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
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.
Open Mic Night
11 June 2023
Perform to an appreciative audience, who will listen, engage and respect your performance. You will be amongst friends.
18 June 2023
Harp Music from the Celtic Northwest. Concert with slideshow: North-Atlantic Soundscapes.
David Evison, with folk support powerhouses Russell Gillies & Steve Stern
25 June 2023
David Evison is a regular performer at Folk Club events, and recently became a member of the Jamesons, a long-standing Christchurch band which plays every Tuesday night at the Bog Irish bar. He also regularly joins sessions at the Pegasus Bar and the Little Fiddle.
Ceilidh a fun night of dancing brought to you by Theo & G Barndance Duo
2 July 2023
“Theo and G” are the next barndance band! Theo on accordion with Gary on guitar and calling. They are known for their nights filled with fun, great music and most of all, exceptional dancing. Bring your dancing shoes and smiles.
The Boys are Back: Willie McArthur, Jeremy Brownbrooke & support act Marc Seddon
9 July 2023
Jeremy and Willie have been around the Christchurch music scene for many, many years and have collaborated together in Sheebeen, the Choonz, Dublin Street and The Shameless Few.
The Hudson Street Band
30 July 2023
Hudson Street band offers gorgeous stylings of folk-pop covers. Danielle and Helen’s beautiful harmonies are backed by Adam’s blues-rock guitar, Brett’s rock-funk bass and Reuben’s cruising drums. With fresh arrangements, we mix soul, country, jazz and magic. Not your average Christchurch covers band.
The Back of Beyond: Craig Denham and Nathan Torvik
6 August 2023
Witness the coming together of two kindred musical explorers.
Craig Denham on Accordion, Keys, whistles, foot percussion and vocals and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Torvik on whatever he decides to play on the day!
20 August 2023
Hera is an award-winning Icelandic-Kiwi singer/songwriter who has lost count of how many times she has traveled around the world with her guitar. Her self-titled album released in 2020 to critical acclaim and reached #1 on the album charts in Iceland.
Frankie and The Teardrops
27 August 2023
Hot off the heels of a sellout show at Little Andromeda in March, Frankie and the Teardrops are
ready to take the songs, the stories and the love over to the Christchurch Folk Club.
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