Resources for Dancers and Musicians

Become an official member of Balfolk Toronto and have access to our Listening Library as well as a Dropbox folder organized by dance type which holds recordings and charts of the tunes most commonly played at Balfolk Mondays in Toronto!

Looking for Balfolk music? Check out these bands:

Flor de Zinc
Bougnat Sound
Les Poufs a Cordes
Duo Rivaud Lacouchie
Duo Jonsson Coudroy
Dani Padpé
Sextet à Claques

And have a look at’s amazing list of bands:

Going to Europe? Go to these Balfolk festivals!
 Le Grand Bal de L’Europe (France ) Gennentines – July / St Gervais – August
Boombal (Belgium) Gent – August
Cadansa (Netherlands) October

Or check out bals in any of these European cities:

Curious to learn more dances? Here is a whooooole giant list of them, with video links! BalFolk Dances

Lyrics to some songs that are popular on Mondays in Toronto:

Les Moutons

J’ai (9 à 10, 8 à 9, etc) moutons dans mon village en haut, j’ai 9 à 10 moutons dans mon village en bas x2
Dans mon village en haut, dans mon village en bas x2
Chain chan-tu, Madeline, Madeleine, chain 
chan-tu Madeline djus tu x2

Quand on bois
Il y a bien 10 (9, 8, etc) ans que je me mariais, quand on aime on aime, on a que de bonheur x2
Quand on boit on a le coeur en joie, quand on fait l’amour on a l’oeil ma mignonne, quand on bois, on a le coeur en bois, et le lendemain matin on a la gueule de bois x2