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We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for a part-time Assistant School Administrator to help with registering students into our school of music and some retail sales. Knowledge of guitar (or other folk stringed instrument) and use of computers is essential.

Announcing 4 New Exciting Choirs!

OFC Choir

BREAKING NEWS: Announcing 4 new exciting choirs starting the week of October 7th:

– The OFC Daytime Choir
– The OFC Evening Choir
– Two Rise Up Singing Choirs: (Thursdays and Sundays)

Call 613-730-2887 for details.

Here’s Hopin’ You Know That We’re Open 7 Days a Week!

OFC hours

Now that we’re back to school and in the swing of things, OFC is open 7 days a week.

Monday-Friday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Full Steam Ahead! A Message From Arthur


On July 28, hundreds of folks gathered in Southminster church to celebrate and support the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Over 600 wonderful people paid $25 dollars to listen to some of the best music ever to come out of the nation’s capital. Sneezy Waters, Lynn Miles, Chris MacLean, James Keelaghan, Terry Tufts, Kathrine Briggs, Finest Kind, Bill Garrett, Doug McArthur, Paul Hornbeck, James Stephens, Rebecca Campbell and, of course, wee Rowan Meyer, our busking piper. We had a silent auction that raised thousands of dollars. Friends of the Folklore Centre donated more through buying virtual tickets and just sending in cheques.

I was, am and will always be so overwhelmed by your offerings…all of you.

OFC Closed for Labour Day Mon. Sept. 1st

labour day hours

OFC will be closed Monday Sept. 1st for Labour Day. Starting Tuesday Sept. 2nd, we will be open 7 days a week:

Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-5:30pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm

Attention Music Teachers: We’re Hiring!

We're Hiring

We’re looking for teachers for the following instruments:

– Banjo (bluegrass)
– Accordion
– Mandolin
– Piano
– Harp
– Music for young infants (0-2 yrs old)

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Breedlove Crossover Mandolin Breedlove Crossover Mandolin

The Breedlove Crossover Mandolin delivers a boomy, deep range that speaks with a clear, distinct voice in any playing situation. This carved, solid-top mandolin features a wider nut width and a radiused fretboard for exceptional comfort and playability at an affordable price.


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