2014 FMO Conference - Samantha Martin, Sherie Marshall, Stacie Tabb. Photo by James Dean. 2014 FMO Conference - Linda Turu & Michael Wrycraft - photo by James Dean; Adam Brown & Harvey Glatt - photo by Mike Bourgeault; Charlie Angus - photo by James Dean 2014 FMO Conference - Youth Program - Photo by Mike Bourgeault 2014 FMO Conference - Lobby of the Westin Bristol Place - photo by Mike Bourgeault. 2014 FMO Conference - The Bombadils - Photo by Mike Bourgeault 2014 FMO Conference - Mike Celia, Emma-Jane Julien; Emily Mitchell, Tannis Slimmon, Annie Sumi; Andy Frank, Kirsten Jones - Photo by Mike Bourgeault.


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 applications open!

43 rooms on the third floor of the Westin Bristol Place are available as venues for acoustic private showcases on the Friday and Saturday nights of the conference (Oct. 16 & 17) from 11:00pm – 3:00am. Anyone can host a private showcase, and hosts present their own lineups of artists. [More]

The Succession Plan (TSP) at FMO

Folk Music Ontario and Folk Music Canada are pleased to partner with CAPACOA to deliver its mentorship and peer networking program, The Succession Plan (TSP), at the 29th annual FMO conference in Toronto from October 15-18, 2015. This is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career arts professionals to hone their skills, work [More]

Youth Program applications being accepted now!

Are you between the ages of 15 and 21, and interested in a career in music? Why not apply to the FMO Youth Program? For more details, please visit the Youth Program page.

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FMO at Union Summer, Toronto

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Folk Music Ontario

From July 10 – August 28 on Mondays and Fridays, FMO members will be performing from noon-1pm in Toronto at Union Square. Stop by to see the following artists if you’re in town!

Fri, Jul 31 – HOTCHA!

Mon, Aug 3 – Shawna Caspi

Fri, Aug 7 – The Young Novelists

Mon, Aug 10 [More]

Spring 2015 Folk Prints

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Folk Music Ontario

Our latest edition of Folk Prints is now available to the general public. Articles include:
• Rules of the Road – A humorous and comprehensive checklist for the touring musician by veteran troubadour Jonathan Byrd
• FMO/FMC Export Development Program – Just what is the EDP? How can/why should an artist get [More]

2015 advertising opportunities

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Folk Music Ontario

FMO has new advertising packages that will save you a bundle and let you handle all of your promotion through FMO this year with a one-time purchase. For more info, please email Mike Large. And to read about all of the FMO conference advertising opportunities, please click here.