About Us

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgement of Country The Top End Folk Club is based on the traditional lands of the Larrakia people, and we would like to pay our respect to elders both past, present, and emerging. Club Logos...

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History

The Top End Folk Club began with an inaugural meeting on 14 April in 1971. Early members included Ted Burns, Dr Lionel Crompton, Alex Green, Glenn Gaskill, Paul and Vinny Lawler, Bazza Martin, Guy Nichols,...

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Festivals

Even in the year the Club was formed, 1971, Peter Bate records that a busload of crazies made the trip from Darwin to Alice Springs for a concert at the Central Australian Folk Society’s clubhouse...

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First Folk’n Fridays

First Folk’n Fridays proudly celebrate the Territory’s rich and diverse folk, roots, indigenous & world music on the first Friday of each month at Happy Yess. Doors 8pm. Check out our upcoming events on Facebook:...

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Sessions & Workshops

Session Our regular monthly session is on the second Sunday of the month at The Last Supper Pizzarella in the Air Raid Arcade, 1/35 Cavenagh St, Darwin. Slow session from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Come along...

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The Club Today

Today the Club has a small core of active members and players, with a wider group of interested people who support special concerts and the Top Half Folk Festivals. As with most folk clubs in Australia, enthusiasts are from a...

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50th Top Half Folk Festival, 2021

The 50th Top Half Folk Festival was held on the long weekend 11-14 June 2021 at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat. Newsletters and links are below. IN SUMMARY By all accounts the 50th Top Half...

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What’s On

Take a look below to see what's happening on our Facebook page. You'll find upcoming events, and all the Top End Folk Club news that's fit to print...  Top End Folk Club

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Membership Form

Be a member of the Top End FolkClub and get involved in our events over the next year! The Top End Folk Club has been providing folk music in the Top End for over 50...

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The Committee

In accordance with the Associations Act, the club has a management committee that must be elected every year at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee of the Top End Folk Club for 2023/2024 is: ChairMelody...

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Annual General Meeting

The Club is an incorporated association under NT Government legislation (the Associations Act) and must hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year. The Club’s Constitution, which is registered under the Act, sets out processes...

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Sunday session at the Virginia Tavern (Photo: TEFC Archive)
Sunday session at the Virginia Tavern (Photo: TEFC Archive)