Friday 6th March 2020
— An Australian Folk Night
There were 15 acts giving their time and more for a magnificent night of entertainment. MC Murray Jennings kept the night flowing and filled in a few gaps with his own poetry.
While the show was in aid of Bush Fie relief it was also honouring Bob Rummery for the collection of songs, tunes and stories from around Western Australia and beyond. Not to mention his live performances with WA Bush Orchestra, Blackboy Jam and Loaded Dog. And then there is the starting up and running of Wanneroo Folk Club for many years. Lots were said about Bob on the night and he deserves every heart felt word.
The night was a great success with a full house of enthusiastic folk who joined in wherever possible. The night raised some much needed funds for the groups below to assist with their Bush Fire recovery efforts. Total numbers are not in but it will be between $2,500 and 3,000.
• The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, Corryong, Victoria. They lost their performance centre in the fires. Money donated will go to building a new stage on a trailer, to enable the 25 year old community festival of bush poetry, song, music and yarn-spinning to continue.
• The Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, WA. Wildlife Conservation. Care for injured animals. Breeding programs for endangered species.
Thanks to all the helpers/organisers. The venue was provided by The Irish Club of WA, The WAFF did ticketing and raffle sales. Terry & Wendy Bonnett did pre-sale & door ticket and raffle sales, Phil & Josh Gray and Rob Oats looked after stage and sound, Colin Smiley helped with promotion and logistics.