WA Folk Music and Dance Calendar

Acoustic Music, Dance & Spoken Word events
Thanks to those who contribute information for this calendar.
This calendar is a service provided by the WA Folk Federation to help promote folk events in all its variations in Western Australia.
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It is inexpensive and helps to pay for this service.

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Help to keep Acoustic music alive and vibrant in WA
by submitting your WA Folk or acoustic music event to this calendar.
Passing on the address for this calendar to your friends and associates
will also help promote your event to a wider audience.
If you have a web site please add a link from your page to ours.

If you want your Western Australian event to appear on this calendar email the details to:

In the following format:
Day & Date of the event (eg. Fri 18th July):
Name of performer/concert etc:
Venue:- Short description of show (please keep it to less than 100 words (include door open & start time, cost, link to ticket, etc.)
Contact name: (for info & bookings)
Phone: (land line and/or mobile) Email:       Web:      
Your Name for verification purposes (not for publication):

I cut and paste from the email body so please don’t send attachments, I can’t get text from pics & pdf’s are awkward and take extra time
and some attachments can carry nasty things that I don’t particularly want on my computer so I won’t open them.

If you send or post your acoustic gigs to Social Media such as Facebook or any of the other email based gig guides then why not “CC” them to this calendar as well. Generally the emphasis of the calendar is acoustic and/or folk roots based events and news. This covers a wide range of genre such as folk, blues, world music, country, choirs and more. Placement is at the discretion of the webmaster.


This site is edited and updated regularly with with information supplied by event and group organisers as well as other lovers of acoustic music.
When submitting information or requesting alterations
please allow time for updates to allow your prospective patrons a chance to plan their diaries.
The quicker you get it to me the more publicity you get for FREE
All information is correct to the best of my knowledge,
I cut and paste info that is either sent to me direct or from other sources,
sometimes inaccuracies may creep in.

The links below will take you direct to the sections listed.

Main Events (and more details of regulars as supplied)

We still urge people to take care when going to a live show. If you have an inkling that you may be coming down with flu or cold type symptoms then it maybe preferable to stay home and look after yourself. We don’t want these viruses spread unnecessarily, PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE!

If you see TBC next to an event then check with the contact before going.

Friday 3rd February
— Hills Folk Club.(1st Friday)
Hills Folk Club will be a very special night featuring ‘Numguts Bush Band’ in Cameo. Numguts is renowned as one of Australia’s premier bush bands, but they are so much more than that, so we are delighted to present the musicians both individually as well as all together. Jenny Hoffman, stellar flute player as well as on whistle & recorder, along with Dave Hoffman on accordion will present a world wide repertoire of music ranging form Klezmer, French, Italian & Croatian tunes. Jim McGuire’s guitar playing, which accompanies his melodious voice, will delight you as he perform songs with a Scottish, flavour from his recent CD. Kevin Saunders will line up with his melodeon and banjo to “fill in the gaps” in his usual happy style. Tony Edwards, drummer extraordinaire, will be very upbeat all night. Together ‘Numguts Bush Band’ fine musicianship, vocal harmonies and good fun always draw great acclaim, both locally & in the UK, so you will be in for a treat.
President Murph will also perform with room for a couple more spots.
Hills Folk Club is held at Falls Farm Cottage on Neil Tonkin Park, Cagney Way, Lesmurdie at 8pm.
Entry $10. Free tea, coffee, milo & biscuits provided at interval.
Contact Pauline Tonkin 92916026 paulinekevin@bigpond.com or Peter ‘Murph’ Murphy at murf2murf4@gmail.com

Friday 10th February
— Wanneroo Folk Club (2nd Friday Monthly)
Feature artist will be we have Marcus Sturrock whos is over from Tassie. Marcus is a world touring multi-instrumentalist whose primary instrument is guitar. As a solo acoustic guitarist and singer, he has headlined at many music festivals worldwide and played electric and acoustic guitar in bands with many famous musicians. He is one of the founders of playing percussion on the guitar’s body. Marcus’s musical influences are reflected in his original eclectic compositions ranging from Folk, Funk, Celtic, World, Classical, Blues and Roots to Jazz and more. More info for Marcus at www.marcussturrock.comAslo we will have Stinget Nettleton performing a few songs and possibly poems & yarns.
more info for WAFF www.wafolk.org.au
Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start.
We would ask that if you have cold symptoms please consider staying home to recuperate rather than spreading it around.
Admission: $12 ($10 for WAFF members). Card facilities will be available.
Dorchester Hall, cnr Dugdale and Dorchester St, Warwick
If you want to play at Wanneroo Folk Club Email: Rob Oats
Web: www.wafolk.org.au

