Violin Raffle at Lake Erie Folk Fest!

Come to LEFF and go home with a violin! Studio Strings of Medina has generously donated a violin, bow and case valuing $600 to be raffled off doing the festival. The Studio Strings Model 100 is hand carved, solid wood, spirit varnished and has boxwood fittings. Comes with a case and a wood bow.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, 5 tickets for $20 and will be available from 1-6pm and during the concert intermission. Raffle tickets will be sold at the INFO desk and by Roaming Rafflers throughout the day. The violin will be awarded to a lucky ticket holder after intermission, but the winner need not be present to win. Studio Strings will offer the winner a trade in or upgrade valuing $500 if desired.

Thanks for supporting LEFF, Bruce and Jennifer Tackett!

Canadian folk group to perform for students on Friday, February 23

Dear Teachers and School Administrators:

On Friday, February 23, 2018, the Lake Erie Folk Fest will present an exciting educational music program for Middle and Upper School students.

The program will feature a young traditional music group from Prince Edward Island called “Ten Strings and a Goat Skin.” The 3-piece, band will introduce students to the culture, history and music of east coast Canada. The musicians are bilingual, and the french language has had a big influence on their upbringing and music. The band’s presentation promises to be fun and informative for all students including French and music students.

You can sample the band’s music here:

The 45-minute program will take place at 10am at the Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid on Friday, February 23, 2018. Cost is $5 per student, teachers and chaperones are free. Please call the Shore Cultural Centre at 216-289-8578 to reserve tickets.

Thank you!


Indiegogo campaign launched for 2018 Lake Erie Folk Fest

Cleveland’s long winters can make summer music festivals seem like a distant memory. Which is why a winter folk festival in a warm, welcoming place is a perfect idea! Music workshops, community dances, jam sessions, performances and friendly faces are all hallmarks of the Lake Erie Folk Fest, now in its third year.

Donate via Indiegogo to continue this emerging tradition and support the February 24, 2018 festival.

Music Workshops at 2017 LEFF

There will be a host of wonderful workshops at LEFF: Mark Olitsky teaches two levels of old-time banjo; Paul Kovac teaches bluegrass banjo; Bob Frank teaches blues guitar; Drew Bonnis – bass; Christine King – fiddle accompaniment; Two levels of ukulele; Fiddle from Scratch by Studio Strings; African Drumming; Barbershop harmony singing and more! Click here for more.


Bluegrass Jam with Paul Kovac

Get Ready to Jam! Second annual LEFF

Get ready to jam at the February 2017 Lake Erie Folk Fest!  There will be opportunities to play Cajun, Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Irish music.  New this year, there will also be a Community Sing hosted by Folknet and Darryl Lewis. Click here for times for the organized jams, and look for pop-up jams to listen to and join in throughout the day.

Tuva Comes to Euclid for 2017 Lake Erie Folk Fest

The Alash ensemble is a trio of master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia where the ancient art of throat singing was developed among nomadic herdsmen. In addition to performing on the evening concert at LEFF on Feb. 25, Alash will also be doing an afternoon session. Don’t miss it!

Studio Strings Donates Raffle Item

LEFF would like to thank 2017 festival sponsor Studio Strings for donating this beautiful instrument as a raffle item. They will also host an instrument petting zoo during the festival, and teach a “Fiddle from Scratch” workshop for anyone new to playing. Buy your raffle tickets at the festival! A drawing for the violin will be held during the evening concert. Thank you Bruce and Jennifer Tackett!



Lake Erie Folk Fest logoShore Cultural Centre
291 E. 222nd Street
Euclid, Ohio 44123

(216) 289-8578

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