The Ship Pub

265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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The Ship Pub (Folk Night)

The last Wednesday of the month, Folk Night is an open session.
All are welcome.

Presented by the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society, Folk Night at the Ship is St. John’s oldest continually running event (started in 1974) and regularly draws a sizeable crowd each Wednesday night; sometimes 100 souls and rarely less than 50.

Folk Night starts at 9 p.m. (yes, it really does!) with a one hour set from a featured performer, then a half hour open mic session and closes with a half hour final set from the feature act. Cover charge is $5 and the music ranges from solo songwriters, traditional Newfoundland, blues, klezmer and all styles in between.

In addition, there are often special events such as the Folk Festival Launch, themed evenings, open mike nights and the last Wednesday of every month is reserved for a traditional tune session that often has 20 or more players in attendance.

So, please consider yourself invited!

Re: The Ship Pub

I was here in 1988 during a fantastic year spent in St Johns and still remember this wonderful place. I was told one of the two fiddlers playing the first night I was ever in The Ship was Rufus Ginchard, the passage of time makes me wonder if this was true or an "invented" memory, I hope of course its the former. Great to see The Ship is thriving.

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What a fantastic place. I’ve multitudinous memories of jamming at The Ship, and there are quite a few sessions at pubs within a block or two. I minds an evening I participated in a slow session, a blues jam, a jazz event and and an avant-garde Wail in a blurry sequence that may have taken more than 24 hours. Dayboiling was the start of it. Do go to St. John’s just as soon as you can - I would! Oral tradition is alive and kicking on The Rock.