Christchurch Folk Music Club
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.
Take heed as Avalon Swing pass themselves off as Gentry and have been known to say “We are an art deco inspired celebration of acoustic swing music. We bring a bit of Gatsby, a sprinkle of french cafe and a dash of bohemian gypsy”.
Although known to perform instrumental guitar pieces from Django Reinhardt’s 1939 play list, the American songbook, and the great standards from the swing dance era caution should be exercised at all time around these two musicians as it’s all a front to lift the your spirit, while distracting with a brilliant vibe.
Avalon Swing are Tim & Mia O’Brien who hold true to the old gyspy values of….. be a master of Impeccable swing.
Quietly but quickly pass the warning ………. The Gyspies will arrive Avalon Swing are coming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 March 2020
Award winning Fingerstyle guitarist and composer Jordan Brodie, is regarded as “one of the best young guitar players in Australia”
19 April 2020
3 May 2020
Moravian, Slovak, Gypsy Swing, Balkan, Folk and original music from the streets and cafes of Prague.
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.