April 3rd, 2020

Folk Music Canada’s Export Webinar Series

In the spirit of cultivating optimism during the COVID-19 Era, join Folk Music Canada for an upcoming series of free webinars focussing on music export. This is an opportunity to listen, learn, and interact with an industry specialist and our folk community. Learn from the past. Plan for the future.

Register for the Zoom Webinar by clicking the link in webinar date below, or emailing: contact@folkmusiccanada.org

Watch live stream of the Webinar on the Folk Music Canada Facebook event page.

NOTE: This webinar is limited to 500 registrants. If you aren’t able to register, the webinar will be available for viewing online.

APRIL 8, 3pm EST: Navigating immigration issues and border crossing
with Michael Adam Murray
Register for April 8 Webinar

APRIL 9, 3pm EST: Export Training: Nordic Region Market Specialist
with Hilda Sandgren
Register for April 9 Webinar

APRIL 13, 3pm EST: Identifying & Working with Booking Networks & Travel Logistics
with Sergio Elmir
Register for April 13 Webinar

APRIL 17, 3pm EST: Funding & Funding Processes for Canadian Artists & Organizations
with AVRIL HELBIG
Register for April 17 Webinar

October 9th, 2019

Folk Music Canada Recaps Folk Music Ontario Conference 2019 in Mississauga, ON

 

OCT 9, 2019

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Folk Music Canada Recaps
Folk Music Ontario Conference 2019
in Mississauga, ON

Toronto – October 9, 2019 – Folk Music Canada recently returned from the Folk Music Ontario Conference in Mississauga, which hosted more than 30 Canadian artist showcases, and a range of informative panels that covered practical touring and music export advice, creating safe spaces in the music community, a songwriting masterclass presented by SOCAN, and a wealth of other helpful topics. The three-day conference wrapped on a high note after active engagement from the community in a productive Town Hall discussing the future of the folk music industry. The artists who showcased are headed home with new tools to move boldly forward in their creative careers, with new relationships budding with potential bookers, representatives, and collaborators.

Included as well amongst these events were two days of showcases highlighting a curated selection of Canada’s most compelling and export-ready folk musicians, comprising FolkNorth’s fourth official edition. 

Folk Music Canada wishes to acknowledge and thank the talented artists who showcased, the volunteers, staff, board members, and industry professionals who shared their experience and insight with an eager audience of their peers in folk music. A big thank you goes out to FMC’s partners: Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Ontario, as well as everyone who visited the FolkNorth rooms and shared in the lovely music on offer. Thank you as well to all of the artists and delegates who participated by sharing their music and wisdom. 

Follow Folk Music Canada on Twitter @folkmusiccanada, on Facebook, and on Instagram @folkmusiccanada and check out what our Canadian folk performers and industry members got up to during the Folk Music Ontario Conference. 

Folk Music Canada acknowledges the financial support of the Canadian Council for the Arts and The Government of Canada in making FolkNorth possible. 

About Folk Music Canada: 
Folk Music Canada is a membership organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community and its industry. We work to raise awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada. Folk Music Canada work to promote the excellence in Canadian Folk music to export markets through more than 150 international showcases peryear, and its export industry gathering, FolkNorth.

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September 24th, 2019

Folk Music Canada Announces 4th edition of FolkNorth

 

SEP 24, 2019 – MEDIA RELEASE
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Folk Music Canada Announces the 4th Edition of FolkNorth at the Folk Music Ontario Conference in Mississauga, Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, September 24th 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Folk Music Canada is pleased to present FolkNorth; an export-focused showcase and industry event that will take place at the 33rd annual Folk Music Ontario Conference from September 27th to 29th at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga, Ontario.

Produced in partnership with Folk Alliance International and Folk Music Ontario, FolkNorth is anchored in the goal of expanding market opportunities for the Canadian folk industry. The program spotlights the strength of Canadian folk talent on a world stage, bringing together Canada’s brightest and most compelling artists with over 20 international delegates from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

FolkNorth offers high-level business opportunities to established Canadian artists, agents, managers, music supervisors and publicists, as well as professional development and networking opportunities. It also showcases some of Canada’s most compelling and export-ready artists:

Friday, September 27, 2019 – VISTA SALON
12:00 PM – Cécile Doo-Kingué (QC)
12:30 PM – Brenna MacCrimmon (Turkwaz) (ON)
1:00 PM – Kalyna Rakel (ON)
1:30 PM – Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade (NB)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – MAVIS SALON
12:00 PM – Gathering Sparks (ON)
12:30 PM – From Away (ON)
1:00 PM – Marc Meriläinen (ON)
1:30 PM – Desiree Dorion (ON)

FolkNorth will also host business-to-business meetings and export-focused panels for showcasing artists and key international industry professionals.

