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 wide range of experience and ages, and we have an emphasis on encouraging young people to become involved to enable folk traditions to continue.

The Club’s live music focus is on local niche events, including our First Folkin’ Fridays, first Friday of April, May, June, September, October & November, this is held at Happy Yess starting at 8pm.

We hold a monthly session at The Last Supper Pizzarella, on the second Sunday of the month, starting at 4:30pm for a slow session with tunes suitable for new players, and after 5:30pm for a bit more pace.

There is also a monthly workshop at Darwin Community Arts, on the Saturday prior to the session, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Each month a different member has a chance to lead us through a new tune.

 A typical House Concert
A typical House Concert

The Club also runs the occasional concerts and events at a local venue, and usually on a non-profit basis. Club members perform around Darwin in their own bands or individually and at special events, such as the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival and Deckchair Cinema.

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