Final @Noon event of the term—FAB Gallery Art Show!

Spring has sprung and with the change in seasons, things are winding down for the academic term here at folkwaysAlive!

For our last @Noon event of the 2015-2016 academic year, we are inviting all friends of folkwaysAlive! and the Canadian Centre of Ethnomusicology to join us this Wednesday, April 6th between 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery for a unique showing of original artwork created by students from the Department of Art & Design... [Read More]

2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship Fundraiser

Attention fiddle folk! Join fiddle champion Daniel Gervais in a fundraising effort for the upcoming 2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship... [Read More]


folkwaysAlive! is a creative and educational hub for musical, social and cultural advancement made possible by the University of Alberta's partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington DC.

folkwaysAlive! is home to a collection of over 2,100 Folkways records donated to the university by company founder, Moses Asch. Our centre—located in the historic Arts building at the University of Alberta—provides a network for musicians, historians, researchers, academics and a diverse community of music lovers.

In addition to hosting on-site tours and curating multidisciplinary projects, folkwaysAlive! houses an online digital archive of Folkways recordings, provides research opportunities, and presents public performances that relate to and enhance the Folkways philosophy and traditions. Learn more.