Welcome to the Illawarra Folk Club
This site contains information about the Illawarra Folk Club Inc established in 1980, the Illawarra Folk Festival, Folk 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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Figgy Folk Session
Figtree Bowling Club - aka Figgy Bowlo
120 The Avenue, Mangerton NSW 2500, Australia map
Acoustic whiteboard session where performers with songs, poems or tunes can put their names down on the night and present their items.
US Bluegrass - Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass
City Diggers Wollongong - 50 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia map
Support is a Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot.
Mystery act at 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm.
Members $15 / Non-members $20
Peter Rowan’s mandolin-player, Chris Henry, returns to Australia, with his own band, The Hardcore Grass - a must-see band for all lovers of bluegrass and old-time music!
Chris Henry grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA, the son of veteran bluegrass musicians, Red and Murphy Henry. He moved to Nashville about ten years ago, and has been making quite a name for himself as one of the most highly regarded and sought-after young musicians on the American bluegrass scene. The International Bluegrass Music Association has labelled Chris Henry as “the premier Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation”, while US Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan describes him as “a bright young star in Bluegrass Music”, and has made him a full-time member of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.