Christchurch Folk Music Club

50th Weekend

Finding our folk at the Christchurch Folk Music Club’s 50th celebrations. Thank you Warren Watson for recording these wonderful memories.

Thank you to Tony Hale for selected captions

My Back Pages
My Back Pages

26 May 2024
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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