Yes, we all know that the name conjures up a myriad of ideas, however this concert draws together some amazing and on the spot bands from festival participants. There is at least one guest artist in each band alongside a group of musicians who have put their names into the hat.
Once the names are drawn out; each group negotiates the song that they will rehearse, this dedicated work and collaboration culminating in a fun performance. These concerts are always well attended to see some real treasures as combinations cross the boundaries of age, talents, genres and instrumentation.
Festival attendees who wish to participate enter their names in the draw by 10:00 am on Saturday. These randomly selected groups meet, choose and rehearse a song / piece of music to perform at the Blind Date Concert late Sunday afternoon in the main hall.
Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:
Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140