Cambridge, Ontario


The Mill Race Folk Society is a non-profit, registered charity and its purpose is to host folk music events in the area of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

PLEASE read this appeal for help with our 26th annual Mill Race Festival!

The Mill Race Folk Society hosts English music sessions (every other Sunday), open singarounds (third Saturday of the month), Singing Sessions (first Sunday), many concerts, and dances throughout the year. Learn more at our Calendar page. Some of the upcoming Special Events include:

  • Onion Honey, Feb 18, 2018, 2pm, Thirteen.
  • Ian Bell, March 18, 2018, 2pm, Thirteen.

The main event staged by the Socety is the annual Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music, which is a free admission event that has been held since 1993.

Photo by Justin Bastin.

The festival’s focus is on traditional forms of folk music and dance from a variety of cultures. Because it was inspired by similar events held in the United Kingdom, a significant part of the content is British and Irish music. However, an equally significant number of acts represent a variety of world cultures and the multinational character that is Canada today.

Please visit the Contacts page for information on becoming a member, a volunteer or associate of the Mill Race Folk Society.

If you would like to make a donation to support the Mill Race Folk Society, please click the ‘donate’ button below right.