• The Sydney Folk Festival has been cancelled: Read more here
  • Please be aware that any of the events listed on this website could be CANCELLED at short notice, and the status may not always be updated in time. Where possible, look for phone numbers, email, a booking link, or a Facebook page, that can tell you. If you are unwell or are at risk from recent travel or meetings, then please seek medical advice (if necessary) and don't attend.

About the Folk Federation

Founded in 1970, we facilitate 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.

Make sure you’re folk fed: join us!



Executive :

  • Pam Merrigan (President)
  • Margaret Walters (Vice President)
  • Pam Davis (Secretary)
  • Dallas Baxter (Treasurer)

Committee Members :

  • Alex Bishop
  • Jane Brownlee
  • Terry Clinton
  • Glenys Eddy
  • Russell Neal

2020 Young Artist Awards are now open!

Two ‘Folk Federation of NSW Young Folk Artist Awards’ will be offered each year, one to a performer between 12 and 18 years of age, and one to a performer under 12.



Donate to the Folk Federation Fund, our tax deductible public fund, and help us promote the folk arts in NSW.


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