Sunday 12th Febuary
–Matilda’s music .(2nd and 4th Sunday)
Matilda’s music, formerly run out of Claremont Recreation Club, is now held at Hollywood Subiaco Bowling Club. It is a great venue and Matilda’s has been warmly welcomed by the Hollywood Subiaco committee. Matilda’s continues to be held on second and fourth Sunday of every month from 3-6pm.
Pay $5 at the door and share the love of making music. It’s an ‘open mike’ session, so if you fancy singing and playing to like-minded musicians, come along and put your name on the board. Or if you just like to see and hear people who love making music, please come along. Everyone is welcome.
Every Wednesday from around 4pm -6pm a group gathers for a very informal ‘jam’ session. Again, everyone is welcome.
Venue address: 42 Smyth Road, Nedlands Western Australia 6009
Enquiries: Trevor Perree 0416 968 994

17th February
— Mundaring Folk n Blues Club.(3rd Friday)
Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St, Mdg.
The Mundaring Folk ‘n’ Blues Club presents a wide variety of local and international artists in the “folk and blues” genre, played LIVE.
MENU : The renowned & much sought after: Chicken Pad Thai OR… Vegetarian Pad Thai. (Optional home roasted chilli garnish to keep the home fires burning…) Bar and Kitchen have card payment options.
The cost for entry is $10.
Doors open at 6.45pm Show begins at 7.30pm and will usually finish around 10.30pm.
As a general guide, 4 acts are presented in the evening with 2 x 20min breaks. Our bar will be open, offering better than pub prices and a meal will be available to purchase.
Please note: the kitchen staff will prepare a set quantity of meals. The intention is NOT to cater for people arriving late and once sold out, it’s gone.
Acts vary from solo performers to 5 piece ensembles and great care is taken to present a variety of genres falling under the ACOUSTIC folk n’ blues category which is fairly diverse these days, so there is usually something to suit everybody’s taste.
For more information, please contact mundaringfolknblues@gmail.com

Sunday 19th February
— 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.

Sunday 26th February
— Jackadders Music Club (4th Sunday)
2.30pm Wembley Downs Scout Hall, 7 Dover Cresc. Wembley Downs.
Cost: adults $12 (WAFF Members $6) children free
For more information call 0412 777 061 or carmel@carmelcharlton.com Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Afternoon tea included
This is a West Australian Folk Federation Event.

28th February
— 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.

18th March (TBC)
— Mandurah Soiree.
Just a heads up re our Soiree. Because of our seating arrangements, if you would like to come along and perform or be part of the audience on the 28th and have not already advised us could you please lets me know in the next few days if you will be attending. As well as some of our usual performers, we have already received notice of at least six new members of our audience who will be here.
The subject is your own particular favourite, two or three items, starting at 2.30p.m., break between 3.30 and 4.00, and finishing at approximately 5.00p.m.(with the usual Jam Session afterwards). If you can please bring a plate of nibbles, and your own choice of libation for the break.
The good news is that I can establish the dates for the following Soirees, Saturday the 18th of March, theme “Childhood”, and Saturday the 20th of May, theme “T.B.A.” In the next few weeks, I plan to publish the dates for the rest of the year, on the third Saturday of each second month. As the themes are chosen by you, our performers and audience, I’ll ask you at the next Soiree for your input.
If you have any questions, please email or give me a call. We look forward to catching up with you all. Ian Long

3-6 March
— Nannup Music Festival.
Info is available on their web site.
www.https://www.nannupmusicfestival.org/

Regular Song & Spoken Word Events
(for group details visit:The Club and Dance page)

Fridays

1st of Month

Hills Folk Club contact: paulinekevin@bigpond.com
Bush Poets & Yarnspinners

2nd of

Wanneroo Folk Music Club contact: johndralph@Hotmail.com
Toodyay Music Club

3rd of

Mundaring Folk’n’Blues

4th of

Sundays

2nd of

Mid West Folk & Blues Club – 2pm-6pm. 99233707
Unplugged Acoustic Folk and Blues (no plug-ins), 3pm Roleystone Country Club. Mel 9399 8493

3rd of

1pm-4pm Mandurah Bluegrass Club join the Jam Session kayj4u@gmail.com
3pm-5pm Jackadderscarmel@carmelcharlton.com

4th of

Last of

2-5pm Margaret River Music Club – unplugged acoustic music forum.
3-5pm Perth Scottish Fiddlers group, Woodlands Reserve Hall, Teakwood Avenue. (Margaret 9445 1727)

Every

2pm and 5pmYa Ya’s, Northbridge present an Acoustic Open Mic session

Monday

1st.of

Supper Club: Old Bakery Cafe on Eighth, Maylands, a short spoken word performance and a music set over supper.
Lip Service Poetry Group, 22 Kathleen St, Bassendean, Doug Miles 9255 2531 email: dugmiles @hotmail.com

