West Australian Folk Federation Webpages
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.
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com