Christchurch Folk Music Club

Welcome to the Christchurch Folk Music Club.

 

CONCERTS ON SUNDAY EVENINGS:

Door 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 ONLY:

Please note: there is no Eftpos available on site.

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, 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 facilitating 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. There is a small bar open for refreshments, 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 up-coming 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 up-coming concerts & musical events.

Also: like the ‘Kiwifolk’ facebook page for regular updates of 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.

Trick or Treat with Ma Bell and Guests

31 October 2021
You can expect a night of spirited high energy in classic Izzy style, from original composition to folk and country classics, dirty low-down blues and classy jazz renditions delivered up with attitude, class, and style, guaranteed to melt any heart.

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Fingerpicking Delights VI

7 November 2021

Five acts are jam packed with talent, with guitars navigating solos and
backing singers whose material will not just be in English.

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Andrew London

21 November 2021
Throughout four decades of writing, traveling and recording Andrew London has carved his own niche in the Kiwi music business. Elements of blues, folk, country, jazz, western swing and English music hall are evident, and the lines between them joyously blurred

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Martin Curtis

28 November 2021
Martin’s concerts combine quiet thoughtful songs about NZ and beyond with hilarious bush poetry and other humorous material he has picked up along the way.

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Manuka Hunnies

5 December 2021
In December, the full force of this collective, seen at the Christchurch Folk Club in 2018, will include the spine-tingling accordion of Sophia Bidwell, the tastefully blended soulful cello of Nicole Reddington along with their delicate harmonies and supreme musicianship.

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Tall Folk

13 February 2022
From the comparatively upper stratospheres of human heights, Tall Folk write from a bird’s eye view of political and social turmoil, lined with remnants of the goodness that keeps us all moving.

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Ronél Hunter

20 February 2022
Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in being real and being yourself. She tells stories through her songs that connect to the audience in a personal and real way.

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