Ottawa Shape Note Chorus

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Shape Note Singing,

Folk Music & Dance in Canada:

Toronto Shape Note Group

The Toronto Shape-Note Group sings regularly, on the third-Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bloor St. United Church. Contact Pleasance Crawford, 416-922-7997.

Other Canadian Sings

Durham: (near Owen Sound):Regular every-other-Sunday singing, 7:00 p.m., home of May Tettero. E-mail May for directions and to confirm your attendance.

Grafton: Regular second-Sunday singing, 7-9 p.m., Grafton Community Centre, 135 Old Danforth Rd.

Kingston: Occasional. Contact Lynn Wilson and Laurie Dempsey.

London: Regular last-Sunday singing, 2:30 p.m., St. James Westminster, 115 Askin. Contact Tom Siess, 519-690-0083.

Edmonton, Alberta: Tuesdays - 6-8 p.m. - Fine Arts Building 2-28, University of Alberta. Info: Kiri Miller (780) 492-4800 or

Shelley Posen

Colin Henein

Ottawa Folklore Centre

Finest Kind

CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival


Old Sod Contra Dances

Canadian Folk Festivals


Shape Note & West Gallery singing:

Shape Note Resource Page

Northern Harmony/Village Harmony

UK Shape Note Singing

West Gallery Music

"A Shape Note Singing Lesson"

New York State Sacred Harp Convention

Old Songs Festival

There's always lots of shape note singing at the Old Songs Festival! Starting with a Friday afternoon workshop for novices, continuing with two workshop sings first thing Saturday & Sunday morning, and a book sing one afternoon, it's a real experience!

Old Songs is a folk festival with the old-style feel about it. Well worth the trip to Altamont.

Champlain Valley Folk Festival

Another excellent festival! Usually held the August holiday weekend, and tickets are available for on-line purchase. Often has a Sunday morning sing.

A Small Selection of Folk Music Links:

Mudcat Cafe & DigiTrad Lyrics Database

Mrs. Ackroyd Band/Les Barker

Eliza Gilkyson

David Francey

Sing Out!

Protest Music

UK Folk Festivals

Music Festivals of all Kinds



last updated 2009-12-08