Christchurch Folk Music Club

Andy Thompson and Friends

15 August 2021$10 Members$15 Non-members$5 Students with ID

Andy Thompson first appeared at the Folk Club at legendary Bedford Row and later at several festivals where he presented songwriting workshops. The Folk Club was at different stages at the Arts Centre, Cokers, Baileys Bar and even Maddisons. 

He was invited to perform at the Vancouver Folk Festival in the late 1990s and on his return he set up the CPIT songwriter workshops that unleashed several gifted artists over those 12 years.  Andy played regularly at the hallowed Harbour Light Theatre for over 20 years and even set up song workshops at the Women’s prison. 

His album “Stand like a tree” won a Tui Music Award and “Poharakeke” won an international award for best environmental song in 1999.

Andy is touring his Canterbury Heritage Show in Spring which features past eccentric innovator from here who have contributed to our colourful and fascinating history. He has recorded 7 albums over the past 4 decades and continues to teach guitar and hold songwriting seminars.

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

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.

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