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Back to (Music) School!

Back to (Music) School

Starting in September our School of Music will be overflowing with workshops, classes and music lessons for kids, teens and adults. We’ve got classes planned for guitar, banjo, ukulele, djembe, fiddle, bodhran, marimba, harmonica, performance and even a brand new OFC Youth Choir! Here’s a detailed description for each workshop: Kids, Youth and Teen Workshops: […]

Folka Voca Benefit Concert – Sunday June 1st

Folka Voca concert

Folka Voca concertAnnouncing Folka Voca’s Benefit Concert! The show will feature performances by the Sunday Beatles Class, the Church of Disco, the Gentlemen’s Club and the Mexico Workshop Gang.

It’s being held at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church (58 Grosvenor Ave) Sunday June 1st at 7:00pm. Admission is $20 and all proceeds go to the Ottawa Humane Society.

Guitar Choir with Kurt Walther

Guitar Choir

Guitar Choir is a set of eight one hour weekly sessions geared towards performance of a four to ten piece guitar choir. We will create pieces using layered rhythmic motifs from various cultures and many approaches to chord and scale construction. We will look at various techniques for layering guitars, including some African, Caribbean and Central and South American styles, as well as more modern approaches, such as those of Robert Fripp, Terry Riley and Philip Glass. An intermediate knowledge of how to play the guitar will be necessary for participation in this program.

April 3rd start, 8 weeks, 7:00-8:00pm, $136 members, $156 non.

Lee Hayes’ Sun Chorus

Lee Hayes' Sun Chorus

Introducing Lee Hayes’ Suns Chorus! It’s perfect for seniors, stay-at-home moms, or any adults who have a Thursday afternoon free. The music is a mix of traditional and contemporary folk with lots of music surprises along the way. No musical training is necessary and most importantly, this choir is all about FUN!

We Singers Make Bold – Free Christmas Album Download!

We Singers Make Bold - Free Christmas Download

With the next session of Pub Caroling coming up this Sunday, December 7th at Irene’s Pub with Folka Voca’s Lee Hayes, we figured we’d give you a free preview of all the fun. Here’s a Christmas Album produced by OFC a few years back called “We Singers Make Bold” led by Shelley Posen. Download, stream and share all of the tracks, it’s free!

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 […]

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Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Earl’s 5th String Suspender Capo Earl's 5th String Suspender Capo

A fantastic alternative to railroad spikes or other fifth string capos, Earl’s 5th string capo wraps around the back of the banjo neck via an elastic strap (aka suspender). It holds on to the fretboard near the 1st string and has a rubberized foot that pins the fifth string down wherever you want it.


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    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)

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