The Club Today

Today the Club has a small core of active members and players, with a wider group of interested people who support special concerts and the Top Half Festivals. Like in most folk clubs in Australia the enthusiasts usually have grey hair, if any, and creaky knees. The number of young people involved is unfortunately small and needs to be increased for folk traditions to continue.

The Club for many years has had an arrangement with the Darwin Railway Club to hold informal sessions every Sunday. Unfortunately, these sessions faded away during 2020, like most other live music events.

The Club’s live music focus in 2021 will be the 50th Top Half Folk Festival over 11-14 June.

 A typical House Concert

A typical House Concert

The Club also runs special concerts for touring artists – generally at the Railway Club and usually on a non-profit basis.  Club members still perform around Darwin, including at charity events, such as The Fettlers at the Adelaide River Railway Open Day.

Given that the Club’s income stream has largely dried up, arranging the Top Half Festival every two years depends on the dedication of volunteer folkies.