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Jean Barkman: Bringing Years of Music As Her Credit


Sun 8 Mar 2020, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Christchurch Folk Music Club, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: judismitheram

Jean came from England to Dunedin in 1970 and joined the folk club. At the first concert she played at, Phil Garland and Christine Smith were also singing.

She joined Steve Barkman, Simon Gomez, Jane Faulkner & Steve Hudson as Sundays Problem. They toured New Zealand, recorded The Streets of London which got airplay throughout the country and made the charts. More latterly, she’s played in the Phil Corfield Band who have recorded at Greendale, and in a duo with Peter Madill as Hummingbird who also performed at Greendale and at the Christchurch Folk Club in February 2014.

Jean came to singing Country music and joined Silverpeaks Country Music Club in Dunedin. She started to write her own music in 2013, and has some success with her songs. She first performed at Gold Guitars in Gore in 2013, in the over 60’s section, and won Best NZ Song that year with her own composition. In 2014, she won the Traditional section, and in 2015 won Best NZ Song again with an original song, which also won her the overall trophy.

In 2017 she won the Gospel section plus Best Vocal Performance which won her the overall trophy once again. In 2019 Jean won the traditional section. Jean now lives in Waimate where she is involved with the local music scene, singing in the community choir and as a member of their 8 piece orchestra. She has been a guest artist at Whare Flat twice, with The Phil Corfield Band and with Hummingbird who also guested at the Wellington Folk Festival.

Opening act will be Adam McGrath.

Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed wherever he lands. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand, Australia, Europe and parts beyond, slinging songs and offering up low rent barroom philosophy with his band of misfits and chancers, The Eastern. He hopes for the best, prepares for the worst and believes in the poetry of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and the fury of word on the page.

General Admission Members $10
General Admission Non-Members $15
Students with ID $5

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. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your current membership card as this is required for new club licensing. Non-members sign in at bar.

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