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

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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Jackie Bristow

1 March 2020
At once heartfelt and sophisticated, Jackie Bristow combines subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that hypnotise the listener, demand complete surrender and then stick around with the backbone of a real friend.

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Adam McGrath & Esther Swift

8 March 2020
the return to the road of C-City’s own Adam McGrath, lead singer of the south islands lovable table standers and glass spillers The Eastern. Joined by Scottish harpist and singer Esther Swift.

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Good Habits

15 March 2020
Formed of Singer-Cellist and Songwriter Bonnie Schwarz & international Klezmer accordionist, Pete Shaw, the band take their recent venture as a duo, touring new Zealand Jan-March 2020.

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Jordan Brodie

22 March 2020
Award winning Fingerstyle guitarist and composer Jordan Brodie, is regarded as “one of the best young guitar players in Australia”

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Avalon Swing

5 April 2020
The Avalon swing performers live and play amongst the gyspy swing musicians of South East Qld. There, that musical world is filled with entrancing melodies.

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The Czech Mates

3 May 2020
Moravian, Slovak, Gypsy Swing, Balkan, Folk and original music from the streets and cafes of Prague.

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Ronel Hunter

10 May 2020
At the heart, Ronél is a storyteller. She has the ability to step into a song and to become a part of the story, as she takes the audience with her on a beautiful journey of discovering the heart of each song.

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