Christchurch Folk Music Club

Dear Folk Club and acoustic music supporter:
The wellbeing of our club supporters, volunteers and guest artists was top of our mind as we considered how to proceed over the next month.
Two of the planned international artists chose not to complete their planned tour of New Zealand therefore these night's became free. The committee considered an Open Mic night sharing microphone equipment is however not a sensible option, and the Canterbury Folk Festival to be held over the Easter weekend has been postponed until 13-16th November 2020.
The first planned concert for the Folk Club will now be local club stalwart David Evison on 19th April 2020.
We look forward to being able to join together again and sharing the joy of listening to live music again, hoping that this will be possible by this date.
Of course, the Folk Cub will be actioning any changes that are needed to meet requirements as directed by the Ministry of Health.
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Canterbury Folk Festival 13-16th November 2020
We are in the early stages of rescheduling the festival, however, we would sincerely appreciate you marking this date in your calendar so you can be there to share the festival family-friendly vibes.
We look forward to offering you once again Sunday night's filled with live music for your enjoyment. We treasure the listening audience vibes and the heartwarming fellowship shared at the club. Please pick up the phone and make contact with others you know would otherwise attend the club on a Sunday night, your call and friendship will brighten their day.
Kind regards, may you and yours be safe and well.

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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