Christchurch Folk Music Club

Sarah Lawerence

29 August 2021$10 Members$15 Non-members$5 Students with ID


19-year-old Sarah Lawrence’s brand of poetic, simple storytelling traverses the spiky landscape of young adulthood. Her songs, written in various bedrooms, cover everything from natural disasters to party bathrooms to being scared to call the dentist. 

Sarah grew up in the classical scene as a violinist and pianist, but after teaching herself guitar at age 13, she quickly ignited a relentless need to write music. She is a seasoned performer, having played at folk festivals, car boot markets, whiskey bars, theatres, and even the streets of Brisbane, where a random passerby once ripped a full flower plant from a public garden bed and laid it at her feet while she sang Tracy Chapman. Her soft, melodic voice has garnered comparison to artists like Elliott Smith, Phoebe Bridgers and Adrienne Lenker. 

She is also a published writer, with work in Landfall, Starling and the Spinoff. In her spare time she studies for a law degree.



“Beautiful!”–    Mary Lou Lord  

“This song reminded me of my dead parents.” – @elijahleebeats 

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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