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

A traditional session for women, non-binary, and gender-diverse folks! This session was created with the intention of building capacity within the community for more women and gender-diverse folk to participate and find their place within our rich traditional music scene! Folks of all genders are welcome to hang out, listen in, and support.

Join us at The Ship Pub from 4 pm-6 pm on the first Sunday of every month for this new session experience! $5 suggested donation fee.

Back by popular demand, it’s Song’s & Yarns! We are bringing the ARTS back to the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society with a good ol’ knitters night out the FIRST TUESDAY of every month, starting February 6th. From 7-9pm at Bannerman Brewing (upstairs!) join us for crafts with music by The Salt Beef Junkies. Knitting legend Shirley Anne Scott will be present to help you out and provide tips for any new knitters, and feel free to bring along whatever crafty project you are working on as you sip and chat! Cover fee is $10

Join us for a knitter’s night out! This month’s Songs & Yarns 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!

Songs & Yarns May edition has music provided by the phenomenal Karla Pilgrim! Join us at Bannerman Brewing Co. on May 7th from 7-9pm for our VERY well-recieved monthly folk arts craft sesh! We know you need a night out with your craft crew, so this is the event for YOU! Bring your work in progress and enjoy some brews and music. Knitting legend Shirley Anne Scott will be on site for all your knitting needs!

Please note that this event has been postponed due to weather, and the new date will be February 13th @ 7pm.

We are bringing the ARTS back to the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society with a good ol’ knitters night out on the first Tuesday of every month! From 7-9pm at Bannerman Brewing Co. (upstairs!) join us for crafts, drinks, and live music from Blackie O’Leary!!

Come on out for a night of music and art from local 2SLGBTQIA+ artists! Featuring some of St. John’s finest, this show covers a spectrum of folk styles. Expect contemporary folk stylings from Adrian House and Dan Trouble. For a current yet traditional sound, Than Brown, Maria Cherwick, and Tamsyn Russell have joined forces. Zay Nova rounds out the lineup with his country sound. Stretch your legs during the break to get a drink and check out local art on display. This is the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society’s first show with the FolQ Fund for promoting 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, so you can be sure it will be a special night. The show will be held at the one and only LSPU hall on November 4, at 7:30pm. You won’t want to miss Local FolQ!