Christchurch Folk Music Club

Gilly Darbey and Vikki Clayton – Divas

3 July 2022$15 Members$20 Non-members$5 Students with ID

Just imagine a musical fusion of Ab Fab, and a singing Miss Piggy and you’ve got a pretty accurate idea of what these two are all about. Music ranging from folk, country, blues and self- penned these ladies can deliver.

“We take our music very seriously but we love to have fun too”

Both are famed for their beautiful voices and between them play several instruments. Not to be taken lightly these girls have impeccable pedigrees when it comes to musical careers. Between them and sometimes together they’ve worked with Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, John Martyn, Fairport Convention, Joan Armatrading, Ralph Mctell (blah blah –  the list is endless ) and they are too modest (old) to remember them all – Needless to say highly respected by their peers

They’ve toured the world, played major festivals and events (did ya spot Gilly at Live Aid?)  and armed with nothing but their voices, charm and prosecco they thrill audiences everywhere.  Both of them were born in the UK but now happily living in New Zealand. Here are just some of their favourite reviews 

“I want to be like them when I grow up”  from an admiring young female musician (anonymous)

“They go on too long, they laugh too loud, they will drink you out of house and home and probably steal your horses. Lock up your sons. BUT they have beautiful voices and you will undoubtedly love them”  Tony Fuel (Paekakariki)

“They brought the house down with their voices, music,  fun and laughter”  The Observer

“Listening to them made me cry– in a good way. Go see them if you can “ Sydney Herald

“Soft and peachy”   The Guardian

“Slightly bonkers but jeez they can make music”  Mojo

“Superb voices and musicianship with a great sense of fun included”  Evening Standard

“Damn, we were good tonight”  Vikki and Gilly 

 

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.

David Thorpe
David Thorpe

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.

read more
The Ferris & Fellow Muso Show 
The Ferris & Fellow Muso Show 

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.

read more
Lloyd and Doublet
Lloyd and Doublet

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.

read more
Vox Ethno
Vox Ethno

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.

read more
Ceilidh/Barndance
Ceilidh/Barndance

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.

read more
David Evison
David Evison

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.

read more