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SALE! No Tax on Guitars Over $500!

SALE March 28th

We’re having a HUGE sale this weekend! No tax on all guitars* over $500, plus 15% off all of our Eastman Ukuleles. This offer is only valid in-store, but if you’d like to browse our wide selection of guitars, visit our e-store or drop by and try one out! *excluding consignment items Sorry this offer […]

Sale: 15% All Eastman Guitars, Mandolins & Ukes This Weekend!

15% Off All Eastman Guitars & Ukes This Weekend!

This weekend (March 21-23), all of our Eastman Guitars, Mandolins & Ukuleles are 15% off! Eastman has a lot of noteworthy musicians endorsing their guitars and mandolins including the Lumineers and Jeff Bridges, so in honour of The Dude, use the discount code “Lebowski” if you want to make your purchase on our E-Store.

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: Eastman E10SS Slope Shoulder Guitar

Eastman E10SS Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar

There’s definitely nothing to shrug about when it comes to Eastman’s E10SS Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar. It features a solid Adirondack Spruce top, solid mahogany back & sides, hand-carved scalloped X-bracing, reverse belly bridge, a smokin’ tobacco burst finish and comes with a free hardshell case.

Old Time Slow Jam with Paul Hornbeck – Friday April 11th, 7-9 pm

Old Time Slow Jam Friday April 11

So you love old-time music but you’re not quite ready for tear it up, bust down tempo? Have we got the thing for you! Come join OFC’s Monthly Old-Time Music Slow Jam. Learn new tunes! Make new friends! Perfect your hot licks! Bring your fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or whatever to the Ottawa Folklore Centre on Friday, April 11th from 7-9 pm. OFC banjo teacher Paul Hornbeck will lead the group in an evening of old-time favorites, played at a moderate pace.

Beginner Guitar for Adults

Beginner Guitar for Adults

In Beginner Guitar for Adults, Kurt Walther offers a relaxed experience for adults who have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Kurt will cover the basics of chording techniques, scales, strumming patterns with songs chosen by the class. No musical experience necessary. Wed 7:00-8:00 pm, April 2 start, 8 weeks, $136 Members ($156 non Members).

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.

Walkin’ in a Winter Workshop Wonderland

OFC Winter Workshop Wonderland

OFC Winter Workshop WonderlandWe’ve added a TON of new workshops over the Holiday Break and into the New Year. We’re offering workshops for guitar, voice, banjo, fiddle, djembe & other multicultural instruments, workshops for kids, workshops about nutrition and even an acting workshop for kids. Keep an eye on our calendar as we’re always adding more classes. And did we mention that these make great Christmas gifts?

All Inclusive Instrument Packages Are Back!

Instrument packages

Packs are back at OFC! We’re offering a bunch of different All Inclusive Instrument Packages! Whether you’re a budding bodhran player, giddy for guitar, fond of the fiddle or yearning for the ukulele, we’ve got a pack just for you.

Bluegrass Friday Spotlight: Walden D550 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Walden D550

The Walden D550 dreadnought acoustic guitar is a versatile workhorse. It has a balanced tone and is great for both strummers and finger pickers. It features a solid spruce top and mahogany back & sides. Priced at $299, it’s the perfect guitar to start your musical journey.

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Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukuleles Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukuleles

Kala’s Exotic Mahogany ukulele series are available in blue, green, and magenta. These ukes are made from specially selected wood, cut in a unique fashion which produces a number of distinctive grain patterns with variations that include a curly, flamed, streaked, or spotted appearance. The top, back and sides are made of exotic mahogany wood which is highlighted by a satin finish. Features include black binding on the top and back, a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.


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    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
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