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For Folk Sake

Sydney Now

For Folk Sake

7:00pm, Thu 2 December, 2021

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Come and join us on THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER to be spellbound by three amazing live original music acts at For Folk Sake!

Sydney NOW presents FOR FOLK SAKE!

~ live original music ~

at The Petersham Bowling Club




Take one part bluegrass, one part trad folk and a dash of country. Mix in great story-telling, tight harmonies, strong musicianship and an engaging stage show and you have The Water Runners! They sing of human stories past and present and journey down South Coast backroads. Best Band in the 2020 National Australian Busking Championships, selected to perform in Folk Unlocked 2021 and finalists in the 2021 Australian Folk Music People’s Choice award, they have built a solid reputation as performers and songwriters. 

Their 2021 album 'Further Down the Road' was produced by the award-winning Matt Fell. 

Come to the show and along for the ride!













Emotional and witty, Kay is a Wollongong-raised indie-folk singer-songwriter with a remarkably agile, engaging, honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour. 

With a live performance style that is much like being invited into her lounge room, her songs are truly stories set to melody, by turns relatable, humorous and heartbreaking. Creating an intimacy between audience and performer through vulnerability, Kay's live show is likely to leave you wondering whether all of the songs were about you. 

After releasing her latest single ‘Maybe I’m Not A Grown Up’ in the midst of the 2020 lockdown, this year has so far seen Kay develop and premiere music for the play ‘See You Later Mum’ at Adelaide Fringe Festival, perform at the National Folk Festival’s Good Folk concert and take the stage in support of renowned homegrown artist including Felicity Urquart, Josh Cunningham, 19 Twenty and Melanie Horsnell. 

Development for Kay’s newest project is underway - a hybrid of theatre and music that involves turning her teenage diaries into songs.











Aunty Patrick is a relatively naive ukulele-tragic, born from the ruins of a soulless pandemic society. Playing a mixture of pop song parodies and sad songs written by whining men, Aunty runs the gamut from sloppy playing to high notes he can't hit. 

The good news is, put a glass of medicine in his hands and he'll annoy you with covers of Taylor Swift sung in a horrifying Billy Bragg accent. To sum it up, as succinctly as possible, on a runaway train never coming back, you haven't lived until you've heard KLF on Aunty Patrick's ukulele. 

And if you don't expect much, you'll receive more than your hearts ever desired and your stomach has ever handled. 

All aboard, all aboard, woah-oh!






Tickets are $20 and must be booked in advance. 

All patrons must be fully vaxxed, adhere to covid safe practices and check in upon entry. 



Local artisanal beer and wine will be available to purchase along with the most medicinal of spirits. The bistro will be open until 9pm, to caress your tastebuds with a smile.



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The Petersham Bowling Club is a family friendly venue in Sydney's inner west that supports live music with gusto and is proudly pokie free. Run by local volunteers who keep the veggie patch colourful and cold glasses overflowing, the heart and soul of Petersham is at 77 Brighton St and has an interesting story. We are proud to support this iconic venue and keep the disco ball spinning.


This is a Covid-safe show. All patrons must adhere to covid safe practices and check in upon entry. 

- QR code check-in upon arrival.

- All staff/acts/patrons must be double vaccinated - and have proof of vaccination. The PBC will be checking their vax certificates. No certificate no entry.

- Mandatory masks (staff/acts/patrons - unless they are eating or drinking)

- Dancing! Standing!

- 2 square metre rule

- Pre-sale tickets only. No walk-ups.

Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.