The Loaded Dog Folk Club is Sydney’s finest acoustic folk venue – showcasing the best acoustic folk music has to offer, from guitar to concertina, solo voice to community choir. (No amplification! No mikes!)
It is an acoustic folk club run by volunteers who are singers which meets once a month 10 times a year (Feb-Nov) in the Back Hall of the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston Street, Annandale, an inner-west suburb of Sydney. The Dog was founded in 1990 in the upstairs hall and moved to the Back Hall which has disability access in 2013 after renovations destroyed the perfect acoustic of the hall. Council has since installed acoustic ceiling panels. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Leichhardt Bowlo in a gap between covid lockdowns!
The club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month, from February to November, with occasional changes due to competing festivals. We are unable to put on extra concerts and cannot easily move our dates to fit in with a visiting artist’s tour.
18th February (3rd Sat) Enda Kenny + Hippies
18th March (3rd Sat) Alistair Brown + Sophie Moore
15th April (3rd Sat) Madeleine Gray (Vic) + Ian Macintosh
27th May Karen Law + Baggage & Stuff
24th June Mothers of the Nation + Cj Shaw
26th August Coolfinn Mac & The Third Voice
23rd September Tripple Effect + Ecopella
28th October George Mann (US) + Wombats Crossing
18th November (3rd Sat) – Shiny Bum Singers + Water Runners
Disability access. Back Hall, Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale
doors open 7 for 7.30 start, light supper available, BYO. $20/18 – CASH AT DOOR (ATM in pub)
Information for performers https://folkfednsw.org.au/about-the-loaded-dog-folk-club/