Christchurch Folk Music Club

Wahine Toa, Concert celebrating women, music & art 19 Sept 2021

Wahine Toa ā Waihangatanga: Women Heralding Creativity Sunday 19th September 2021 A night heralding women and their creativity Art exhibited by Stephanie McEwin and Jude Rogers Poetry Sara Qasem Performance Lisa Tui, Steffany Beck, Saffron Sisters, Susan Leigh Grant & Eileen Marciana Reid, and Mary Ruston & Judi Smitheram Lisa Tui Songwriter shares a number of her latest compositions drawing on the strength of women’s communion with nature and one another.

Jude Rogers Exhibiting works experiment with the materials – then gave the results suitable titles. Mary Ruston and Judi Smitheram A collaboration of vocals and key tones, favourites which we hope will also become yours. Saffron Sisters Folk inspired three-part harmony of Kristina Godfrey, Frances Caldwell and Mary Ruston. Sara Qasem An amateur poet, poetry is my solace; the vacant space between my heart and mind, which connects the two. Steffany Beck Christchurch based singer- songwriter Stephanie McEwin Displayed her art work, “The Art is Present”, is rendered in layers of ink and charcoal on paper.

Susan Leigh Grant and Eileen Marciana Reid Joining hands and guitars for an inspiring instrumental interlude. Symptomatic A women’s Barbershop Quartet Tenor: Abbie Knight; Lead: Janice Munar, Baritone: Toni Stephens and Bass: Hazel Hay Women in Harmony A fun, dynamic choir singing music from all over the world.

More Reviews

The Ferris & Fellow Muso Show 4: Sunday 29th May

The Ferris Blarney Band passionately performed tunes from their Irish heritage from traditional footstompers to classics from the Pogues & Dubliners and many other Irish favourites. The show is the first of a series of 'unplugged performances' put together by...

read more

Wahine Auaha Celebrating Creative Women, Music & Art

Wahine Auaha Whakanui: Celebrating Creative Women 18 Sept 2022 This event celebrated creative women’s artistic achievements with a concert, art show, and video. Offering entertainment that highlighted women artists, both in musical and visual arts. The Folk Club...

read more

Braggins and Wardrop and Dunne 15 May 2022

Three highly regarded musicians Elizabeth Braggins - piano, vocals Graham Wardrop - guitar, vocals Mary Dunne - guitar, vocals formed the trio "Braggins and Wardrop and Dunne " Exuberance and joy come together when this trio performs, from the beautiful close...

read more

Fingerpicking Delights VII 2022 6th November 2022

Fingerpicking Delights VII Reviewed by Sarah Maindonald In ancient near Eastern and Israelite culture and literature, the number Seven communicated a sense of ‘fullness’. Tony Hale’s seventh rendition of ‘Fingerpicking Delights’ continued his tradition of excellence...

read more

Fingerpicking Delights VI

Fingerpicking Delights VI, 7 November 2021 Reviewed by Russell Dann   Tony Hale’s sixth edition of Fingerpicking Delights began inauspiciously with a sound glitch which held up the start of the concert. Happily, all was soon well as the sound men expertly got...

read more

Lindsey Shields: Singer/Songwriter from Dunedin

Lindsey Shields Dunedin based singer and songwriter with her own take on things personal and political, on topics as diverse as Harrison Ford brought her warmth to a cold night to warm the spirits of the audience. More Reviews

read more

BottleLake Junction – 21st March 2021

Thank you to everyone who turned up and supported BotteLake Junction at the Christchurch Folk Music Club concert. A full house is a true recognition of the esteem these three consummate musicians are held in, a great audience and a hard-working band is always a good...

read more