Sunday 24th October
— WAFF AGM
To be held at John & Deb’s Place at 2pm, please email if you intend attending. If you need the address we will email it to you.
— Matildas Music Club (twice Monthly, 2nd & 4th Sunday)
Open mic music club.
Music starts 2 pm.
Claremont Bowling Club – 64 Bay view Terrace Claremont.
Plenty of parking. Drinks at club prices.
contact 9271 1018 or 9284 2512.
— Merriwa Acoustic Music Club (monthly, 4th Tuesday)
Merriwa Acoustic Music Club (MAMC) is held every 4th Tuesday of each month at Jenolan Way Community Centre in Merriwa (very near the end of the highway north with lots of safe parking). MAMC has a simple ‘sing around’ format with each participant getting to preform two songs (or whatever it is you do… poem, dance, etc.) each cycle through the group. Everyone from complete beginners to accomplished performers are welcome. All types of instruments are also welcomed as is almost any style of music (bluegrass, folk, pop, rock, and more). We additionally have a featured club member lead the group in trying out and learning a new song together each month. MAMC has a purpose for fun, learning, encouragement, and in it’s small way – community service. If you would like to know more write: Oakyfolky@msn.com.
— Leederville Songwriters Club.
The 21st Amendment, 11/663 Newcastle St. from 7:00 pm UTC+08-10:00 pm
The Beaufort St Songwriters Club presents a special residency in Leederville celebrating original music and the songwriters of WA, in Perth’s best entertainment hubs.
You’ll love this wholesome event with the carefully curated lineups of exceptional WA singer-songwriter talents: ~ Grant Harris ~ Angie Colman ~ Dawn Barrington ~ Lee Lampropoulos
Friday 29th October
— The Bay Music Club. (Postponed ’til the new year)
The WAFF is launching a new acoustic music club at the Bayswater Bowling club, Murray St Bayswater.
The aim of the club is to showcase acoustic based music. The bowling club will have food available and drinks at club pricing. More info will be posted when we have it.
— Scotland Will Flourish.
Having had to postpone the Wild Geese CD Launch/Spirit of Alba concert twice before due to Covid-19 and my health I am glad to say that the show has now been rescheduled for Friday 29th October at the same venue. The booking site is still Trybooking with the link below taking you directly to the booking point. You can also just enter TryBooking and search for Scotland Will Flourish, add the date and the booking form will come up.
This is very definitely my last CD and probably my last full performance so it would be great to have as many get tickets as possible – the songs from the CD will be great for lovers of the Celtic tradition and the driving tunes from Spirit of Alba will have you out of your seats.
If you would like a meal at the Club before the show book directly on the number on the poster and make sure you are in early to have your meal finished before the show starts at 8.00pm.
The booking site opens on Friday, 8th October https://www.trybooking.com/BNFVO.
Friday 5th November
— Hills Folk Club.(1st Friday)
In November we have booked the JimJam group.
Folk Club is at Falls Farm Cottage on Neil Tonkin Park, Cagney Way, Lesmurdie at 8pm.
$10 entry. Contact Pauline Tonkin 92916026 . All Covid requirements will be in place for signing in & hand cleansing.
*** The programme for the rest of the year has changed slightly so here is a heads up.
8th November TBC
— Monday Supperclub.
Tickets $45.00. Online booking only — no door sales.
Doors open 6.30pm. Guests seated 6.45pm. Spoken word 7.00pm.
Dinner served 7.30pm. Musical performance 8.15pm.
Coffee/tea served 9.00pm. Doors close 9.30pm
Book your tickets at https://www.littlefolkinc.com
Friday 12th November
— Wanneroo Folk Club (2nd Friday Monthly)
This month the feature artist is GypsyLou.
Gypsylou are the singer/songwriters Carrie Lee and Katie McMahon (Guitars-Vocals-Stomp), ably accompanied by Matt Stapleton (Fiddle-Vocals). Together they present what has been molded into their own, signature style of uplifting melodic folk, heart-felt ballads and upbeat new-folk anthems in tight, 3part harmony…with a touch of Celtic overtures.
Initially a duo formed in 2016 by Carrie and Katie after first meeting in the “Alto” section of the local choir, indulging their love of vocal harmony. Expanding the band to a five-piece increased what had been immediate popularity and resulted in the release of a 6 track EP of original songs in 2018, “Girl in Blue”. Not resting on laurels, the EP was followed, three years after conception (2019), by the self-titled “Gypsylou and the Kingfishers”, a collection of original songs which included all 5 of the band members.
This particular presentation involves 2 of the female gender, on guitars and vocals, one male vocalist / fiddle player and glorious 3part harmonies……all in all, another date not to be missed!
Floor Spots will be Jamie McKinnon probably playing some songs from his new CD and Jim McGuire with songs from his last Scottish album.
As normal there will be the floor spots.
Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start.
At this stage you will need to COVID register at the door
Admission $10 ($8 for WAFF members).
