Welcome to the official site of the Vancouver Folk Song Society, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The VFSS is for singers, musicians, and people who like to sing with others. We welcome performers and listeners of all ages and abilities and from all cultures.

Upcoming Events

Note: The VFSS takes the risks of Covid-19 seriously. We cannot eliminate all risk of exposure, but we do try to limit the risk by caring for each other through our Covid safety measures.

We ask that everyone screen themselves for Covid symptoms before each VFSS in-person event, and attend only if you are symptom-free. Each event has additional safety measures in place, such as masking, ventilation, and distancing.
• The VFSS Song Circle — first and third Wednesday of every month

Either in-person at the Friends’ Meeting House or online via Zoom.
See Calendar for details.

Recent POSTS

  • In-person gathering CANCELLED; Zoom-only for this evening


    Due to the extreme cold (for Vancouver!), hazardous driving conditions, unreliable bus service, and parking challenges at the Friends’ Meeting House, the VFSS has decided to cancel this evening’s in-person Winter Solstice gathering, and host a full-participation Zoom session instead. We hope you can join us there!

    The Zoom session opens at 7:00 pm (Pacific Time) and the evening’s program begins at 7:30. The Zoom link has been emailed to our mailing list. If you are not on our email list, you can subscribe here.

  • Winter Solstice song circle


    Hi, Folks!

    We hope you can join us for our traditional Winter Solstice song circle on Wednesday, Dec 21either in person at the Friends’ Meeting House at 1090 W. 70th Ave. in Vancouver or on Zoom.


  • From the Archives: The Banks of the Similkameen


    During the September 21, 2022 online song circle, we played the first minute and a half of this recording of The Banks of the Similkameen, sung by Phil Thomas and accompanied by Barry Hall on the banjo, recorded at the 10th anniversary gathering of the VFSS in July, 1969. Here’s the full recording:

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