Christchurch Folk Music Club
Save the Date!
Friday 2nd April to Monday 5th April 2021
Traditional folk, Youth programme, Ukulele choir, Acoustic guitars,
Harmonic voices and Poetry tales will be on the menu as the Canterbury
Folk Music Club Festival 2021 resonates over the Easter Weekend.
The festival will run over four consecutive days showcasing a wide range
of folk music, from contemporary through bluegrass, Irish and
traditional. This year's lineup will celebrate New Zealand artists and
the wealth of talent we have here in our country, rich with a depth of
talent that we can now explore and enjoy.
Those looking to participate can join the Ceilidh or take part in
workshops, listen to concerts, participate in the jam sessions, perform
in the blackboard concerts and the extraordinary "Blind Date" concert on
Sunday afternoon all in an idyllic setting.
Save the date now for a weekend of folk fellowship.
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
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.
7 March 2021
Get up on stage and show the world of our audience you’re a star! All kids are welcome to sign up for an 8 minute shot at fame and fortune – or at least become a Folk Club favourite. Sign up begins at 5:45pm and will be first come, first served.
7 March 2021
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.
14 March 2021
Hailing from Hawkes Bay, Singer – Songwriter Madeleine Howard infuses her pop-folk songs with heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies.
21 March 2021
Brought together by mutual respect and a love of good country music, Jeremy, Mary and Phil present original songs and tunes, top notch arrangements and tight three-part harmonies.
28 March 2021
2nd – 5th April 2021
11 April 2021
With his upcoming solo Road Works concert for us, John will present an equal measure of original guitar instrumentals and poetic songs that reflect ordinary life in New Zealand.
18 April 2021
Peninsula Envy’s repertoire includes quirky pre-loved and original songs telling tales of desire, deception and disgust. They draw on artists ranging from Kath Tait and Jake Thackeray through to Indigo Girls and The Dear Janes.
2 May 2021
Featuring the talents of:
Blair Allchurch, Geoff Skinner, Andy Thompson, John Parkinson, Ans Fonteyn, Jeremy Brownbrooke, Liz Nichol and Nigel Malthus
9 May 2021
Nine talented performers will bring a bold set of songs, stories and poems to the stage to entertain and refresh many memories of ‘The Good Old Days’.
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