Christchurch Folk Music Club
Best Enemies – 7 July 2019
Fellowship fostered by music has been to the fore over the past months at the Folk Cub as the club celebrated 50 years of live acoustic music in November 2018. Seeing the friendships and collaborations over that weekend was truly awe inspiring, a testimony to the partnerships nurtured over instruments.
Sunday 7th July continued the cooperation, as Best Enemies is a five piece band made up of friends that have played together over the years in different line ups. Warren Meuli, Chas Williams, Lynden Jackson, Graham Martin and Barry Smith.
The opening act of Neville Wilkins, John Syme and Dave Evison are another collective of friends who have been sharing notes for many years together.
We were treated to a night of tunes and songs, classic numbers through to those newly created. It is always an honour to hear the creations of local performers and Best Enemies gave us a wealth of these gems.
Once again another great night at the Folk Club with local artists bringing their talents to the stage, upholding dedication of the club to bring live music to the stage.
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