Prez Says

December 2015


Hello All

Every time I organise another Hear Ye, I'm amazed at how quick the time has passed since the last issue was printed. So even though it's good to get back into the warm months, where has winter gone?

The big news I have to report is we have applied for and received funding to help with the purchase of the sound gear as well as new lights and mics. We still have to apply for more but Judi Smitheram and Ellen Reid have put a lot of effort in to the club getting just under $7000 towards the course.

The club is ticking over smoothly, apart from the bar being closed for the last month which the Irish society has asured me a new liquor licence has been applied for and will come into force in the next few weeks. So it should be business as normal soon.

The last Kids open mic was a great success with a large number of young folk up on the stage and showed us all the talent that is out there. I was moved the tears by one young girl singing a song which she sings with her mother and she put every thing in it. Very powerful stuff.

Phil Garland attracted a full house and was delighted when the club gave him a clock that had printed on the face his name and that he is a founding member of the ChCh folk club. He put on a great concert. A lot of faces from the past came out to support him.

This Hear Ye takes us to Christmas, and the break-up concert this year is a club organised tribute to artists that have passed on in the last 5 years. There will be a number of performers doing covers for a great night. There will be a BBQ before the concert that is free to people coming to the concert.

Enjoy this hear ye and we hope to see you at the club

Martin Kraakman


Folk Club Calendar
Kid's and Open Mic
9th Oct - 6.00 - Kids Open Mic,
7.30pm on - Open Mic
$2 Members - Kids Mic
$2 Non-members - Kids Mic
$5 Members - Open Mic
$5 Non-members - Open Mic
$5 Students with ID

Fingerpicking Delights II
16th Oct - 7.30pm
members $10.00
non-members $15.00
students $5.00

Cardrona Folk Festival
21-24th Oct (Labour Weekend)
full ticket $90
secondary children $40.00
wee ones free

Ken Nicol
30th Oct - 7.30pm
members $15.00
non-members $20.00
students $5.00

Lloyd Spiegel
6th Nov - 7.30pm
members $15.00
non-members $20.00
students $5.00

Show weekend
13th Nov
Club Closed

Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard
20th Nov - 7.30pm
members $10.00
non-members $15.00
students $5.00

Tessa White & Jonathon le Cocq
27th Nov - 7.30pm
members $8.00
non-members $12.00
students $5.00

Gone but not forgotten – Five Year Tribute Concert
5th Dec - 5.30pm (BBQ)
7.30 Concert
members $8.00
non-members $12.00
students $5.00

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