The 45th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival continues with a Digital Edition available to stream on-demand from October 18 – 31, 2021
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is coming soon to a screen near you.
Following a summer season of over 25 live performances in St. John’s, the digital edition of the festival will bring Newfoundland and Labrador artists to audiences near and far.
“Because our summer events had such limited audience capacity, we wanted to make sure there was an opportunity for everyone, everywhere to participate in the festival, so we are excited to present this digital programme for all to enjoy .”
— Anna Brophy, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is presented by Equinor Canada, and works with local community partners such as DanceNL, Le Réseau Culturel Francophone du Terre-Neuve et Labrador, First Light Friendship Centre, and St. John’s African Roots Festival to present a diverse lineup of traditional and folk music, dance, and storytelling.
The 45th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival: Digital Edition is made up of five episodes each focusing on one of the following themes; Songs, Strings, Dance, Accordion, and Percussion. An additional episode for the kids will also be available. Featured artists include Duane Andrews and Andrew Dale, Tonya Kearley-Russell and Kelly Russell, Youngtree and Carole Bee, Billy Sutton, Frank Fusari, Kilautiup Songuninga (Strength of the Drum), Jim Payne, and more.
The episodes will stream on-demand on the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society’s website and Youtube Channel from October 18 – 31, 2021. The series is available free of charge, but charitable donations are graciously accepted.