Christchurch Folk Music Club
David has been a member of the Christchurch folk club since arriving in Christchurch in 2008. He has been folking around since the 1960s in Wellington, the 1970s in Christchurch (anyone remember the Victorian Coffee Lounge?), the 1980s in Rotorua (Neck of the Woods Folk Club), the 1990s and 2000s at Auckland (the Bunker!)
Enjoys going to Folk Festivals and sleeping in a tent. This has been known to cause amusement in some quarters, but what a brilliant way to get the most music out of a weekend in some paddock somewhere.
David plays guitar and mandolin, and sings. He enjoys singing in the Christchurch City Choir (most difficult music imaginable, and very good for the tonsils), Monday night sessions at the Pegasus Arms (always a good night), and the occasional celidh. Will try anything once, as long as it involves music. Always enjoys playing at the Folk Club – the outrageously supportive audience deserves a round of applause.
David will be accompanied by John Syme on bass, and some other musician friends, depending on availability.
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.
23 August 2020
Three songwriters argue over headline billing, playing order, and whose shout it is, while talking about themselves and playing their self-selected ’Greatest Hits’.
6 September 2020
Violinist and composer Fiona Pears is joined by Connor Hartley-Hall, a master of Gypsy Jazz
13 September 2020
Join us at the Christchurch Folk Club for an amalgamation of a group of Canterbury’s talented young songwriters.
20 September 2020
Playing the songs, and telling the story of Etta James in this tribute night where four divas follow their passion bringing you a night celebrating the music of Miss James.
27 September 2020
Put on your dancing shoes, the Ceilidh calls all dancers to step!
1 November 2020
The Remnants are a folk/acoustic duo based in Christchurch, consisting of Rob Allan and Bruce Penno. Both Rob and Bruce have been playing guitars of various kinds for decades, in a number of different line-ups.
13 -16 November 2020
22 November 2020
singer-songwriter-guitarist, was born and raised in New York City, and honed her performing skills there after attending the renowned “fame” school.