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WELCOME to the web pages 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
              2015-2017



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


13th October - a special evening with international artist Kieran Halpin

This month we feature KIERAN HALPIN.

If the measure of a songwriter is the number of artists singing their songs – then Kieran Halpin must be considered a great modern writer of songs. There can be few writers on the acoustic/folk scene in Europe today who have had more songs covered. Names like Ilse De Lange (All The Answers), Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, The Battlefield Band, John Wright, Flossie, Niamh Parsons, Chris Jones and countless more have recorded his songs. In fact his songs can be heard in folk clubs, pubs and festivals all over the world sung by the famous and not so famous. Often the songs are better known than the writer himself! Some have been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish! He has recorded albums in his native Ireland, Scotland, London, Nashville, Oxford and Sydney. www.kieranhalpin.com

please note: Entry will be a little higher to cover extra costs for the night.


10th November - The Great Wanneroo Sing-a-Round

A chance for everyone to do a song or 3 "in the round". We set the seats up in a big circle and work our way around with each performer singing a song or 2 (depending on the numbers) until we reach the beginning. then we have a break for a cuppa and we do it again!

Come along to try out new songs, old songs, tunes, poetry, whatever. Performing is optional so if you just want to listen that's OK as well.


Dorchester Hall, Cnr Dugdale, Warwick. 

Doors open 7:30pm, music from 8pm

$10 ($8 WAFF Members) Email: John at johndralph@Hotmail.com



   
Jackadder's Music Club                                             

3rd Sunday of Every Month at 3 PM

SUNDAY 20th August

On Sunday 20th August at 3pm Jackadder's will feature Dawn Barrington, a contemporary folk rock singer/songwriter based in Denmark, Western Australia.  She is a traditional storyteller at heart and her catchy choruses and rich lyrical content make for an engaging performance. Dawn has a warmth and joy that brings everyone with her on her journey. Her distinctive sound and the spirit in which she sings her songs has likened her to artists such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Janis Ian.
 
Dawn released her album “Break of the Day” March of 2016 at the Nannup Music Festival and recently released her 2nd album "When did it Change? at the Denmark Festival of Voice. She has clocked up over 150 shows in the past four or so years performing at venues across WA and the NSW Coast.  She has performed at Festivals, local events, Aussie pubs, restaurants and house concerts and her tracks are getting regular national and international airplay.
www.dawnbarrington.com.au
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEKe7X4va-tjnnFjTG4CXA

                                  

 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 



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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