Christchurch Folk Music Club

Highlights from the final concert of the 7th New Zealand National Folk Festival – 1971

Highlights from the final concert of the 7th New Zealand National Folk Festival held on 6th June 1971 at St James Theatre, Wellington, broadcast on 2ZB 3rd October 1971.

The Rocky Road To Dublin – Bill Taylor
Frankie And Johnny – Mitch Park
The Lady Came From Baltimore – Sunday’s Problem
Peggy And The Soldier – Phil Garland
High Germany – Phil Garland
Ye Jacobite’s My Name – Kilderkin
Searching For Lands – Kilderkin
Snows – John Sutherland
Folsom Prison Blues – Graham Wilson and The Stoney Creek Ramblers

Remembering Christchurch hangouts of the 80s and 90s

Recently, an academic friend pointed me towards the word solastalgia. Solastalgia is a kind of homesickness for a place that no longer exists, a "place that you did not leave but that somehow left you". Finally, a word for the Christchurch spaces, hangouts and quirky...

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Father of NZ folk music – Otago Daily Times

8 April 2017, Dave Cannan/contributed folk musician.   Phil Garland may have been a born and bred, TrueBlue Cantabrian, but as the self-styled 'father of New Zealand folk music' his huge influence was felt nationwide, especially in Central Otago, for which he...

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March 2020 – Folk Club Goes Online

21 March 2020 - New Zealand went into Level 4 Lockdown - People were instructed to stay at home in their bubble and leave their residence only for essential travel. This meant the Club had to innovate -    

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Liz Nichol: A Tale of Longevity

By Tony HaleLiz Nichol is known to folk music audiences in recent times mainly from her collaborations with other musicians. But in the early days of the Folk Club she was a frequently booked solo artist at the Bedford Row Folk Centre. In fact, the records for 1972-3...

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