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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 Saturdays and have a flexible schedule.  Click on the ‘about us’ tab above and flick on ‘join our team‘ to apply for the position.

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: 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