Christchurch Folk Music Club

History

March 2020 – Folk Club Goes Online

21 March 2020 - New Zealand went into Level 4 Lockdown - People were instructed to stay at home in their bubble and leave their residence only for essential travel. This meant the Club had to innovate -    

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Liz Nichol: A Tale of Longevity

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...

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50th Weekend

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

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More History

March 2020 – Folk Club Goes Online

21 March 2020 - New Zealand went into Level 4 Lockdown - People were instructed to stay at home in their bubble and leave their residence only for essential travel. This meant the Club had to innovate -    

Recipients of Christchurch Civic Awards 2019 – Judi Smitheram

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...

Liz Nichol: A Tale of Longevity

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...

Unsung hero reflects on 40 years of recording New Zealand music

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>> ---...

50th Weekend

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

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...

A Collection of Photos from John Flynn

The first 6 photos in this collection provided by John Flynn were taken by Brian Milne at the High Street Folk Center A very young Alistair Hulett Frank Fyfe Bush Band (L-R) Warwick Brock, Gordon Collier, Vic Brown, Frank Fyfe, Dave Hart, Mike...

Barry Davies

By Tony Hale Copyright 2017 Despite the Welshness of his name, Barry Davies is from South Devon, from Paignton to be exact and in 1971 he was a 23 year old guitar hero of the author who would sit in the front row of the Folk Centre taking notes. Each had...