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

 Presenting our 13th SEASON (2018 - 2019) Lineup!

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Purchase a series pass - all 6 concerts for $104!

The next generation of Canadian songwriters.

Craig Cardiff, originally from Waterloo, now lives in Arnprior. He has released 16 albums, both live and studio-based since 1997, and has extensively toured North America and Europe. Craig was nominated in 2012 for a Juno Award for Solo Roots and Traditional Album of the Year and for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Contemporary Singer of the Year.
Since 2007 Scott Cook has performed at over 800 venues and 150 festivals North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, from his home in Alberta. In 2017 Scott released his 6th album Further Down the Line, earning his 2nd Canadian Folk Music Award (for Songwriter of the Year).

Craig Cardiff / Scott Cook
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8pm  ♪  $18 / $20

40th anniversary reunion concert!

Tamarack was formed in Guelph in 1978 by James Gordon, Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies associate) and Randy Sutherland. Other band members have included Alex Sinclair, Melanie Doane, Gwen Swick, Molly Kurvink, Shelly Coopersmith, and Duncan Cameron, some (or all) of whom will appear at this concert. Drawing on traditional music and new songs written with traditional themes, Tamarack released 17 albums between 1980 and 2001. Songs include Frobisher Bay, Magdalen McGillivray, Leaving Inverarden.


Saturday, November 17, 2018
8pm  ♪  $25 / $28

Contemporary folk trio, great harmonies!

The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini (of New Hamburg), Humber College jazz grads, who weave stories that stir the spirit. They’ve toured Europe and performed to high acclaim at Summerfolk, Great Heart Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festivals. Their debut album, Like Those Nights, is a striking mix of tight a cappella and rootsy instrumentation. It explores lessons learned about love and loss through the eyes and hearts of young Canadian storytellers.

The O'Pears

Saturday, January 12, 2019
8pm  ♪  $18 / $20

Folk Night Winter Special with BOREAL, Sunday December 16 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $22 in advance.

One of our favourites from the coffeehouse era

From New York state, Mark Rust has appeared in concert with Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul & Mary. He was a regular of the 1970’s coffeehouse scene in Southern Ontario. A prolific songwriter and accomplished on guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, and hammered dulcimer, Mark has performed across the US, in Canada, and in Japan. He joined the National Touring Company of the Broadway hit "Pump Boys & Dinettes", starring in the lead role, and playing a variety of instruments. He has served as musical director of many musicals.

Mark Rust
With guest Dawud Wharnsby

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8pm  ♪  $15 / $18

Newfoundland's finest return to Folk Night!

With 9 albums and multiple accolades – a Juno Award, SOCAN Award, multiple East Coast Music Awards, and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards, Maureen, Teresa and Karen Ennis are world renowned, celebrated songbirds. Their latest album, Stages, is a return to their roots – singing contemporary folk songs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist. A favourite of the Folk Night audience, this show will sell out quickly.

The Ennis Sisters

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8pm  ♪  $25 / $28

Canada's folk music Warrior on Star Wars Day!

Valdy has 14 albums, 22 singles, and four gold records. He has sold nearly half a million units worldwide. Since 1974 he has received 12 Juno nominations, and is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year. We welcome Valdy back for our 2019 Merrick Jarrett concert!

13th Merrick Jarrett Concert

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8pm  ♪  $22 / $25


  • FRIDAY April 5 8pm: Stephen Fearing (presented by The Registry)
  • FOLK NIGHT - SATURDAY April 6 8pm: The Ennis Sisters

Please note: The Ennis concert is included in the 6-concert Series Pass.
Separate tickets required for other RRW events.

 April 5-6, 2019

Stephen Fearing Concert: $22/25
Ennis Sisters Concert: $25/$28
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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.

Tickets are available from The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and Folk Night:
  • ORDER tickets by mail using this PDF form
  • ORDER tickets ONLINE using PayPal or credit card (handling fees apply).
  • For more information email Jack, or call 519-578-6298
  • SERIES PASSES! Limited number are available. Six amazing concerts for $104!. 
 Folk Night News:
  • Series passes are still $104 for all 6 shows!
  • Tickets are now exclusively available from The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and Folk Night at The Registry!
  • HST is included in all ticket prices.
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