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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.


29 Nov 2014 Rise-Up and Sing with Arthur McGregor
Arthur McGregor
Here’s an opportunity to just sing! Using the book RISE UP SINGING, Arthur McGregor will lead and sing with his guitar. Singers call out the song they wish to sing and the page number and if Arthur knows it (he bats about 95%!) we sing it. If he doesn’t, the caller teaches us the song! It’ll last 2 hours and we’ll break in the middle for coffee and munchies. The Ottawa Folklore Centre will loan copies of Rise Up Singing or you can bring your own. Saturday, November 29th, 10am-Noon, $5 (Free admission with the purchase of a CFMA Full Access Pass). CFMA.RISEUP.2014
29 Nov 2014 Can-Folk Ukulele Jam
Garett Barr
Join local uke teacher Garett Barr for a Canadian Folk music themed Ukulele Jam! This jam will feature songs by your favourite Canadian Folk Songwriters such as Stan Rogers, Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell just to name a few! Everyone is welcome to join, no matter what playing level. Saturday, November 29th, Noon-1pm, $5 (Free admission with the purchase of a CFMA Full Access Pass). CFMA.UKEJAM.2014
29 Nov 2014 Songwriting Workshop with CFMA Nominee Shari Ulrich
Shari Ulrich
Shari Ulrich will discuss all aspects of the craft of songwriting using the work of the participants as a spring board. Shari will cover lyric structure, song structure, what makes songs work, performance, and other elements of songwriting for novice, experienced, professional and performing songwriters. Shari is nominated for English Songwriter of the Year for the 2014 CFMA’s. Saturday, November 29th, 1-3pm, $20 (Free admission with the purchase of a CFMA Full Access Pass). CFMAWKSHP.SHARI.2014
29 Nov 2014 Singing Beatles Harmony with CFMA Nominees Gathering Sparks
Gathering Sparks
Travel beyond the frontiers of normal harmony. Together we will explore and sing some of The Beatles’ most unique and surprising vocal arrangements. We’ll be learning parts by ear; previous experience with harmony is beneficial, but not necessary. Join us in some of the most beautiful music ever written—all you need is love! Gathering Sparks is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year for the 2014 CFMA’s. Saturday, November 29th, 3-5pm, $20 (Free admission with the purchase of a CFMA Full Access Pass). CFMAWKSHP.SPRKS.2014
11 Jan 2015 Play O Canada at an Ottawa 67’s Game
Arthur McGregor
Come play O Canada at an Ottawa 67’s game (versus the Kingston Frontenacs) Sunday January 11th. All you need is a ukulele and a voice! The first 60 sign ups get a FREE ticket (with purchase of additional $15 ticket). Want to bring more than one guest? Extra tickets are available for $15 each.

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Holiday Accessory Bundle Holiday Accesory Pack

A great bundle of gifts for that guitarist/string player in your life. And best of all, we’ve already wrapped it for you!

This package includes an instrument stand, digital tune, capo, strap and guitar picks.


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

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