Living Our Traditions

The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS) is a charitable organization located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada whose mandate is to celebrate, preserve, and promote the traditional and contemporary folk arts of our province at home and away, through public outreach and events, including our annual Folk Festival.

Active since 1966, the organization presents educational and cultural events that provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and that engage our youth and the general public in the transmission of our intangible cultural heritage.

Our two longest running events, Folk Night at the Ship Pub and the Annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival are rites of passage for up and coming folk and traditional musicians, and beloved by seasoned performers.

Looking for tickets to the festival? Check out the festival page here for more info!

The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society thanks our sponsors who help make the Folk Festival and Folk Night possible.

Upcoming Events

The Broadside presents Valmy!

The Broadside presents Valmy!

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Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Valmy uses her folk-influenced music to tell stories about loving and stumbling your way through the dark. Tune in for an intimate concert of music by Valmy!

Apr 15

Streaming Online!

The Broadside presents Valmy!
Apr 15

The Broadside presents Valmy!

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Streaming Online!

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Valmy uses her folk-influenced music to tell stories about loving and stumbling your way through the dark. Tune in for an intimate concert of music by Valmy!

Folk Night with Thom Coombes

Folk Night with Thom Coombes

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Artists: Thom Coombes

With mesmerizing guitar and lyrics that echo everyday life, Thom Coombes has a talent for turning the mundane into heartfelt stories with a touch of comedy, and a whole lot of honesty. This Folk Night will have a sound that’s gentle and earnest, soothing to the folky soul!

Apr 17

The Ship Pub

Folk Night with Thom Coombes
Apr 17

Folk Night with Thom Coombes

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The Ship Pub

Artists: Thom Coombes

With mesmerizing guitar and lyrics that echo everyday life, Thom Coombes has a talent for turning the mundane into heartfelt stories with a touch of comedy, and a whole lot of honesty. This Folk Night will have a sound that’s gentle and earnest, soothing to the folky soul!

Folk Night Tune Session with Emilia Bartellas

Folk Night Tune Session with Emilia Bartellas

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Fresh off the CFMA stage as a host, the Dardanelle member and uber-talented musician Emilia Bartellas is taking her fiddle down to The Ship to lead our end-of-the-month session!

Apr 24

The Ship Pub

Latest News

PLEASE READ: A Letter From Our ED
PLEASE READ: A Letter From Our ED

Posted on: March 14, 2024

BREAKING NEWS From our Executive Director, Julie Vogt Hello Festival Folks. We had a significant event yesterday, one that MAY…

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A classic NL fave from kitchinpartimusic here at The Ship tonight with the canadianfolkmusicawards ✨️

🎶Thanks to all who attended, performed, and helped put all this folky magic together! #nlfolk
🧶SONGS & YARNS🧶

✨️Another memorable and heartwarming evening of sipping & stitching with great music and better company.✨️

🎶Put Song's & Yarns in your socialization rotatation, first Tuesday of every month at bannermanbrewingco 

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🎻The tunes are drivin here tonight, folks! pop down for the session - playin tunes at The Ship til 11 and onwards🪗 #nltrad #nlfolk
🧶Join us for a knitter's night out! 🧶

🎤This month's Songs & Yarns at bannermanbrewingco  will have music provided by Arthur O'Brien of The Navigators, so you'll want plenty of drinks to wet your whistle and sing along to some NL favourites!🎤

✨Bring your crafty work-in-progress and sip'n'stitch with friends on April 2nd, $10 at the door!✨

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🌼This Wednesday at The Ship, join us for Folk Night with Ana & Eric anaericmusic!🌼

🎵Nominated for the 2024 East Coast Music Association /Global Recording of the Year, Ana & Eric will be bringing a triple threat of folk, bossa nova, and Brazilian pop to the Folk Night stage - these vibes will be UNMATCHED!🎵

🌙Music starts at 9pm, $10 at the door.🌙

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🧶From 7-9pm at Bannerman Brewing Co. (upstairs!), join us for a sip and stitch at Songs & Yarns with your current crafty project and pals!🧶

🎵Music will be provided by Blacky O'Leary!🎵

🌊From playing with the traditional Irish band Sons of Erin to playing aboard the Marine Atlantic for tourists visiting our beautiful province, Blacky has been involved in the St. John's Music scene for over 30 years.🌊

🎟$10 at the door!🎟

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🌼No stranger to the session, this month's is hosted by octave mandolin player Than Brown! 🌼

 🎵Join in for some real tune magic! Music starts at 9pm and cover is $5. 🎵

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Absolutely thrilled to welcome NL's Shanneyganock to AIM! Can't wait to share their upbeat show & catchy tunes with audiences across Canada! 🎶✨🎶✨

#aimbookings #shanneyganock #NLmusic #musicNL #contemporaryroots #NLsongs #eastcoastband #30yearsyoung #newsigning #welcometoAIM #folkmusic #NLfolk #rootsrock