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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Baka Beyond (UK/Africa)
City Diggers Wollongong - 50Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia map
After 20 years of mixing African and Celtic music in equal measures Baka Beyond has become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the sound of the global village.Not just a touring band, Baka Beyond have a unique relationship with their inspiration – the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon – sending royalties to help their development projects, and even touring with Baka musicians.
The current touring unit are bringing the Spirit of the Forest to festivals around the world. Martin Cradick (guitar), Su Hart (vocals) and Clyde Kramer (drums) have all spent time living and playing music with the Baka Pygmies in their rainforest home. Ayodele Scott (percussion) brings the rhythms and colour of his native Sierra Leone into the mix.
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Support will be Come Gather Round People - Songs of Peace and Protest with The Claire Roberts Ensemble.
Mystery act at 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm.
Members $15 / Non-members $20