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Now with even more Thursday


Lordy Lordy Look Who’s Forty

That would be Summerfolk.

Forty years is a significant milestone whether you are a festival, a human or even a sea turtle.

That’s why, this year, we’ll be celebrating our 40th with a birthday bash on Thursday, August 20th at Kelso Beach.

We’ve got a beautiful new clearspan tent for the Down By the Bay stage, big enough have 1000 of you under cover, and with no interior poles the new tent means there is not a bad seat in the house.

We’re finalizing the details on the performers for the Thursday so watch this blog and our Facebook page for updates…

On the site during the daytime we will also have more of you covered. Looking back in the archive we noticed some pictures of a tent covering the audience at the Gazebo. How wise were the old ones! We’ll be doing the same this year.

A Clear span tent for the Over the Hill Dance area means that we will have a dance floor free of obstruction. No poles, just clear sailing.

Summerfolk 40. Great music, Great people always

All of these new features are made possible by a grant we received from the Ontario Music Fund.

Tickets for the thursday night are separate from the 3-weekend pass. Ticket info here.


Youth Folk School

Folk School 2015

First Session of the 2015 term- Sunday February 15

Hosted by Tara MacKenzie

IMG_0015Our first session will be at the Harmony Centre on Sunday February 15th at 2:00-4:00pm we can accommodate up to 12 youth for the first session.
The topic will be “The language of Rhythm” and will include hand drumming and introduction to some world instruments that compliment drumming. We will have a quick study of rhythm language and a discussion about “what is groove”? Any youth member may attend.

For our after session round robin portion, students should feel free to bring their uke, guitar, song, drum beat, poem, whatever they want to share in a song circle. Others can jam along or choose to sit out. Each person may share, or say “pass”

For info or to reserve a place email



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Alysha Brilla


She was one of the most popular acts at the 2014 Summerfolk and now Alysha Brilla is returning for a show at the Roxy Theatre April 10th. Melodically complex and lyrically cheeky, Alysha and her band lay down some of the best pop sounds to come out of Southern Ontario in a generation. She’s having a good year: her new CD Womyn is a hit, she went to India to become a certified Yoga instructor, and she just won a songwriting contest in Europe. With Juno Nominations and a great touring schedule the only thing that could make Alysha’s year better is coming back to Owen Sound to play for us. There’s no better way to start the spring thaw than with a show with Alysha and her band.

Tickets available at the Roxy by following this link. A co-production with the Georgian Bay Folk Society


Fiddle Fern Trad Sessions


B - PERF SF-2006New Fiddlefern Country Dancers’ initiatives in 2015 include weekly, open music sessions Tuesday nights, and monthly music, dance and dance calling workshops, in partnership with the Georgian Bay Folk Society.

The new weekly, open, participatory traditional tune sessions start Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m. at The Harmony Centre, 890 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound.

They’re for people who enjoy playing dance music, and for those who want to learn the jigs, reels, waltzes, polkas and more, and eventually play the music for dancers. Fiddlefern organizers anticipate a teaching/learning component each week, followed by a social trad tune session to share music.

This should be of interest especially to people who play melody instruments such as fiddle/violin, flute, whistles, pipes, accordion, concertina, banjo, mandolin etc. as well as people pursuing guitar and other instruments more suitable for rhythmic accompaniment.

Interested musicians are encouraged to attend. Contact session organizers Frank Francalanza ( or Will Henry (519-371-9413 for more information.

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