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

 Our 16th SEASON (2023-2024)! ♪ Press ReleasePromo Video (6 minutes)
Series Passes & Tickets are On Sale HERE.

From England
"One of the folk world's busiest and most entertaining duos"

Dubbed as one of the hardest working duos on the circuit, aside from touring around the UK, Winter Wilson has performed in Australia, Spain, Belgium and Canada. They have also released 11 albums, including "Live & Unconventional", their long-awaited live album, recorded on tour and at the Cropredy Festival with folk rock icons Fairport Convention.
"If you need evidence of just how special the duo Winter Wilson is, then Live & Unconventional delivers in abundance." - Steve Caseman, RnR magazine
"This is a brilliant, exceptionally well-recorded live album that really does convince that Kip and Dave are well and truly at the top of their game." David Kidman, Living Tradition Magazine.

1. Winter Wilson

September 16, 2023  ♪  8pm
$28 Adv / $30 Door / $22 Live Stream

From Newfoundland
Juno and ECMA Award winners, Folk Night favourites

For over 25 years, The Ennis Sisters have been connecting to audiences across the world. From arts centres in their home province of Newfoundland and Labrador to performing for International leaders and delegates at the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Juno Beach, their harmonies resonate with us all. Flavoured by Celtic and traditional Newfoundland influences, Maureen, Karen and Teresa are known for their captivating sibling harmonies and their powerful, often humourous, storytelling. Their music offers a broad mix of original songs as well as uniquely interpreted tunes and ballads.

2. The Ennis Sisters SOLD OUT

October 21, 2023 ♪  8pm
$35 Adv / $40 Door / $25 Live Stream

From New England
"The most exciting vocal group in a generation"

Windborne's captivating show draws on the singers' deep roots in traditions of vocal harmony, while the absolute uniqueness of their artistic approach brings old songs into the present. Known for the innovation of their arrangements, their harmonies are bold and anything but predictable. With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice. The ensemble shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of music, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice. After many years of serving as the vocal bedrock of the hit Boston institution "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn", Windborne is performing a full show of their favorite songs of the season! A joyful and heartfelt celebration of song, Windborne's lush vocals and unique arrangements bring light to a dark time, as they draw on midwinter music from traditional, classical, and folk from the US, British Isles, and beyond.

3. Windborne: Music of Midwinter

November 25, 2023 ♪  8pm
$30 Adv / $32 Door / $23 Live Stream

From Quebec
"Folk music icon, adventurer & cultural ambassador"

Ian Tamblyn has released dozens of albums, both songs and instrumentals, as well as producing many other artists. He has also written 14 plays and over 100 theatre soundtracks. Mr. Tamblyn has received many awards and nominations, including the Order of Canada in December 2021. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his work in the Canadian Arctic. He has received the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music; he has a honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, and was voted English Songwriter of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Ian's songs have been widely covered, including a tribute album ("Coastline of our Dreams"). Ian is a storyteller, song crafter, and wonderful performer on guitar, hammer dulcimer, piano, and flute. It is a pleasure and honour to have him back at Folk Night.

4. Ian Tamblyn

February 10, 2024  ♪  8pm
$23 Adv / $25 Door / $21 Live Stream

From New York
Grammy winner, "Make A Wish" host, Legendary Musician

With 27 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Tom Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry's. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp. Folk Night is fortunate to receive such a legendary musician.

5. Tom Chapin

April 6, 2024 (Roots Weekend)  ♪  8pm
$30 Adv / $32 Door / $23 Live Stream

From Ontario
CFMA Winners and Juno Nominees

Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. With influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala are poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic music to the world.


May 4, 2024  ♪  8pm
$30 Adv / $32 Door / $24 Live Stream

The 8th REGISTRY ROOTS WEEKEND! April 6-7, 2024  

  • SATURDAY, April 6. 8pm. Tom Chapin (See above.) Included in Folk Night Series Pass.
  • SUNDAY, April 7. 2pm. MARK RUST Included in Folk Night Series "B" Pass.

April 7, 2024 Mark Rust

April 7, 2024 2pm
$23 Adv / $25 Door / $21 Live Stream

Mark Rust's music and stage presence reflect the harmonies of nature and the beauty of life growing up in the Catskill Mountains. His songs of family & friends, struggles & stress, past memories & future dreams will captivate you. Mark sings with strength and clarity, accompanying himself on guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, mountain and hammered dulcimer. His charismatic personality combined with a delightful blend of wit and humour, captivates his audiences and quickly makes them an integral part of the performance, and they become his family.

Live Streamed Concerts

Our state-of-the-art Live Streams provide the best concert experience, featuring:

  • multiple Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras
  • a custom audio mix
  • bonus content
  • live and/or delayed viewing on YouTube.

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)

 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 and Passes are available online using PayPal, credit card, or eTransfer.

For more information email Jack, or call 519-578-6298
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