The 2016 Top Half Folk Festival will be held at Mary River Park on the Arnhem Highway on 10-13 June. The Festival is being organised by the Top End Folk Club
For regular Top End Folk Club events, visit the calendar on the ‘What’s On’ page for the latest information about Dates, Locations, Events and Meetings.
CD produced by The Fettlers 2013
The Fettlers consists of Peter Bate, Mike Lane, Chris Pemberton, Fritz Risler, Tony Suttor and Pat Somers, all of whom have been associated with the Top End Folk Club for many years. The songs are focused on the North Australian Railway which ran from Birdum / Larrimah to Darwin until it closed in 1976. The Friends of the North Australian Railway are dedicated to preserving the heritage associated with the Top End’s first railway and prompted the production of the CD.
Available at Top End Folk Club events or contact Peter Bate on 08 8927 7040 – $20.00
Published by Jeff Corfield, Townsville 2010
Val McGinness was one of the last of Darwin’s old string band musicians and died in 1988. Jeff was a leading Top End Folk Club member in the 1980s and through research and discussions with the McGinness family, the famous Mills sisters and other players from the time, has captured the essence of the String Band era in music and photographs. Musical transcription is by Tony Suttor
Available at Top End Folk Club events or contact Jeff Corfield on 0407 632 802 – $20.00
Published by the Top End Folk Club, Darwin 2013
This is a comprehensive history of the Top Half festivals, including background to the folk clubs involved – mainly the Top End Folk Club, Central Australian Folk Society and Mt Isa Folk Club, with additional information on Katherine, Townsville, Tennant Creek and Jabiru. Provides information on the programs, artists and workshops.
Available at Top End Folk Club major events or contact Peter Bate on 08 8927 7040 – $10.00