Christchurch Folk Music Club

Kristina Godfrey Celebrates her CD release

7 October 2018

$10 Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

Singer-songwriter Kristina Godfrey celebrates the release of her solo album Good Enough for Love with an array of talented musicians. They include Master djembe drummer from Ghana, Robert Koffie Fugah, Arnie van Bussel lead and bass guitar, Graham Wardrop acoustic guitar, Mary Ruston sassy keys, and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Low on woodwind.

Recorded at Christchurch’s Nightshift Studios Good Enough for Love was co-produced by Kristina and Arnie Van Bussel, The late Steve Gainsford who encouraged Kristina to record her songs, also played his soulful blues style acoustic guitar on the album.

Good Enough for Love showcases Kristina’s growing momentum as a songwriter and musician on the local music scene. Adapting Afro-celtic folk fused rhythms and melodies to her own hybrid compositions, Kristina’s songs tell of personal experiences, weaving universal themes of love, loss, redemption and awakening.

Kristina’s mesmeric presence as a live performer matches her rich, expressive, vocal quality that infuses emotion she feels directly to the heart of the listener. Kristina has performed at the Soul of Africa Festival Christchurch, Africa Day Festival in Wellington, Fire Festival in Banks Peninsula, annual Little River Drum Festival, cafes and markets. Kristina performs regularly at the Christchurch Folk Music Club in a duo with Tony Hale.

Kristina has sung for many years with local choir Women in Harmony, who recently performed an Americana gig celebrating American music through the decades. In 2011, Kristina recorded original songs on the CD “Merging Landscapes” which was a Community Arts Council-supported musical collaboration of local songwriters and artists.

Kristina’s musical journey started in childhood, singing folk and the blues around the fire with her father while he played bush bass. 15 years ago she began writing original songs. Her vocal style and song writing has been influenced by some iconic women folk and jazz artists including Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Eva Cassidy and Ella Fitzgerald.

Guest artists …. Tony Hale, Andy Thompson, Frances Caldwell and Eileen Reid

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.

Jed Rowe

30 September 2018
$15 Members
$20 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

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