Christchurch Folk Music Club
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’.
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).
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
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.
16 February 2020
Covering the field from big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggles (usually unsuccessful) against temptation, odes to conviviality and songs of unashamed sentimentality, to outrageously funny stories from a master of the art – all this accompanied by anglo concertina and button accordion.
23 February 2020
Ian Williams and Katie Mosehauer are the Glass Heart String Choir (formerly The Thoughts), a classically-influenced duo that write emotionally-charged, cinematic songs.
1 December 2019
A man of landscape and soundscape, Jon Sanders has developed a unique world music sound and style that evokes diverse cultures in a “quantum leaping” way, (so says the Irish Times.)
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