Announcements

2017 / 2018 FMO conference dates

2017: October 19-22
2018: September 27-30

The FMO conference will be held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in both 2017 and 2018. Registration for next year’s conference will be launched on April 1, 2017, along with applications for Official Showcases and the Songs From the Heart songwriting competition.

Festival season is all year round

Our member festivals offer something for everyone’s tastes. There’s music – from Celtic to alt-country, hip hop to Trad – along with crafts, food, family entertainment, dance, workshops, and great community spirit. Click here for dates and websites!

30th anniversary t-shirts

Volunteers at the 2016 conference in Ottawa sported t-shirts with a new “30 Years” logo, specially designed by Lisa Palfrey of Nexus Communications Marketing. Now you can look sharp too!

T-shirts are on sale for $15.00, or two for $25.00, with FREE shipping. There are two styles available: regular, in sizes [More]

2016 EKA recipient Anne Lederman

The 2016 Estelle Klein Award was presented to Anne Lederman during the Awards Brunch at the 30th Anniversary FMO conference on October 23rd. Click here to watch the interview conducted by CBC Radio One’s Alan Neal.

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Tannis Slimmon
Raised on a farm north of Oak Lake, Manitoba, Tannis grew up surrounded by three generations of musicians. She relocated to Guelph, Ontario in 1980 and began her professional career as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. After eleven years and three albums with the critically acclaimed female trio The…
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FMO RRP – Conference Coordinator

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Folk Music Ontario

FMO is seeking the assistance of an outside service provider to help with the coordination of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 conferences. The Conference Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and is the person(s) primarily responsible for successful delivery of the annual conference. This is a three-year contract position.

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Official showcase wristbands

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

$20 wristbands will be on sale at the Registration area of the conference each day for that evening’s official showcase, with bonus features on Friday and Saturday:

Wristband purchased on:

Purchaser entitled to attend:

Thursday
FMO presents Thursday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

Friday
Stingray Songs From the Heart showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

FMO presents Friday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

Saturday
Indigenous showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

Ticketpro Youth showcase [More]

FMO Export Development Program

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

The Export Development Program (EDP) assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada and the USA by bringing more than 25 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, publicists, etc.) to the FMO conference. Showcasing artists who are not part of the official showcase but are playing in a sponsored or [More]