Past Events

Newcastle & Hunter Valley Folk Group welcome you to view past events.

Ten Quid Poms

4 May, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ten Quid Poms - John Warner & Robin Connaughton are performers and songwriters of contemporary and traditional music and are witty incisive commentators on industrial, political and social issues. John writes incisive, biting and wicked songs about life, social change, politics and pirates, and has a powerful singing style, with fine harmonies, and sings both [...]

Poets Dinner Newcastle Diggers - Featuring Kathy Edwards Wednesday 15th May Poets Dinner Newcastle Diggers 6:30pm to 9pm

Double Duos Treat

1 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Double Duos Treat We have a double treat with two duos to share their own special talents. Anousha Victoire is teaming up with Skye Harrison on Violin. Anousha Victoire tells poignant stories across cultures and time with her trademark fingerpicking guitar style and clear soaring vocals. She is joined by the luscious harmonies and violin [...]

SessionFest 2019

7 June, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10 June, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

SessionFest 2019 established 2003 Brought to you by the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club Inc. Morisset Showground - 40 Ourimbah, St Morisset. NSW Brought to you by the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club Inc. With easy access from the M1, the site is a huge area with flat sites for caravans, motor homes [...]

Poets Dinner Newcastle Diggers

19 June, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Poets Dinner Newcastle Diggers Wednesday 19th June Poets Dinner Newcastle Diggers 6:30pm to 9pm Special Guest - Carol Heuchan

Bushdance with Fiddle tunes (Teralba)

29 June, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Bushdance with Fiddle tunes (Teralba) Enjoy a great Traditional Bush Dance.  All Dances Called.  Bring a Plate for Supper.

Larry Hughes & Rob Johnson / Ian Milroy

6 July, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Larry Hughes & Rob Johnson / Ian Milroy

Dead Men Talking

19 July, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DEAD MEN TALKING was first brought to the stage in March 2015 and during that year it notched up 40 performances, the majority were ‘house full’ shows. Several venues added an additional show by public demand. The 90-minute play, written by and featuring Max Cullen and Warren Fahey, has proven to be a popular success. The [...]

Annual General Meeting

3 August, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This your chance to review and comment on the activities of the Folk Club. We also invite all members to become part of the team that keep the Folk Club functioning. Please come to the AGM and add your support for the what the Club has achieved and take up the opportunity to contribute to [...]

Come-All-Yee Folk Club Concert

3 August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is your opportunity to take the stage.  Invited floor spots have been allocated to Phil Bates, Ben Lambert, Jen McPherson and Gabrielle Newland. Ben and Gabrielle were interviewed on ABC Radio of Friday 2nd August 2019 to promote the Folk Club "Come All Yee" Concert on 3rd August Tap to Listen

Bush Dance – Music by Walcha Road

31 August, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Kick up your heels for a fun night at Teralba. Enjoy a great Traditional Bush Dance.  All Dances Called.  Bring a Plate for Supper

Performance Workshop – Hosted by Warren Targett

7 September, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come to the Workshop with Warren Targett to cover topics including Stagecraft and Caring for instruments.  Workshop only $5 or take advantage of our special deal.  Free admission if you also book to attend the Folk Club Concert on Saturday 7th September for the normal fees  - Members $10, $15 adult and $12 Concession.   [...]

Hugh Merrill has drawn together some of the best all round performers under the banner of the Williams River Rounders to perform his own collection of inspiring songs about the land and the environment.  Hugh has become a central figure in bringing Folk Music to the Dungog area through his support for event such as [...]

Pete Smith’s Session Group

5 October, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pete and his Mates will present a special bracket feature members of his regular session. Pete Smith and his family and friends have been part of the Newcastle Folk Music scene for decades. This will be an extra special opportunity for Pete and his mates to be featured at the Folk Club.    

 The 3rd Annual  UKES ‘N ALL CONCERT Come and hear Blues and Folk – songs that will raise your spirits and make you think. FEATURING: SUE ROBINSON,  TRIPLE EFFECT, ORIGINAL CYN AND CO CLYDE STREET (formerly Uke’n’Jammit) THREEPENCE Fine music and soaring harmonies.   Don’t miss it! Original Cyn Bio Original Cyn & Co are a [...]

Folk Club Christmas Party Starting at 6pm (Bring a Plate for Dinner) Timetable for the evening: 6pm  Combined Folk Club Peoples Chorus Christmas Party - Bring a Plate for Dinner - Everyone Welcome. 7pm Newcastle Peoples Chorus 7:30pm Ecopella Followed by Call from the Floor - so get your name down early to get a [...]

A local Newcastle treasure, Tracy engages audiences with her gentle finger-picking guitar, earthy vocals, soulful slide guitar and old-time banjo. She earnestly strums, picks and slides her way through a repertoire of traditional, contemporary and original songs and tunes in the folk, country blues, delta blues, and Americana styles. Tracy has a unique singing style, [...]

Kate Delaney & Dennis Tracey Kate Delaney is best known for her performance with late husband Gordon McIntyre. Since his death she has performed solo and in a variety of musical combinations. The combination with Denis Tracey came about by a recent ‘jam’ one Sunday afternoon, playing a variety of stringed instruments plus tin whistle. [...]

