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




Illawarra Folk Club
Coming Events

The renovated City Diggers Wollongong, formerly the Wollongong Ex-Services Club, is the main venue for the concerts. Concerts are generally held 1st Fridays and 3rd Saturdays of each month except in January.

Details of the next concert are below as well as what is coming.


Join the Illawarra Folk Club to get reduced prices to concerts

4 Pack! The Ribbon Gang, The Legs, David Beniuk, Bitchpick


plus mystery act

7.30pm Saturday 19 July, City Diggers Wollongong

Folk Club members $10 / Non Members $15

Another night of great variety.

The Legs

Uncompromised by convention, The Legs will carry you to places that require some sturdy, though not necessarily sensible, footwear. Their music walks the lanes and alley ways of a chaotic city called life. A curious and eclectic combination of musical talent, the Legs explore words, melodies and rhythm. 
“lofty, lovely ,lonely, loony, lawless, laconic - The Legs.' Bring your own arse.

David Beniuk

“Few artists successfully wed cerebral lyrics with melting melodies. Beniuk does and levitates into the Paul Kelly, Michael Thomas, Tim Rogers, Neil Finn group of bloody good songwriters.” So said The Australian of Hobart-based, Wollongong-bred gen-X folk songwriter David Beniuk. David made a name at the dysfunctional, flannelette, shopping mall end of the folk circuit in the 1990s with six critically acclaimed albums and EPs - the most recent produced by Mick Thomas.

The Ribbon Gang

The Ribbon Gang mixes folk songwriters from Mendala and Little Big Smoke with award-winning younger players of jazz keyboard and percussion from the Shire. They presented a live concert in Abercrombie Caves exploring the fascinating Ralph Entwistle and his 120 member Ribbon Gang, then created new songs about Black Caesar and others in the rich pantheon of bushranger heroes and villains.


Bitchpick has a fresh line-up fronted by great young Illawarra talent delivering lush harmonies. Banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and double bass ensure that Bitchpick has plenty of bluegrass drive, while keyboard and vocal stylings help extend the band into klezmer, jazz and other dimensions. Bluegrass gospel and instrumentals rub shoulders here with songs by Jefferson Airplane and Errol Garner—the band loves adapting a wide range of material to bluegrass instrumentation.



1.30pm Sunday 17 August 2014

(followed by The Curious Renditon Orchestra and The Con Artists from 3pm to 5pm)

FIGGY BOWLO, The Avenue, Figtree

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