2013 FMO Conference - Lemon Bucket Orkestra.  Photo by Mike Bourgeault. 2013 FMO Conference - Shelagh Rogers, Mike and Jane Stevens.  Photo by James Dean. 2013 FMO Conference - Youth Program participants.  Photo by James Dean. 2013 FMO Conference - Flights and Falls.  Photo by James Dean. 2013 FMO Conference - panel session.  Photo by Mike Bourgeault. 2013 FMO Conference - David and Ariana Gillis.  Photo by Mike Bourgeault.


Call for nominations

Of the Board’s current members, four directors are completing their terms this fall. New directors will be elected by the membership at the October conference in Toronto. FMO Members are asked to review the documents on the Board of Directors page, and use the 2014 Nomination [More]


On April 1, we launched members only early bird registration for the 28th annual conference, taking place October 16-19 at the Westin Bristol Place, Toronto. Our lowest conference registration rates are in effect until May 31, 2014.  Official/family showcase and Songs From the Heart applications are also [More]

Changes to the conference

At the end of October each year, we ask our delegates to tell us how we can improve the conference experience, while still keeping it affordable for everyone. With that in mind, FMO will be making the following changes in 2014:

Official showcases will start on Thursday. FMO will present six [More]

Festival season is all year round

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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!

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Scott Merrifield
A founder and past Artistic Director of Northern Lights Festival Boréal for 14 years, Scott was also involved in OCFF in its early days and gave workshops at early conferences. Since 1992, he has been presenting approximately 8 house concerts per year in Sudbury. Scott retired as Director of Policy…
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Estelle Klein Award nominations open

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Folk Music Ontario

Do you know someone who deserves recognition and the company of people like Mike Stevens, Arthur McGregor, Paul Mills and Sharon, Lois & Bram? Nominate them for the Estelle Klein Award! Click here for more info and to download a nomination form.

SALE on FMO Lifetime Memberships – EXTENDED!

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Folk Music Ontario

Between now and April 18, 2014, you can take advantage of a limited time offer of Lifetime Membership with FMO for just $500.00 plus HST*.

During this time period, those who purchase a Lifetime membership will also receive an elegant boxed set of six Stan Rogers CDs (plus a [More]

April 1 membership rate increase

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Folk Music Ontario

Folk Music Ontario membership fees will be increasing by 10% effective April 1, 2014. FMO/OCFF has not increased membership fees for the last five years. An increase is necessary to provide all members with their benefits, as well as a high-quality conference and year-round programming. Year-round programming starts this year [More]