An update for patrons

Dear Folkus patrons,

It’s been quite a year. We hope you are as well as can be.

We’ve all been through a lot, and we apologize for having taken so long to provide you with an update on our plans for responding to the two cancelled concerts of the 2020 season.  At this time, we’d like to offer you a full refund for the March and April concerts.

For season’s pass holders who purchased their tickets online, please check your e-mail (with which you purchased the tickets) for a message from payments@folkusalmonte.com containing further instructions.

For ticket-holders who received them as a gift, or purchased them through Mill Street Books, we have to take a few more steps. Please email tickets@folkusalmonte.com for details.

For ticket holders who would prefer to support Folkus by not requesting a refund, we thank you warmly for your generosity. Please rest assured that your contribution will be put to good use as part of revisiting how we can support musicians and deliver music to our supporters/patrons.

We are looking ahead and taking our cues from larger arts organizations. Until it is safe to gather together, we will not be presenting shows in the traditional format.  We may, however, do other interesting things in the interim, so please stay tuned for updates, including following us in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Take care,

The Folkus Team

Photos from the 2020 Season

We are so disappointed to have lost half our season to COVID-19, but we want to share some delight in the first two concerts of the season. We now have some great photos by our resident photographer Dennis to share from the January and February shows, which were amazing. Good times!

January 18th Show

The Good Lovelies

The Space Between (opener)

February 29th Show

Campbell Woods

Kate Weekes

Folkus announcement

Folkus Concert Series & COVID-19

Updated April 14th: We now know that the April show will also be impossible to hold. We hope everyone is staying well.

Original post:

Like all of you, we are currently watching how the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation unfolds.

We can tell you that the Town of Mississippi Mills has chosen to close the Almonte Old Town Hall as of the evening of Friday, March 13th and will re-assess the situation on April 1st. Full details about closures affected by the Town’s decision can be seen on its website.

This means our next show, scheduled for March 28th, will not take place as planned.

Please watch this space and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further updates that would affect our final show of the season in late April.

Celebrate with Folkus Thursday, November 7th

Sneak Peek! Folkus Series Launches this week

To start off our season, we’re holding a launch party Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at Equator Coffee Roasters, to celebrate our season and to celebrate our wonderful sound man, Brendan Gawn.

He never gets to mingle at shows because he’s working too hard. Brendan is an excellent sound person because he listens. He listens well because plays a mean bass. And he’ll be playing bass with the Brindled Cats, along with guitarist Rob McMurray. They may bring a few friends.

Join us for a pint or a coffee and possibly a bite to eat!

Folkus 2020 Launch Party
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Doors open 7pm; expect to end around 10pm

2019 Folkus Season

We’re so excited to share our news with you. Welcome to our 2019 season.

Folkus season’s passes will go on sale Monday, November 12, both here on our website and at Mill Street Books. Season’s passes bought at Mill Street Books come in a beautiful package suitable for gift-giving.

Individual tickets will be available the first week of January. All our regular season shows are held at the Almonte Old Town Hall.

Exploring the idea of North

We were exploring the idea of North, musically, when we programmed this show. Since then, both performers have travelled elsewhere, but they still offer compelling music and imagery, and we anticipate an exciting evening of music from both Kevin Closs and Flying Hórses.

Sudbury-based singer-songwriter Kevin Closs has followed his musical mentor Ian Tamblyn to Earth’s frigid zones and discovered his muse.