About Folk Music Canada: Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada. Follow Folk Music Canada @FolkMusicCanada on Twitter, Instagram @FolkMusicCanada or “like” on Facebook.

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

Musique Folk Canada annonce que la 4e édition de FolkNorth se tiendra lors de la conférence
Folk Music Ontario à Mississauga, Ontario

Toronto, le 23 Septembre 2019 – Musique Folk du Canada est heureux que FolkNorth – un évènement de l’industrie axé sur l’exportation de la musique folk canadienne – aura lieu dans le cadre de la 33 e conférence annuelle Folk Music Ontario du 27 au 29 septembre au Airport Hotel & Suites à Mississauga en Ontario.

Produit en partenariat avec Folk Alliance International et Folk Music Ontario, FolkNorth a pour objectif de développer de nouveaux marchés internationaux pour la musique folk canadienne. Sa programmation mettra en lumière la force du talent canadien sur la scène internationale et réunira les artistes le plus brillants et captivants du pays en présence de plus de 20 délégués internationaux des États-Unis, du Royaume-Uni et de l’Australie.

FolkNorth offre aux artistes, agents, gérants, superviseurs musicaux et relationnistes de presses canadiens établis des opportunités d’affaires, de développement professionnel et de réseautage de haut niveau. les artistes canadiens les plus convaincants et prêts à exporter leur talent auront l’occasion de se faire valoir:

Vendredi, 27 Septembre 2019 – SALON VISTA
12 h – Cécile Doo-Kingué (QC)
12 h 30 – 
Brenna MacCrimmon (Turkwaz) (ON)
13 h – Kalyna Rakel (ON)
13 h 30 –
Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade (NB)

Samedi, 28 Septembre 2019 – SALON MAVIS
12 h –
Gathering Sparks (ON)
12 h 30 –
From Away (ON)
13 h –
Marc Meriläinen (ON)
13 h 30 –
Desiree Dorion (ON)

Des rencontres éclaires et des panels axés sure l’exportation font également partie de la programmation de FolkNorth, offertes aux artistes canadiens et aux principaux professionnels internationaux du secteur. 

À propos de Musique Folk du Canada: Musique Folk du Canada est un organisme dirigé par ses membres en soutenant et faisant la promotion de la communauté de musique folk canadienne et en contribuant à sensibiliser le public à l’importance de la diversité et à la valeur culturelle de tous les types de musique folk au Canada. Suivez Musique Folk Canada @FolkMusicCanada sur Twitter, Instagram @FolkMusicCanada ou “Aimez” sur Facebook.

Folk Music Canada thanks our funders and partners for their support. FolkNorth has been made possible in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, Folk Music Ontario and Folk Alliance International.

Musique Folk du Canada remercie ses bailleurs de fonds et ses partenaires pour leur soutien. FolkNorth a été rendu possible en partie grâce au Conseil des arts du Canada, le gouvernement du Canada, Folk Music Ontario et Folk Alliance International.

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August 12th, 2019

Help Us Grow // Aidez-nous à prospérer

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A Strong and Vibrant Folk Community – Help Us Grow 

In response to ongoing feedback from the community, the Boards of FMO, FMC, and the CFMAs (Folk Music Ontario, Folk Music Canada, and the Canadian Folk Music Awards) have initiated discussions to explore the possibility of consolidating into one new national organization while concurrently conducting due diligence and exploring options around an alliance with Folk Alliance International.

As separate organizations, we currently produce a national awards show, a national conference, and national export development projects.

In line with our organizations’ shared values and missions, we are undertaking this work to explore best pathways forward to build a unified, strong, inclusive, and sustainable Canadian folk music community.

We will be holding a facilitated Town Hall meeting during the Folk Music Ontario conference on Saturday, September 28th at 10:30 am at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON. This event is open to our collective memberships and all community members.

An online survey seeking additional community input will be sent out after the Town Hall, with a summary of all conversations and feedback shared by late fall.

We acknowledge our respective offices are operating on the traditional territories of the Algonquin, Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga of the New Credit, and Métis nations.

