Christchurch Folk Music Club

Rural Delivery

4 July 2021$10 Members$15 Non-members$5 Students with ID

For the past 19 years Rural Delivery (Version 4.3) has given audiences in Christchurch fun mixed with music. Time hasn’t dimmed their desire to enjoy making music mutually satisfying music – isn’t that the best part of any day or week? The five individuals who join to produce a varied blend of sound built around the Bluegrass style are:


  • Russell George (5 String Banjo), 
  • Steve Moffatt (Bass), 
  • John Clark (Guitar)
  • Errol O’Daniels (Percussion, Harmonica and Accordion). 
  • Barrie Mcdonald (Mandolin, Accordion and any other instrument in reach!)


In addition, band members contribute three and four-part harmonies and share the lead singing duties. Expect some familiar songs, country, blues, unaccompanied gospel, one or two instrumentals and all delivered with some good-humoured banter.


The band hasn’t performed much in public recently so this is a rare occasion to catch them in a concert setting. With Barrie living in Richmond, contact is sporadic but, such is his skill, he readily `slots’ into the group when they reconnect. The other four can, from time to time, be found in a shed in Tai Tapu, just south of Christchurch, giving their repertoire an airing and also working on new material. 


These gentlemen still have the desire to share their music with anyone who might care to listen. There is the promise of a good night’s entertainment and the music might just have your feet tapping as well!


From Left to right – Errol O’Daniels, Steve Moffatt, Barrie Mcdonald, Russell George and John Clark. 

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.

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