This Weekend: folkwaysAlive! x Edmonton Folk Festival!

Alright Edmontonians—it's that time again: with the beginning of August comes our city's beloved annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival!

Among the amazing talents that will grace Gallagher Hill throughout the weekend, folkwaysAlive! is proud to be supporting two workshops highlighting the legacy of Folkways Records and our ongoing commitment to music, sound cultures, and community... [Read More]

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]


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.