We invite your initial feedback by on this form: https://forms.gle/Ck1gRX2CaN11gfvb8

 

Thank you!

 

 

Musique folk de l’Ontario
Musique folk du Canada
Prix de musique folk canadienne

 

Une communauté folk vigoureuse et dynamique – Aidez-nous à prospérer  

En réponse aux commentaires récurrents de la collectivité, les membres des conseils d’administration de Folk Music Ontario, Folk Music Canada et les Prix ce musique folk canadienne ont entamé des discussions afin d’explorer la possibilité de se regrouper pour ne former qu’un seul organisme national en ayant recours à la diligence raisonnable.  En même temps, nous désirons explorer les possibilités d’une alliance avec Folk Alliance International.

Actuellement, en tant qu’organismes distincts, nous produisons un gala national de remises de prix, une conférence nationale et un programme national de projets de développement d’exportation.

En conformité avec les valeurs et missions communes de nos organismes respectifs,  nous entreprenons ces démarches dans le but d’explorer les meilleurs moyens de bâtir une communauté folk canadienne unifiée, forte, inclusive et viable.

Afin de faciliter la participation du plus grand nombre, nous tiendrons une assemblée publique durant la conférence de Folk Music Ontario le samedi 28 septembre 2019 à 10h30 à l’hôtel Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites au 5875, Airport Road, Mississauga, ON.  Cette assemblée est ouverte aux membres de nos organismes respectifs et à tous les membres de la communauté.

Après l’assemblée publique, un sondage en ligne sera envoyé afin d’obtenir les commentaires de toutes et tous.  À la fin de l’automne, une synthèse des conversations, échanges et commentaires sera disponible.

Nous reconnaissons que nos bureaux respectifs se trouvent en territoire traditionnel des Algonquins, Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga of the New Credit et Métis.

Merci de nous faire part de vos premières réactions au lien suivant: https://forms.gle/Ck1gRX2CaN11gfvb8

 

Merci !

 

 

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Musique folk du Canada
Prix de musique folk canadienne
February 4th, 2019

Folk Music Canada Returns to Folk Alliance International 2019 with Stellar Line-up of Canadian Talent

Folk Music Canada (FMC) is pleased to present outstanding Canadian artists at this year’s Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference, February 13 to 17, 2019 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal. Throughout the four day event, FMC will present 40 showcase performances, co-sponsor the FAI opening reception, and, under the banner of FolkNorth, coordinate music business meetings and roundtable discussions for select artists and key international industry professionals. Showcase performances will feature artists from across Canada, full schedule is available below and at folkmusiccanada.org.

Activities kick off Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 6 pm with an Opening Reception in the Edith Fowke Room (rm 219) sponsored by FMC, CIMA, Canadian Federation of Musicians, Folk Music Ontario, and Mondial Montréal. Following the reception, FMC is sponsoring official showcases in two rooms:  8 pm in the Harmonium Room (rm 216) with host Treasa Levasseur; and beginning at 9 pm in the McGarrigle Room (rm 212) hosted by Suze Casey.

FMC’s private showcases occur nightly in Room 321, Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:30 pm to 2 am. FMC will present a diverse lineup of seven artists each night hailing from across Canada — NWT to NS,  showcasing all forms of folk music, including Blues, Singer Songwriters, Traditional Fiddle music, Chamber folk, Celtic & Jazz fusion, and much more.

On Saturday afternoon, starting at 4 pm in the Robbie Robertson Room (rm 217), FMC is presenting more Official showcases. The stage will be hosted by David Newland, and runs from 4 pm until 8:30 pm.

FolkNorth: FMC is hosting the 2019 edition of FolkNorth during the FAI Conference. FolkNorth is an export-based project of FMC with a mission to expand market opportunities for the Canadian folk industry and spotlighting the strength of Canadian folk talent on a world stage, many of whom are also official showcasing artists at the conference.  

FMC will present the best folk artists Canada has to offer as the music kicks into high gear late night, with private industry-presented showcases running into the wee hours of the morning. It’s an unforgettable experience for all, fostering connections and enriching careers of attending artists and industry members.

