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WELCOME to the webpages 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
              2015/2016



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 -



Guest for October
Something Doing


A few pics from September
David Hyams, Siar
     

Wanneroo Folk Club

2nd Friday of every Month 8 pm

October 14th

Main Act for the night is Something Doing (Peter Grayling - cello, mandocello, mandola, mandolin, vocals and Rachel Armstrong - mandolin, mandola, guitar, vocals).

Something Doing reflects the sparkling era of ragtime music in an authentic and beautifully articulated fashion. From the 1890’s in America, two great crazes shaped the history of music – ragtime, and the mandolin. By the 1920’s, ragtime had morphed into jazz and popularity of the guitar and banjo was growing.

Something Doing play their original arrangements of ragtime classics on vintage mandolin family instruments, and weave tightly honed classic rags with original tunes and songs.

www.somethingdoingragtime.com


Dorchester Hall, Cnr Dugdale, Warwick. Doors open 7:30pm, music from 8pm


$10 (WAFF $8)

Email: John Ralph johndralph@hotmail.com


Coming up in November: 

A couple of special events to be announced soon

 

   
Jackadder's Music Club                                             

3rd Sunday of Every Month at 3 PM

September 18th


                                           

 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 


WAFF Quick Links


WA Folk Acoustic Music and Dance Calender                            WAFF Home Page                          WAFF on Facebook

Mundaring Folk'n'Blues Club                                                            Bush Traditions                              Perth Morris Men

Folk Alliance Australia                                                                      Nannup Music Festival

Fairbridge Folk Festival                                               Denmark Festival of Voice       Old and Not So Old Bush Songs


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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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