Christchurch Folk Music Club
Darbey, Lloyd & Doublet
Originally from the UK, top performer Gilly Darbey is a solo acoustic artist who has
toured extensively worldwide. She has performed at many of the top festivals, and
supported famous names including Van Morrison, The Hollies and Tori Amos. Her
voice has been compared favourably to Eva Cassidy with her soaring expressive
vocals, huge range and an eclectic mix of musical influences ranging through blues,
jazz, folk and gospel, and original material.
Keyboardist John Sanchez-Lloyd has, over the years, been involved in numerous
bands and an assortment of musical projects. John has played with a wide range of
performers including rockabilly artist Rosie Flores, blues singer Ruby Wilson and
country artist Lynne Anderson. His session work has seen him contribute to recording
of a wide variety of NZ artists including The Eastern, Graham Wardrop, Tiny Lies and
The Gypsy Pickers.
Phil Doublet is a multi-award-winning artist/musician and is no stranger to the music
scene. As a multi-instrumentalist and working from his home base in Christchurch, he
is sought after as a session player for recording projects in Europe, U.S.A, Australia
and New Zealand. Phil is a staunch advocate for original music in Christchurch. He
has produced five albums of original music which have received accolades, including
finalist for NZ Best Country Album of the Year 2017.
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.
21 February 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.
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
Jean came to singing Country music and joined Silverpeaks Country Music Club in Dunedin. She first performed at Gold Guitars in Gore in 2013, in the over 60’s section, and won Best NZ Song that year with her own composition.
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”
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.
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.