Christchurch Folk Music Club
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 moments and places in our region’s history which are now confined to memory….Read more
The Irish Society Hall's Backdrop Showing an artistic talent few expected, commercial painter Nicky McMullan created this widely admired painted scene on canvas in late 1961 from his imagination. The castle does not exist but the skilful composition evokes mystique....
In Search of Native Song Traditional Folksong Collecting in New Zealand Article by Phil Garland. Click here to read.
A slideshow for the Unsung Heroes concert at the Auckland Folk Festival remembering folk legends and friends who are no longer with us. You are sure to recognise at least one person on this video compilation
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