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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Aine Tyrrell (IRE) plus Mick Daley
City Diggers Wollongong - 82 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia map
Aine Tyrrell is an Irish contemporary folk musician and will be touring Australia with a full band to support the release of her album "Queen of Swords".
Áine's music is a contemporary folk collision between the Ireland of generations gone, and the hope of tomorrow. Her songs are as honest as an old friend, warm and inviting, managing somehow to fuse melodies over rhythms which transport you directly into the mid 19th century, to a land hardened by atrocity, which the rest of the world had temporarily forgotten. She is a singer songwriter with a sound that transcends the convention the title suggests, at times anything from tribal to fragile; her music evades simple platitudes.
Best known as frontman and songwriter for hard-travelling band The Re-mains, and after twenty years on the road through Australia, Canada and Europe, Mick Daley has taken a turn for the verse with a swag of new solo picking songs. Reared on Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Townes Van Zandt and Nick Cave, these songs bear their lyrical and musical hallmarks, by turns tender and savage.
Mystery act at 2:30pm. Doors open 2pm.
Members $15 / Non-members $20