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
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...
Christchurch man Arnie van Bussel has been recording New Zealand music for 40 years. Jordan Luck calls him a legend. He's worked with Flying Nun legends to chanting nuns. Now a pensioner, he's still recording folk bands and death metallers. Read more>> ---...
Finding our folk at the Christchurch Folk Music Club's 50th celebrations. Thank you Warren Watson for recording these wonderful memories. Thank you to Tony Hale for selected captions
Scottish-born musicians Kenny Ritch and Bob McNeill of the duo Ben the Hoose are the winners of the Tui for Best Folk Music Album of 2006 for the album The Little Cascade.