Thank You

to our folk festival sponsors

Thank You

to our folk night sponsors

NL Folk Festival

Heralded as the province’s premiere annual folk-related cultural event, the NL Folk Festival celebrates Canadian folk arts diversity in particular this year. The festival will feature a slate of stellar international, national and local folk artists, including Sarah Harmer, Matt Andersen, Sharon and Bram, and Kelly Russell and The Planks.

The festival will take place on August 4-6 in Bannerman Park, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Tickets can be purchased HERE!

The full schedule of performances can be found at HERE!

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FOLK NIGHT
Join us at The Ship Pub

Join us for Folk Night every Wednesday between 9 and 11:30 p.m. at the Ship Pub; St. John’s oldest continually running live music event.

During the break amateurs and professionals from the audience get up on stage to play tunes, sing songs, recite or contribute in their own unique way. The crowd is usually loaded (with musicians) and the entertainment is consistently good. You can also win door prizes, including CDs, T-shirts, books, and concert tickets!

Join the Folk Arts Society

Help us grow the folk music community in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Currently, FAS membership entitles you to attend every 5th Folk Night at The Ship free of charge, inclusion on our weekly mailing list, voting rights at the yearly Annual General Meeting, plus whatever perks may arise from time to time!

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SUPPORT THE SOCIETY

Any amount of support is a huge help, donate some cash, your time, or even sponsor an event.

We rely on your individual donations, memberships, and grants to sustain our operations each year. Make a donation and show your support.

Named one of the best volunteer opportunities in the province, the Folk Arts Society is always looking for people to help out and have fun.

Become one of our corporate sponsors and be recognized as a supporter of the arts community in Newfoundland and Labrador – get involved today.

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STATOIL MUSICNL NEWFOUND TALENT CONTEST 2017

Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest St. John’s, NL, Canada – July 13, 2017:  Statoil and MusicNL are proud to present the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest at the 41st Annual Folk

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NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR FOLK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INCLUSION INITIATIVES

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR FOLK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INCLUSION INITIATIVES 41ST ANNUAL NL FOLK FESTIVAL MOST ACCESSIBLE EVENT EVER St. John’s, NL, Canada – July, 11, 2017: The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk

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Volunteer Applications

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers who join us each year. As a volunteer, we

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Pictures from 2017 NL Folk Festival Kick-Off Event

We want to thank all of you who participated in the kick-off of the 41st Annual NL Folk Festival presented by Statoil. A special thank you to our partners who

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The Folk Arts Society bestows Lifetime Achievement Awards to those who have made outstanding contributions to folk arts in Newfoundland and Labrador. Meet our past recipients.

2015 Winner
Anita has been involved with the Folk Arts Society of Newfoundland and Labrador for 37 years as a director, volunteer, president and performer.
Mrs. Fennelly is known by all up and down the Southern Shore, she has provided music for square dances, garden parties, concerts, weddings, and events for more than eighty years.
2013 Winner
Ray Walsh has been playing traditional music in Newfoundland for almost as long as he can remember. As a young man, Ray was a featured performer on CBC Television's All around the Circle from 1964 until 1975.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: SINCE 2002

See the full list of recipients and their bios.

MEET OUR FRIENDS
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the sponsors

We could not function without the generous support of our public and corporate sponsors. They are the people that make our society what it is – a beacon of the arts in our province.

FOLK RESOURCES
Everything you need to know about us folk

Want to hear a good story? Perhaps you’d like to find out where the latest open mic night is? Maybe you’d like to buy and instructional video? Whatever you need to know or learn you’ll find it here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for Folk Night, the Folk Festival, or any of our events and concerts.

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SUPPORT THE SOCIETY

Get involved with Folk Arts events, and have a great time helping us bring fun and the music.

THE LATEST NEWS

There’s always something happening at the Folk Arts Society, learn all about latest with us.