Christchurch Folk Music Club
Camel Cottage, Andy Thompson in Concert
By Tony Hale
“The evening was drizzly and coolish, welcome relief from a recent series of enervating
norwesters. Andy had invited me to Addington’s Camel Cottage, in parts rambling
home, recording studio and mini-concert venue for alternative music. He said he
would be doing two or three songs….. Read more
Article care of: Christchurch City Council "Folk music is the voice of the community, the voice that traditionally comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable. It is the music that binds the generations together, the harmony that bridges ages, cultures...
By Tony HaleLiz Nichol is known to folk music audiences in recent times mainly from her collaborations with other musicians. But in the early days of the Folk Club she was a frequently booked solo artist at the Bedford Row Folk Centre. In fact, the records for 1972-3...
Christchurch man Arnie van Bussel has been recording New Zealand music for 40 years. Jordan Luck calls him a legend. He's worked with Flying Nun legends to chanting nuns. Now a pensioner, he's still recording folk bands and death metallers. Read more>> ---...
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
Scottish-born musicians Kenny Ritch and Bob McNeill of the duo Ben the Hoose are the winners of the Tui for Best Folk Music Album of 2006 for the album The Little Cascade.