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Folk Music Ontario Showcase

Art House Café, 555 Somerset St W, Ottawa
Doors at 7:30pm – shows start at 8:00pm!
FMO members $10 / non-members $12

This Saturday, January 19th, we’re going to give you a taste of the magic that is the Folk Music Ontario private showcase floor! Moving from room to room at the Art House Café, you’ll be able to listen to some of Ottawa’s finest musicians play 15 minute sets. Sponsored by the SOCAN Foundation.

FMO’s late night private showcase floor occurs at the annual conference every September and is an unforgettable experience. An entire hotel floor is dedicated to musicians performing into the wee hours, where the audience goes room hopping, cramming in to catch a glimpse or settle in for the roster. It’s an intimate space where connections are made between musicians and industry, and is a whole lotta fun. For more info about the conference, visit: http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/folk-music-ontario-conference/

Here’s the lineup:

Catriona Sturton 8:10 pm
Jon Hynes 8:30 pm
Her Harbour 9:00 pm
Vinay Bhide 9:20 pm
Merganzer 10:00 pm
Shadowhand 10:20 pm

FMO is on the move!

Our office will be moving on February 1, 2019. Please note our new address:

330-176 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6

FMO Festival Retreat

The 6th annual FMO Festival Retreat will be held in London, Ontario, on the weekend of April 26-28, 2019. Representatives of member festivals will meet for sessions and speakers addressing topics of interest.

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.