Le Réseau culturel francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador organise une soirée de lancement franco-festif pour les artistes de son réseau ayant fait des créations lors de la dernière année. Ce sera le moment pour dévoiler le nouveau modèle du Répertoire des artistes et artisans francophones. Nous invitons tout le monde à venir découvrir les créations des artistes et artisans francophones de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador !

Franco-festif launch

The French Cultural Network of Newfoundland and Labrador is organizing a Franco-festif launch night for its network of artists who have made creations in the past year. We plan on unveiling the new model of the repertoire of francophone artists and artisans of Newfoundland and Labrador. We invite everyone to come and discover their creations !

Rocket Bakery will be selling coffee and treats in the small stage area at the beginning of each morning session!

Rocket Bakery will be selling coffee and treats in the small stage area at the beginning of each morning session!

Where instruments are the primary feature and the best of local and visiting players share tunes on guitars, accordions, fiddles and more.

In partnership with the Réseau culturel francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, this tent showcases francophone performances and culture.

In partnership with the Réseau culturel francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, this tent showcases francophone performances and culture.

Jane Dennison is a dancer and dance caller who has been a big fan of the set (square) dances from Newfoundland and Labrador for nearly 30 years. These beautiful and unique dances have their roots in the folk dances of the British Isles where the early immigrants to the province originated. Concerned that the dances were being forgotten, Jane started collecting and transcribing dances 20 years ago and has worked with several communities to revive dances that were nearly lost.

Jane has led dance workshops all over the province for people aged 5 to 85. No need for experience to join the dance! Chris Bemister is a great accordion player from Torbay who will make sure your toes are tapping for the dance on Saturday evening at the Folk Festival.

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