Bush Poets Night – Carrington Bowling Club

19 February, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bush Poets Night at Carrington Bowling Club Wednesday 19th February 6:30pm to 8:30pm Featuring award winning Poet Clare Reynolds from Gloucester. Please bring your poems to share with the regular members of the Hunter Bush Poets.

Jeff Laurie and his mates from along the road.

Doctor's Wife ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ (Peter Allsop & Nicky Ross) is a Newcastle- based duo who play their original songs along with some that they covert and wished they had written!! With well- developed harmonies and Peter’s unique guitar style, the songs they sing for you are given real colour and a feel that continues [...]

Bush Poets Night at Carrington Bowling Club

18 March, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We will still gather on Wednesday 18th March with appropriate protocols to keep everyone safe. We look forward to an enjoyable evening of Poetry and Music with local and visiting featured performers. Bring your poems and your friends for great evening celebrating the power of the spoken word.

Unfortunately Claire Hastings has been caught up in the travel bans associated with Covid-19 and has not been able to travel to Australia.  All of her concerts in Australia have been cancelled.  We hope that Claire will be able to share her music with Australian audiences in the near future.   Claire Hastings is a [...]

The Alternative Folk Club Concert

4 April, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring Derek Dowding,  The Doctor's Wife,  Gleny Rae Virus and  Robbie Long. The Folk Club is not meeting tonight as we gather our thoughts and try to work out a strategy for a COVID-19 future. But don't despair you can hear join some our favourite Folk Performers for an innovative musical experience on-line tonight sponsored [...]

Folk Club Concert Night – Come-All-Ye (Cancelled)

4 April, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Due to concerns regarding Covid-19 the Come-All-Ye Concert has been cancelled. Our first priority is for everyone to look after their health.  

Quill and Compass – Folk Tune Session

8 April, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Folk Tune Session Join Jono from Quill and Compass on Facebook Live each Wednesday night from 6:00 pm

Frohlich Brothers Hailing from Newcastle and Central Coast, Frohlich Brothers is made up of brothers Martin and Greg Frohlich. Frohlich Brothers’ eclectic mix of trad. ballads, jigs & reels, retro rock’n’roll and boogie produces a unique high-energy performance, guaranteed to get ‘toes a tapping’! Vocals are accompanied by guitar, keyboard, mandolin, fiddle, whistle and percussion. [...]

Bookings On-Line via following link to Trybooking: Rosie McDonald is an established singer/guitarist, whose guitar playing style could be described as strong and rhythmic, with the acoustic driving rhythm, alternate tuning and finger picking style guitar along with bouzouki and bodhran.  Rosie's rich alto voice, leads the listener into the stories from the folk, traditional and blues traditions. Performing at numerous festivals in the bands -Seanchas, [...]

Come All Ye

1 August, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a chance for you to come out and share what you have been doing during the lockdowns. Bring your instruments your voices and your stories and enjoy some safe social interactions. Or you can join us on Facebook for some brief highlights we will be posting at around 8:30pm In order to control [...]

Folk Club Concert – with Doc and the Delegate

5 September, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Folk Club is proud to have one of Newcastle's own  musical legends Jono Smith perform at the Club as "Doc and the Delegate". This Covid-19 striped down version of the well-known "Doc and the Delegates" will perform a range of Bluegrass, Blues, Gypsy Swing and Folk Tunes. Check out the link below for a [...]

Martin Frohlich sings lead vocals and plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin & whistle. Martin played with North Coast bands Feral Folk and the Big River Bush Band before moving to Newcastle and fronting contemporary folk-rock bands Blackberry Jam and State 51. Greg Frohlich provides vocals and adds solid punch to contemporary folk-blues, playing electric piano and synthesizer. After [...]

7th November 5pm to 7pm – Annual General Meeting

7 November, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at 5pm for the Postponed Annual General Meeting.  Now that we are at least able to meet face to face will be get down to the business of electing a new Committee. Adapting to social distance rules and the and COVID-19 Safety Plans has had its challenges. But we are now back to [...]

This Year the Christmas Party will have to be a bit different.  We will gather at 6:30 for a Social gathering but you will have to bring your own food and refreshments.  We have also booked a featured group to perform so in order to cover some of the costs we will ask for a [...]

Folk Club Concert 6th February – Fiddle Tunes

6 February, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Fiddle Tunes Band. Shayne and Roz Kerr will play some of their favourite Irish and Scottish tunes on a variety of rare and unusual instruments from their collection. Donnie McGregor will accompany them on bodhran. Lots of surprises in store. To assist the Club's efforts to comply with COVID-19 restrictions this will be a [...]

Folk Club Concert 6th March – Clyde Street

6 March, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

To assist the Club's efforts to comply with COVID-19 restrictions this will be a ticketed event. Please book your tickets via Trybooking at: Originally formed in August of 2016, in Newcastle NSW. ClydeStreet is a 5-piece band playing creative interpretations of jazz, country, contemporary and original numbers. Hard work, tea, beer and laughter combine [...]

