Christchurch Folk Music Club
Martin Curtis moved to New Zealand in 1976, after a few years living in the outback of Australia, where he founded and ran the Tennant Creek Folk festival. Soon after settling Cardrona in Central Otago, he started writing his own songs about the history and environment of his newly adopted country. One of his very first songs, “Gin & Raspberry” soon became a folk standard and has been covered by at least 15 artistes around the world. To date he has released 15 albums, all of them comprising songs mainly about NZ. He also founded and continues to run the annual Cardrona Folk festival, now in its 45th year.
He has appeared at festivals and clubs all around New Zealand and has also done 14 major tours of the U.K, performing anywhere between Cornwall to the Shetland Islands.
His concerts combine quiet thoughtful songs about NZ and beyond with hilarious bush poetry and other humorous material he has picked up along the way. He always tries to entertain his audiences with a varied repertoire, something he learned from his long time friend and inspiration Eric Bogle.
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, please bring correct change if possible.
Current COVID restrictions will apply: signing in will be required, please wear a mask and observe social distancing, chairs will be arranged for "bubble" seating.The Irish Society bar facilities will be closed until Level 1.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break.
31 October 2021
You can expect a night of spirited high energy in classic Izzy style, from original composition to folk and country classics, dirty low-down blues and classy jazz renditions delivered up with attitude, class, and style, guaranteed to melt any heart.
7 November 2021
Five acts are jam packed with talent, with guitars navigating solos and
backing singers whose material will not just be in English.
21 November 2021
Throughout four decades of writing, traveling and recording Andrew London has carved his own niche in the Kiwi music business. Elements of blues, folk, country, jazz, western swing and English music hall are evident, and the lines between them joyously blurred
5 December 2021
In December, the full force of this collective, seen at the Christchurch Folk Club in 2018, will include the spine-tingling accordion of Sophia Bidwell, the tastefully blended soulful cello of Nicole Reddington along with their delicate harmonies and supreme musicianship.
13 February 2022
From the comparatively upper stratospheres of human heights, Tall Folk write from a bird’s eye view of political and social turmoil, lined with remnants of the goodness that keeps us all moving.
20 February 2022
Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in being real and being yourself. She tells stories through her songs that connect to the audience in a personal and real way.