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39th Annual NL Folk Festival

August 7, 8 and 9, 2015

The 39th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival will be held August 7, 8 and 9, 2015 in Bannerman Park. Applications are closed.

Once the lineups have been finalized, the 2015 Festival website will be online at

Recent Updates:

Folk Night
lineup to the end of April 2015
(added Mar 27)
– New Photos
   (added Apr 7)

2014 NL Folk Festival
38th Annual NL Folk Festival

August 8, 9 and 10, 2014
festival website

The mandate of the Folk Arts Society is to "produce arts festivals for the purpose of education and advancing the public's understanding and appreciation of Newfoundland and Labrador folk arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops; and to educate the public in folk arts through performances in public places and seminars".

The office manager is responsible for the year-round administration of the Folk Arts Society office, including banking, record keeping, grants and donations, information technology, communications, administrative support to the board, and human resource management.

Approx. 20 hrs/week with the possibility of full-time hours at different points throughout the year. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

A detailed job description is available upon request. Email or call 709-576-8508 or toll-free 1-866-576-8508.

Forward Applications to

Closing Date: April 17, 2015

Art Stoyles

photo by Rick West

The Folk Arts Society extends its sincere condolences to the family, bandmates and friends of Art Stoyles, Art was a tremendous contributor to the accordion culture of the Island and was a regular on the Folk Festival and Folk Night stages. He was a true Newfoundland "character" if ever there was one and the Province and the traditional music community is notably poorer today for his parting.

Art's obituary and arrangements can be found here.

Folk Night at the Ship Pub