Food, Stories and Songs of this Place: Celebrating 50 Years of Folklore Education in NL

Celebrating 50 Years of Folklore Education in NLTARGET: All alumni and friends of folklore


LOCATION: School of Music, Memorial University

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Folklore, in partnership with MUN Folklore and Language Archive, the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and the St. John's Storytelling Festival, are celebrating 50 years of folklore education in Newfoundland and Labrador and we want you to celebrate with us. Join us on June 1 at the School of Music for Food, Stories and Songs of This Place: Celebrating 50 Years of Folklore Education in Newfoundland & Labrador (NL). Check out below for more details.

  • RECEPTION, 7pm - 8pm - there will be a standing reception with local food, beverages, music and familiar faces.
  • AN EVENING OF STORIES AND SONGS, 8pm - 9:30pm - there will be 4 artists sharing some great stories and songs with a local connection with the host for the evening being Dale Jarvis. The complete line-up includes:
    • Sophie Angnatok - stories, throat singing and/or drumming
    • Anita Best - ballads, stories, recitations
    • Tama Fost - stories, throat singing
    • Kelly Russell - fiddle, accordion, stories, recitation
    • Dale Jarvis - host for the evening
  • Click here to read bios on host and artists (PDF format).

We hope you can join us to reconnect with familiar faces, enjoy some fabulous food, hear some great stories & songs and create new memories.

Please help share the message to all former students, faculty, staff and friends of folklore.

PARKING: Free parking in gated lot 15b (directly between the School and Elizabeth Ave). You can download/view a map of the venue, parking, etc... (in PDF format) here.

COST: $25 (+4.5% service fee for a total of $26.23). Cash bar.

GIVE BACK (Optional): For the Folk 50 celebrations we want to give everyone who has been a part of the Folklore community an opportunity to give back and support the Mary A. Griffiths Memorial Award for Folklore Field Research.  Since 1990 the MUN Folklore Society has sponsored The Mary A. Griffiths Memorial Award for Folklore Field Research as a memorial to Mary Griffiths (1967-1990), a student of folklore from Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay. Mary was very active in the Folklore Society and had planned to begin her graduate studies in Folklore at MUN. For more information on this award, please click here. There will be an optional donation field included on the above noted event registration form where you can give. Thank you for your consideration!

CONTACT: Any questions or suggestions can be directed to



Alumni Engagement

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000