Christchurch Folk Music Club
Across the Great Divide
World music in a true folk roots fusion! Acoustic Americana meets Celtic Spirit! Here come Across the Great Divide, featuring traditional, contemporary and original songs and tunes from Celtic, Scandinavian and Americana roots.
Featuring guitarist and arguably NZ’s finest dobro player Tony Burt, internationally respected Swedish saxophonist, Hanna Wiskari – Griffiths and music specialist and tradition bearer of Scots songs and tunes, on harp, guitar, and vocals, Karen Jones.
Unknowingly you are drawn into and welcomed to their special Transatlantic musical world. Original and traditional tunes and airs; Americana original compositions all receive the same skill and passion in their delivery until you are no longer aware of their different musical roots, nor any divide at all.
An Across The Great Divide concert isn’t a quiet affair. Strap yourself in for a wild, toe-tapping and emotionally laden journey, perfectly held together by their passion for their traditions.
Web content, Videos and Social Media
- Website – our website provides links to all the relevant information about the band including live Video clip
- Bandcamp –
- Facebook Page
- Music Video . “Auld Lang Syne”
- Live footage
Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
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, please bring correct change if possible.
Current COVID restrictions will apply: signing in will be required, please wear a mask and observe social distancing, chairs will be arranged for "bubble" seating.The Irish Society bar facilities will be closed until Level 1.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break.
31 October 2021
You can expect a night of spirited high energy in classic Izzy style, from original composition to folk and country classics, dirty low-down blues and classy jazz renditions delivered up with attitude, class, and style, guaranteed to melt any heart.
7 November 2021
Five acts are jam packed with talent, with guitars navigating solos and
backing singers whose material will not just be in English.
21 November 2021
Throughout four decades of writing, traveling and recording Andrew London has carved his own niche in the Kiwi music business. Elements of blues, folk, country, jazz, western swing and English music hall are evident, and the lines between them joyously blurred
28 November 2021
Martin’s concerts combine quiet thoughtful songs about NZ and beyond with hilarious bush poetry and other humorous material he has picked up along the way.
5 December 2021
In December, the full force of this collective, seen at the Christchurch Folk Club in 2018, will include the spine-tingling accordion of Sophia Bidwell, the tastefully blended soulful cello of Nicole Reddington along with their delicate harmonies and supreme musicianship.
13 February 2022
From the comparatively upper stratospheres of human heights, Tall Folk write from a bird’s eye view of political and social turmoil, lined with remnants of the goodness that keeps us all moving.
20 February 2022
Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in being real and being yourself. She tells stories through her songs that connect to the audience in a personal and real way.