Christchurch Folk Music Club
Review: The Beggarmen Fundraiser Concert
Reviewed by Tony Hale
The Christchurch Folk Music Club are piecing together the history of the club and the Canterbury Folk Festival. We look forward to uncovering new information about those that have shared the enjoyment of music before us and we welcome contributions, photos, programmes, reviews, articles, clippings etc.
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In Search of Native Song: Traditional Folksong Collecting in New Zealand
During the last few years I've undertaken research into traditional folk music in New Zealand. In light of recent correspondence posted at Musical Traditions I thought it would be worth sharing what I've discovered about the history of collecting in this country. ...
Highlights from the final concert of the 7th New Zealand National Folk Festival – 1971
Highlights from the final concert of the 7th New Zealand National Folk Festival held on 6th June 1971 at St James Theatre, Wellington, broadcast on 2ZB 3rd October 1971. The Rocky Road To Dublin – Bill TaylorFrankie And Johnny – Mitch ParkThe Lady Came From Baltimore...
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...
Father of NZ folk music – Otago Daily Times
8 April 2017, Dave Cannan/contributed folk musician. Phil Garland may have been a born and bred, TrueBlue Cantabrian, but as the self-styled 'father of New Zealand folk music' his huge influence was felt nationwide, especially in Central Otago, for which he...
March 2020 – Folk Club Goes Online
21 March 2020 - New Zealand went into Level 4 Lockdown - People were instructed to stay at home in their bubble and leave their residence only for essential travel. This meant the Club had to innovate -