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Volunteer Applications EXTENDED

We are seeking volunteers for the 33rd annual Folk Music Ontario Conference taking place in Toronto from Sept 27-29. Every volunteer receives a complimentary conference registration in exchange for 12 hours of volunteering!

Deadline to apply: August 22 at 7:00 pm

Art Beat Applications

Applications for Art Beat at the 2019 FMO Conference are now open! Art Beat is an opportunity for performers who are registered delegates at the annual Folk Music Ontario conference to reach out to the host community. Performers act as volunteers by donating intimate, acoustic one-hour performances in local schools, seniors’ residences and long term health-care facilities.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Art Beat: Folk Music Ontario Outreach

New code of conduct

Folk Music Ontario is proud to join its allies in the music community in signing the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct. 42 groups have signed on to the Code, acknowledging their responsibility to build safe, respectful workplaces, and committing to improving and implementing policies to keep the music community safe.

Music community groups who have not yet signed the Code are encouraged to join. More information and instructions to sign on are available here.

FMO is on the move!

Our office moved to a new location on February 1, 2019. Please note our new address:

330-176 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6

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 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!