Boxwood Canada


July 22 - July 28, 2018
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Registration for our 2018 Festival is now open!

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.


2018 Performers and Guest Artists:

Festival Passes

Prices for the 2018 festival may be paid in US dollars (USD), or Canadian dollars (CAD). Due to rapidly fluctuating exchange rates we ask that our US and international participants pay in USD, and our Canadian participants pay in CAD. Thank You!

Full Access Pass:
Includes 7 days of programming with 5 days of hands on immersive sessions, public programs, activities, and 6 great suppers.
$795 CAD ($635 USD) Early-Bird if paid by April 15
$825 CAD ($660 USD) Regular: paid April 16 and later

Full Access - No Meals:
This is the same as the Full Access Pass but for those not eating the meals. It includes 7 days of programming and 5 days of hands on immersive sessions, public programs, activities. You are still welcome to purchase an individual day's meal at the door.
$705 CAD ($560 USD) Early-Bird if paid by April 15
$735 CAD ($585 USD) Regular: paid April 16 and later

Work Study:
Work Study positions are available pending an application and approval. Includes 7 days of programming with 5 days of hands on immersive sessions, public programs, activities, and 6 great suppers. See also the Work Study page for more details on this option.
$525 CAD ($420 USD) - Adults: age 18 and up
$250 CAD ($200 USD) - Teens: age 13 - 17

Guest Pass:
Includes 7 days of programming with public programs, activities, and 6 great suppers. The guest pass is reserved for guests and family of Boxwood participants.
$525 CAD ($420 USD)

Boxwood Teens:
Includes 7 days of programming with 5 days of hands on immersive sessions, public programs, activities, and 6 great suppers. This program is specifically designed for those aged 13-17. Please see the Boxwood Teens page for details. Teens may also apply as a Work Study to further reduce the cost.
$500 CAD ($400 USD) - regular
$250 CAD ($200 USD) Teen Work Study

Children's Program:
All daytime sessions and activities. Does not include evening activities. Click over to the Children's Program page for all the details. Enrollment is limited - register early! Please register your child using our on-line form below. Be sure to include info about their age, and the name of the parent or guardian.
$225 CAD ($180 USD) for one child (includes whistle and all materials).
$200CAD ($150 USD) each for multiple children of the same family (siblings - includes whistle and all materials)

A La Carte:
A La Carte pricing for a day rate is available, but not encouraged as most sessions are geared progressively and we strive to create continuity in our activities.

• Day rate including hands on immersive sessions, meals & activities: $180 CAD ($145 USD) (pay in person, on site)
• Day rate - regular music sessions only $160 CAD ($130 USD) (pay in person)
• Drop-ins for a single session are not available.
• Single dinner includes salad, entree, sides & dessert - $25 CAD (pay in person, on site)

How to Register

Registration is an easy 2-step process:

Step 1: Complete the registration form via the link below. Be sure to scroll all the way down and click 'SUBMIT'. If a security warning pops up, you can trust Karl!


Step 2: Pay. To keep registration fees down and to keep our funds flowing to the Young Musician Outreach Fund rather than credit card companies & banks, we prefer that you pay by direct transfer (EFT, Interac, PopMoney etc.), cheque or PayPal balance. Physical cheques should be made payable to BOXWOOD in USD or CAD and mailed to:

PO Box 225
Lunenburg, NS B0J2C0

Contact us to arrange an EFT or Interac transfer. We can accommodate Credit Card payments upon request (add 3%). Indicate your preference on the registration form below.

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.

Fred Kasper Memorial Young Musician Outreach

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 help us to make our programs available to promising young people by making a donation to the Fred Kasper Memorial Young Musician Outreach fund. For details on applying, visit the Young Musician Outreach page.


Registration for Boxwood 2018 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, 2018. Refund requests made on or before June 15, 2018 will receive a refund within 30 days of receipt of the full amount paid minus a $50 administrative charge. There are no refunds for work study participants or the Children's Program after May 1, 2018. Cancellations prior to this time will be subject to the abovementioned $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!