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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
              2015-2018



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

2nd Friday of the month


8th December - Annual Wind Up with Twisted Herring & special Guest Sopts

Last month we had another great sing-a-round lots of performers singing player and reciting. We will have another in the new year.

Next month  we have the wonderful Scottish fiddle group "Twisted Herring" to help wind up a great year at the Wanneroo Folk Club. We will also be presenting a few special spots. It all promises to be a great night of music so don't be late.

As this is the final night of the year we ask you to bring a share plate for the tea break. 


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

                                  

 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)
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 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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