Folk Club Concert – Featuring Beyond the Pale

1 May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

"Beyond the Pile"   are bunch of local Irish Music Sessioners who who have more than just a tune or two to share. Newcastle Hunter Valley Folk Club Saturday 1 May 2021 Concert, featuring: ‘Beyond the Pale’    Musicians, Breandán Ó Baoill and Marty Mag Uidhir from Ireland join forces with two of Newcastle’s traditional music [...]

Folk Club Bush Dance – with The Water Bombers

29 May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

We are able to get back on the Dance Floor.  Yes things will almost be the same again. Well almost - unfortunately we will not be able to have our normal supper at this stage. Please bring your own refreshments and food.  Bring your own Mug and we will be able to serve you a [...]

Folk Club Come All Yee Concert Night

5 June, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The floor is open for members and friends of the Folk Club to step up and take the seat of inspiration and perform to an enthusiastic audience. Please bring your Songs, Music Dance and Poetry to share or just join us for an evening of sensationally spontaneous and surprising entertainment. Tickets via Trybooking - $5 [...]

SessionFEST – YES IT IS ON in 2021

11 June, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 14 June, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

SessionFest is a NO festival fee, NO paid performers session event. ********************************************************* Morisset Showground – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend - Friday 11th June to Monday 14th June. It will be a scaled back affair this year.  This will be a basic camping and session weekend. Check out the details below: Sessionfest brochure 2021 (2)

Folk Club Concert Night Featuring: Phil Bates

3 July, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

  NOW and    THEN   “IF YOU WANT TO END WAR AND STUFF, YOU GOTTA SING LOUD!” This was Arlo Guthrie’s advice to the audience in his epic anti-war song, Alice’s Restaurant, and veteran folksinger and broadcaster, Phil Bates, has chosen it as the title for his concert of protest songs from the Cold War period. [...]

Celtic Dance – Fiddle Tunes Band [CANCELLED]

31 July, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19] We are able to get back on the Dance Floor.  Yes things will almost be the same again. Well almost - unfortunately we will not be able to have our normal supper at this stage. Please bring your own refreshments and food.  Bring your own Mug and [...]

Folk Club         Adult $15, Concession $12, Members $10.  Tickets via Trybooking:

4th September Folk Club Virtual Come-all-ye concert with a Live FACEBOOK Stream to “NHVFC Inc”.  $5 Donation via Trybooking: This is an exciting new opportunity for the Folk Club to take a step into the World of virtual entertainment. You will be able to enjoy the LIVE Concert from your Lounge Room or on [...]

1st of 4 Virtual Concerts on Tuesday Nights starting 21st September. 7:30 PM                Welcome & Acknowledgement 7:35 PM                Clark Gormley 7:50 PM                Carole Garland 8.05 PM                Derek Dowding 8:20 PM                Gabrielle Newland 8:35 PM                Scott & Jenny Thompson (Special Guest Artists) 9:05 PM                Close This Concert will be live streamed to the Folk Club Facebook [...]

2nd of 4 Virtual Live Stream Facebook Concerts on Tuesday Nights 28th September. 7:30 PM                Welcome & Acknowledgement 7:35 PM                Peter Allsop & Nicki 7:50 PM                Russ Redford 8.05 PM                Hugh Merrell 8:20 PM                Bob Campbell 8:35 PM                Jane Jelbert & Mark Jackson (Special Guest Artists) 9:05 PM                Close This Concert will be live streamed [...]

This is an opportunity to enjoy an intimate evening with the exceptionally talented and entertaining Jason and Chloe Roweth. Matthew and Cathy Clarke will be a support act along with some exciting floor spots. This concert will be live streamed to Facebook nhvfc-inc newcastle folk club live or later at your leisure.  Please consider donating what [...]

3rd of 4 Virtual Live Stream Facebook Concerts on Tuesday Nights 5th October. This Concert will be live streamed to the Folk Club Facebook page nhvfc-inc newcastle folk club We invite you to support this event by purchasing tickets via Trybooking:  

Join us for a Session with Poetry and Music.  The line up of performers contributing to the session will include; Steve and Heather Sims, Jenny Markwell-Taggart, John Gleeson, Bob Skelton, The Fallding Family (Martin, Jan and Samuel), Jason Roweth, Brent Rodgers and Ron Brown. We will attempt to create the atmosphere of a Camp Fire [...]

Folk Club Concert 6th November Featuring: Raduga Trio 

6 November, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Fun Babushka music. "Raduga”– from Russian meaning rainbow or joyous arch – is an eclectic, energetic and exciting take on a raw gypsy style. Original compositions and arrangements of melodies and songs from around the world on the clarinet, piano accordion, ukulele, gitano guitar, mandolin, acoustic bass, bass balalaika and spoons, flavoured with tap dance [...]

Folk Club Bush Dance – 27th November with Walcha Road

27 November, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Covid-19 rules of the day to be enforced.  Bring your own refreshments. Adult $15, Concession $12 Members $10  Tickets via Trybooking: