Christchurch Folk Music Club

 

Welcome to the Christchurch Folk Music Club.

Live Music Lives Here

CONCERTS ON SUNDAY EVENINGS:

Doors open at 7.00pm. Performance starts 7.30pm

VENUE: Irish Society Hall
29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
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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 are available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your membership card for licensing purposes.. Non-members sign in at the bar.

Folk music is ‘music which covers multiple genre music styles’. We vary the weekly concerts, giving variety for all age groups and music preferences.

The Folk club is an inclusive club made up of members, visitors & performers with a common appreciation and love of performing arts & music. Audiences are often prompted to participate throughout the concerts when appropriate. There is always the opportunity after concerts to interact with performers and discuss instrumental techniques, and a great social way to get to know members and performers alike.

The Club supports local musicians and groups, as well as facilitates many International Performing Artists throughout the year, many of whom are launching CDs or are renowned internationally for their particular chosen musical genre and expertise. We also facilitate occasional ‘open mic’ nights, allowing artists (both amateur and professional) to perform at the club while being supported by a professional Sound Technician & sound equipment. This is a wonderful experience for amateur musicians to gain microphone experience, and an excellent opportunity to share their music with an appreciative audience.

Concerts consist of two 50 min performances, split by a 20-minute break. Tea, Coffee & Cakes are available at halftime. Toilets on site.

We have reduced rates for music students with ID cards.

Club membership is a minimal fee, and entitles members to a $5.00 reduced weekly door charge, a copy of the ‘Hear-Ye’ newsletter, which is circulated regularly. The Hear -Ye, informs you of the upcoming weekly concerts, the performers’ music styles and backgrounds, entry fees, club activities, email reminders, and provides discount vouchers from Music Works.

The club is well established and has been running in Christchurch for 50 years by a committee of volunteer members. Please speak to a committee member if you have any questions/concerns if you think you might be interested in joining or becoming more involved in the club activities.

Please like our Facebook Page for reminders of upcoming concerts & musical events.

Also: like the ‘Kiwifolk’ Facebook page for regular updates on nationwide folk club concerts and musical events.

Come join in, feel welcome, meet new people with similar interests, and most of all…enjoy the music.

Mishra
Mishra

25 February 2024
UK global folk duo visit the Christchurch Folk Club on their debut tour of Aotearoa.

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George Jackson & Brad Kolodner
George Jackson & Brad Kolodner

Wednesday 28 February 2024
At the heart of all traditional music lies two important coordinates, the time and place of origin; objective definitions in the ever evolving aesthetics of folk music. These coordinates are the concepts explored with infinite new possibilities by New Zealand-born, Nashville-based fiddler George Jackson and Baltimore based American banjoist Brad Kolodner.

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Good Habits
Good Habits

3 March 2023
Highly sought-after, UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits return to Aotearoa for their extensive “Quarter-Life” Album Tour.

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Dave Flynn – Celtic Guitar Journey
Dave Flynn – Celtic Guitar Journey

10 March 2024
In his show ‘Celtic Guitar Journey’ he presents beautiful guitar arrangements of Irish and Scottish traditional music, exploring the musical connections between these ‘Celtic’ countries.

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Ceilidh with Theo and G Barndance Duo
Ceilidh with Theo and G Barndance Duo

14 April 2024
Known for their nights filled with fun, great music and most of all, exceptional dancing. Bring your dancing shoes and smiles, all that is needed for an evening of merriment and “the best fun to be had with your clothes on”.

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Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

5 May 2024
Perform to an appreciative audience, who will listen, engage and respect your performance. You will be amongst friends.

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July Ceilidh
July Ceilidh

14 July 2024
Known for their nights filled with fun, great music and most of all, exceptional dancing. Bring your dancing shoes and smiles, all that is needed for an evening of merriment and “the best fun to be had with your clothes on”.

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September Open Mic Night
September Open Mic Night

29 September 2024
We provide an outlet for local acoustic performers – singers, songwriters & poets all welcome. We encourage all levels – novice or expert – to hone performance skills in front of a sympathetic audience.

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