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: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your membership card for licencing purposes. Non-members sign in at bar.
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.