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26 May 2024

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

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Featuring MA BELL & THE CONNECTIONS

Up close and personal with one of the country’s finest acoustic folk blues jazz Celtic soul singer-songwriters.

The Christchurch Folk Club proudly presents Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell in concert accompanied by pianist John Bevin and upright bass player Michael Kime with special guests.

After 12 years of touring the South with the pop-up concert and Acoustic South projects Ma Bell said it is time for her to pull in the reigns, and take stock as she wonders ‘where to from here’

In this concert, Ma Bell takes us on a journey through her back pages – to her Celtic roots, featuring early work from Accent on the Blues and Blues Angel alongside some classic acoustic blues and new original work earmarked for a forthcoming album Glory Road.

Izzy celebrates her 75th year on the planet with a final series of Miller Bell Productions to be presented throughout the South in 2024.  

There is not a lot to be said that hasn’t already been said numerous times about the artistry and voice of Isabella Miller Bell. She sings the blues, country folk and rock n roll, a little bit of jazz and a whole lot of soul. She is a warm engaging performer whose influences include Doris Day, Dylan, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Stevie Nicks and Billie Holiday all blended together to produce a deep earthy whisky-soaked chocolate hazelnut voice that will melt your heart.

As Ma Bell contemplates the final chapter of her 40-year musical journey this will be a concert not to be missed.

Mark it in your diaries now.

 

 

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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