Boxwood Canada


July 21 - July 27, 2019
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Registration for our 2019 festival is underway!

Join us in beautiful Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to discover music, ballad, and dance traditions amid one of North America's most exquisite 18th century seaside towns. Boxwood presents a full range of immersive sessions with world renowned artists in the realms of traditional folk, early music, and dance. The flute is center stage along with a myriad of other instruments, song and dance.

Boxwood will inspire the creative spirit of every participant with its concerts, dances, sessions, hands on sessions, and talks along with handmade local food in the heart of Nova Scotia's beautiful South Shore. The Boxwood experience brings together kindred spirits from all over the world, creating lasting friendships, nourishing music, and soulful fun in a unique, non-competitive program.

This year we're offering two concurrent programs:

Adult Program: age 15 and up

Youth Dance & Music Intensive: age 8-14

2019 Performers and Guest Artists

JULY 21 - 27, 2019:

Sunday July 21
Arrive in Lunenburg in the afternoon and gather for an evening meal of home-made local specialties. Opening concert & session will follow.

Monday - Friday July 22 - 26
Adult Program: Daily classes with our renowned guest artists all day, a delicious handmade evening meal made from fresh local ingredients followed by evening activities that include concerts, ceili dances, and sessions. For a detailed schedule, see our Participant Info page, and our Events page.

Youth Dance & Music Intensive: for those age 8-14, a day program with world class artists encompassing dance and music. Choose the Dance Intensive to dance all day, and the Dance & Music option to include both. More details at our Dance & Music Intensive page.

Saturday July 27
Finale concert in the evening

Pricing Structure:

Prices for the 2019 Boxwood Canada week can be paid in CAD or USD. Most participants come for the whole week for an immersive experience, however you can also join us for a day or two, or stop in each afternoon to join in the singing and flute choir.

Full Participant:
Adult Registration from April 1: - (classes, activities, concerts, ceilis & evening meals): $825 CAD / $625 USD
All classes, activities, concerts, ceilis, but no evening meals: $725 CAD (or) $550 USD

Work Study & Guests:
Work-Study: $525 CAD / $400 USD
Guest w/Regular Attendee: $525 CAD / $400 USD
Guest work-study & Teen work-study (age 15-18)*: $225 CAD / $175 USD
*teens not wishing to select the work-study option may register at regular adult rates above.

Boxwood Dance & Music Intensive (age 8-14)
Youth Dance & Music Intensive (age 8-14): $250 CAD/$185 USD or $50 CAD/day
See details on our Dance & Music Intensive page.

A la carte rates

Day Rate  (all classes, activities & meal): $175 CAD / $135 USD per day M-F
Day Rate  (all classes, activities & no meal): $160 CAD / $125 USD per day M-F

Afternoon Singing Classes only; all-week with Eamon & Mary: $175 CAD / $140 USD
Flute Choir only: $150 CAD / $120 USD
A-la-carte dinner: $25 CAD

Billet fee: $300 CAD / $230 USD

How to Register:

Registration is an easy 2-step process:

Step 1: Complete the registration form via the button below.
Be sure to scroll all the way down and click 'SUBMIT'.


Step 2: Pay.
A direct transfer is best, and bank details will be shown in your confirmation email. Credit card payments & PayPal add 3%.

That's it! We'll be in touch with further details as the week approaches. If you're planning to come, please fill the form out ASAP so we can plan early. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of both a registration form and payment.

Lodging & Billeting

There are 58 fine B&Bs and motels in the area. Please see our Participant Info page for all the details including billeting.


Thanks to our many generous supporters, Boxwood is able to offer some financial support to make our programs accessable. Boxwood is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the US, and a non-profit society in the Province of Nova Scotia. Please consider making a donation to the Fred Kasper Memorial Scholarship fund. For details on applying for financial assistance, visit the Scholarship page.


Registration for Boxwood 2019 is limited and is filled on a first come first serve basis upon full payment of all fees. Places cannot be held with a deposit. No Refunds will be made after June 15, 2019. Refund requests made on or before June 15, 2019 will receive a refund within 30 days of receipt of the full amount paid minus a $50 administrative charge.

Mailing List

To join the Boxwood mailing list, please click the link below. You'll hear from us every 1-2 months with timely updates. We will not share your address, nor will we pester you. Join Our Mailing List!