Christchurch Folk Music Club
Unsung hero reflects on 40 years of recording New Zealand music
Christchurch man Arnie van Bussel has been recording New Zealand music for 40 years. Jordan Luck calls him a legend. He’s worked with Flying Nun legends to chanting nuns. Now a pensioner, he’s still recording folk bands and death metallers. Read more>>
The Christchurch Folk Music Club are piecing together the history of the club and the Canterbury Folk Festival. We look forward to uncovering new information about those that have shared the enjoyment of music before us and we welcome contributions, photos, programmes, reviews, articles, clippings etc.
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The Folk Boom & Beyond By Phil Garland
Obituary – Brien Halpin By Tony Hale
Barry Davies By Tony Hale
21 March 2020 - New Zealand went into Level 4 Lockdown - People were instructed to stay at home in their bubble and leave their residence only for essential travel. This meant the Club had to innovate -
Article care of: Christchurch City Council "Folk music is the voice of the community, the voice that traditionally comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable. It is the music that binds the generations together, the harmony that bridges ages, cultures...
By Tony HaleLiz Nichol is known to folk music audiences in recent times mainly from her collaborations with other musicians. But in the early days of the Folk Club she was a frequently booked solo artist at the Bedford Row Folk Centre. In fact, the records for 1972-3...
Finding our folk at the Christchurch Folk Music Club's 50th celebrations. Thank you Warren Watson for recording these wonderful memories. Thank you to Tony Hale for selected captions
By Tony Hale "The evening was drizzly and coolish, welcome relief from a recent series of enervating norwesters. Andy had invited me to Addington’s Camel Cottage, in parts rambling home, recording studio and mini-concert venue for alternative music. He said he would...