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
After an afternoon of Slide Guitar & Banjo workshops Gordie and Jaxon entertained a small but appreciative audience on a Hot summer's night. Jaxon opened the night with a short set of songs and after the break Gordie and Jaxon gave us a great selection of songs and stories from these 2 Canadian entertainers. While accompanied by Gordies' Guitar and Jaxon's Banjo, mandolin, Cigar box slide guitars and saw (yes I did say saw, played with a bow).
If you weren't there you missed a wonderful show.
The pics to the side pics were taken by Rob Oats
Don't miss the special March Wanneroo Club night below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org