Old Sod Folk Society of Ottawa

Folk at the oak

Launched March 2014 and run by Neville Miller, Folk at the Oak is a great way to connect with traditional music!

Dates: 2nd Sundays of the month. There are NO session in July and August. This season's dates are:

  • 9th September 2018
  • 14th October 2018
  • 11th November 2018
  • 9th December 2018
  • 13th January 2019
  • 10th February 2019 - Moved to the Barley Mow, Westboro
  • 10th March 2019
  • 14th April 2019
  • 12th May 2019
  • 9th June 2019

Time: 2-4+ pm

Location: Upstairs of the Royal Oak pub at Pretoria Bridge

For more information please contact Neville Miller


Folk at the Oak is being run on the lines of a typical British Folk Club, using a sign-up sheet at the entrance for anyone who wishes to perform. Each person or group of people will have the chance to sing and/or play 2 or 3 songs/tunes (~10 mins). Unlike a Song Circle, there will be no pressure on anyone to perform, listeners are just as welcome.

It is hoped that the material will be more traditional or established in nature (ballads, sea shanties, chorus songs, jigs, reels, airs) and can be a solo performance or one encouraging audience participation. It's an opportunity for aspiring singers and musicians to perform for the attendant audience.