30th anniversary kickoff concert!

FMO is thrilled to present AMELIA CURRAN with special guest YAO on Wednesday, October 19 at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa. Tickets are $20 at the door with all proceeds to be shared equally between It’s Mental and FMO. Doors will open at 8:00pm, and the show starts at 9:00pm.

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!

FMO Presents Indigenous Showcase

FMO will present its first Indigenous showcase, featuring six artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage:

Dawn Pritchard
Leonard Sumner
Nick Sherman
Quantum Tangle
Shy-Anne Hovorka
William Prince

The Indigenous showcase, generously funded by FACTOR, will [More]

Conference registration open

FMO members (with membership valid through October 31, 2016) can register for the conference at the rate of $479.60, and non-members at a rate of $598.25.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference.

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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:

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

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

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

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]

Advertise in Conference Program

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

The deadline for ad reservations and artwork for the Conference Program edition of Folk Prints is September 20, 2016. All ads are printed in full colour.

Before the presentation of the 2015 FMO Conference we introduced some new Advertising Packages that proved to be a welcome addition to our ad sales [More]