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 at Union Summer 2016

Folk Music Ontario member artists are performing in ten timeslots at Union Square in Toronto, as part of the Union Summer entertainment series. Here is a list of the upcoming performers:

Wed, Aug 24, 12:00-1:30pm – Brother Neil
Wed, Aug 31, 12:00-1:30pm – Apryll Aileen

Early bird conference registration open

FMO members (with membership valid through October 31, 2016) can register for the conference at the early bird rate of $360.95, and non-members at a rate of $479.60. These rates are in effect until August 31, 2016.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference.

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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]

Volunteer applications now open!

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

Are you enthusiastic and community-minded? Committed to getting the most out of the conference? Interested in rocking a brand new t-shirt??? Apply to be a volunteer! The application deadline is August 31, 2016. For more info and to apply, visit the Volunteer page.

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]