Christchurch Folk Music Club

Isabelle Wolff

 

12 May 2024

  • Members: $20
  • Non Members:$25
  • Students: $5

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“When I was a child, my whole family got annoyed by me running around the house with my little recorder and microphone singing along with my favourite child songs.” – Isabelle Wolff

“A young specially talented singer with beautiful written songs. A talent that should be supported!” – Lulo Reinhardt

Isabelle discovered her love of singing early on in the children’s choir and then in various student bands. Later, she gained experience in a wide variety of lineups – from acoustic duo to cover rock band. Her musical commitment was always accompanied by writing her own songs.

In addition to singing lessons, she began teaching herself to play guitar at the age of 22.

In 2015 while walking the Camino de Santiago spiritual hiking trail in the north of Spain, the decision finally came to start studying singing in Enschede (in the Netherlands) at the Popacademy Artez. She finished her Master of Music for jazz and pop vocals in 2022.

Around the same time, she began collaborating with Lulo Reinhardt, a well-known German descendant of the gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt. Several concerts with Lulo Reinhardt followed.

In April 2022, Isabelle release her first EP, ‘Liebe & Freiheit’, in combination with a book of poetry, followed by a release tour in Amsterdam.

She has started up to build her own band, and has collaborated with local artists such as Wellington reggae band Newtown Rocksteady. They played a concert together at Mussel Inn at Golden Bay – her first official concert in New Zealand, since she arrived in November 2022.

A performance in 2023 with the Newzealand and Dutch based band MyBaby at the Lunasa Festival at Golden Bay followed.

Now, after her first successful tour summer 2023 in New Zealand, she is touringNewzealand again, playing all around the country. A Tour with local musician Craig Denham is taking place in march 2024 and she is gonna perform at the Jazz and Blues harboure festival in Oamaru. Isabelle is also going to play as a supporting act for the Band Yurt Party in April.

Her dream is to create something that is bigger than just herself and to connect people with their emotions.

She believes in the healing power of music and wants to make the world a better place with playing and singing her music.

 

Opening Act -“Highly Strung” is a recently formed group made up of four talented ladies playing a variety of music genres including folk, blues, country and jazz.

Liz Nichol Liz plays guitar, bass and banjo and loves singing. She has played in many lineups over the years and has recorded several CDs. She is passionate about her music and thoroughly enjoys working and performing with Susan, Eileen and Ans.

Susan Grant Susan is a fingerstyle slide guitarist who loves to play the blues. She particularly enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has played at the club before with “The Manuka Hunnies”, “The Blues Mamas” and lots of other wonderful combinations.

Ans Fonteyn Before her move to NZ from Amsterdam in 1979 Ans spent a few years in the northeast of England where the traditional style of music played in folk clubs and at festivals appealed to her. Ans has played acoustic guitar and bodhran in local Christchurch Celtic groups. In recent years she added mandolin. Joining Liz, Susan and Eileen is a fun and challenging way to broaden the musical horizons further.

Eileen Marciana Reid Eileen has been involved in the Christchurch music scene for some years both as a singer-songwriter and in promoting and supporting music activities in the community. Eileen plays fingerstyle guitar and ukulele

 

 

 

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm,

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..

How do I get tickets to concerts?

In advance: Book your tickets online. Select the concert you wish to attend and click on the link to book your ticket.
On the day: Purchase tickets at the venue from 7:15pm on the day of the concert if not sold out prior.

PLEASE BRING CASH For: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break and the club raffle. 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 for licensing purposes. Non-members sign in at the bar if making purchases.

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