Folk Night at the Ship presents songs, stories and tune sessions from the finest Newfoundland artists every Wednesday night! Cover is only $5 and the shows start at 9 pm sharp, guaranteed!

The Ship is at less than half capacity and is doing all the safety protocols right so feel free to pop out for a casual hour or two and enjoy a bit of live music.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.

Our weekly Monday night show featuring local artists, live music, interviews and whatever else we can come up! Totally free and starts at 8 sharp, Newfoundland Time!

This week we present the 9th Annual Tribute to Dr. Peter Narvaez. Every year we gather the friends and bandmates to celebrate the life and music of the renowned scholar and musician whos impact on the scene cannot be understated.

It’s going to be a little smaller this year as we navigate the online format but everyone can at least attend. Please invite any friends and colleagues who may like to hang out online.

Here’s a few links concerning Dr. Narvaez….

The Independent

The Globe and Mail

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

A live clip from NL Folk Fest 2010

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.

Our weekly Monday night show featuring local artists, live music, interviews and whatever else we can come up! Totally free and starts at 8 sharp, Newfoundland Time!

This week we present John Prince with Bruce McDaniel on mandolin and special guest set by Maria Cherwick!

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.

Our weekly Monday night show featuring local artists, live music, interviews and whatever else we can come up! Totally free and starts at 8 sharp, Newfoundland Time!

Broadcast live from O Brien’s Music Store, Dave Rowe chats with bluegrass scholar and lifelong banjo player Neil Rosenberg!

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.

Maria Cherwick is certainly one of the busiest musicians in town! A highly trained classical violinist, she is also an accomplished fiddler who fearlessly (well mostly) tackles jazz, traditional styles and bluegrass with a skill and musicality that has made her one of the most sought after side musicians in St. John’s.

In fact, in addition to a slew of awards and nominations with her trad thrash punk outfit the Kubasonics, Maria was awarded the MusicNL Side Musician of the Year for 2018.

Aside from all that, she has performed from Victoria to St. John’s, as well as throughout Ukraine as a folk musician. She has played with a number of ensembles, in styles ranging from Celtic, to Old Time, to Eastern European thrash polka. In addition, she also studies, performs, and has a passion for improvisation and jazz. Maria can be seen frequently performing fiddle music in and around St. John’s with the Kubasonics, the Old Contemporaries, Strong Harbor Strings, the Newfoundland Symphony and many others.

Our weekly Monday night show featuring local artists, live music, interviews and whatever else we can come up! Totally free and starts at 8 sharp, Newfoundland Time!

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.

Since the release of Stories and Strangers in 2009, Dave Penny has became known as a composer of songs that are truly unique to Newfoundland and Labrador, with topical references, wacky plots, and clever turns of phrase which comes from a lifelong fascination of comic ballads of Newfoundland and the British Isles. With his engaging stage personality, and a style that is entirely his own, he has been a key figure in resurgence in popularity of Newfoundland comic songs.

Dave’s 2017 recording—All Turned Around—has been nominated for a 2017 MusicNL award for Traditional Artist of the Year and a 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year. The album has given him the opportunity to travel around the province and parts of Canada, including the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario.

In 2020, Dave released his most recent recording–Chip Wagon Ahead. Along with completing and releasing this record, Dave continues to add to his repertoire and perform via online festivals, concerts, and videos during the COVID-19 setbacks.

Sean Panting is a songwriter, musician and actor from St. John’s. In a music career extending back three decades to the heyday of cassette tapes and acid wash, he has performed alongside musical luminaries like Ron Sexsmith and Billy Bragg, played in seminal Newfoundland bands Drive and Kelly Russell & The Planks, and released five solo albums. His sixth, The Simple Machines, showcases his deft songwriting and razor stashed in 9 installments of 3 minute hits.

Folk Night at the Ship presents songs, stories and tune sessions from the finest Newfoundland artists every Wednesday night! Cover is only $5 and the shows start at 9 pm sharp, guaranteed!

The Ship is at less than half capacity and is doing all the safety protocols right so feel free to pop out for a casual hour or two and enjoy a bit of live music.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.