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Friday Featured E-Store Item: Blue(grass) Friday!


It’s Blue(grass) Friday from Nov. 23-25! Drop by the store for some amazing deals! We’ll have special pricing on our Bluegrass related instruments!

Video Gift #2: Ukulele Battle

Ukulele Battle

We’re not ALL business here at the Ottawa Folklore Centre (you’re shocked…I know) Here is what happens when we find broken instruments. Joel came across two pre-busted ukuleles and the conversation went a little something like this: “Hey, we have some broken Ukuleles” “We should break them out back.” “Yeah…and record it!” An over-ambitious web-developer […]

Walden G570 Pack


Available for $379 [wp_eStore:product_id:13 :end] Walden G570 Dreadnought w/ Solid Cedar Top, OFC Setup and 1 year service warranty Profile Hardshell Dreadnought Guitar Case Planet Waves Humidifier 2 1/2″ Black Leather Strap Tuner: Profile Mini Digital Clip Tuner Picks Book/DVD: At a Glance Acoustic Guitar

Garrahand Drums Teaser Video

Garrahand Drums

This is a Garrahand. It’s a new musical instrument developed by some very creative folk down in Argentina. Geared for drummers, percussionists, music therapists, indie darlings, electronic musicians, cyber hand drummers, hang drum enthusiasts… you know who you are.
It’s one of the first sample instruments in North America.
This one is not for sale but you can pre-order yours today. Talk to one of our Musical Consultants.

Gold Tone Banjos

Gold Tone Banjo Ad

We’ve got Gold Tone Banjos!  As advertised is the Bob Carlin model (BC120) going for the ever-so-fantastic price of $599. We have many other models available in stock and for order.  Come by and test drive a Gold Tone today.

Walden D670 Package


great guitar at a great price! This package includes a Walden D670 Guitar (Solid Red Cedar Top and Sapele Back and Side make for a warm tone that still carries some strength), profile hardshell case, clip-on chromatic tuner (tune your guitar even in those hard to hear environments), humidifier (ever so necessary in our cold Canadian winters) , strap, and a few picks. All for $389!

Did we mention the (free and already included) setup and 1 year OFC warranty?

1934 Gibson F7 Mandolin

Gibson 1934 F7 mandolin

Lookie! a 1934 F7 Mandolin.  For more information look here.

Blackwell Classical with Double Cedar Top: Played by Daniel Bolshoy

Daniel Bolshoy and Blackwell Guitar

Watch as accomplished performer and teacher Daniel Bolshoy gives our Martin Blackwell Classical a try. This guitar features a double cedar top which helps add resonance and volume. We shot this video right on the retail floor and in one take. You might hear a little commerce noise in the background but the H1’s natural […]

In Store Concert: Jenny Whiteley, Dan Whiteley, and Riley Baugus.

Jenny Whiteley, Dan Whiteley, and Riley Baugus

Sometimes it’s just good to be in the store. Jenny Whiteley, Dan Whiteley*, and Riley Baugus swung by the Ottawa Folklore Centre today. We tried to coax these road weary musicians with bread, stew, and a warm place by the fire.  Instead,they opted to give us a little in store concert for nothing more than […]

Ukulele Pictures


End result of a Ukulele Photoshoot.

OFC Auction Place

Grit Laskin Guitar Auction Grit Laskin with the body and neck of his hand built guitar.

If you’ve every held a Laskin guitar you’ll understand why William “Grit” Laskin’s instruments are revered throughout the world. His attention to detail, innovation and performance experience makes each instruments truly exceptional.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a truly special instrument!


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

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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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