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 -
|A few pics from October
2nd Friday of every Month 8 pm
Review from John Ralph for October 14thWell I seem to type the same things every month about Wanneroo folk club. But what a fantastic night with a large and appreciative crowd. Headliners were 'Something Doing' (Peter Grayling & Rachel Armstrong) who enthralled us with their fantastic musicianship on various mandolins, mandola, mandocello, cello and guitar. Their arrangements of ragtime tunes were fantastic and their songs were brilliant with Sublime harmonies. The audience demanded an encore!!. Support spot was taken by Phil Roeterdink and Bob Rummery who gave us songs and tunes from Australia and Scotland. It is always a pleasure to hear these guys play.
There were 3 floor singers. it was good to welcome back Rob Philips who was able to play songs because his wife was away!!!!.
Joshua Stanley-Hart got up at short notice (because we thought Rob had got lost). He borrowed a guitar and played two wonderful instrumentals one a ragtime tune The Entertainer by Scott Joplin which complimented the Ragtime Tunes from Something Doing.
First up was John Elkington (with John R on guitar) long time supporter of the Club who played wonderful whistle and Harmonica to Black velvet band and My grandfathers clock which had the Audience joining in on the chorus.
It was a lovely night of folk music. Come and join us in November.
Next Month's guest is Jim Jam with support from Marcus Sturrock. It promises to be another evening of good music, more details will be posted closer to the date (November 11th)
Dorchester Hall, Cnr Dugdale, Warwick. Doors open 7:30pm, music from 8pm
$10 (WAFF $8)
Email: John Ralph firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming up a special concert in November:
Saturday 12th November 8 pm (doors 7:30pm):
THE COMPANY - WA Tour
Boasting two Australian Bluegrass champions on guitar, fiddle and banjo, The Company have a passion for high-energy original and traditional acoustic music. The playing and singing is crisp, melodic and soulful. In concert you witness the band’s virtuosity but also a wry humour and engaging camaraderie. Highly regarded for their originality, they’ve appeared at major music festivals around Australia (Port Fairy, Woodford, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Queensland Music Festival, National Folk Festival, Mountain Grass Festival etc) and the UK (Hebridean Celtic Music Festival, Belladrum Music Festival) and have been featured on local ABC radio and ABC Radio National.
The Company includes George Jackson (Fiddle/Banjo), Michael Patrick (Mandolin/Fiddle), Markus Karlsen (Bass) and Jamie Clarke (Guitar).
Dorchester Community Hall, Cnr of Dorchester and Dugdale St. Warwick (a WAFF event) $20/$15 (WAFF members) Kids (12 and under) Free
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