Christchurch Folk Music Club

50th Weekend

Finding our folk at the Christchurch Folk Music Club’s 50th celebrations. Thank you Warren Watson for recording these wonderful memories.

Thank you to Tony Hale for selected captions

Luca Ciarla – solOrkestra owns the stage with his fiddle

24 February 2019
A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds.

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Ms King is Queen

3 March 2019 Featuring Liz Braggins, Ryan Neville and the Midnight Blues Band, and Judi Smitheram and Mary Ruston.

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Simon Kempston

10 March 2019
A beautifully crafted folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work – an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles

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Uke Nomad – Anu Grace and Laurie Bycroft

24 March 2019
Thru looping uke, flute and vocal lines, they bring tenor and bass ukuleles into a new light awash with beautiful harmonies, creating transcendent rhythmic spaces inviting reflection and conversation.

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Rob Joass “Pencarrow”

31 March 2019
Rob is well known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, and Too Many Chiefs. The seemingly tireless Rob Joass will release his 3rd solo album, ‘Pencarrow’.

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Christine White

14 April 2019
From the folk music influences of Joni Mitchell, through the rock and indie era of Nirvana, to the sonic and composition worlds of Douglas Lilburn, David Downes, John Psathas and Radionhead, Christine White has counted all as integral in helping her create the music she has on her latest album When the things that heal us hurt us and the things that hurt us heal us.

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Monique Aikens joined by Ryan Fishermann

28 April 2019
Monique Aiken’s debut album String was long listed for the Taite Music Prize 2015. Poetic, honest and haunting vocals hark back to her Celtic folk roots. The body of work was largely written during her time traveling through SE Asia and Europe.

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Elizabeth Braggins and Olivia Wilson

5 May 2019
A familiar name on the Christchurch music scene, Elizabeth is also known internationally for her piano playing, singing and composition. She has a unique style developed from many years of immersion in the music industry and will be joined by her daughter, Olivia Wilson

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Ferris N Friends Show II

12 May 2019
the Ferris’s are back to put together another nonstop show of diverse quality music and variety from talented experienced professional gal and guy musos

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