Illawarra Folk Club Inc.

established 1980

PO Box 5289
Wollongong
NSW, 2500

email

Secretary
Graeme Morrison

Concert and Festival Enquiries: tel/fax: 1300 887 034

President
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.

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PERFORMING AT THE ILLAWARRA FOLK CLUB

Join the Illawarra Folk Club to get reduced prices to concerts

Next Concert:

7.30pm Saturday 26 April

Tom Lewis (UK)

plus The Thomsons plus mystery Artist

Members $15  | Non-Members $20 BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 1300 887 034

Youth (13-18) $5 | Child (U12) free

7.30pm CITY DIGGERS WOLLONGONG

Doors open 7pm.

Tom Lewis knows the sea – from the bottom up! As a 24-year veteran of the British Submarine Service, he brings a wealth of experience and a rare authenticity to the realm or nautical song. His songs are known and sung wherever great choruses ring out. With a powerful delivery anchored firmly in his native Celtic style, Tom’s repertoire; from traditional shanties to songs fashioned from his own seafaring background; recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. In a word – entertaining!

Born in Belfast, Northern Island, his Irish heritage is obvious in his clear, strong voice, evoking the quiet sorrow of a fisherman lost to the sea just as honestly as it powers out a shanty “to be heard from the gales”. Tom accompanies himself on button accordion and ukelele – but it’s his voice – and salty stories – that will bring you back to hear him again and again,

Tom’s latest release for Borealis 360° is a vibrant mix of songs that convey Tom’s abiding passion for singable songs from, quite literally, all points of the compass!

“If there is a folk equivalent to Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie, it is Radio Times by Tom Lewis.”

Shelley Posen, Sing Out!

“Thoroughly entertaining … brimming with robustly resonant harmonies and songs, by turns traditional and contemporary, thoughtful and whimsical.”

Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

 

 
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