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For Folk Sake

Sydney Now

For Folk Sake

7:00pm, Thu 3 November, 2022
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Come and join us on THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2022 to be spellbound by three amazing live original acts at For Folk Sake!

Sydney NOW presents FOR FOLK SAKE

~ live original music ~

at The Petersham Bowling Club



Folk rock is a long-established sound, borne from the late 60s/early 70s explosion of transatlantic albums released by the likes of Fairport Convention, The Byrds, CSNY and more. Over the decades, the jangly guitars and freewheeling melodies have evolved and merged with the likes of indie rock, power pop and country to form the loose conglomerate that is Americana music.

In 2022, Sydney group Winter Starlings draw on that rich history with the release of their second single, the jangly and propulsive, uplifting and optimistic burst of sunlight that is 'Arise'.

Singer songwriter Robin Fitzgerald formed the alternate folk rock band in 2019 with seasoned fellow musicians Jack Dunn (electric guitar & vocals), Peter Marley (double bass & vocals) and Tony Bibby (drums) to bring his original material to life with a warm acoustic/electric feel and the group's trademark vocal harmonies. 

Their music has a diverse range of influences, from the iconoclast that is Neil Young to alternate folk & Americana artists such as Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell and great Australian storytellers and poets such as Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan.




Growing up literally a stone’s throw away from the border of The Wollemi National Park in New South Wales, Australia, Christopher Mason was gifted boundless opportunity to wander and discover. 

A slow paced life, days were lost in thought and the creativity that an upbringing away from towns and cities brings. 

That creativity matured into a love for music and a passion for writing that has seen Chris travel the country performing and sharing stories. 

He is currently putting finishing touches on an album to follow up his 2019 EP, Merciful Arms. 




Rosie McDonald and Nigel Lever are both well established in the folk, bluegrass and festival scene, having played in numerous bands and lineups, apart and together, including RAPT, The Willing Ponies, Seanchas, Acoustic Shock, and The Trippy Hippy band.

It is the music they play together that shines with an intimate and heartfelt intensity that shimmers in the ether between performer and listener. Rosie and Nigel draw upon rhythmic and melodic lines to weave story and energy into their sound. They have been refining their sound in the past few years with new songs emerging following the Sydney lockdowns. 

Their music is a  joyful antidote to current challenging times.







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.



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

- Customers and staff are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence
 - COVID-19 Safe Check-in is no longer required at all hospitality venues
 - NSW Health strongly advises that patrons consider being seated while drinking.
 - Masks optional
 - If you are feeling unwell don't go out

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.