WELCOME to the West Australian Folk Federation (WAFF)

The WAFF was established in 1970 with the principle aim of promoting Folk Music and Dance in WA and attracting the National Folk Festival to WA. We became an incorporated body in 1974. It serves the entire state, although predominantly the Perth Metro area, and has done so for almost five decades. WAFF is working now to reinvigorate itself and redefine its role 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 Affiliated Folk Clubs

WAFF supports new and existing WA Folk Clubs through affiliation. Affiliated clubs can receive benefits though WAFF such as APRA license fees and and other assistance. Affiliated clubs are asked to pay WAFF a small membership fee yearly to help cover 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 we are here to help you!

Currently two clubs are officially run by the WAFF (Wanneroo Folk Club & Jackadders Music Club) and a number of other that are affiliated .

Wanneroo Folk Club
2nd Friday of the month
Next Club is on 12th April 2019

Special Guests from the UK are Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
The Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer hails from Staffordshire, although Karen is originally from Stuttgart, Germany, where Paul ‘discovered’ her busking in a city centre park. He invited her to perform in England and the two of them have now been playing music together since 2012. In the last two years they have spread their wings very successfully into the British and European folk and festival scene and perform now mainly in Theatres, Village Halls, Folk Clubs and of course at Festivals throughout the UK. In addition they tour annually in southern Ireland and Germany – and in 2019 they are embarking on their first tour of New Zealand and Western Australia.
So, what is it that makes this internationally touring duo so irresistible? Could it be Karen’s German accent tinged with an oatcake-induced North Staffordshire dialect? Or Paul’s besotted gaze whenever she takes to the microphone? Or is it simply the exquisitely performed music and the happy, warm feeling everyone seems to get at their shows…
With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer entertain and engage their audiences “in a likable, humorous style”. Combining their own beautifully written songs with a fine choice of folk favourites, Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style blended with Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised: “I have never seen our audience so spellbound!” exclaimed a promoter recently. Karen adds with alto and tenor recorders, Irish flute and whistle – and not to mention the odd German ‘joke’ – to this fantastically entertaining night.
A memorable evening of great music and fun awaits. Definitely a night not to be missed!
Support act will be The amazing Wiz himself: Dick Wilkinson, an amazingly good entertainer and and incredibly good talent.
A not to be missed night
Admission will be $10.00 ($8.00 for WAFF members).

Dorchester Hall, 2 Dugdale St, Warwick.
Find us on Google Maps here
Doors open: 7:30pm, Music from 8pm
Entry for Guest nights: $10 ($8 WAFF Members). Entry for Sing-a-round and Come-All-Ye nights $5 ($3 WAFF members)
Email: John at johndralph@hotmail.com

Jackadder’s Music Club

3rd Sunday of Every Month
Next club will be on April 21st at 2:30 PM

Please note the new venue: Community of Christ, Cnr Elmwood and Lombardy St’s in Woodlands.
Find us on Google Maps here

Adults $12, Children FREE, WAFF members 50% discount
More Information at: http://www.carmelcharlton.com/Jackadders.htm
Carmel Charleton 0412777061 carmel@carmelcharlton.com