2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition announced

The 2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship (CGMFC) will take place this August 26-28th in Morinville, AB... [Read More]

Jeremy Witten, folkwaysAlive! ambassador, heads to NYC!

We are pleased to announce that folkwaysAlive employee Jeremy Witten is involved with two exciting projects this summer!

Jeremy has spent the past three years as a Social Media Assistant at folkwaysAlive and worked previously as a Research Assistant for folkwaysAlive's Gospel Music research project... [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.