Christchurch Folk Music Club
Fiona Pears, Bob Heinz and Keith Petch bringing Gypsy Jazz vibes
Fiona Pears has performed and recorded internationally over the past fifteen years. Personal highlights include appearing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the world famous jazz club in London and performing her own compositions and arrangements with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Alongside her performing, Fiona has also written arrangements for artists on the Universal, EMI and Classic FM record labels. Fiona has also performed as a soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra.
Bob Heinz has been a pivotal member of the Ara Music Arts Programme (formerly Christchurch Jazz School). He has had a long interest in the “Gypsy Swing” style of music. Bob’s long career in music has seen him as a regular performer with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras, and with visiting musicians such as James Morrison, Jon Dankworth and Don Rader.
Keith Petch has been playing gypsy jazz throughout NZ since the 80’s and continues to explore this discipline with a passion. During recent years he has spent a lot of his time in Spain performing with European musicians.
Doors open 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7 pm.
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.
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23 – 25 November 2018
A weekend that will include opportunities to reminisce, displays, concerts, open mic, dinner and ceilidh dance
25 November 2018
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2nd December 2018
$5 with ID
9 December 2018
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16 December 2018
Local entertainers to pay tribute to some of the greatest songs that have been censored. For example as the Gulf War began, the BBC deemed several songs inappropriate ‘Imagine’ and ‘Six months in a Leaky Boat” were two of these. This is our final concert for 2018, alongside the annual BBQ.
17 February 2019
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often raw lyrics upon a canvas of guitar and vocals.
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