The recitation has long been a staple form of amusement in Newfoundland and Labrador culture. Whether to deliver a story in a memorable fashion, delight listeners at a kitchen party, pass the time in a fishing stage, or to “say your piece” at a community concert, we have always been very adept at using the spoken word as entertainment.

Back in 2013, four saucy reciters came together with a common dream – to take over the world. They’re not there yet – but for the last 11 years they’ve put together an annual show that has been a sold-out success, and spawned 3 successful albums, given them several radio hits (relatively speaking) and turned them into published authors.  Now Join  Dave Paddon, Dave Penny, and Harry Ingram, as they partner with the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival and return to the Grand ol’ Hall

Join us for a very special Songs & Yarns with the Larry Foley Trio as we kick off a week full of folky festivities!

Let’s get crafty! Bring your work-in-progress and a buddy for the most wholesome experience that brings folk music and art together! From 7-9pm at The Legion, $15 + hst & fees.

This event is a part of the 48th Annual NL Folk Festival Expansion, bringing folks arts outside the park all festival week long from July 8th-14th.

Join us for this special Folk Festival night Nuit Francophone partnered with the Réseau culturel francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador. Featuring performances by Louise Gauthier and Mary Barry

One of our favourite festival traditions is the Trad Session that kicks off festival week! Get your Trad on and join us at The Ship for a good old fashioned session hosted by the one and only Graham Wells!

This event is a part of the 48th Annual NL Folk Festival Expansion, bringing folks arts outside the park all festival week long from July 8th-14th.

Let’s get Folk’d Up!

Gather round for a scuff and a pint as we launch this year’s Quidi Vidi Folk’d Up Beer! Music provided by the High & Lonesome, it’s sure to be a grand ol time!

This event is a part of the 48th Annual NL Folk Festival Expansion, bringing folks arts outside the park all festival week long from July 8th-14th.

Let’s keep these good vibes going!

After hearing William Prince on the Folk Fest stage we can almost guarantee you’ll leave the park starry eyed and following whatever path leads you to more music and more good times. Join us for Late Night at the Ship for The Old Contemporaries, opened by Andrew Smith!

Wondering where to catch some more music and stretch out the night after hearing Emmylou Harris at Folk Fest? Head down the hill to Late Night at The Ship for Mick Davis & Thin Love!