Reminding folks that as of August 31st the entity known as Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre will no longer be occupying their location at the Kemball Memorial Bldg. This entity was seemingly comprised of the collaborative energy of Kevin John and Jeremy Behn but it was moreso the all inclusive synergy of every musician or person who came thru our entrance and connected with us. Whether about the repair of their instrument, the purchase of an unusual consignment or to tell us they’d been married right where we were standing 30years ago! We’re going to miss connecting in this space but look forward to new venues of connection and creative collaboration. Hope to see you for a good bye before we close and perhaps you can take home a good deal to help me get rid of all this ‘stuff’! Musical ‘stuff’ though it is!
Letting folks know that we are closed today, not in celebration, but in support and allegiance of my friend and apprentice Kevin John. Whose father is a residential school survivor. Having grown up in the midst of four indian reservations I am only, just now, coming to full realization about why they exist at all. We are closed today in memory of the ‘children’ and their families who were torn apart, abused and many ‘murdered’ by the newcomers to this land. Also in recognition that abuse and oppression is ongoing against first nations peoples. I must do my part to help shape a canada that is fully participating and acting to heal, value and cherish our indigenous brothers and sisters. What that looks like exactly for me will unfold moving forward but I’m starting by saying we have some listening and compassionate work to do if we want to celebrate this place along with first nations in the future.
Hi Folks,Beginning today until the end of July all accessories are 15% off! All instruments are 10% off (consignments subject to owner approval) until the end of July! Plus we will randomly pick items for one week rotations of more aggressive mark downs (these will be more spontaneous and not online so visiting the store is how to reveal these offers). We have some interesting new Eastmans in stock and some excellent consignments, including a Fairbanks/Vega Tubaphone Banjo with Bart Reiter neck. Come visit, message, email or phone us for further info. Clearing most of our inventory by summers end is the goal which may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Look forward to connecting over the summer…
To all the wonderful folks who have graced us with their presence at Mtn Fruit over the years. We are transitioning to a home based shop at the end of this summer. We’ll be focusing on repairs and exploring yearnings to handcraft our own instruments. Can’t find the words to say how incredible it’s been to have connected with so many beautiful people in Canada’s smallest music shop and we look forward to continuing that relationship with our new direction!
PLEASE ASLO NOTE OUR CHANGE FOR SUMMER HOURS…
No longer open on Saturdays as of May 1st! Apologies for any inconvenience!
Thanks Mtn Fruit
After testing the waters out for a couple of weeks we’ve decided its time to hit the ground running! We have had a steady stream of repairs and inquiries over the last two weeks and in order to keep up we are very happy to announce that Mountain Fruit Folklore will be returning to our regular pre-pandemic hours:
Closed for lunch 1-2.
Experienced luthiery work from restringing, to refretting, neck sets, full restoration, to bow rehairs, crack repair, violin family set-up, bridge work, and more! Including a line up of new and used stringed instruments and accessories!
Come say hi!
We are very happy to announce that Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre is re-opening!
Please only one person/household in the store at a time, as it is a small space.
Our schedule is only part-time for now. We are testing the waters at 3 days a week: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-5. But that may change depending on how business goes week-to-week, so keep your eyes open. We are just going to move with the current on this one.
We are always open to make appointments an email is probably the fastest way to get in touch with us outside of business hours: email@example.com
Here at Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre we have a healthy obsession with the unusual and uncommon. This viola will be getting a special set of strings designed to allow it to play a full octave lower than a traditional viola. Putting it down in the cello range.
The initial fitting of the bridge to the top is complete. The fit will be finalized and the remainder of the carving including enlarging the heart and kidneys will happen once the Wittner fine-tuner tailpiece arrives.
Stay tuned in to our blog for the next set of in-process photos!