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 for licensing purposes.. Non-members sign in at 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, 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.

 Al Park
 Al Park

9 October 2022
A man with a history of song and stories -Al Park has been a name on the Christchurch music scene for some considerable time

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Manuka Hunnies
Manuka Hunnies

20 November 2022
Christchurch-based female musical quartet are happiest exploring and experimenting with a variety of genres, infusing their sweet harmonies and musicianship, original songs and selected covers into Americana, alt-folk, country and blues gems.

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Izzy Millar Bell
Izzy Millar Bell

27 November 2022
Following on from two sold out concerts in Tasman & Nelson Ma Bell brings her Songbird of the South show to the Folk Club stage accompanied by John Bevin, Mike Kime & Guests.

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Kilmarnock Edition
Kilmarnock Edition

4 December 2022
The Kilmarnock Edition began performing as a group over thirty years ago. The group features mainly Scottish and Irish songs, both serious and amusing, with audience
participation welcomed.

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