Christchurch Folk Music Club

Photos from the 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Finding our folk at the Christchurch Folk Music Club’s 50th celebrations. Thank you Warren Watson for recording these wonderful memories.

Molly's Remedy

25 August 2019

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.

Bill Hickman - Acoustic roots with guts, gravel and smoke

24 November 2019

If the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, if the likes of Steve Earle, Michael Stipe, Bruce Springsteen or Elvis Costello feature heavily on your favourite playlist then it’s time to meet Bill Hickman. Bill Hickman and his band will play the Christchurch Folk Club on Sunday 24th November celebrating the release of his latest album ‘Crossbones’.

Bottlelake Junction: top notch arrangements & tight three-parts

29 September 2019

Jeremy Brownbrooke, Mary Dunne and Phil Doublet are BottleLake Junction.

With a total of ten instruments between them; a bunch of original songs and tunes; throw in some top notch arrangements and tight three-part harmonies; and there you have it. Country-Celtic-Bluegrass with a few surprises.

James Bar Bowen - radical acoustic folk punk singer songwriter

3 November 2019

Playing an individual guitar style (rhythmic strumming, flat-picking and finger-picking) combined with a powerful, evocative and individual voice, a James Bar Bowen concert is a striking combination of intelligently worked lyrics, engaging melodies and dynamic atmospherics (from gobsmacking to goosebumps, sensitive to singalong, heartfelt to humourous).

ABOUT
Welcome to the Christchurch Folk Music Club

CONCERTS ON SUNDAY EVENINGS:

Door open at 7.00pm. Performance starts 7.30pm

VENUE: Irish Society Hall
29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
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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 ONLY:

Please note: there is no Eftpos available on site.

Folk music is ‘music which covers multiple genre music styles’. We vary the weekly concerts, giving variety for all age groups and music preferences.

The Folk club is an inclusive club made up of members, visitors & performers with a common appreciation and love of performing arts & music. Audiences are often prompted to participate throughout the concerts when appropriate. There is always the opportunity after concerts to interact with performers, discuss instrumental techniques and a great social way to get to know members and performers alike.

The Club supports local musicians and groups, as well as facilitating many International Performing Artists throughout the year, many of whom are launching CDs or are renowned internationally for their particular chosen musical genre and expertise. We also facilitate occasional ‘open mic’ nights, allowing artists (both amateur and professional) to perform at the club while being supported by a professional Sound Technician & sound equipment. This is a wonderful experience for amateur musicians to gain microphone experience, and an excellent opportunity to share their music with an appreciative audience.

Concerts consist of two 50 min performances, split by a 20-minute break. There is a small bar open for refreshments, Tea, Coffee & Cakes are available at halftime. Toilets on site.

We have reduced rates for music students with ID cards.

Club membership is a minimal fee, and entitles members to a $5.00 reduced weekly door charge, a copy of the ‘Hear-Ye’ newsletter, which is circulated regularly. The Hear -Ye, informs you of the up-coming weekly concerts, the performers’ music styles and backgrounds, entry fees, club activities, email reminders, and provides discount vouchers from Music Works.

The club is well established and has been running in Christchurch for 50 years by a committee of volunteer members. Please speak to a committee member if you have any questions/concerns, if you think you might be interested in joining or becoming more involved in the club activities.

Please like our Facebook Page for reminders of up-coming concerts & musical events.

Also: like the ‘Kiwifolk’ facebook page for regular updates of nationwide folk club concerts and musical events.

Come join in , feel welcome, meet new people with similar interests and most of all…enjoy the music.

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