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 Events

Figgy Folk Session

7:30pm - 10:00pm Fri Oct 23rd

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

7:30pm - 10:30pm Fri Oct 30th
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.

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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