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FMO Festival Retreat

The 5th annual FMO Festival Retreat takes place this weekend in Guelph, Ontario. Representatives of member festivals will meet for sessions and speakers addressing topics of interest.

The FMO office will be closed all day Friday, April 27 as staff travels to Guelph to run the event.  We will be open again Monday, April 30.

FMO and APCM Writing Workshop March 17th and 28th!

Songwriters in the regions of Timmins and London, Folk Music Ontario and APCM are coming in next few weeks to offer you a full day writing workshop 💭🖊💡
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Registration:
Timmins · 17 March ” http://bit.ly/2FLHBUA
London · 28 March ” http://bit.ly/2ImaVQ2
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Bilingual training will be offered by professional artists · Cindy Doire ~ DarlenYa ~ Janie Renée and Dayna Manning.

FMO co-presenting at FOLK ALLIANCE 2018!

FMO and Music Ontario are hosting a private showcase room Feb 15-17, 2018 at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO. Showcases will run nightly 11pm-3am Thursday to Saturday, featuring many FMO artists. Click here for all things FAI!

FMO at Megaphono 2018

FMO is presenting a show at MEGAPHONO on Friday Feb. 9th, 2018 :

Irene’s Pub – 885 Bank St. – 9 pm – $10 adv/$12 doors/Free with MEGA PASS or Fo’Shows wristband

Claude Munson  /  Marie-CloSparklesaurus  / Okies

Click here for more information on all things MEGAPHONO for 2018.

FMO ONLINE AUCTION

Thanks to everyone who placed bids and donated items for FMO’s online auction. CLICK HERE to see all the items and the winning bids!

30th anniversary t-shirts

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 S-2XL, and fitted, in sizes M-XL. The shirts pictured below are a small regular, and a large fitted:

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Just click here to place your order. Payments by Visa, MasterCard, cheque and e-Transfer will be accepted.

Official showcase wristbands

$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 (2:30-4:30pm)
FMO presents Saturday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

FMO Export Development Program

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 private showcase, and who have not participated in EDP in the last two years can apply to participate in the EDP, at a cost of $35. Click here for more information.

Advertise in Conference Program

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 portfolio. We understand that everyone is on a tight budget and saving money is paramount. We also understand that some of you need to think longer-term when it comes to marketing and promotion. With that in mind, please take a moment (preferably over a warm beverage!) to look at our new advertising packages. They will not only save you a bundle, but they have the potential to let you take care of all of your promotion through FMO for the full year with a one-time purchase.

If you choose to purchase an ad for the Conference Program, and also pre-book your ad space now for the 2017 Spring edition of Folk Prints, you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase.

For more information and pricing, please click the links below:

If you have any questions or wish to book an ad, please contact Mike Large of Copperworks Consulting.

Youth Program applications being accepted now!

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.