The Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Club Inc. (ABN: 50159913290) supports and encourages Folk Music, Dance, Folk Lore and Bush Poetry in the Newcastle / Hunter Valley region, with regular concerts and activities showcasing international, national and local artists.
Throughout the website you will find information on Club concerts and activities, local folk-related sessions, events and things of interest to our members and other folk-minded people.
If you have something of interest, be it pictures, information or history, that you think would benefit the Folk Music scene in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley please don't hestitate to let us know. We are here to promote Folk Music and related areas for all of us to enjoy.
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Hailing from the Illawarra, The Con Artists is an all-ages community band based at the Wollongong University. It comprises young, up-and-coming music students from the Conservatorium, adult community musicians, and some of the region's most well known folk musicians.
Playing music from Australia and around the world including; Italian, Celtic, African, Klezmer, Gypsy and New Orleans, The Con Artists are described as: A gastronomic feast! Spicy, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, hip-shaking, caramelized music, a carnival of percussion, wind, brass, accordions and fiddles.
The band has appeared at the National Folk Festival Canberra, Illawarra Folk Festival, Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music, Turning Wave Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Jamberoo Folk in the Foothills, as well as Illawarra Folk Club and the National University of Singapore. The Con Artists have collaborated with schools and local organisations, and jammed with The Woohoo Revue, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Mouldy Lovers and The London Klezmer Quartet.
Fun and irreverant, this is a band with a whole lot of energy ... you won't want to miss them!
ENTRY: $15.oo Club Members $13 Kids 16 /under free Doors open 7.30 Contacts: Carole – (02)4929 3912, Ron – (02)4926 1313