Christchurch Folk Music Club
Andy Thompson and Friends
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.
20 June 2021
Singer, song writer, acclaimed finger-style guitarist, luthier. Opening act – John Wright
27 June 2021
Lindsey Shields is a Dunedin based singer and songwriter with her own take on
things personal and political, on topics as diverse as Harrison Ford and the
Menopause. An avid traveller, she has found recent travel constraints have
spawned a few new themes.
4 July 2021
For the past 19 years Rural Delivery (Version 4.3) has given audiences in Christchurch fun mixed with music. Time hasn’t dimmed their desire to enjoy making music mutually satisfying music – isn’t that the best part of any day or week?
11 July 2021
Brought to you by Gary Elford, supported by the Port Hillbillies and Andrew Redepenning
18 July 2021 , 4-5pm
18 July 2021
ood Habits are a UK alternative-folk duo composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw. They create folk-infused songs that test the limits of their traditional instruments; maintaining folk roots of musical storytelling amongst their energetic, virtuosic playing.
25 July 2021
Both need no introduction to the folk club regulars, having both been performers and strong supporters of Canterbury Folk music for many years. Looking forward to a fun night.
1 August 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.
1 August 2021
We provide an outlet for local acoustic performers – singers, songwriters and poets all welcome. We encourage all levels – novice or expert – to hone performance skills in front of a listening and empathetic audience.
8 August 2021 SUSS4’s repertoire is an eclectic mix ranging from jazz standards and Brazilian/Cuban classics to blues, R&B, country rock and modern pop! With their common choral background, the emphasis is strongly on vocal harmony, whatever the genre.