It has produced a monthly newsletter for the past 34 years. The Club has provided support to a number of local artist members who have produced recordings. It has also assisted in providing folk performers to many community and charity events in the Illawarra. As well as providing an outlet for local artists it brings many acclaimed artist from interstate and overseas.
Since 1985 the Club has presented the Illawarra Folk Festival once in Wilton, 20 times in the village of Jamberoo and now 8 times in Bulli during January. The festival has grown from a humble beginning to being recognised as one of Australia’s premiere folk festivals and the biggest in NSW. It is also the largest continuing folk festival in Australia to be run entirely by volunteers.
The Festival is a sub-committee of the Folk Club. It meets once month during the year and more often as the festival approaches. Since 2005 the Club has also presented a smaller one day festival at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge. In 2013 this event has been moved to Kiama and expanded to a event held over three days- ‘Folk by the Sea’.
If you are interested in helping with the Folk Club or Festivals then contact us by calling 1300 887 034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk Club membership forms are available from the website and the Festival Reception.