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.
1 October 2023
Too Many Chiefs are four of New Zealand’s busiest singer/songwriters: Rob Joass, Andrew London, Wayne Mason and Lorina Harding all tour their own respective shows, sometimes internationally, and once or twice a year come together in Too Many Chiefs to share songs and stories from the road. Their individual influences and performing styles range from blues and jazz to country and folk, often with an element of social commentary, personal reflection and occasional satire.
8 October 2023
Renaissance is a wonderful combinations of period instruments – treble viol, flute/recorder, bass viol, cittern, bandora and lute. The combination of instruments with the wind instrument – the flute or
recorder – combined with the treble and bass viols and plucked strings of cittern, bandora and lute lead to it being given the name – ‘broken consort’
15 October 2023
Perform to an appreciative audience, who will listen, engage and respect your performance. You will be amongst friends.
29 October 2023
Since recording his first album in 1984, he has produced 13 albums of original and traditional songs, many of which have a connection to the region’s maritime heritage and industrial past.
5 November 2023
Laurent and Liddiard together present an eclectic mix of material that can be ‘pin drop’ delicate, or sound like a full band! They sometimes pepper their sets with short bursts of poetry and stories of a road well traveled.
12 November 2023
A chance encounter at Waimate Festival put this pair in the same room at the same time, leading to a brilliant musical combination
26 November 2023
Quirky, fun and fresh are words that describe INLIMBO perfectly. INLIMBO is a duo made up of Danice Dearborn (guitarist/singer/songwriter) and Shelley Wright (guitarist/singer/songwriter). Danice and Shelley play a combination of covers and originals in their own authentic, unique way
3 December 2023
Tony Hale welcomes you to another edition of this long-running guitar concert, in which the best guitar fingerpickers in Christchurch, and sometimes beyond, combine into a versatile concert with something for all.
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.
18 February 2023
assafras 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.
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