Tuesday

Every

Wax Lyrical, Leederville

Wednesday

Every

Kalamunda Music Sessions/ClassesDavid & Jenny Hoffman tel 9279 4707.
Tunesmiths Cafe Songwriters Club. Legends Bar 6 Hislop Road, Attadale. Makk – email phone-9258 4465 or Mike – email phone – 0413 677 084

Thursday

every

Beaufort St Songwriters Club, Defectors Bar (above The Flying Scotsman) $5 entry

1st of month

Wax Lyrical, Rosie O’Grady, South Perth

Regular Dance Events
(for more details about the groups visit:The Club and Dance page)

MONDAY
Perth International Folk Dance Group,East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club, Jerrat Drive, East Fremantle, Easy Dance, Mondays 12:30 pm, Jenny 9381 5235
Tartan Dancers, 1.30 pm. Dawn Cromb 0414 859 393
Tartan Dancers, 7.45 pm. Dawn Cromb 0414 859 393

TUESDAY
Mad Tatters Morris, 7.00-9.00 pm Guildford Town Hall, Guildford. (Please ring first),
9279 8778, email: madtattersmorris@iinet.id.au
Hora Shalom Dance – Dances of Israel, 7.15 – 9.15p.m. www.horashalom.org.au

WEDNESDAY
Marlee Morris 7–9 PM (1st and 3rd of the Month)
Contact Steven Mansfield 0400 731 049 email: marleemorris@morris.org.au
Rose and Wattle English Country Dancers: 2nd and 4th Wednesday 7 – 9pm
reefm@iinet.net.au Karen 0439 844 024 https://www.facebook.com.roseandwattle

THURSDAY
Kalamunda SCDC: 7.30 pm at Jack Healey Centre. Bill Head 0417 963 058
Rockingham SCDC: 7.30 pm Gale Tamplin 9593 5738
St Stephens SCDC: 7.30 pm Carol Phillips 0408 629 571
Hora Shalom Dance – Dances of Israel, 10am – 12noon www.horashalom.org.au

FRIDAY
Perth International Folk Dance Group, Glen Forrest Hall, cnr Statham St and Marnie Rd, Glen Forrest, Regular Dance 9.30-11am
www.perthinternationaldance.org.au

SATURDAY
Hora Shalom Dance – Dances of Israel, 10am – 12noon
Partner classes fortnightly on Saturdays, 12.45 – 2.15pm www.horashalom.org.au
Perth International Folk Dance Group, Dalkeith Hall, 99 Waratah Dalkeith, 1:45pm easy dance, 2:45 regular dance at Jenny 9381 5235
Royal Scottish Country Dance Soc: Monthly “Hop” 1st Sat monthly
Grand Bal de Chidlow on the second Saturday of every second month 5pm

SUNDAY
Marlee Morris 9am-noon (3rd & 4th of the Month)
Contact Steven Mansfield 0400 731 049 email: marleemorris@morris.org.au
Fair Maids of Perth North-West Morris dancing.
Meet fortnightly 1.30 to 3.30pm on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Seaward Guide Hall, 121 Monash Ave, Nedlands
Email: fantasia66@hotmail.com Phone No: 9228 4962 Web: http://fairmaidsofperth.dance
Irish Set Dancing: Last Sunday monthly, 6 pm Ken and Connie 9274 5170

Folk On Radio and TV

Mon-Fri

2:20pm & 11:20pm

The Planet

Radio National

810 am

Sat & Sun

10 pm

The Weekend Planet

Radio National

810 am

Monday

9-11 pm

Folking Around

Radio Fremantle

107.9 fm

Tuesday

1 – 3pm

Celtic Music Show

6CRA Albany

100.9 fm

9-11 pm

Roots & Branches

Radio Fremantle

107.9 fm

Wednesday

6-8pm

Folk n Stuff

KCR fm

102.5 fm

8-10pm

Beneath the Southern Cross

KCR fm

102.5 fm

8-10pm

Acoustic Cafe

RTR FM

92.1 fm

Friday

12 – 2 pm

The Friday Folk Fest

Hope FM

103.9 fm

12:30-1 pm

The Scottish Half Hour

Curtin Radio

100.1 fm

Saturday

5-8 am

Telling Tales (fortnightly)

Curtin Radio

100.1 fm

6-9 am

Irish Beakfast

Radio Fremantle

107.9 fm

11am-1 pm

Global Rhythm Pot

RTRfm

92.1 fm

12-2 pm

Only Folking

Heritage FM

107.3 fm

5-6 pm

You Don’t Have To Be Irish

Curtin Radio

100.1 fm

7:30-9:30pm

Music Deli

ABC National

810 am

Sunday

7 – 8:30pm

Heritage Ireland

6EBA

95.3fm

WEST AUSTRALIAN FOLK FEDERATION INC.

Postal Address:
PO Box 328
INGLEWOOD WA 6932

EMAIL: wafolk@hotmail.com

WEBSITE: www.wafolk.org.au

ABN: 23 052 531 632