Folk Night

Presented by the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society, Folk Night at the Ship is St. John’s longest continually running live music event (it started in 1976!) and regularly draws a sizeable crowd each Wednesday night; sometimes 100 souls and rarely less than 50. The music ranges from solo songwriters, traditional Newfoundland, blues, klezmer and all styles in between.

There are often special events such as the Folk Festival Launch, themed evenings, open mike nights and one Wednesday of every month is reserved for a traditional tune session that often has 20 or more players in attendance.

And if that isn’t enough, we often have door prizes in the form of gift certificates from our sponsors plus various CDS, artist merch and concert tickets from time to time.

Folk Night starts at 9 p.m. (yes, it really does!) and cover is $10 most nights with the exception of tune sessions and certain special events.

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Folk Night with Len O’Neill

Folk Night with Len O’Neill

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Len O’Neill, a singer-songwriter from St. John’s, Newfoundland, has gone from gigging in the local pub scene to releasing his solo album “Out Of View” in the spring of 2024. Influenced by a diverse range of artists spanning classic rock legends to poetic songwriters, Len crafts introspective, lyric-driven compositions exploring themes of ambition, sorrow, and personal growth. This local artist is really on the go right now, so we’d recommend getting a seat early enough to catch this Folk Night performance!

Jul 24

The Ship Pub

Folk Night with Len O’Neill
Jul 24

Folk Night with Len O’Neill

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The Ship Pub

Len O’Neill, a singer-songwriter from St. John’s, Newfoundland, has gone from gigging in the local pub scene to releasing his solo album “Out Of View” in the spring of 2024. Influenced by a diverse range of artists spanning classic rock legends to poetic songwriters, Len crafts introspective, lyric-driven compositions exploring themes of ambition, sorrow, and personal growth. This local artist is really on the go right now, so we’d recommend getting a seat early enough to catch this Folk Night performance!

Folk Night Tune Session with Brad Klucowicz

Folk Night Tune Session with Brad Klucowicz

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He’s some hand on the squeezebox, but there’s room for every player at the table when Folk Night goes in session mode! Come one come all to our end of the month tune session – players get in for free and listeners can choose to donate upon entry!

Jul 31

The Ship Pub

Folk Night Tune Session with Brad Klucowicz
Jul 31

Folk Night Tune Session with Brad Klucowicz

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The Ship Pub

He’s some hand on the squeezebox, but there’s room for every player at the table when Folk Night goes in session mode! Come one come all to our end of the month tune session – players get in for free and listeners can choose to donate upon entry!

Folk Night with Dram & A Draw & Lindsay Ferguson

Folk Night with Dram & A Draw & Lindsay Ferguson

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Sharing the stage tonight we have Dram & A Draw, with original songs crafted in the tradition of Maritime Celtic music, and Lindsay Ferguson, critically acclaimed Canadian Singer-songwriter with a unique style of  folk meets pops meets country. The energy will be incredible, folks!

Aug 07

The Ship Pub

Folk Night with Dram & A Draw & Lindsay Ferguson
Aug 07

Folk Night with Dram & A Draw & Lindsay Ferguson

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The Ship Pub

Sharing the stage tonight we have Dram & A Draw, with original songs crafted in the tradition of Maritime Celtic music, and Lindsay Ferguson, critically acclaimed Canadian Singer-songwriter with a unique style of  folk meets pops meets country. The energy will be incredible, folks!

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