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Joel Jacques

Joel Jacques Ukulele Extraordinaire at the Ottawa Folklore Centre

Multi instrumentalist Joel Jacques has been an avid Ukulele enthusiast  for a long time. Always one for hauling out the guitar and making music for others to sing to, Joel has always been attracted to the “make music now” aspect of the Ukulele. His not-so-guilty fascination with the instrument began over a decade ago when […]

Tim Gallop

Tim.Gallop

Tim has been involved with music most of his life and began his first formal training on Accordian and spent many happy hours jamming with his dad; his first musical mentor. After switching over to piano he began experimenting with songwriting and developing his singing voice. Later, in his twenties, his passion for jazz led […]

Don Gibbons

Don Gibbons

Don Gibbons began his professional musical career in 1967, touring extensively in Eastern Canada and the northeastern United States for 5 years, centering out of Toronto Ontario and Detroit Michigan.

Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin has been playing Blues Harmonica (or Blues Harp) for twenty years. He began discovering the blues in the late 80′s, by sneaking into blues jams at local clubs in his home town of Windsor, Ontario. Soon after he took harmonica lessons from Kelly Hoppe (from “Big Surgar” fame) and formed his first band, […]

Lee Hayes

Lee Hayes

Best known as one-quarter of one of Canada’s top A Cappella groups Cantarra, Lee Hayes is an award-winning songwriter and a gifted solo performer. Her stage experience is extensive; with Cantarra, Malaika, as well as a solo artist, Hayes has toured Canada, the US, and the UK in the last eight years. 2002 marks the […]

Paul Hornbeck

Paul Hornbeck

Paul Hornbeck has been playing clawhammer banjo for some 40 years. During that period, his musical career has gone all the way from oblivion to obscurity. He has been a member of such groups as Sweet Evening Breeze, J.P. Ringwort, The Yellow Snow Stringband, and others too fleeting or feckless to mention. In his younger days, he performed, alone and with various accomplices, at numerous coffee houses in Ontario and Quebec, and at the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Leacock Humor Festival.

Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang

Eileen has a B.A. in Piano performance from the U of Saskatchewan. She has been a performer and teacher for the past 10 years. She specializes in RCM up to grade 9, in sight singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, history and musical styles. She teaches mainly kids starting at age 5.

Robert (Zeek) Gross

Robert Gross

Zeek is a highly respected Sax player in Ottawa and beyond. He has been performing for over 35 years , mainly with Blues and R+B bands, and has been nominated many times for Horn Player of the Year by the Maple Blues awards. We’re very lucky to have such a talented player teaching here at […]

Milena Kurktchiyska

Milena Kurktchiyska

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to the family of the prominent Bulgarian composer Krassimir Kurktchiysky, Milena began her music education at the age of four with the piano, later switching to flute. She is a graduate of Sofia Music High School, the Bulgarian National Music Academy, and the University of Ottawa where she studied with Professor […]

Liam Smith

Liam Smith

Liam comes to us with a strong background in drum rudiments and technical study from Montreal where he also pursued 4 years of audio training at the RAC’s Audio Engineering program. He has managed bands as well as performed regularly with funk bands, reggae, rock and blues.

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Folks For The Folklore Centre Tickets OFC Fundraising Poster

Borealis Records presents Folks for the Folklore Centre – an evening in support of the Ottawa Folklore Centre July 31st at 7:30pm at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church (58 Grosvenor Ave). The concert will feature performances by Lynn Miles, Sneezy Waters, James Keelaghan, Terry Tufts & Kathryn Briggs, Finest Kind with James Stephens and a bevy of OFC’s friends & teachers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phone at 613-730-2887, in person at OFC (1111 Bank St) or on our e-store.

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Reach us | Nous joindre

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

Hours | Heures

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

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