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.
Open Mic Night
11 June 2023
Perform to an appreciative audience, who will listen, engage and respect your performance. You will be amongst friends.
18 June 2023
Harp Music from the Celtic Northwest. Concert with slideshow: North-Atlantic Soundscapes.
David Evison, with folk support powerhouses Russell Gillies & Steve Stern
25 June 2023
David Evison is a regular performer at Folk Club events, and recently became a member of the Jamesons, a long-standing Christchurch band which plays every Tuesday night at the Bog Irish bar. He also regularly joins sessions at the Pegasus Bar and the Little Fiddle.
Ceilidh a fun night of dancing brought to you by Theo & G Barndance Duo
2 July 2023
“Theo and G” are the next barndance band! Theo on accordion with Gary on guitar and calling. They are known for their nights filled with fun, great music and most of all, exceptional dancing. Bring your dancing shoes and smiles.
The Boys are Back: Willie McArthur, Jeremy Brownbrooke & support act Marc Seddon
9 July 2023
Jeremy and Willie have been around the Christchurch music scene for many, many years and have collaborated together in Sheebeen, the Choonz, Dublin Street and The Shameless Few.
The Hudson Street Band
30 July 2023
Hudson Street band offers gorgeous stylings of folk-pop covers. Danielle and Helen’s beautiful harmonies are backed by Adam’s blues-rock guitar, Brett’s rock-funk bass and Reuben’s cruising drums. With fresh arrangements, we mix soul, country, jazz and magic. Not your average Christchurch covers band.
The Back of Beyond: Craig Denham and Nathan Torvik
6 August 2023
Witness the coming together of two kindred musical explorers.
Craig Denham on Accordion, Keys, whistles, foot percussion and vocals and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Torvik on whatever he decides to play on the day!
20 August 2023
Hera is an award-winning Icelandic-Kiwi singer/songwriter who has lost count of how many times she has traveled around the world with her guitar. Her self-titled album released in 2020 to critical acclaim and reached #1 on the album charts in Iceland.
Frankie and The Teardrops
27 August 2023
Hot off the heels of a sellout show at Little Andromeda in March, Frankie and the Teardrops are
ready to take the songs, the stories and the love over to the Christchurch Folk Club.