Illawarra Folk Club Inc.

established 1980

PO Box 5289
NSW, 2500


Graeme Morrison

Concert and Festival Enquiries: tel/fax: 1300 887 034

Concert Bookings
Russell Hannah


Welcome to the Illawarra Folk Club

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This site contains information about the Illawarra Folk Club Inc established in 1980, the Illawarra Folk FestivalFolk by the Sea and local performers and events around the Illawarra region in New South Wales, Australia.

The Illawarra region is situated approximately 100 kilometres south of Sydney on the New South Wales coast with Wollongong as the major centre. It also includes the Shellharbour and Kiama areas.

The Illawarra Folk Club is a non-profit incorporated association comprising local musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers and culturally minded folk!

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Next Event

May Day Folk Concert

7:30pm - 10:30pm Sat May 2nd
City Diggers Wollongong - 50 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia 

May Day (May 1st) is International Workers Day and is celebrated with a public holiday in many countries. It grew out of the attempt by workers to gain an 8 hour day. In NSW we celebrate the 8 hour day as s Labour Day in October). May Day grew out of the Chicago Massacre (1887) when a number of people at a demonstration were shot by police (who managed to kill some of their own when they fired into the crowd) and four of the organisers were subsequently hanged after a Kangaroo Court hearing.

But enough of History. A lot of our local people I’ve spoken to have some songs that relate to the subject of ordinary peoples struggles. You can draw a long bow in this concert but some songs that you’ll hear include Pete Seeger, Joe Hill, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan traditional Working Class and folk songs or ones that may be originals. In fact almost anything goes.

Some of the performers who will be there include Illawarra Folk Legend Ali Barber, Paul Spencer, Clair Roberts, Pete Bennett, Illawarra Union Singers, Mithra Cox, Michael Cox and John Tubridy. There well may be others so it will be a laid back night night of great diversity.

It’s at the Diggers Club 7.30pm and entry is just $10 for Folk Club Members and $15 for non members.

Come early and try the new caterer in the dining room with its buy four, pay for three deal and of course happy hour until 8pm and Coopers on tap.



Illawarra Folk Concerts & Events   MORE DETAILS

There is an amazing array of talent coming to Wollongong over the next few months!

Illawarra Folk Club concerts are generally held 1st Fridays and 3rd Saturdays of each month except for December at CITY DIGGERS WOLLONGONG and in general start at 7.30pm with a mystery act, then a support act and then the main act.

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