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

Folk Night Season 14 rebooted on September 10, 2022!
Season 15 (3 concerts) Tickets are On Sale HERE.

CONCERT RESCHEDULED. Live Stream Available.

Eileen McGann has been re-scheduled to September 10, 2022.

Lyrics that challenge, stimulate and inspire, combined with melodies that soar make Eileen McGann one of Canada’s finest songwriters. From award-winning environmental anthems and stark social commentary to side-splitting political satire, McGann's is a strong voice for justice and the earth. We welcome Eileen back for our Merrick Jarrett concert!

Tickets from the original May 2 date will be honoured.

14th Merrick Jarrett Concert
Eileen McGann

September 10, 2022
8pm.  ♪  $21 / $24  ♪  Masks requested.

CONCERT REIMAGINED. Live Stream Available.

We have re-scheduled the One For The Foxes concert with MARIA DUNN and JOE JENCKS, October 29, 2022. One For The Foxes tickets will be honoured for this show.
Joe Jencks and Maria Dunn team up for songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! From Chicago, IL and Edmonton, AB respectively, these performing songwriters represent the finest traditions in music that is socially aware, musically engaged, and filled with heart and purpose. We welcome both back to The Registry!

Maria Dunn & Joe Jencks

October 29, 2022
8pm.  ♪  $24 / $26  ♪  Masks requested.
Wait Listed. Live Stream $20.

NEW: Watch a 16 minute sampler from James' live stream!

James Keelaghan is re-scheduled to November 19, 2022.

Tickets from the original March 21, 2020 date will be honoured for November 19/22.
James Keelaghan is Canada's greatest living singer/songwriter. Period. Full Stop. It's an honour to have him back for a 3rd show at The Registry. A multiple JUNO winner and nominee, he is also the Artistic Director for 2 major Ontario festivals. And James is releasing a new CD this fall!

James Keelaghan

November 19, 2022
8pm.  ♪  $23 / $25  ♪  Masks requested.
Wait Listed. Live Stream $20.

Folk Night Season 14 has resumed!
Season 14 concludes with 3 fall concerts. Details above.
In person concerts are WAIT LISTED; LIVE STREAMING options available.
Email to be added to either list.
Season 15 launches in 2023 with concerts featuring Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier,
Allison Lupton's All-Star Band, and Joe Crookston.

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.

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!

Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier

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

Ontario's Finest. Live stream available.

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, Joseph Phillips and Ivan Rosenberg, 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.

Allison Lupton and her All-Star Band

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

FN Favourite returns! Live stram available!

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.

Joe Crookston

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


  • FRIDAY, April 14. 8pm. Boreal: Songs of Renewal (presented by FOLK NIGHT and The Registry)
  • SATURDAY, April 15. 8pm. Allison Lupton (See above.) FOLK NIGHT
  • SUNDAY, April 16. 3pm. Stephen Fearing and the Sentimentals (presented by The Registry)

 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.

Tickets are available online using PayPal, credit card, eTransfer:
  • CONTACT me for FALL SHOW tickets. Live Stream tickets are available.
  • For more information email Jack, or call 519-578-6298
  • Season 15 passes available!
 Folk Night News:
  • Series passes & tickets for Season 15 on sale now!
  • Dec 20/22: Boreal concert Added.
  • 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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