Dorchester Hall, cnr Dugdale and Dorchester St, Warwick
If you want to play at Wanneroo Folk Club Email: Jim McGuire
— Mundaring Folk n Blues Club.(3rd Friday)
Full Bar facilities available. Card payment optional.
Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St, Mdg.
The usual crew will be manning the decks and look forward to sharing the experience with you.
Doors Open: 6.45pm. Show commence 7.30 / 10.30pm
Full Bar service available now with “card” facilities.
As per usual, we have LIMITED capacity and refusing entry is never an envious task. First come, best dressed.
19, 20 and 21 November
— FOLK IN THE FOREST FESTIVAL 2021.
TICKET SALES OPEN ON MONDAY 16 AUGUST AT 9.00AM!
LITTLEFOLKINC.COM is our recently acquired website and that’s where you’ll discover what we’ve been up to all year. This year’s festival is on the weekend of 19, 20 and 21 November. Last year our numbers had to be restricted and we sold out in 36 hours which meant a few disappointments.
To make sure of your place this year visit our website https://www.littlefolkinc.com , go to Folk in the Forest and click Book Now.
Many top class performers have offered their services and the programme is complete with just a little fine tuning to be done.
Ticket and accommodation prices have remained the same for several years which makes this festival better value than ever.
Early bird tickets cost $60.00, up to 30th September. Thereafter, if any remain, the cost is $75.00.
Accommodation on site is mostly camping (tent, caravan, campervan etc.)and a limited number of beds are available in the lodge and cottages. Beds are $50.00 per person per night and camping is $25.00 per person per night. Kitchen, bathroom and toilets are more than adequate.
On site bar and food vans are still being negotiated. More details and a list of great performers will follow by email and on the website. We’re going to have another superb festival.
— Jackadders Music Club(3rd Sunday)
VENUE: Perth Horse and Pony Club, Jon Sanders Drive, Herdsman (turn into Herdsman lake at Selby St North sign)
COST: Adults, $12 Children free
TIME: 2.30 – 5PM
COST: $12 Adults (WAFF discount) Children free.
For more information call 0412 777 061 or email@example.com
— Greenbushes Acoustic.(3rd Sunday)
Greenbushes Acoustic has been operating since September 2020. We aim to bring more live acoustic music to Greenbushes in Western Australia.
This is a free acoustic music event with open mic opportunities. From October, during the warmer months, the group meets from 2:30-4:30 at Thomson Park in Greenbushes.
Ring Lee on 0491 009 134 or Irma on 0466 640 455 for more information.
— Folk In Mandurah (generally 3rd Sunday every 2nd Month TBC)
We are running the Soirée every second month, and attempting to make it the Third Sunday of the month concerned. The basis is mainly folk, but we have also had a classical pianist, and because of connections with similar organisations, we have been able to have folk performers from a number of countries perform on a regular basis. The concept is still basically the same as Ian and Tania started with, that is good performers using a private house to mutually enjoy music.
There is no door charge, or membership fee, most of the new performers are recommended by current acts, and are invited to come along.
Being a private house, we are limited to about 20 to 25 people, some of whom stay on after the formal programme for what has become a regular event – the evening sing along, jam session, and general discussion on instrument techniques, new songs etc.
Ian and Lusy Long firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 3 December 2021
— The Gathering. (Sold Out)
Irish Club Western Australia
The Gathering Season 3 – The Songs of Christy Moore.
It’s the third outing of The Gathering Live Concert at The Irish Club of WA. After two sold out shows in 2019 and 2020, 2021 brings together an evening of music collaborations celebrating ‘The Songs of Christy Moore’. A collection of Christy’s greatest hits and more performed by various musicians across the Perth Irish music scene.
Tickets $30 at TryBooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/Christy Moore
4th-7th March 2021 (TBC)
— Nannup Music Festival 2021.
Ticket Sales open 1st November.
Stall Applications: Food and market stall applications open on 9th November 2021 and forms will be available on our website.
Volunteers: Volunteer applications for the 2022 festival, will open in December.
More info: email: email@example.com
Phone: (08) 9756 1511
— The Fairbridge Festival 2022.
Calling all artists!
Our festival wouldn’t be possible without the incredible talents of the artists who perform with us. Our Artistic Director Rod Vervest is putting together the 2022 program, and we’re super excited about what’s coming up. So if you want to be involved in WA’s premier folk, world and roots music festival, we need even more applications from WA artists performing in these genres.
The Fairbridge Festival 2022 dates are confirmed for April 22-24 and applications are now open, so head to our website and complete the online form. It only takes a few minutes to apply, so if you are keen to be part of the line-up, we’d love to hear about it!
What we are looking for: Most of our opportunities are for folk, world and roots music performances, but Fairbridge Festival is more than just a music festival. Our dance program, talks and panels, specialised youth and children’s programming, and engaging arts and crafts workshops are an integral part of what makes this Festival unique and magical.
We also love street performers, circus, arts workshops, dance displays, wellness activities, and whatever else you can come up with. We’re always looking to provide exciting new experiences to our audiences and love working with artists to develop new ideas.
Submissions close on September 27, so please get in touch if you have any questions.