Christchurch Folk Music Club
Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard – Acoustic music with passion
“In a programme packed with musical gems played and sung by a truly great line-up, it might have been hard to be a stand-out act, but believe me, the Kiwi duo of Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard managed to do just that.” Brendan (Mook) Hanly, Byron Vista Social Club, Byron Bay
Mark and Brenda are well known on the acoustic music scene (“Two of New Zealand’s finest singer-songwriters” – Wellington Folk Festival). Mark has a penchant for acoustic rock, blues & reggae.
“Confirming the guitar hero status that he earned several decades ago, Mark’s guitar is just about as expressive as his vocals, and what a great songwriter! He sings from the heart, and it’s as much a pleasure watching the audience enjoying the thrill that he obviously gets from sharing his songs and musical gifts”. Roger Giles, Real Music
Brenda’s songs lean more toward new folk and alt. country, and her solo album Box of Memories was a finalist in the 2013 Best Folk Album Tui Awards.
“Brenda has a beautiful voice and knows how to engage an audience. She worked on every word with passion and commitment and was able to create a very special atmosphere. The audience was spellbound.” Friz Wollner, Mojo Acoustic
Their shows are an eclectic mix of material that can be ‘pin drop’ delicate, or sound like a full band! They sometimes pepper their sets with short bursts of poetry as well, as Mark is also a professional writer.
Brenda and Mark have toured New Zealand, Australia and the UK for nearly 30 years. What they enjoy most is connecting with audiences on an intimate level, in acoustic clubs, small theatres, house concerts, churches – wherever people want to come close and really listen.
“This fantastic Auckland duo never ceases to amaze me with the diversity of their songs, musicianship and poetry … sublime guitar and mandolin textures and soulful harmonies.” Mike Moroney, New Edinburgh Folk Club
“Mark and Brenda have perfected the art of listening to and supporting each other musically. Their (songs) are thought-provoking and they perform with great integrity and heart.” The Muse Community Music Trust
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.
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
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.
17 February 2019
Andrew is a UK based solo artist performing mainly acoustic originals; songs of life, love and the human condition inspired by his time within the Melbourne musical community and travels on the road. Intimate and laid back – inviting, organic songs crafted with honest
often raw lyrics upon a canvas of guitar and vocals.
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