoustic duo based in Christchurch, consisting of Rob Allan and Bruce Penno. Both Rob and Bruce have been playing guitars of various kinds for decades, in a number of different line-ups.

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Fingerpicking Delights V

8 November 2020
Tony Hale invites you to his fifth guitar showcase. As the major act this year, Tony is thrilled to announce the first appearance of Vintage Blue, a husband and wife duo.

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Folkalyptica

29 November 2020
Join Folkalyptica for a musical trip through the Celtic regions of Europe, featuring lively folk tunes, punctuated with songs both traditional and new.

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