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Jenny Mitchell and Nigel Wearne

Jenny Mitchell and Nigel Wearne

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  • Sun 27 Aug ’17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Non-Members: $20.00
  • Students with ID: $5.00
  • Members: $15.00

Southern songwriter Jenny Mitchell is one of New Zealand's brightest musical talents. Hailing from Gore, she is a songwriter that blends country, folk, and Americana into her own captivating style.

Her earliest musical influences were Johnny Cash, The Dixie Chicks, Hank Williams & a few of her Dad's other favourites. Her original music is now influenced by a wide variety of music from the likes of Gillian Welch, The Lumineers, Miranda Lambert & Norah Jones.

In 2016 Jenny was the Overall Intermediate NZ Gold Guitar Winner and the Winner of the 2016 MLT Songwriting Awards, goals she has been working towards for a long time. But years before this (when she was only 14) she was placed 3rd on New Zealand's Got Talent. She then went on to release her debut album, 'The Old Oak', that debuted at number 1 on the NZ Country iTunes Charts and number 3 on the Official NZ Music Charts.

Her unique style has delighted audiences of all shapes & sizes, from the thousands at the Tamworth Country Music Festival to intimate house concerts in her home region, Southland.

Nigel Wearne:
Nigel Wearne is an Australian folk/country singer-songwriter whose music has an intimate and poignant narrative. Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, his music melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling.

Gleaning influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, mischievous bank robbers, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has performed at various music festivals throughout Australia, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and the Queenscliff Music Festival.

In 2012, channelling his love for Americana, bluegrass, and folk, he formed The Cast Iron Promises to record his third album, Black Crow. With a timeless string-band sound, featuring the mandolin, fiddle and double bass, The Cast Iron Promises, brought new life to his music.

Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 Star review in Rolling Stone Australia Magazine and a nomination for Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards. After touring and performing at many festivals with The Cast Iron Promises, he's returned to his roots as a solo performer beginning a new chapter of reflective songwriting.

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Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7:30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off street parking.

Door sales cash only: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility.

Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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