Newfoundland and Labradorians have shown great standing in the EMCA nominations this year. Thirty-three artists and allies are being recognized from the province, up from last years twenty nominations.

Congratualtions and good luck to our long-time Friends of Folk for their nominations…


  • Album of the Year
  • Group Recording of the Year
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Fans’ Choice of the Year


  • Blues Recording of the Year


  • Folk Recording of the Year


  • Jazz Recording of the Year


  • Roots/Traditional Record of the Year


  • Media Person of the Year


  • Studio Engineer of the Year


  • Venue of the Year

Much love to all of the nominees from our province, that include Brad Le Riche, ChessClub, Mallory Johnson, Carolina East, Alex Byrne, BRDGS, Infinitely More, Paul Brace, Duo Concertante, The Combine, Chris Kirby, Krista Power, and Nigel Jenkins! Check out the full list of the 2019 ECMA Nominees!

Folks! Remember to congratulate and celebrate your favourite local artists, and music supporters. The nominations are well deserved, and our fingers are crossed for them all!

The Young Folk At The Hall (St. John’s) is in it’s 18th year, produced by the Newfoundland Folk Arts Society, and Fergus O Byrne. It has helped raise some of St. John’s great folk recording artists, now touring, and recording.

Full circle, these talents come back to mentor the next generation of musicians, and pass on the traditions and music, through workshops, and two concerts that will take place at the LSPU Hall this February 3rd, 2019.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society loves to highlight the many budding talents of this city, and province. We like to help them keep going, and give you all an opportunity to keep up with the young folk! Check up on the “Young Folk” section of our website, to see where the next little, big talents are performing.

18th Annual YFATH Concerts
Sunday, February 3, 2019
2:00 & 7:00

There are many ways to get involved with the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society in 2019! Take a look at the submission forms below, and don’t hesitate to join in.

Volunteer Application

Host Folk Night At The Ship

Folk Festival TD Main Stage Performer Application

Youth Performer Application

Become a Member

Hey Folks,

The first month of 2019 has a set in stone lineup for Folk Night’s at The Ship, every Wednesday at 9pm! You’ll be pleased to hear that Quote the Raven has been resheduled almost right away, after the weather took over their set in December, the wonderful Sherry Ryan is back, and there are two opportunities to join in on a trad night.

January 02nd: Trad Session Hosted by Stacey Seward

January 09th: Quote the Raven

January 23rd: Sherry Ryan

Janurary 30th: Trad Session with Toney O Brien

You can always find out who is playing next on our Folk Night page, here. If you would like to perform, volunteer or host at a Folk Night, see more information here.

This is a solid start to a very Happy New Year! We’ll see you down at The Ship.