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
Scottish-born musicians Kenny Ritch and Bob McNeill of the duo Ben the Hoose are the winners of the Tui for Best Folk Music Album of 2006 for the album The Little Cascade.
The founder and life member of the Christchurch Folk Club, Phil Garland, won the Tui for the best folk album of 2007.
The first 6 photos in this collection provided by John Flynn were taken by Brian Milne at the High Street Folk Center A very young Alistair Hulett Frank Fyfe Bush Band (L-R) Warwick Brock, Gordon Collier, Vic Brown, Frank Fyfe, Dave Hart, Mike...
By Tony Hale Copyright 2017 Despite the Welshness of his name, Barry Davies is from South Devon, from Paignton to be exact and in 1971 he was a 23 year old guitar hero of the author who would sit in the front row of the Folk Centre taking notes. Each had...
At the age of 84, another voice in the Christchurch Folk Music Club’s 49 year history speaks no more