Regular Events & Sessions

The Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club support many community music, poetry and dance events.

If you are involved with a regular event that may be of interest to our members please send us the details from our CONTACT page

[Click the headings below to see details for each day]


Newcastle People’s Chorus Choir practice
6.00pm Monday Evenings
Looking for New Members in 2021.
Email: or Ph:  0474974700.

Strath Hunter Dancers – Adults
Uniting Church, Metcalfe St, Wallsend
Ph: Elma (02) 4943 3436

Welsh, Cornish and Manx Folk Dancing
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Wal Young House - cnr Parry and National park Streets, Newcastle West
Beginners welcome.
Ph: Margaret 0413 229 740, or email:

Poetry at the Pub
7:30pm – 3rd & 5th Monday of the month
Northern Star Hotel, Beaumont St, Hamilton
All meetings include an open reading bracket.
Ph: Clarke 0407 225 441
Gold coin donation requested

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Young Actors Reamus Youth Theatre
16 – 25
The Playhouse Maitland Rep Theatre
Ph: 0407 105 651


Hunter Bush Poets – 2nd Tuesday of the Month from 6pm-8pm at the Seven Seas Hotel – Cowper St, Carrington.  Enquiries contact Ron Brown Ph: 0427261313

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Newcastle Irish Set Dancers –  Contacts: Arthur Kingsland or Julia Smith. T: (02) 4955 5701  E:  Web:

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Ukukele Orchestra – the Ukastle Ukestra
6:30pm for utter beginners, 7:30pm – 9pm for Ukestra
Croatian Wickham Sports Club, Albert St, Wickham
We will learn and play together (and sing!) simple pop / rock songs suited (or not) to uke. BYOU (BYO Uke). A limited number of ukes will be available for first timers, and kids who are capable of playing with adults are welcome too.
Ph: Mark 0430 434 291, or email
$10 for the evening

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Original Uprise
Jack’s Bar & Grill, Erina
Creating a platform for the original music scene
Ph: 0415 622 402, or email


Folk On The Radio 2nurfm –  9pm Wednesdays – Tune in for a tasty selection of all things folk with your hosts Jane Klein and Phil Bates

On Hold Due to Covid-19 The Acoustic Folk Lounge Session at the Grand Hotel
32 Church St, Newcastle, 7pm-10pm, 1st Wednesday of the month, Contact Cath Laudine Phone 0437 556 864.

Gosford Bush Poets
7pm – Last Wednesday of the month
Gosford Hotel
Ph: Peter Mace (02) 4369 3561, or email, or email Brian Bell
Free entry, dinner available

Bushwalking with Lake Macquarie Bushwalkers
Ph: (02) 4946 0069

Irish Folk Session with JONO SMITH

Quill $ Compass 171 Darby St, Cooks Hill

From 6pm Come and Jam with Jono at our Weekly Folk Session.  Jono Smith the resident Folk Master will give a two hour free lesson! First up bring along your instrument and learn an Irish Tune.  Then from around 7.30 sing your heart out with some swashbuckling Sea Shanties.


On Hold Due to Covid-19 Newcastle Action for Refugee Rights
401 Hunter St, Newcastle
Ph: (02) 4926 2924

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Strath Hunter Dancers – Juniors 8yrs to Teens
4.15pm, Youth 5.30pm
All Saints Anglican Hall, New Lambton
Ph: Elma (02) 4943 3436

Scottish Country Dancing
7.30pm – 9pm
Uniting Church Hall, First St, Booragul
Ph: Lorraine (02) 4943 1241

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Kent’s Open Mic Session
7pm -2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
Shenanigan’s at the Imperial Hotel, 458 High St, Maitland
Ph: (02) 4933 8048


Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Friday Evenings - 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Memorial Hall, Jubilee Uniting Church, cnr Brunket and Gleve Roads, Adamstown.

Contact; Ros McKie 49261840 or Allyn Douglas 40231356.



Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Club Night
7:30pm – usually, but not strictly, the 1st Sat of the month
Uniting Church Hall, 178 Glebe Rd, Merewether
Ph: Ron (0427261313)
7.30pm-10.30pm (when Daylight Saving is operating),  Bookings Via Trybooking as part of Covid-19 Safety Plan.
Door donation prices $15 adults, Concession price is $12, and $10 members, unless otherwise stated. Children under 16 free.

English Country Dancing (Jane Austen Style)
2pm – 3.30pm – 2nd Saturday of the month
Wal Young House - cnr Parry and National Park Streets, Newcastle West
Beginners welcome. Ph: Margaret Kenning (02) 4952 1327 or 0413 229 740, or email

NEWCASTLE MEDIEVAL DANCE…Saturdays 2.30 – 4.00pm  Wal Young House, corner of Parry and National Park Streets, Newcastle West 2302  We welcome newcomers and rejoice at the return of old friends. CONTACT – Diane Call – MEDIEVAL MAGIC  0418 118 758 or E:

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Creative Circle Session
2pm – 4pm – 2nd Saturday of the month
51 Scholey St, Mayfield
Songs, tunes, poetry, interplay, drama.
Ph: Lee 0411 883 264
$2 – afternoon tea provided

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Central Coast Bush Dance
7:30pm – 11:30pm – 2nd Saturday of the month (not Jan)
East Gosford Progress Hall, Cnr Wells St & Henry Parry Dr, East Gosford
Ph: Janice or Barry (02) 4388 2253, or Mark (02) 4342 5333

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Junior Theatre

5-16 yrs
Maitland Repertory, High St. Maitland
Ph: (02) 4933 6976

Bushwalking with Lake Macquarie Bushwalkers
Ph: (02) 4946 0069


Ecopella (Newcastle) - Every Second Sunday 2:00pm to 4:30pm  Pachamama House. Enquiries: Miguel Ph: 0298104601 or web:

BUSH DANCING 3rd Sundays 3.00 to 5pm/…Note change Time & Venue   Wal Young House - cnr Parry and National Park Streets, Newcastle West - Beginners welcome.
Ph: Margaret Kenning 0413 229 740, or email

On Hold Due to Covid-19 Traditional Irish/Folk Session – 1st Sunday of the month, 3-6pm at the Lake Macquarie Hotel, opposite Morisset Railway Station  For further information contact: Gabriele on 0418146555  or Sharyn 0418146554

Irish Music Session
Irish Music Session, 3rd Sunday of the month, 3pm. Town Hall Hotel, cnr Turton Rd & Station St Waratah. For a feast of fantastic tunes. Enquiries Roz or Shayne ph.4967 3167, m. 0407 643 844.

Lakeside Folk Circle Will Return on Sunday 28th February at New Time 4.30 pm
4.30pm – 7pm – 4th Sunday of the month
Teralba Community Centre
Relaxed acoustic folk blackboard concert in the big hall.
$2.50 (bring your own supper)

On Hold Due to Covid-19 The Croatian Club Irish Music Session
1st Sunday of the month, 4pm – 6pm ish, Croatian Club, 20 Albert St. Wickham NSW.

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