Edmonton's Northern Lights Folk Club - Bringing you the best in Folk Music, throughout the year
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About the club

Concerts are at the Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street NW, Edmonton, AB.

Doors open at 7pm, with shows at 8pm.

Interested in purchasing a season's ticket or multi-pack?
Contact Bill & Betty jo Werthmann

Bill and Betty jo host the Northern Lights Folk Club

Started in 1999, the Northern Lights Folk Club (NLFC) is a completely volunteer run, Non-Profit Society, dedicated to the promotion of live acoustic roots music in the Edmonton area.

The club has presented musicians from around the world; From the Welsh Martyn Joseph, to Australian Eric Bogle and Elphin, Ontario's David Francey.


Celebrating our 20th season:

Next season's details:

2019-2020 MULTI-PACK TICKETS are now on sale.

2019-2020 Season Tickets are now SOLD OUT. Please see information on ordering multi-packs or separate tickets below the concert listing.

Sept 21 - Ghostboy
Oct 5 - Michael Jerome Browne (opener Lisa Nicole Grace)
Oct 19 - Gurf Morlix (opener David Graff)
Nov 2 - David Francey
Nov 23 - Lynne Hanson / Joe Nolan
Jan 18 - John Gorka
Feb 8 - Women of Folkways (performers tba)
Feb 22 - JP Cormier
Mar 7 - Martyn Joseph
Mar 21 - Braden Gates / Over the Moon
Apr 4 - Pharis & Jason Romero

MULTI PACKS (minimum purchase of 10 tickets in any configuration) = $21 per ticket / $27 for David Francey & Martyn Joseph. Contact werthmann@northernlightsfc.ca to order & make payment.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS on sale mid-August
$23 adv / $27 door (if available)
$30 adv / $35 door (if available) for David Francey & Martyn Joseph

This season's schedule:

Saturday September 22, 2018

Shari Ulrich Trio

Shari Ulrich is celebrating 45 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist. Her work has garnered 23 solo and collaborative albums, 2 Juno awards, a 2014 CFMA English Songwriter of the Year, and an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Joining Shari at the NLFC will be her daughter, recording engineer Julia Graff, and the High Bar Gang's Kirby Barber, both acclaimed multi-instrumentalists in their own right.

Shari Ulrich Trio
Saturday October 13, 2018

Jim Byrnes + Over the Moon

Jim Byrnes was born in St Louis, Missouri where one of the neighbourhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band. By age 13, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. For nearly fifty years he's crooned, drawled, belted, hollered and sweet talked more songs into a microphone than most people ever get to hear in a lifetime. His evocative, smoky vocals are found in a truth that doesn't come overnight.

Jim Byrnes
Saturday October 20, 2018

Irish Mythen

Think back to a time when you heard music that was so powerful and beautiful you were instantly engaged. That is an Irish Mythen show, an experience in the joy of everything. Born and raised in County Wexford, Ireland, and now living in Charlottetown, PEI, Mythen is a true entertainer, a storyteller and comedian with a joie de vivre that will stay with you long after the last note of the evening.

Irish Mythen
Saturday November 10, 2018

Lynn Miles with Keith Glass

Through a career that has seen her the recipient of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards, and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, Lynn Miles has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability. Lynn will be joined by her long time road companion, Keith Glass; a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of the critically acclaimed band Prairie Oyster.

Lynn MilesKeith Glass
Saturday January 19, 2019

SOLD OUT: Matthew Byrne + 100 Mile House

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew Byrne's repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage, the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody. He supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room.

Husband and wife duo, Peter Stone and Denise MacKay of 100 Mile House share their unique brand of transatlantic folk with lyrically driven songs that revolve around their unmistakable harmonies.

Matthew Byrne100 Mile House
Saturday February 9, 2019

SOLD OUT: Women of Folkways

Featuring Maria Dunn, Kaia Kater, Dana Wylie

A co-presentation with the annual Winter Roots Roundup (U of A Sound Studies), the Women of Folkways concert is a celebration by women of women in the Folkways Records catalogue. This year's concert will feature Maria Dunn, Kaia Kater and Dana Wylie for a collaborative singer-in-the-round concert. These talented musicians will explore and celebrate the music of Folkways by presenting new interpretations of traditional folk songs, as well as their original songs to expand the tradition.

Maria Dunn, Kaia Kater, Dana Wylie
Saturday February 23, 2019

The Small Glories

Folk powerhouse The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed "study in contrasts," Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards' rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for a show at Winnipeg's West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories are two veteran singer/songwriters who create harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess.

The Small Glories
Saturday March 9, 2019

Rob Heath + Chloe Albert

CD Release

Winner of the 2002 Canadian Radio Music Award's "Songwriter of the Year" and the 2003 prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award, Rob Heath has enjoyed airplay on hundreds of Radio stations across six continents, not only for songs he's performed but those performed by other artists. This new CD is a collection of 20 songs written by Rob and various co-writers but produced, recorded, played, programmed, edited and sung solely by Rob.

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Saturday March 23, 2019

James Hill & Anne Janelle

It's true: opposites do attract. James Hill grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele while Anne Janelle was exclusively a classical cellist. But the pair's differences quickly became their biggest asset. The uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody. Together, James and Anne craft a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging.

James Hill and Anne Janelle
Saturday April 13, 2019

SOLD OUT: John Wort Hannam Band

A prize-winning songwriter and performer, John Wort Hannam is known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk through songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and this vast country of ours. With a keen eye for the quirky, and lyrics that create stories behind the songs, this born storyteller thrives on live performance, sharing both the personal and the profound.

John Wort Hannam



Tickets are priced at:

if available
Children 6 to 12:½ price, reimbursed at door
Children under 6:free
Season Pass:$190
Multi-pack special pricing
(any 10+ tickets)
$21 per ticket
Note: Passes and multi-packs only available from NLFC

We accept cash, Visa, MC, and debit for ticket and merchandise purchases.


Tickets can be purchased from the following outlets:

Note: Service charges may apply at ticket outlets.


NLFC appreciates the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, CBC, CJSR, CKUA, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Acoustic Music Shop, Myhre's Music, Tix On The Square, our volunteers, and you. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Canada
  • CKUA Radio Network
  • Tix on the Square
  • Myhre's Music
  • Acoustic Music Shop

The NLFC logo is designed and © by Ed Werthmann