Click here to view the 2019 Conference Guide.
Click here to view the 2019 Conference Guide.
Presented by Folk Music Ontario, Folk Music Canada and Folk Alliance International, the 2019 Folk North Export Development Program assists folk musicians and businesses in accessing new markets in Canada, USA, UK and Australia and more markets by bringing more than 20 delegates (festival ADs, presenters, agents, music supervisors etc.) to the Folk Music Ontario conference.
Folk North delegates are matched with more than 50 participating artists for one-on-one meetings, mentoring and networking receptions. In addition to these closed events, Export Development Program delegates are available throughout the conference as they attend networking events and led panels focusing on export topics.
The following delegates took part in the 2019 Folk North Program:
|Amy Laidlaw||i hear django||Victoria||Australia|
|Anderz Nielsen||gearbox AGENCY||Copenhagen||Denmark|
|Bobby Ramirez||16 On Center||Chicago, IL||MW USA|
|Chris Horkan||Hey! Manchester||Manchester||UK|
|Chrissy Dicks||Lawnya Vawnya||St John’s, NL||E Canada|
|Fernando Dotta||Balaclava Records||São Paulo||Brazil|
|Jason Williams||Wildmountain Music Festival||Hinton, AB||W Canada|
|Katie Rynne||Secret Sounds||Sydney, NSW||Australia|
|Kerry Clarke||Calgary Folk Music Festival||Calgary, AB||W Canada|
|Lisa Schwartz||Philadelphia Folksong Society/Philadelphia Folk Festival||Philadelphia, PA||E USA|
|Marilena Gaudio||National Arts Centre / NAC Presents||Ottawa, ON||E Canada|
|Matt Smith||Club Passim||Cambridge, MA||E USA|
|Matthew Green||Eat Your Own Ears||London||UK|
|Micah Davidson||Midwood Entertainment||Charlotte, NC||SE USA|
|Rafael Farah||Balaclava Records||São Paulo||Brazil|
|Sophie Urquhart||Tin Drum Music||London||UK|
|Sue Panning||Canmore Folk Festival||Canmore, AB||W USA|
More delegates still to be announced. Check the Folk North Program page for updates.
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
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:
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.
Our office moved to a new location on February 1, 2019. Please note our new address:
330-176 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6
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
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.
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 💭🖊💡
Timmins · 17 March ” http://bit.ly/2FLHBUA
London · 28 March ” http://bit.ly/2ImaVQ2
Bilingual training will be offered by professional artists · Cindy Doire ~ DarlenYa ~ Janie Renée and Dayna Manning.
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!
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing pandemic, our office hours have been reduced. You can contact us Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Please also note that we will be working from home more often than not, so please send all questions/queries to email@example.com