Christchurch Folk Music Club
Luca Ciarla – solOrkestra owns the stage with his fiddle
Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step by step, with a loop pedal he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or percussion. In this imaginative landscape Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra! The program features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions. “…a magical acoustic seduction where everybody can find familiar influences…from genuine folk to sophisticated jazz.” Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy)
A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than 60 countries around the world; from Montreal Jazz Festival to the Hong Kong Performing Arts Centre, from Celtic Connections in Scotland to the Villa-Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro, from Melbourne Jazz Festival to the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Italy. “…one of the most interesting violinists nowadays on the international scene, capable of browsing around different sounds and genres without ever losing his unmistakable style.” la Repubblica
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.
28 October 2018
An evening of acoustic bliss not to be missed with celtic soul /folk blues artist Izzy Miller Bell accompanied by Harry Harrison, Justine S and guests
11 November 2018
A night out with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band is a joyful celebration of why we would ‘keep the music live’.
16 November 2018 (please note this is a Friday night concert)
Nigel Parry’s unique mix of contemporary, traditional and early music relies heavily on his vocal arrangements. Hailing from the UK, he was originally a rock singer and turned to folk music through friends, historical events and real ale.
18 November 2018
Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with dynamite multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte’s latest album release,
23 – 25 November 2018
A weekend that will include opportunities to reminisce, displays, concerts, open mic, dinner and ceilidh dance
25 November 2018
In a musical style variously described and as hornless jazz, banjoless bluegrass and drumless rock, they have entertained with their brand of quirky humour and vocal and instrumental prowess
2nd December 2018
$5 with ID
9 December 2018
Mark and Brenda are well known on the acoustic music scene. Mark has a penchant for acoustic rock, blues and reggae, complimented by Brenda’s beautiful voice with which she knows how to engage an audience.
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.
10 February 2018
Fiona Pears has performed and recorded internationally over the past fifteen years.