About Us

The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society Inc. has been formed to teach, promote, encourage, foster and cultivate the education, preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, accessibility, support and performance of traditional instrumental and vocal music in Saskatchewan. The education component and connection to our prairie heritage makes the organization more than a festival and entertainment provider – it is part of the culture of the province and an active participant in making and preserving music history.

MUSIC CAMP

Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society holds an all ages Music Education Camp prior to its annual Music Festival. Multi-skill level classes are taught in the various acoustic instruments found within the Bluegrass and Old Time genres, such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, guitar, dobro, voice and even and introductory class for children’s music. Festival mainstage artists arrive early to our festival site to provide this professional level instruction.

LEARN FROM WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are some of the top working musicians in their industry. Our alumni boast an impressive range of accomplishments, including working with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, The Dixie Chicks and more.

MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER

One of the greatest joys for beginners and masters alike is the thrill of gathering together to play. No amps to haul, no electricity required, just a campfire and a willing group of pickers and singers.

FOSTERING FRIENDSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC

More than just an instructional camp, Northern Lights seeks to connect participants in many different ways.   We gather together for amazing meals, take a turn or two at dishes and sometimes even break out into spontaneous percussion sessions.

EXPLORE OTHER INSTRUMENTS

Maybe you’ve been playing one instrument for some time and feel like it might be time to try something new. Our camp is the perfect opportunity to do so.
MEMBERSHIP

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Membership in the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society has so many benefits! From exclusive discounts and access to workshops and events, to the ability to participate in the AGM and serve on the board, you don’t want to miss out. A society membership is also the only way you can volunteer for the festival!

OUR SPONSORS

NORTHERN LIGHTS APPRECIATES OUR FRIENDLY SPONSORS THAT MAKE THE FESTIVAL AND OTHER EVENTS HAPPEN. PAY THEM A VISIT!
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Looking to Get Involved?

We couldn’t do it without your help! Volunteers are an essential part of making all of our events as successful as they are. Helping hands get things done, half the effort, twice the fun!

Not only will you get the chance to meet and work alongside a great bunch of folks, being a volunteer comes with no shortage of benefits and perks!!