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.


Preliminary schedule available now!

After much consultation, Folk Music Ontario now has a PRELIMINARY schedule of events for each day of the conference. Have a look, and keep current by visiting the Conference page of the website often, under “What’s Happening at the Conference?”:

Thurs, Oct 16 [More]

Calling all volunteers!

Folk Music Ontario is now accepting volunteer applications, until September 5, 2014. Please visit the Volunteer page for more info.

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!

Private showcase application deadline EXTENDED

The deadline for those wishing to host a private showcase at the 2014 FMO conference has been extended to Wednesday, August 27. Click here for more info.

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Latest News

FMO Board nominees

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Folk Music Ontario

We have a great list of candidates for the FMO Board of Directors:

Tim Fraser – London
Tamar Ilana – Toronto
James Keelaghan – Perth
Jani Lauzon – Toronto
Brenna MacCrimmon – Toronto
Preetam Sengupta – Guelph
Alex Sinclair – Toronto

Please click here to learn about who they are [More]

2014 Estelle Klein Award recipient – Harvey Glatt!

Posted on June 12, 2014 by Folk Music Ontario

Each year, Folk Music Ontario (FMO) honours the work of an individual or group that has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community. The award is named after Estelle Klein, a long-time advocate of Canadian Folk music and one of the early founders of the Folk festival scene [More]

Member and non-member registration now open

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Folk Music Ontario

Registration for the 28th Annual Conference, taking place October 16-19, 2014 at the Westin Bristol Place in Toronto, is now open to both FMO members ($300.00 plus HST) and non-members ($400.00 plus HST). Click here for more info.