Folkus began as a three-concert winter folk series in January 2002. Reception was tremendous, and we were encouraged to add a fourth show in our second year. Now in our second decade, and with the kind support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Government of Canada (Canadian Heritage), we are looking forward to another exciting series to take the chill off winter.
All of our concerts are held in the Old Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario. Built in 1884, the auditorium’s soaring ceiling of hand-hewn Douglas Fir beams offers an acoustic setting unparalleled in the area. Our space has been used for recording classical and pop concerts for CBC Radio 2, folk albums by local artists, and even rock albums by visiting artists. Read more about the Almonte Old Town Hall.
We hold four concerts every winter. All concerts are on Saturday evenings. Show time is 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for the whole four-concert series open in November each year, with sales for individual shows continuing later in January.
Almonte is about 30 minutes west of Ottawa, and well worth the drive. Come early and shop in our intimate downtown, grab a bite at one of our fine dining establishments, or enjoy a beverage at our licensed bar.
Folkus has a mandate to promote local and Canadian roots artists. We are proud to have provided a warm room for performers in the cold winter months.