Folk Night at the Registry
A KW Arts Award-winning music series at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario.

 Presenting our 15th SEASON (Winter 2023) Lineup!
Series Passes & Tickets are On Sale HERE.

The Best from Nova Scotia.

Two of Canada's greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody's wanted - heck, what they've wanted - for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier released their first album together, called Two. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, the pair talked about this album since pretty much the day they met. And it's everything fans hoped and dreamed it would be. Dave and J.P. brought Two to the Registry in April of 2018, accompanied by a raging late winter storm. If you missed them then, don't miss them now!

1. Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier

February 25, 2023
8pm.  ♪  $40 / $45  ♪  (Masking TBA.)

Ontario's Finest. Live stream available ($23).

Allison Lupton has always been immersed in Canadian folk life, but it took a love and intense study of Irish and Celtic music for her to find her way to the Canadian folk music tradition that she has grown up around. Her newest album, "Words of Love" showcases her original material, songs which fit so perfectly into the cannon of Canadian folk music that they could easily be mistaken for traditional numbers. Along with her band mates Andrew Collins, Shane Cook, Tony McManus, and James McEleney, Allison brings to life the best of the contemporary folk music scene in Ontario, while incorporating the Celtic influences that have been such an important part of the Canadian immigrant story as well as her own musical path.

2. Allison Lupton and her All-Star Band

April 15, 2023
8pm.  ♪  $30 / $35  ♪  (Masking TBA.)

FN Favourite returns! Live stream available ($21).

Joe played his first Canadian show at The Registry in 2014, and has become a Folk Night favourite. A multi-instrumentalist, superb songwriter, painter, and tour leader, Joe's appreciation has spread worldwide. A perfect performer to cap off our 15th season.

3. Joe Crookston

May 13, 2023
8pm.  ♪  $25/$30  ♪  (Masking TBA.)

Folk Night Season 15 begins in February 2023!
Series 15 has 3 winter/spring concerts plus 2 Roots Weekend specials.
LIVE STREAMING options are available for 2 shows.
Email for information.
Season 16 will launch in September 2023 with 6 more concerts.

Our original Rise Again songbook release concert, in May 2015. Left to right - Peter Blood and Annie Patterson were joined by Ann Downey, Tony Turner, Katherine Wheatley, Eve Goldberg, James Gordon, Al Parrish, and Sam Turton, as well as some of The Old Chestnuts. Lyrics were projected.


 April 15-16, 2023

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FOLK NIGHT is The Old Chestnuts Song Circle a presentation of The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and The Registry Theatre.
All concerts are held in The Registry Theatre,  the Region's premier small concert venue,
at 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario. (map to venue)
Prices are shown as advance sale price /  door sale price.

 Folk Night News:
  • NEW: Watch a 16 minute sampler from James Keelaghan's live stream!
  • THANK YOU to our Accommodation Sponsor Green Gables Guest House.
  • HST is included in all ticket prices.
  • Giving Folk Night as a gift? Download printable Gift Voucher.
Tickets are available online using PayPal, credit card, eTransfer.
Season 15 3-concert passes available!

For more information email Jack, or call 519-578-6298
Home:   Part of the Grand River Folk Community All photos are reproduced from artist's web sites.   (Archive:2019-2022 series)