An Evening of Traditional Music & Song featuring New & Talented Young Newfoundland Artists.

Presented by The Bay St. George Folk Arts Council, The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society and the Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Since 2002, Fergus O’Byrne and the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society have been working to encourage a love of traditional music in young people through the Young Folk at the Hall. Young Folk is a workshop-based program offering guidance and education, as well as a performance opportunity for youth between the ages of seven and eighteen.

Many of the performers you now know as touring and recording artists got started in this program and many now take the time each year to mentor the younger musicians and pass on the traditions and the fun of learning to play music together.

The Young Folk at the Hall program takes place each January in St. John’s and at various times and locations around the Province. Partnering with local organizations, such as the Bay St. George Folk Arts Council, we endeavour to be all inclusive, welcoming children at all skill levels to participate in the program. In addition, the NLFAS partners with the various organizations to provide performance opportunities for young folk artists year round.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the Arts & Culture Centre Box office.

An Evening of Traditional Music & Song featuring New & Talented Young Newfoundland Artists.

Since 2002, Fergus O’Byrne and the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society have been working to encourage a love of traditional music in young people through the Young Folk at the Hall. Young Folk is a workshop-based program offering guidance and education, as well as a performance opportunity for youth between the ages of seven and eighteen.

Many of the performers you now know as touring and recording artists got started in this program and many now take the time each year to mentor the younger musicians and pass on the traditions and the fun of learning to play music together.

The Young Folk at the Hall program takes place each January in St. John’s and at various times and locations around the Province. Partnering with local organizations, such as St. Gabriel’s Hall, we endeavour to be all inclusive, welcoming children at all skill levels to participate in the program. In addition, the NLFAS partners with the various organizations to provide performance opportunities for young folk artists year round.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.

Young Folk at the Hall is a free workshop series for young folk musicians ending with a public afternoon concert.

Fergus O’Byrne and several local musicians will facilitate the workshops sessions which give the young musicians and singers an opportunity to work with and play with older musicians, learn more about their instrument of choice (voice included) and explore the possibility of musical liaisons with their peers and have FUN!

Workshops take place on Friday October 18th (5:30 – 8:00pm) & Saturday October 19th (1 – 4pm).

The concert takes place on Sunday October 20th at 1:00pm.

All activities take place at White Hills Academy.

This program is presented by Fergus O’Byrne, The International Grenfell Association, and The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society.

MORE INFO AND HOW TO REGISTER

The purpose of these workshops is to give young musicians an opportunity to share their talents with their peers in an informal setting; to develop musical relationships among the young musicians; and primarily, to foster the idea that performing and sharing music is an enjoyable and fulfilling activity. The content of the Sunday afternoon concert will emanate from these two workshops.

We would ask that the young musicians who wish to register have a repertoire (it need not be extensive) of folk songs and/or music. The workshops will team various young folk together to produce three to four pieces to be performed as an ensemble for the concert. Depending on the number of children registered we may have 4-6 ensembles performing in the concert.

Several local musicians and I will facilitate these workshops sessions. The workshops will give the young musicians and singers an opportunity to work with and play with these older musicians, learn more about their instrument of choice (voice included) and explore the possibility of musical liaisons with their peers and have FUN! Also, the workshops will be FREE. Unfortunately, space is limited so please register early.

REGISTER HERE

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!