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WELCOME to the webpages of the West Australian Folk Federation (WAFF)



WAFF was incorporated in 1974. It has served the state entire, and particularly the Perth Metro area, for over four decad es.  WAFF is working now to reinvigorate itself and redefine its role as a leader in promotion of folk arts in Western Australia.  In the coming months we promise many new and exciting developments.  Join us as we work to elevate understanding and appreciation for folk music, poetry, dance, and story-telling.


      John Ralph, WAFF Chairman
              2015/2016



Current WAFF Affiliated Folk Clubs

  

WAFF supports new and existing WA Folk Clubs through 'affiliation.'  Affiliated clubs can receive benefits though WAFF insurance and APRA license fees.  Affiliated clubs are asked to pay WAFF a small membership fee yearly to help cover the Federation's expenses for club licenses coverage.  WAFF can and sometimes does help with managing clubs and finding performers.


If you would like to start a folk club (especially in the Perth Metro Area) we are here to help you!


Currently two clubs are now officially affiliated with WAFF -












       







    



Wanneroo Folk Club

February 25

GORDIE TENTREES & JAXON HALDANE

Special WAFF events: 2 workshops and a concert

Returning for the 3rd time in as many years, the pair are exploring the West on an epic 17 date tour across Western Australia!

The WAFF is proud to present Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane presenting two workshops prior to their evening concert.

Fresh off their 200 date world tour of Europe, Australia and Canada with feature performances at Celtic Connections Connections (Glasgow and The National Folk Festival (Canberra) Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane are experts on many instruments. This will be a brilliant chance to "pick their brains" and learn new techniques. Bring your instruments or just come and watch.

Workshop 1: 2 pm til 3 pm. - Slide guitar (Bottleneck)

Workshop 2: 3.30 til 4.30.- 5 string Banjo Techniques.

Doors Open at 1.30

Limited places available

Cost: $15.00 WAFF members $10.00.

Venue: Dorchester Community Hall cnr Dorchester and Dugdale st Warwick.

To reserve your place email Johndralph@hotmail.com

The Concert:
WAFF are proud to present Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane in Concert.

Dancing outside the music industry box against all odds, Tentrees boasts multiple award nominations, hundreds of concerts, thousands of road miles and multiple tours with the likes of Steve Poltz, Fred Eaglesmith, and Kelly Joe Phelps.

Gordie Tentrees with Jaxon Haldane perform with 9 instruments (banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, porch board bass, harmonica, & mandolin), brotherly harmonies and masterful storytelling. His new record "Less is More" was the 2016 Top 20 International Canadian Album (#12), and for the second year in a row the TOP 20 (#18) International Canadian Artist for radio play on the International Folk/Roots charts.

This should be brilliant night.

Doors open at 7.30 Music starts at 8 pm

Limited spaces available

Cost: $15.00 WAFF members $10.00.

Contact John at johndralph@Hotmail.com
for more info about Gordie visit: www.tentrees.ca


10 March 2017

Winter Wilson (UK Folk Artists extraordinaire! Lovely songs to touch your life performed with heart!)

Winter Wilson’s current tour showcases their latest album “Ashes and Dust”, the follow up to “Cutting Free” which made the Daily Telegraph’s ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014. Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead.

But it’s in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. “This isn’t a performance – it’s a domestic!” Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun – that’s Winter Wilson.

Of course, in the great tradition of Wanneroo Folk Club, there will be musical 'surprises' aplenty on the night. Don't miss out!

Dorchester Hall, Cnr Dugdale, Warwick. Doors open 7:30pm, music from 8pm

$15 ($10 WAFF Members) Email: John at johndralph@Hotmail.com



   
Jackadder's Music Club                                             

3rd Sunday of Every Month at 3 PM


                                           

 Woodlands Reserve Hall, Teakwood Ave, Woodlands.                     

 Adults $8, WAFF - Children $2 - WAFF members 50% discount        

 Carmel Charleton 9446 1558 carmel@carmelcharlton.com               


WAFF Membership

There are several types of WAFF membership.  Of course, you may ask yourself why join WAFF?  Joining WAFF is an expression of support of  WA Folk arts which we believe may slowly be lost without support.  It is also a commitment to ensuring that our past traditions are neither lost of remain frozen in time, but rather they continue to evolve in volume, diversity, and quality. In a state rich with heritage, the blending of peoples from many lands, and the spirit of high adventure, we can all join in to keep it's songs, stories, and dances alive.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE:           
  • Reduced entry fees at all WAFF sponsored events including folk club meetings, concerts, and more
  • Subscription to the WAFF quarterly newsletter
  • Listing in the WAFF database as a performer, with free advertisement and priority placement at WAFF events
  • Opportunities for learning including instruction, song sheets, workshops, and more
  • A source of information on concerts, festivals, and other folk-related events
  • A chance to join in a community that has a focus on fun, fellowship, and folk

TYPES OF WAFF MEMBERSHIP
  • WAFF Child - Free (WAFF member children are given free membership up to age 12 years, allowing free entry to all WAFF sponsored events)
  • Individual Membership - $20 per year (allows one adult full WAFF benefits)
  • Family Membership - $30 per year (allows a member and partner and two children up to age 19 full WAFF benefits)
  • Concession Membership (Golden WAFFie) - $15 per year (Allows seniors of 65 years and over full WAFF benefits for one year, with three free admissions to WAFF sponsored events)

HOW TO BECOME AWAFF MEMBER:

Joining WAFF is easy.  Just click on the "Join US" button at the top of this page.  It will lead you through the membership registration process.  You can even pay your dues using PayPal or your credit card (secure transaction).

If you have questions please contact the WAFF Membership Officer at: WAFolk@hotmail.com 


WAFF Quick Links


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WEST AUSTRALIAN FOLK FEDERATION INC.

CONTACT DETAILS

POSTAL ADDRESS: PO BOX 328 INGLEWOOD WA 6932

EMAIL: wafolk@hotmail.com

WEBSITE: www.wafolk.org.au

ABN: 23 052 531 632

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