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.

How do I get tickets to concerts?

In advance: Book your tickets online. Select the concert you wish to attend and click on the link to book your ticket.

On the day: Purchase tickets at the venue from 7:15pm on the day of the concert if not sold out prior.

PLEASE BRING CASH For: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break and the club raffle.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 if making purchases.

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.

My Back Pages
My Back Pages

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Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell “My Back Pages”. Up close and personal with one of the country’s finest acoustic folk blues jazz Celtic soul singer-songwriters.

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Waimate Winter Folk Festival
Waimate Winter Folk Festival

Kings Birthday Weekend Fri 31st May – Monday 3rd June.
A great, homely musical gathering for performers and enjoyers of folk music of all ages and levels of skill, from beginners to seasoned performers.

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Jessie Rose Shanks
Jessie Rose Shanks

9 June 2024
Having traversed the countryside for the last fifteen years in New Zealand’s hardest working band The Eastern, Jessie Shanks is a renowned guitar picking, banjo frailing, foot stomper with a sweet southern voice and a raft of songs built from years on the road.

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Andrew London Duo
Andrew London Duo

16 June 2024
Andrew’s songs have contributed to popular trio Hot Club Sandwich, country band The
Cattlestops, the Too Many Chiefs quartet and numerous other collaborations at jazz, blues, folk, country and arts festivals from Queenstown to Auckland, Melbourne to Norfolk Island and Sydney to Saudi Arabia.

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Amiria Grenell
Amiria Grenell

23 June 2024
Daughter of legendary country musician John Grenell, Amiria grew up on a farm in Whitecliffs, Canterbury, where her family hosted decades of music festivals in the back paddocks.

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Suss4
Suss4

7 July 2024
A group of four friends (with an occasional ‘augmented 5th’!) who play and sing an eclectic mix of jazz standards, Cuban and Brazilian classics, R&B, blues, rock & pop – and even some actual ‘folk’!

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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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Muddy Mama’s Blues Band Live & Bluesy Seasoned with Jazz
Muddy Mama’s Blues Band Live & Bluesy Seasoned with Jazz

4 August 2024
You are invited to lose yourself in some wondrous blues and jazz rhythms, the aim is simple: great music, great fun. Join us as the band holds down a smouldering groove behind Judi’s sultry, bluesy voice and passionate stage presence, for this concert designed to showcase talents and the love of song in a sincere spirit of musical expression.

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Gary Elford
Gary Elford

8 September 2024
This folk club concert will be 2 small shows. The first “Coming of Age” is a collection of Gary’s works in both verse and song The second is “From Paterson to Prine”.
This features Gary reciting his favorite Banjo Paterson poems which tell the stories of Aussie bush characters and display his love of the genre; Bush Poetry.

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Nick Smith
Nick Smith

15 September 2024
Nick has a long standing interest in British folk music, attending folk clubs and festivals back in the U.K. before emigrating to NZ 20 years ago. Nick and his family settled in Gisborne for 12 years, where he was an active participant on the local music scene, performing in an acoustic duo and forming a folk / Irish band called Barleycorn.

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