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We’re Hiring!


We’re looking for a part-time musical consultant to help with our retail floor staff. Knowledge of guitar (or other folk stringed instrument) and use of computers is essential. Must be available weekends and have a flexible schedule. To apply for this position download and fill out our employment application and email it along with a resume and cover letter to thefolks@ottawafolklore.com.

Wednesday Oct 22nd

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In an effort to provide stability to our customers and the other musicians of Ottawa, we have decided to stay open for business (and lessons) as usual. We will forgive our 7 days notice cancellation policy for those students directly affected by today’s tragedies. Here is an updated list of what’s closed following today’s incidints:  http://bit.ly/1DBbPzw

Merle Travis Fingerpicking Workshop

Travis Picking Workshop

Join 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.

Sunday Nov. 9th, 1-3pm, $20 OFC Member Price ($25 Non).

Introducing Art & Lutherie Acoustic Guitars

Art & Lutherie

Introducing Art & Lutherie Guitars! These Canadian guitars are handcrafted in Princeville, Quebec. Each model features an eco friendly solid top (cedar or spruce), gathered from previously fallen trees from forests in Eastern Canada.

We’re closed on Monday Oct 13th


  We’re closed on Monday October 13th in observance of Thanksgiving.  Give thanks for the music.

OFC Downstairs Gallery Presents: A Vernissage with Claudia Urbach

Claudia Urbach Vernissage

Claudia Urbach VernissageThe Ottawa Folklore Centre Downstairs Art Gallery Presents: A Vernissage with Claudia Urbach

Sunday October 5th, 2pm till 4pm: Meet the artist, enjoy some snacks and enjoy great art at the downstairs Gallery.

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Back to Bass-ics! Back to Bass-ics

It’s time to get Back to Bass-ics! We’ve got some great bass guitars on sale: The Stagg P250BK ($199, reg. $239), Hagstrom Viking Bass ($495, reg. $595) and Hagstrom’s Beluga Bass ($575, reg. $675).


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