Contact and links

Here’s a contact form for any enquiries, or if you’d like to ask to join the mailing list.

Our email address is

You can also send a message through the Facebook page.

Practices are held at 86 Fairlie Terrace (MAP HERE) in room LT 006. You’ll see there’s a path next to the street: it’s a bit below the street level, and number 86 is a house by the path, with the practice room down a flight of steps at the bottom floor. No problem if you’ve missed practices, you’re welcome to come along any time.



The current VicFolk committee members are:

Jonathan Berkahn : President

Kris Nielsen : Secretary

Emily Griffiths : Treasurer



VicFolk’s Tunefest is the club’s own festival in trimester 2. Come and check out the events, or get involved in putting on a festival.

Acoustic Routes is Wellington’s biggest Folk Club, with regular meetings and a range of folk nights and gigs. They run an events newsletter, The Balladeer.

Te Kōkī – The New Zealand School of Music hosts our regular meetings at Victoria University, and recognises us as an associated club.

Ceol Aneas is a great weekend of Irish music classes and sessions in Nelson. International tutors and general good craic! Queen’s birthday weekend.

Wellyfest is Wellington’s biggest Folk Music festival, with a big variety of gigs, workshops and dance events. Labour weekend, near Wainuiomata.

The Wellington Gaelic Club runs popular monthly Scottish ceilidhs in Newtown. Second Saturday of every month except January, and a great supper to boot.

The Wellington Session meets weekly to play Irish tunes at the Welsh Dragon. Sessions start with moderately paced playing for those learning the tunes, and crank up the music later in the evening. The Session music page is gaining a reputation as a good traditional music resource beyond these shores. Vic Folk has its own branch of the page.

Folk Dance NZ keeps a directory of international traditional dance events.

International Dance Day is a day of free participatory dance events in Wellington. Vic Folk hosted a ceilidh in 2018 at Te Papa.