Old Sod Folk Society of Ottawa

Folk at the oak

Launched March 2014 and run by Neville Miller, Folk at the Oak is a great way to connect with traditional music!

Are you interested in participating or attending online sessions? Please contact Neville Miller and if there is sufficient interest then sessions will continue virtually whilst physical distancing measures are in place.

Dates: 2nd Sundays of the month. There are NO session in July and August. This season's dates are:

  • 8th September 2019
  • 13th October 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 8th December 2019
  • 12th January 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • 8th March 2020
  • 12th April 2020
  • 10th May 2020
  • 14th June 2020

Time: 2-4+ pm

Location: Upstairs of the Royal Oak pub at Pretoria Bridge

For more information please contact Neville Miller


Folk at the Oak is being run on the lines of a typical British Folk Club, using a sign-up sheet at the entrance for anyone who wishes to perform. Each person or group of people will have the chance to sing and/or play 2 or 3 songs/tunes (~10 mins). Unlike a Song Circle, there will be no pressure on anyone to perform, listeners are just as welcome.

It is hoped that the material will be more traditional or established in nature (ballads, sea shanties, chorus songs, jigs, reels, airs) and can be a solo performance or one encouraging audience participation. It's an opportunity for aspiring singers and musicians to perform for the attendant audience.