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 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. Non-members sign in at bar.

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 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 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.

David Thorpe
David Thorpe

22 May 2022
David will bring it all together for an evening of one man bandy, harmonica-ish, skiffley, homemade instrumenty musical cake mixed with salty-sweet chit chat.

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The Ferris & Fellow Muso Show 
The Ferris & Fellow Muso Show 

29 May 2022
Ferris Blarney Band passionately perform tunes from their Irish heritage from traditional footstompers to classics from the Pogues & Dubliners & many other Irish artists and groups.

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Lloyd and Doublet
Lloyd and Doublet

12 June 2022
Lloyd & Doublet, a highly entertaining duo enjoying diverse and acclaimed musical careers. They enthusiastically explore the endless combinations of piano, acoustic guitar and voice. This musical union has resulted in a great mix of self-penned material and inventive interpretations of others’ songs.

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Gilly Darbey and Vikki Clayton – Divas
Gilly Darbey and Vikki Clayton – Divas

3 July 2022
Just imagine a musical fusion of Ab Fab, and a singing Miss Piggy and you’ve got a pretty accurate ideas of what these two are all about. Music ranging from folk,country, blues and self penned these ladies can deliver.

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Vox Ethno
Vox Ethno

10 July 2022
The Vox Ethno ensemble is a female vocal group and band that performs traditional (ethno) folk music from the Balkans and Europe in both à capella and accompanied formats. We perform mostly original arrangements of traditional (ethno) folk music from the Balkans and across Europe.

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Ceilidh/Barndance
Ceilidh/Barndance

17 July 2022
A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply
means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place.

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David Evison
David Evison

31 July 2022
David Evison is a local member of the Christchurch Folk Club who enjoys performing solo and with
friends. He plays guitar, mandolin and sings. This concert will include both covers and originals and
both new material and some favourites.

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