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, 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. Non-members sign in at bar.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break.
15 May 2022
Three highly regarded local musicians have come together to form a trio that presents to you an exceptionally exciting programme of music.
22 May 2022
David will bring it all together for an evening of one man bandy, harmonica-ish, skiffley, homemade instrumenty musical cake mixed with salty-sweet chit chat.
29 May 2022
Ferris Blarney Band passionately perform tunes from their Irish heritage from traditional footstompers to classics from the Pogues & Dubliners & many other Irish artists and groups.
12 June 2022
Lloyd & Doublet, a highly entertaining duo enjoying diverse and acclaimed musical careers. They enthusiastically explore the endless combinations of piano, acoustic guitar and voice. This musical union has resulted in a great mix of self-penned material and inventive interpretations of others’ songs.
3 July 2022
Just imagine a musical fusion of Ab Fab, and a singing Miss Piggy and you’ve got a pretty accurate ideas of what these two are all about. Music ranging from folk,country, blues and self penned these ladies can deliver.
10 July 2022
The Vox Ethno ensemble is a female vocal group and band that performs traditional (ethno) folk music from the Balkans and Europe in both à capella and accompanied formats. We perform mostly original arrangements of traditional (ethno) folk music from the Balkans and across Europe.
17 July 2022
A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply
means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place.
31 July 2022
David Evison is a local member of the Christchurch Folk Club who enjoys performing solo and with
friends. He plays guitar, mandolin and sings. This concert will include both covers and originals and
both new material and some favourites.