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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.).

Join us for a Free Folk Walking Tour This Saturday

Arthur McGregor

In participation with Jane’s Walk Ottawa, Arthur McGregor will lead a free Folk Walking tour this Saturday (May 3rd) at 1pm. Come spend an afternoon in Old Ottawa South and hear about the current plaques, the folk murals, and the state of folk music in our city. The tour starts here at the Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St), then heads south on Bank St, stopping at each Folk Walk Plaque and discussing each Folk Walk star (or maple leaf to be exact). Arthur will lead a song relevant to each person honored in the Folk Walk. A song sheet will be given out for people to sing along as well. The final stop of the Folk Walk is next door to OFC at Stella Luna for gelato!

Sale: No Tax on Purchases Over $100

Easter Sale

From Saturday until Monday, there’s no tax on purchases over $100*! *Before tax, excluding consignment items & repairs Sorry, this offer is no longer valid.

Great Big Sale at OFC Ends This Weekend!


It’s the last weekend of our Great Big Sale here at OFC. No tax on almost everything in store, plus we’ve got other great deals including up to 50% off select guitars and 25% off all accessories.

Great Big Sale at OFC Until November 3rd!

Great Big Sale!

OFC Pop Up Concert – Weird With Cats

OFC Pop Up Concert Weird With Cats

The first Pop Up Concert featuring Go Long last month went off without a hitch. This month’s edition features a young, up and coming band called Weird With Cats. Originally formed as a blues duo at Algonquin College, they eventually transitioned into the full fledged, energetic alternative folk group that we now know as Weird […]

Ottawa Folk Festival 2010 Instructional Workshops

Pass It Down Workshop Series

A successful Folk Festival includes a successful ‘Pass It Down” workshop series. If you participated in the workshops at the Folk Festival and you have follow up questions, c’mon down and we’ll make sure to answer them.

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)

Hours | Heures

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

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