The FolkFedNSW’s recent end of year Folk Bash at the Gaelic Club on 5th December was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with folky friends and, to recognise contributions to our folk community, both new and long serving. Patrons were treated to a jam-packed program featuring a variety of talented artists, our 2021 Young Folk Artists performed and were presented with their Awards and, Barry Parks and Pamela Farley were acknowledged with Life Membership of FolkFedNSW for their contribution to folk music through their work over many years with the Hornsby-Ku-Ring-Gai Folk Club.


Pictured above L-R, Barry Parks and Pamela Farley receive Life Membership award from Margaret Walters (Vice President FFNSW); members of Black Joak Mummers; and Nerida Cuddy. Photos by Sandra Nixon.


2021 Young Folk Artists Receive Awards

FolkBash21 was an opportunity to officially recognise our 2021 Young Folk Awardees and for audiences to hear them perform. Pictured above, under 16 yrs Junior Awardee Sydney-based fiddler Charlie Gastineau-Hills (LHS) receives her award from Young Folk Awards Co-ordinator Craig Sinclair. Under 21 yrs Senior Awardee, South Coast singer-songwriter Bodhi Turner (RHS) performs to an enthusiastic crowd. Photos by Sandra Nixon.

For further information about our awardees click on the image above.

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Founded in 1970, the Folk Federation of NSW facilitates statewide development of the folk arts, dance and in particular folk music of all genres and ethnic diversity. Through affiliated folk clubs, festivals, interstate bodies and our membership we link those interested in presenting folk to the widest possible audience. Our main revenue is derived from membership. By joining you are helping us to support folk music and the related arts in NSW and beyond.

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