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.

Early Bird Passes for the 48th Annual NL Folk Festival presented by Equinor are all sold out! – Check back here on March 1st at 12 PM for all your NL Folk Festival ticket needs!

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

Upcoming Events

The Broadside presents Colleen Power

The Broadside presents Colleen Power

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The Broadside is happy to be showcasing the music of award-winning, bilingual singer/songwriter and performer, Colleen Power! Settle in this Monday, February 26th at 8pm NST for an engaging experience of diverse musical styles, streaming completely free of charge on our Facebook and YouTube!

Feb 26

Streaming Online!

The Broadside presents Colleen Power
Feb 26

The Broadside presents Colleen Power

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Streaming Online!

The Broadside is happy to be showcasing the music of award-winning, bilingual singer/songwriter and performer, Colleen Power! Settle in this Monday, February 26th at 8pm NST for an engaging experience of diverse musical styles, streaming completely free of charge on our Facebook and YouTube!

More info

Folk Night Tune Session with Than Brown!

Folk Night Tune Session with Than Brown!

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Artists: Than Brown

No stranger to the session, this month’s is hosted by octave mandolin player Than Brown! Join in for some real tune magic.

Feb 28

The Ship Pub

Folk Night with Ana & Eric

Folk Night with Ana & Eric

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Artists: Ana & Eric

Just home from their Newfoundland tour, Ana & Eric bring a triple threat of folk, bossa nova, and Brazilian pop to the Folk Night stage!

Mar 06

The Ship Pub

Folk Night with Ana & Eric
Mar 06

Folk Night with Ana & Eric

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The Ship Pub

Artists: Ana & Eric

Just home from their Newfoundland tour, Ana & Eric bring a triple threat of folk, bossa nova, and Brazilian pop to the Folk Night stage!

Latest News

2023 NewFound Talent Contest
2023 NewFound Talent Contest

Posted on: May 8, 2023

*** This application is now CLOSED! Thank you to our all applicants. You should be hearing from us by Friday,…

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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. 🎵

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

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Are you planning on attending this year’s festival?☀️🎻🪕 #nlfolk #nlfolkfestival #newfoundland #emmylouharris
🎶This week's Folk Night at The Ship is a session hosted by Gerry Strong! bring your instrument on down for a classic folk and trad jam at 9pm.🎶

⚓️Cover is $5!⚓️

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🎶Graham Lindsey brings a deep respect to the traditions that inform his inventive Celtic tunes - and they are sure to be stuck in your head for days!🎶

🎟Joined by Rik Barron and Carole Bestvater at Folk Night at the ship on February 7th, 9PM sharp!🎟

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🌱This Monday on The Broadside, It's paigepenney!🌱

🎶From our very own Folk Festival to the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg Tennessee, Paige has been showcasing her singer-songwriter talents and stealing the hearts of everyone who watches her perform!🎶

🌊Enjoy her music for FREE on our livestream, January 29th at 8PM NST on Facebook and YouTube.🌊

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🌝It felt like a cozy folk tavern last night as Allan serenaded the Folk Night crowd with some dandy trad songs and tunes. What a way to warm up!🌝

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🎤Founding member of The Punters and 8 Track Favourites, Larry Foley is a self-professed and proud pub-singer/guitarist in St. John's.🎤

🍻Skip the pub and enjoy Foley's music this Monday on The Broadside, streaming live on our Facebook and YouTube!🍻

#nlfolk
Hey friends,
Hope everyone is all cozied up with your favourite hot beverage and favourite snacks for this crazy winter storm we’ve been having here. The wind is absolutely bonkers, go make sure all your siding is still attached and for gods sake don’t let your cat or small dog outside unattended, they could end up down in the harbour to never be seen again 🙅🏻.
Today’s cover is another sappy one to pull at the ol’ heartstrings, and thanks again to Vanessa, who came down for a listen last Wednesday thenewfoundlandembassy , for adamantly suggesting that I learn this song, I’m very glad I did. Hope you guys enjoy, feel free to leave a comment if you like what you hear or give this a share/repost, every bit counts 🫶🏼

Much love,

Noah

#the1975 #acousticguitar #acousticcover #musician #nl #nlfolk #canadian #martinguitars
🙌Guitar, bouzouki, accordion and voice, Allan is the real trad deal!🙌

✨Folk Night at The Ship Pub starts at 9pm, Jan 24th, with a $10 cover fee.✨

#nlfolk #folknight