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

Caledonian Hall, 8 Michelle Road, Wigram, Christchurch


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Weekend registration $50

Includes Friday night 6pm-late Walk Up mic, informal conversations, displays, break out room, light supper

Saturday 11am- 5pm three set concerts, informal chat, displays, break out room, soup & bread lunch

Sunday 11am-14.00 brunch, concerts and conversation

There will be tea and coffee available and licenced bar facilities

Saturday Night Dinner and Ceilidh

6pm before dinner drinks & catch up -8pm, cost $50. Limited number of tickets.

Ceilidh Only

Admission $10 from 8pm

Sunday Night Concert ~ The Chaps, Dunedin

7.30-9.30pm @ the Irish Society Hall

Reserved seating, 2 prices: $15 General & $10 for members

Only 100 seats available. Reserve your seat now!!

The Christchurch Folk Music Club is piecing together the history of the club and the Canterbury Folk Festival. We look forward to uncovering new information about those that have shared the enjoyment of music before us and we welcome contributions, photos, programmes, reviews, articles, clippings etc.

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Looking forward to a fantastic weekend celebrating the contribution that the Christchurch Folk Music Club has made in our lives.

Doors open 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7 pm.

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 CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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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Andrew Lockwood

17 February 2019
Andrew is a UK based solo artist performing mainly acoustic originals; songs of life, love and the human condition inspired by his time within the Melbourne musical community and travels on the road. Intimate and laid back – inviting, organic songs crafted with honest
often raw lyrics upon a canvas of guitar and vocals.

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