The Inaugural Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs)

Folk Alliance Australia has just announced the launch of The AFMAs, the Australian Folk Music Awards, a new National Awards program for the folk music sector. In making the announcement FAA President Keith Preston said, the AFMAs will celebrate and recognise the musical and cultural talent, vibrancy, richness, diversity and community nature of the Australian Folk Music sector. Nominations are invited from artists, performers, venues, festivals and projects that showcase and highlight the talent of the Australian folk music scene.

For further information about the AFMA and the Award categories visit the link below.


These Awards will be announced soon. The studio component of these Awards is sponsored by Blue Mountain Sound.

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Sydney Folk Festival Postponed

Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Greater Sydney and the likelihood that the current lockdown will be extended we have decided to postpone SydFolkFest21. We have great support from the City of Sydney to hold an event when things improve so, rather than cancelling it we are currently considering options for later in the year. We’ll let you know when we have some new dates.

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Sydney Folk Festival is the Folk Federation of NSW’s flagship event.

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About the Folk Federation

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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You can support the Folk Music and Related Arts Sector by making a donation to the Folk Federation through our tax deductible public fund. Help us to make a difference by contributing to the promotion, preservation and development of the folk arts in NSW.


Committee – 2020/21

Executive :

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

Committee Members :

Alex Bishop          Andy Busuttil

Terry Clinton        Russell Neal

Craig Sinclair        Christine Wheeler