Christchurch Folk Music Club
Christchurch-based “MOLLY’S REMEDY” are vibrant and soulful.
They mix folk, country and Irish traditional music performing original songs and re-arrangements in an energetic yet sensitive way. Since forming ,“Molly’s Remedy” has performed at the CBS Arena, Ingham Lazy Sundays, Greymouth Waitangi Picnic; headlined at Canterbury Folk Music Festival, Tui Farm Folk Festival, House Concerts, Folk Clubs and Festivals around the country. Their debut album “We’ve Got This” is available now.
HELEN FAHY (vocals and fiddle) from Galway, is a qualified speech and drama teacher. Before moving to NZ, she regularly played with some of the top trad and country bands in Ireland.
MONICA MILLAR (vocals) from Christchurch, has a strong family connection with Antrim. She co-wrote and produced “His Love”, a finalist in the NZ Music Awards. A career highlight was singing with Stevie Wonder at the CBS Arena.
MARY DUNNE (vocals, guitars, bouzouki, ukulele) from Donegal, is an award-winning songwriter. Her first solo album “Coolatee” was recorded in Tokyo and resulted in a Japan, UK and Ireland tour. Mary’s second solo album “Over the Water”, recorded in NZ, was produced by Davy Stuart.
“Molly’s Remedy are fabulous and Mary’s songwriting is top drawer” – Graham Wardrop
“I loved your crazy songs as much as your poignant ones. You Irish gals sure know how to channel the craic and plumb the emotional depths. All power to you” – Rosa Shiels
“The ultimate gathering around the fire with you Mollies radiating your warmth, vitality and exquisite musicianship throughout an enthralled audience” – Eileen’s Kitchen venue
“Chicken Soup for my soul”; “Such extraordinary soulful music” ; “…raised the bar from the enjoyable to a really polished routine” – Christchurch Folk Music Club
“Their light, shade and feel in a song is a real joy. Their banter and sheer delight in performing shines like diamonds” – Bert Parrant, Christchurch Musicians Club
Helen, Monica and Mary together create something really special. Three strong personalities singing from the heart in a perfect blend of harmony, honesty and humour.
Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
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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