Christchurch Folk Music Club
The Remnants are a folk/acoustic duo based in Christchurch, consisting of Rob Allan and Bruce Penno. Both Rob and Bruce have been playing guitars of various kinds for decades, in a number of different line-ups.
From bands with as many as a dozen musos on stage, things have been pared back to just two — The Remnants. The kaupapa of this duo is the never-ending quest for a clean, uncluttered, and delightful acoustic sound. On both vocals and guitars, this is a beautiful collision of different but complementary skills.
Vocally, these two performers have contrasting vocal ranges and styles, resulting in an effective blending of vocal harmonies, and keeping things interesting as each takes the vocal lead in different songs.
They also like to mix things up with guitar accompaniments, sometimes using two acoustic guitars, sometimes acoustic and electric, and sometimes guitar and bass.
The fruit of these endeavours is a set of classy, polished acoustic covers of folk and pop songs, with an emphasis on great musicianship and tight vocal harmonies.
The music is cruisy and easy on the ear, but quite varied, traversing a number of genres, and including a decent dose of Kiwi music. Some of the artists that feature on their set list include Neil Young, Oasis, Dave Dobbyn, Bruce Cockburn, Crowded House, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Bob Dylan, U2, and Opshop.
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.
4 October 2020
A wide variety of acts from 12 fully professional and semi professional handpicked musos who are putting a show on together of wide variety of genre,instruments and talent, something for everyone!
10 October 2020
The Mitchell’s are heading to Christchurch! Jenny Mitchell is bringing a new, family infused show to the Christchurch Folk Club on October 10th.
18 October 2020
Mike ‘Dr Blue’, brings you old classics, original songs, guitar, harmonica and a ‘swinging bluesy pulse to accompany his raw edged vocals.
8 November 2020
Tony Hale invites you to his fifth guitar showcase. As the major act this year, Tony is thrilled to announce the first appearance of Vintage Blue, a husband and wife duo.
13 -16 November 2020
22 November 2020
singer-songwriter-guitarist, was born and raised in New York City, and honed her performing skills there after attending the renowned “fame” school.
29 November 2020
Join Folkalyptica for a musical trip through the Celtic regions of Europe, featuring lively folk tunes, punctuated with songs both traditional and new.