template : default


Course registration and OFC event tickets can be reserved over the phone with a credit card or in person at the store. All registration deadlines are two days before the start date of the course. Registration is final with absolutely no refunds with the unique exception being a course that is cancelled due to low enrollment. Phone : 613-730-2887 extension 3.


1 Nov 2014 Music In Motion (for Kids 2-5 Years Old)
Connor McGuire
This course is designed to introduce kids to the very basics of counting and singing songs, as well as giving them the opportunity to get their hands on some instruments from around the world. Every week, little ones will re-visit the basics of music to assist in developing a good sense of rhythm and tone. Facilitated by Connor McGuire, fun loving musician and young at heart dad! Instruments are provided by the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Saturdays, 10:15-11am, 4 weeks, starting Nov. 1, $40 member price, ($48 for non OFC Members). MM.11.14
4 Nov 2014 Introduction to Ukulele Song Accompaniment
Joel Jacques
Come find your musical voice through learning to sing and play the ukulele. This introduction to the Ukulele is for those picking up the ukulele for the first time. Students will learn to play as an accompaniment to voice and sing popular songs together in a group setting. We’ll cover a variety of accompaniment techniques to get you playing interesting and fun versions of songs you know and love. At least one song per week will be covered (yes, we can get you playing a song in a week!!!). Though the focus will be on playing songs together in order to learn the basic techniques of the ukulele, certain fundamentals of music will be introduced and worked through so that the ground is broken for future musical study, whether through further courses or through independent study. Students will need a Ukulele! (an optional 4 week extension is always offered at the end of each 4 week session, same time, same place) Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 4 weeks, starts Nov. 4th, $68 OFC Member price, ($80 non Members), max. 14 students. IU.11.14
4 Nov 2014 Continuing Ukulele Class
Joel Jacques
Continuing ukulele with Joel Jacques is for those who have already learned to play a few songs and can change easily between several basic chords and now wish to further explore the musical possibilities of our adopted four stringed friend. A certain amount of time each class will be dedicated to examining the way various artists have used the ukulele in popular music throughout the 20th century. We’ll apply this to the repertoire we tackle together each week in class. We will begin to explore the relationships between melodies, scales and chord progressions and some basic fundamentals of music theory will be covered and applied to our arrangements. Tuesdays, 7:15pm-8:15, 4 weeks, starts Nov. 4th, $68 OFC Member price, ($80 non Members), max. 14 students. CU.11.14
9 Nov 2014 Merle Travis Fingerpicking Workshop
Ryan Cook
oin us for a workshop on the basics of Travis Picking! Merle Travis’ unique fingerpicking style inspired the great Chet Atkins and generations of country, folk, bluegrass and rock guitarists. This workshop will cover: – self accompaniment using the Travis picking style – thumb independence – picking melodies – alternating bass (thumb) notes – new uses for open and barre chords Ryan Cook is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has toured with Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, and Roseanne Cash. Dylan Watts performs with the Chaffey Brothers and other local artists. Sunday Nov. 9th, 1-3pm, $20 OFC Member Price ($25 Non). MTFP.11.14

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Art and Lutherie Folk Series Guitar AL032945_gtrfolkantbstcedar

OFC is proud to carry Art & Lutherie Acoustic Guitars! Built in Richmond Quebec, A&L’s Folk size acoustic guitar is based upon a classical body shape but with a deeper profile. Slightly smaller than a full size dreadnaught, the Folk emphasizes the mid-range tones with a clarity and responsiveness which is well suited for picking and fingerstyle players alike.


Reach us | Nous joindre

  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)

Hours | Heures

  • Monday-Friday  10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  12:00pm-5:00pm

Newsletter | Bulletin