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Tessa White & Jonathan Le Cocq with Lizzie Braggins


Your opportunity to enjoy a night of supreme musicianship. Three of Christchurchs praiseworthy technicians will bring passion, style and elegance for a night to remember. Promising a concert in which music thrives with an enthusiasm and dedication from performers who offer the audience the best.

Opening with Tessa White and Jonathan Le Cocq playing a unique blend of music for violin, guitar and mandolin that ranges from Irish, Scottish, Canadian and French traditional music, to intricate jazz and country-inflected fingerstyle, to hard-to-classify originals. Recent appearances include the Christchurch Folk Club and various South-Island folk festivals, most recently the 2017 Cardrona festival.

Jonathan's background in early music, playing with the top performance groups in the country, informs his approach to playing traditional music, and combines with Tessa's youthful, virtuosic tune-playing for an evening of original and dynamic music making.

Quotes: "This is great to see they play wonderfully. It's quite the thing to hear them playing those two tunes with their crazy time signatures." Liz Carroll, Oct. 2016
"WOW! lovely lovely playing of a masterpiece" Kevin Crawford (Lunasa), Oct. 2016

Elizabeth Braggins will round off the night with a second half with her highly original versions of well-known songs are an eclectic mix of genres highlighting her classical, jazz, pop and rock backgrounds.

Liz was born in Malaysia and moved back to New Zealand shortly after to Burnham, then Bluff, before coming to Christchurch at the age of 3. Apart from moving to Singapore briefly she has lived in Christchurch all her life.

Showing extraordinary talent at an early age, Elizabeth was started on formal piano lessons aged 4 and continued to enjoy and study music completing a Bachelor of Music at Canterbury University. After finishing a teaching diploma she performed in and around Christchurch and further afield for many years, juggling mothering and teaching in high schools and tertiary institutions.

Elizabeth has also recorded numerous albums and has recorded and played with a vast array of well-known New Zealand musicians.

Lately Elizabeth has been performing in a number of local concerts and restaurants, teaching music from her studio and organising her annual tour

$10 Members $15 Non-members $5 Students with ID
Doors open: 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
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.