FOLK NIGHT
Join us at The Ship

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 ARTS

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.
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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.

LATEST NEWS

Join our e-newsletter and get weekly updates, visit us regularly or follow our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up on the latest news related to the Folk Arts Society.

Ryan Cook Hosts Folk Night

Ryan Cook is an award-winning singer/songwriter hosts Folk Night on May 18th.

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Folkus – May 15 Episode

We’re very pleased to have a new show on VOCM called “Folkus” where we celebrate our forty years of Folk Festivals. You can listen to our second episode below. It’s in two

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Sherry Ryan and Peter Willie Youngtree

May 11 – An evening of first rate original song featuring Sherry Ryan and Peter Willie Youngtree! Raised on a land fertile for songs and storytelling, Sherry Ryan has proven

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Folkus – May 8 Episode

We’re very pleased to have a new show on VOCM called “Folkus” where we celebrate our forty years of Folk Festivals. You can listen to our first episode below. It’s in

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