Community Programs

Folk School Classes

Students receive hands-on instruction from exceptional instructors in The Folk Exchange – our intimate venue in the Exchange District, located at 211 Bannatyne Ave.

Register in-person at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Office (203-211 Bannatyne Ave. at Albert St.)

All classes happen at The Folk Exchange (103 – 211 Bannatyne Ave. at Albert St.)

10 Week Classes, $250 Regular (Plus GST)

Ukulele Classes – Fall Sessions (Course Descriptions)

Ukulele I – Which End is the Handle?
10 weeks - Thursdays, September 22-November 24, 7:00-9:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Ukulele II – Onward & Upward
10 weeks – Saturdays, September 17-November 19, 11:00am-1:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Continuing Ukulele – Why Quit Now
10 weeks – Saturdays, September 17-November 19, 2:00-4:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Mandolin, Guitar - Fall Sessions (Course Descriptions)

Mandolin I: Fundamentals Through Traditional Repertoire  
10 weeks – Sundays, October 2 – December 4, 11:30am-1:30pm
Instructor: Brenton Thorvaldson

Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking I: Techniques & Tunes 
10 Weeks – Sundays, October 2- December 4, 2:30-4:30pm
Instructor Brenton Thorvaldson

Specialty Workshops

Specialty Workshops, $55 Regular (Plus GST)

Picking Outside The Box: 3-finger banjo techniques for novice to experienced
Saturday October 22 4:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor Jaxon Haldane


Registration: click HERE to download the registration form to pay in person or by mail.

Online Registration: 

Prices include GST and PayPal fees.

Student Full Name


*online registration subject to 3% PayPal fees.

Register in person at our office at 203-211 Bannatyne Ave.

*All cancellations are subject to a $5 administration fee. No refunds are available after class start date.

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Community Programs

Community Programs

We offer a number of programs both at the Festival and year-round to engage and inspire our folk community.

In The City Festival-Style Workshops

In The City Festival-Style Workshops

Where do you go to get your Folk Fest fix throughout the year? We host monthly Festival-style workshops all year ‘round at the Millennium Library!

Our Organization

Our Organization

The inaugural Winnipeg Folk Festival was held in 1974 as a one-time celebration to mark Winnipeg’s 100th anniversary. It was a free event and attracted an estimated audience of 22,000 over the three-day weekend.