Christchurch Folk Music Club
Open Mic Night
We provide an outlet for local acoustic performers – singers, songwriters & poets all welcome. We encourage all levels – novice or expert – to hone performance skills in front of a sympathetic audience.
Everything is provided – microphones, stage, lighting, leads, music stands – plus a dedicated sound tech who will work with you to make you sound amazing!
If you have specific requests please talk to him before the event starts. We are a listening audience that focuses respectfully on the performers and lots of encouragement.
Perform material you know – we don’t expect perfection but you’ll always come across better if you really know your stuff. However, if you are a regular performer at our open mics we challenge you to bring new material to share.
Further develop your repertoire whilst offering the audience variety.
Sign-up time is 7pm. Please come promptly to ensure a time-slot. You will get to perform two songs, with a time-limit of up to 10 minutes; this includes your setting up and introductions.
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.
21 July 2019
Presenting a mixture of trad, acoustic blues and other stuff with some of it taken from their new album: “The Long and the Short of it.”
28 July 2019
What began as an ‘Irish duo with a twist’ delivering traditional and untraditional songs and tunes in an unexpectedly refreshing style. Now a three-piece, Argene, Kirsten and Mary’s sound is strong in Irish flavour with a hit of rock, pop and jazz
4 August 2019read more
18 August 2019
An energetic singer/songwriter based out of Christchurch, Caleb Isaacs writes pop songs that feel like rock songs and folk songs that sometimes feel like soul songs.
11 August 2019
Family fun for all, the steps explained as you go.
25 August 2019
Mixing folk, country and Irish traditional music performing original songs and re-arrangements in an energetic yet sensitive way.
1 September 2019
Jeff and Colin both respected musicians in their own rights are getting together on one of the rare appearances to present a set list of some favourite singers and songwriters from the last 30 years.
The Christchurch and Nelson Folk Club's have been sharing a musical relationship for many years. Nelson musicians have performed at both the Folk Club and the Canterbury Folk Festival over the past fifty years. Many...read more