Welcome to the Illawarra Folk Club
16 page May 2013 Newsletter available to view online. Click Here
This site contains information about the Illawarra Folk Club Inc established in 1980, the Illawarra Folk Festival, Folk by the Sea a new 3 day Folk Festival in September 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.
Illawarra Folk Club concert details are below. Concerts are generally held first Fridays and third Saturdays of the month.
The Illawarra Folk Club is a non-profit incorporated association comprising local musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers and culturally minded folk!
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The festival is organised by volunteers of the Illawarra Folk Club. The 28th llawarra Folk Festival is now over. It was held 17-20 January 2013.
The 29th Illawarra Folk Festival will be held from 16-19 January 2014.
Artists expressions of interest to perform will open in April 2013 and close 30 May 2013.
Here's a sample of the fun from the 2013 Illawarra Folk Festival.
Illawarra Folk Concerts & Events
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..
- 16, 17 January 2013 - Illawarra Folk Festival Summer School, 2 days of classes
- 17-20 January - 2013 Illawarra Folk Festival
- FRIDAY 25 JANUARY, 7.30pm - Dom Flemons, George Mann, Rick Nestler & Rik Palieri (USA) Wongawilli Community Hall $15/$20
- FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm - Josefina Paulsson (Sweden) Nykelharp & Fiddle, Eric Erdman (USA) | City Diggers Wollongong
- SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm Vin Garbutt (UK), plus Enda Kenny | City Diggers Wollongong
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- SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 3-5pm Good Tunes Session | Sanoma Food and Wine Shellharbour
- FRIDAY 1 MARCH, 7.30pm CD Launch Concert with Dani Karis, No Such Thing, Claire Roberts | City Diggers Wollongong
- SUNDAY 10 MARCH, 4pm Don’t Mention the Wall (Germany ) | Wongawilli Hall
- SATURDAY 16 MARCH, 7.30pm Ye Olde Folk Club & Illawarra Folk Festival Volunteer Thank You | Wongawilli Hall
- SUNDAY 24 MARCH 3-5pm Good Tunes Session | Sanoma Food and Wine Shellharbour
- TUESDAY 26 MARCH, 2pm House Concert - Himmerland Band(Denmark) | Minnamurra – bookings: info@illawarra folkclub.org.au
- FRIDAY 5 APRIL , 7.30pm Pukara (South American), The Thompsons | City Diggers Wollongong
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- SATURDAY 20 APRIL , 7.30pm - Chippo Days, CJ Shaw, Maureen O'Brien | City Diggers Wollongong
- SUNDAY 28 MAY 3-5pm Good Tunes Session | Sanoma Food and Wine Shellharbour
- FRIDAY 3 MAY, 7.30pm - Ami Williamson, Marcus Sturrock | City Diggers Wollongong
- SATURDAY 18 MAY, 7.30pm - Chaika | City Diggers Wollongong
- FRIDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm - Launch of the Dall' Italia All' Australia DVD with I Viaggiatori, support by The Con Artists | City Diggers Wollongong
- FRIDAY 31 MAY, 7.30pm - Eleanor McEvoy (Ire) | City Diggers Wollongong
- 7-10 JUNE 5th Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music - Join the Illawarra Folk Club tour
- SATURDAY 15 JUNE, 7.30pm - The Borderers (SA), | City Diggers Wollongong
- FRIDAY 5 JULY, 7.30pm Dana Lyons (USA), John Flanagan | City Diggers Wollongong
- SATURDAY 20 JULY, 7.30pm - Hither and Yon, Shenanigans Barbershop Quartet | City Diggers Wollongong
- FRIDAY 2 AUGUST, 7.30pm - Wee Willi Fest Concert - Wongawilli, Colonial Dancers & friends | City Diggers Wollongong
- SATURDAY 17 AUGUST, 7.30pm - Songs of Henry Lawson with Christine Wheeler & Band | City Diggers Wollongong
- SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER, 7.30pm - Phil Garland (NZ), The Spouse Girls | City Diggers Wollongong
- SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm - Penny Davies & Roger Ilott | City Diggers Wollongong
- 27-29 SEPTEMBER - Folk by the Sea | Kiama more details
- 16-19 JANUARY 2014 29th Illawarra Folk Festival more details