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Ottawa Folklore Centre deals with some great organizations and people in the Ottawa area. Here are a few:
Brands | Marques
- Alabama Folk Instruments
Quality instruments at an affordable price.
- aNueNue Ukuleles
Life Music Play
- Breedlove Guitars
Guitars, Mandolins, and Ukuleles.
- Cordoba Guitars
Bringing the sexy back to nylon string guitars.
- Deering/Goodtime Banjos
The Great American Banjo Company
- Eastman Guitars and Mandolins
Handcrafted Guitars and Mandolins
- Gold Tone Banjos
The World’s best value in a quality instrument
- Hawthorne Guitars
Affordable, playable, guitars.
- Kala Ukuleles
Where innovation meets tradition
- Kejam Percussion
The Authentic Sound
- Lanikai Ukuleles
Makes me Happy!
- Larrivée Guitars
Premium Canadian Guitars
- Levy's Straps
For all of your music and hunting supplies needs.
- Mainland Ukuleles
NOT ALL GREAT UKES ARE MADE IN HAWAII
- Republic Guitars
What authenticity sounds like.
- Richmond Guitars
Canadian Made Guitars
- Stonebridge Guitars
Fine Czech made guitars.
- Walden Guitars
my path. my dream. My Walden.
- Walton Music
Quality Tin whistles, Bodhrans and more!
- Washburn Guitars
Guitars manufactured in Chicago since 1883.
- Zoom Recording
Zoom Sound and Video Recorders.
For Lunch | Pour dîner
You call it coffee…we call it banjo fuel.
- Cedar and Co Food Market
Take your groceries out or stay in with a Shawarma.
- Life of Pie
Delicious Food. Period.
- Patty's Pub
A lovely pub that matches ambiance with flavour.
- Stella Luna Gelato Café
Tasty coffee, lunch, and dessert options. Warning: Addictive!
- The Georgetown Pub
Where else do you find a good curry, pint, and open mic?
Friends | Ami(e)s
- Blacksheep Inn
One of the niftiest little venues in town.
the best in Canadian Folk Music.
- Brantford Folk Club
Brantford Folk Club
- Canadian Canoe Museum
A unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada.
- Canadian Folk Music Awards
Canadian Folk Music Awards
- Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club
Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club
The Folkwalk Hall of Fame
Artists helping artists!
- Millstream Music Production
Home studio of award-winning folk and roots and children’s music producer and engineer, Paul Mills.
- National Arts Centre
- Old Ottawa South
Between the Bridges
- Ottawa Folk Festival
I get OFF
- Spirit of Rasputin's
Promoting and Supporting the Folk Music Community of Ottawa
- The Black Sheep Inn
The Black Sheep Inn
- The Brampton Folk Club
Come sing with them if you’re in Brampton
- Wendy's OFCupcakes and fine baking
Incredibly delicious baking available through the Folklore Centre
Performers | Artistes
- Canadian Celtic Choir
Canadian Celtic Choir
- Capital Grass and the No Men
Ottawa based Garage-Folk band featuring OFC staff.
- Chris Maclean
- Doug McArthur
Long time friend of the OFC.
Eastborough…Starring Folklore Emeritus Stefani Guzman.
- Ian Tamblyn
Songsmith, jokester, traveler, and Friend.
- Jesse Greene Band
Come find out about the Greene Machine.
- Lynn Miles
Ottawa’s own Lynn Miles.
- Meredith Luce
Ottawa based Singer, Songwriter, and Graphic Artist Extraordinaire!
- Spencer Scharf
A talented, young performer, who got his start at the Ottawa Folklore Centre!
- The Celtic Rathskallions
School Programmes, Concerts, and More!
- The John Henrys
This band includes some OFC teachers and Emeritus.
- The Murder Plans
Hip Ottawa based band featuring Folklore staff, alumni, and emeritus.
- Thirteen Strings
Snazzy Chamber orchestra from Ottawa.
- Washboard Hank
Look kids…it’s Washboard Hank!!
Resources | Ressources
- (BUG) Bytown Ukulele Group
A happenin’ group of Ukesters who meet in Ottawa
- Carleton University Music
Absolutely fantastic place to further your music studies.
- CCÉ Ottawa
Promoting traditional Irish Music and Culture around the World.
- Folk Alliance Canada
the official Canadian affiliate of the North American Folk Music & Dance Alliance.
- Irish Music Ottawa
All of your Irish Music Needs in the National Capital Region.
- Irish Society of the NCR
The heart of all things IRish in the National Capital Region.
- Northern Blues
Canada’s newest blues label, dedicated to bringing you the best in world class blues.
- Ontario Council of Folk Festivals
Fostering and promoting traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural Folk music since 1986.
- Oscar Graf Guitars
Fantastic guitars from one of Canada’s premier makers.
- Ottawa Blues Society
To foster appreciation, promotion, preservation and enjoyment of the blues in all of its forms.
- Ottawa Contra Dance
Contra Dance…it’s what you put into it.
- Quality String Repair
Repair Magician Brian Dubbledam
- The Gaelic Hour
Broadcasting on CHIN 97.9fm in Ottawa since September 2005.
- The Musical Instrument Makers Forum
The web’s premier site for instrument builders.
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