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Back to (Music) School!

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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: […]

Ellen Daly

Ellen Daly

At only 6 years of age, Ellen Daly first picked up the fiddle after seeing a Riverdance performance and begging her parents to let her take lessons. 15 years later, Ellen has traveled, performed, and participated in numerous fiddle competitions in Canada, the US and Ireland, and has won prestigious trophies. She was the Canadian Open Old Time Junior Fiddle Champion in 2011 and was the runner-up in 2010 , she is a five-time Vankleek Hill Fiddle Champion, she came fourth at the 2010 Pembroke 18 & Under Fiddle Championship, and she was the Under 16 Eastern North American Irish Fiddle Champion in 2008.

Karson McKeown

Karson McKeown

Karson McKeownKarson is a well rounded fiddler and violinist. He began studying fiddle music at age 10 and later started classical violin at Canterbury High School. Canterbury led him to further study music at a post secondary level. Karson Graduated from Charlottetown’s Holland College Music Performance program in 2014. It was here that he studied many genres of music including jazz, latin, blues, country, rock and celtic.

Summer Camp Spotlight: Stringband w/ Ann Downey

Sringband w/ Ann Downey

Do you play fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or bass, and want to play old-time music with others? Here’s your chance! While giving a nod to some of the classic old time American string -bands, this “string-band” class will get you playing, singing and generally having a good time making music together. Bring instruments, and a couple of tunes / songs, and we’ll see what we can do. If you play multiple instruments, you may want to take the road less traveled, to help with the variety of sound and texture. Non-string instruments are welcome too, though we reserve the right to ration and re-direct multiple percussion instruments (washboard, bodhran, spoons, etc.).

Campfire Sing Along – Wednesday July 23rd

Campfire Sing Along

Get your campfire song-singin’ skills warmed up with this brand new song circle hosted by Arthur McGregor. Bring your guitar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, mandolin (or any other instrument that you feel like playing!) and a song for the group to sing along to. Everybody is welcome. Wednesday July 23rd – 7:30-8:30pm, $5.

Beginner Fiddle for Adults Starts April 7th

Beginner Fiddle for Adults

If you’ve been looking to try your hand at the fiddle, but have no experience whatsoever, this is the course for you! Squeaks and squawks are welcome. Here you will learn the basics of fiddling in a mellow supportive environment, from bowing technique and fingering to simple ornamentation. Students will also have the opportunity to try out a few basic fiddle tunes. This course is designed for the absolute, complete beginner.

Join The Irish Jam Session This Sunday!

Irish Jam Session

This instrumental jam session will be tailored the speed to the abilities of the people who show up. Bring an instrument (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, whistle) and a tune you can start or play along with. Sunday March 16th, 1-3pm, $5

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Zev Violin Outfit

Zev Violin Outfit

The Zev Violin Outfit features a solid spruce top, maple back, ebony fingerboard & chinrest, metal alloy tailpiece with four fine-tuners and comes with case, rosin & Brasilwood bow.

Anna Ludlow

Anna Ludlow

Anna’s talent has taken her beyond Nova Scotia’s rich music scene, to share stages with the likes of The Beach Boys, Blue Rodeo, Don Ross, and Ron Hynes. Endless offers to play private & corporate functions and to collaborate with other musicians in shows & recordings speak to her versatility as a performer.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Workshops at O’FC

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Workshops at O'FC

This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 15th & 16th), we’re hosting a bunch of Irish themed workshops. On Saturday we’ll have classes for Bodhran, Fiddle, Penny Whistle and DADGAD Guitar, plus on Sunday we’re hosting an Irish Jam Session. Click here to sign up for these courses on our E-Store. Here’s a rundown on all […]

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.

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  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)
    thefolks@ottawafolklore.com

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  • Monday-Friday  10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  12:00pm-5:00pm

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