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.
3 December 2023
Tony Hale is pleased to invite you to his 8th annual guitar concert, with its emphasis on the plugged-in acoustic guitar and the fingerpicked style of playing. New artists mix with returnees back by demand.
10 December 2023
The final concert for 2023 showcases our membership talent, highlights our winning soloists, groups, bands and duets, such as Tony Hale and Jon Hooker, The Saffron Sisters, David Evison, The Flamin’ D’s, Copper and Steel, Kristina Godfrey and Tony Hale and some surprise performances.
2-4 February 2023
This is a second Festival event which will have most of the familiar well loved folk festival features-concerts, blackboard sessions, blind date concerts, dance, jamming and a water fight.
18 February 2023
Sassafras is a bluegrass band who pays homage to the Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs era, but also enjoys pushing the edge of progressive Newgrass music as well.
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.
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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