Christchurch Folk Music Club
Unsung hero reflects on 40 years of recording New Zealand music
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>>
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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The Folk Boom & Beyond By Phil Garland
Obituary – Brien Halpin By Tony Hale
Barry Davies By Tony Hale
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 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...
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...
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...
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 -