* We're on a Mission
The mission of the Frankston Peninsula Folk Club is to provide entertainment and to contribute to the community through the folk genre. We promote, present, support and develop (acoustic) folk music within our community by providing opportunities for both amateur and professional artists/musicians to perform in a friendly and supportive atmosphere which is inclusive of age, cultures and abilities.
Peninsula Folk Club
The Peninsula Folk Club (PFC) was formed in 1984 as a non-profit organisation and became incorporated in 1985. Its main aim is to promote Australian, American, English, Irish and Scottish Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, original acoustic music and poetry by providing an open stage for performers and support by people with similar interests in music. Over the years the PFC has evolved to provide workshops on various instruments and song writing. Each year the club runs a song writing competition with substantial prizes offered for the top three songs. The PFC has organised weekend music camps, picking picnics in the park and has provided free entertainment for council and community events.
As a non-profit organisation, the PFC has made donations to a wide variety of community causes, including Frankston Hospice, Frankston Hospital, Frankston Regional Library, Camp Challenge and The Victorian Bush Fire Appeal. Members have performed at the Frankston Festival of the Sea, Festival of Lights, I Love Frankston Day, Kananook Creek Preservation Society Day, RSL Park Nursing Home, as well as supporting and performing at other music clubs and venues and various Folk, Country and Bluegrass Festivals.
A professional PA System with quality condenser and dynamic microphones and foldback speakers is used for the concert part of the evening. Performances may be recorded digitally for later reference if required.
The PFC has always tried to keep its fees for membership and entry on club nights as low as possible, to enable everyone to join and attend the club functions. Guests are welcome and their entry fee is very reasonable:
* PFC annual membership fees are $15 for an individual and $20 for a family.
* Entry on club nights is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
* Members receive a monthly newsletter, cheap entry to club events, a subsidised Christmas Party, access to songbooks, social events, and discounts of 10% to 15% from local music shops.
The Frankston City Bowling Club provides light meals and snacks and drinks at bar prices on club nights. Ample car parking is available and the venue has wheelchair access if required.
The PFC is run by a committee comprising: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and three general committee members.