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Jeremy Fisher concert

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Folk Music Ontario in Announcement  /  No comments yet

Wednesday, March 22 – FMO presents Jeremy Fisher, with special guests Jill Zmud and Catriona Sturton, in concert at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street. Celebrate the end of winter – tickets $20 at the door!

(doors 7:15pm)
8:15pm – Catriona Sturton
9:00pm – Jill Zmud
10:00pm [More]

FMO RRP – Conference Coordinator

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Folk Music Ontario in News  /  No comments yet

FMO is seeking the assistance of an outside service provider to help with the coordination of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 conferences. The Conference Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and is the person(s) primarily responsible for successful delivery of the annual conference. This is a three-year contract position.

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30th anniversary t-shirts

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in Announcement  /  Comments Closed

Volunteers at the 2016 conference in Ottawa sported t-shirts with a new “30 Years” logo, specially designed by Lisa Palfrey of Nexus Communications Marketing. Now you can look sharp too!

T-shirts are on sale for $15.00, or two for $25.00, with FREE shipping. There are two styles available: regular, in sizes [More]

2016 EKA recipient Anne Lederman

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in Announcement  /  Comments Closed

The 2016 Estelle Klein Award was presented to Anne Lederman during the Awards Brunch at the 30th Anniversary FMO conference on October 23rd. Click here to watch the interview conducted by CBC Radio One’s Alan Neal.

Official showcase wristbands

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in News  /  Comments Closed

$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:

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

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

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

Saturday
Indigenous showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

Ticketpro Youth showcase [More]

FMO Presents Indigenous Showcase

Posted on October 1, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in Announcement  /  2 comments

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]

FMO Export Development Program

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in News  /  Comments Closed

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]

Conference registration open

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in Announcement  /  Comments Closed

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.

Advertise in Conference Program

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in News  /  Comments Closed

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]

Youth Program applications being accepted now!

Posted on May 5, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario in News  /  Comments Closed

On June 9, 2016, Episode 260 of Folk Roots Radio featured the 2015 FMO Youth Program. Host Jan Hall interviews and plays songs by each of the 2015 youth and mentors. For more info and to apply to the 2016 Youth Program, click here.