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.


Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

On June 19, a special eNews entitled “EXTRA: CASL CONSENT edition” was sent out to FMO’s entire database (with the exception of anyone who had already previously unsubscribed from eNews). This eNews explained the upcoming July 1, 2014 legislation of CASL.

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Official/family and alternate showcase artists selected

On June 16-17, the FMO official showcase jury met and reviewed all 137 of the 2014 applications for showcasing at the 28th Annual FMO Conference.  FMO would like thank the jury members for their hard work, time and expertise:

Jon Bartlett – Founder and Director, Kelp Records
Kellylee Evans – Jazz/Blues Vocalist
Preetam Sengupta – [More]

Calling all Arts Professionals!

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 28th annual FMO conference in Toronto from October 16-19, 2014. This is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career arts professionals to hone their skills, work [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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London, ON duo Jane Carmichael (vocals, uke) and Kevin Kennedy (vocals, guitar) officially formed as The Marrieds in December 2010 when they posted 3 snow day songs on YouTube during London’s “Snowmageddon.” The songs received over 10 000 views in a couple of days and captured the attention of CBC…
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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).