Stream FMC showcasing artists HERE

 

FOLK MUSIC CANADA SCHEDULE OF OFFICIAL SPONSORED & PRIVATE SHOWCASES AT FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2019

FMC SPONSORED OFFICIAL SHOWCASE STAGES

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Harmonium Room (rm 216) with MC Treasa Levasseur

8:00 PM – Catherine MacLellan (PE)

8:45 PM – The McDades (AB)

9:30 PM – Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz (ON)

McGarrigle Room (rm 212) with MC Suze Casey

8:15 PM – Shari Ulrich (BC)

9:00 PM – Maddie Storvold (AB)

9:45 PM – Buckman Coe (BC)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Robbie Robertson Room (rm 217) with MC David Newland

4:00 PM – Lydia Persaud (ON)

4:45 PM – TRI-CONTINENTAL  (AB/ON/BC)

5:30 PM – Red Moon Road (MB)

6:15 PM – Jay Gilday  (AB)

7:00 PM – Madison Violet (ON)

7:45 PM – Stephen Fearing (BC)

 

FOLK MUSIC CANADA #FAI2019 SHOWCASE SCHEDULE – ROOM 321

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:30 PM – The McDades (AB)

11:00 PM – Cécile Doo-Kingué (QC)

11:30 PM – Hawksley Workman (QC)

12:00 AM – April Verch Band (ON)

12:30 AM – Michael Jerome Brown (QC)

01:00 AM – Raine Hamilton (MB)

01:30 AM – Scott Cook (AB)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

10:30 PM – Lennie Gallant (PE)

11:00 PM – Shari Ulrich (BC)

11:30 PM – Rosie & the Riveters (SK)

12:00 AM – Kalyna Rakel (ON)

12:30 AM – Melanie Brulée (ON)

01:00 AM – Jay Gilday (AB/NWT)

01:30 AM –Arctic Song (NUN)

Friday, February 15, 2019

10:30 PM – El Coyote (QC)

11:00 PM – Leela Gilday (NWT)

11:30 PM – TRI-CONTINENTAL (BC)

12:00 AM – Corin Raymond (ON)

12:30 AM – Madison Violet (ON)

01:00 AM – Amanda Rheaume (ON)

01:30 AM – Chloe Watkinson (ON)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

10:30 PM – Frazey Ford (BC)

11:00 PM – Suzie Vinnick (ON)

11:30 PM – Shakura S’Aida (ON)

12:00 AM – Kim Beggs (YK)

12:30 AM – Jenie Thai (ON)

01:00 AM – Katie Moore (QC)

01:30 AM – Ian Sherwood (NS)

Folk Music Canada is made possible with the financial support of FACTOR, the Canada Council for the Arts  and the Government of Canada, along with our sponsor, Folk Alliance International.

About Folk Alliance International: Folk Alliance International is a four-day conference and industry networking event taking place this year at Montreal’s Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. February 13 to 17. The conference promotes global folk music with seminars and workshops during the day and official showcases in the evening.

About Folk Music Canada:  Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada. Follow Folk Music Canada @FolkMusicCanada on twitter, instagram @FolkMusicCanada or “like” on facebook.

Tag @FolkMusicCanada on any social media platform

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folkmusiccanada/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/folkmusiccanada/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/folkmusiccanada

Join the facebook event, FMC at #FAI2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/404514113688126/

Soundcloud Playlist: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/folk-music-canada-at-fai-2019

Media Contact: Kimberly Sinclair | kimberly@spincount.com

(902) 350-3968 | @spincount

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

January 18th, 2019

Folk Music Canada Returns to Folk Alliance International 2019 in Montréal, QC

Folk Music Canada is pleased to present Canadian artists at the Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference, February 13 to 17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec.  We are hosting the 2019 edition of FolkNorth during the FAI Conference, featuring more than 25 showcase performances of artists from across Canada, many of whom are also official showcasing artists at the conference.  FolkNorth will also feature music business meetings and roundtable discussions for our showcasing artists and key international industry professionals.

 

FOLK MUSIC CANADA SHOWCASE – ROOM 321

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:30 PM – The McDades (AB)

11:00 PM – Cécile Doo-Kingué (QC)

11:30 PM – Hawksley Workman (QC)

12:00 AM – April Verch Band (ON)

12:30 AM – Michael Jerome Brown (QC)

01:00 AM – Raine Hamilton (MB)

01:30 AM – Scott Cook (AB)

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

10:30 PM – Lennie Gallant (PE)

11:00 PM – Shari Ulrich (BC)

11:30 PM – Rosie & the Riveters (SK)

12:00 AM – Kalyna Rakel (ON)

12:30 AM – Melanie Brulée (ON)

01:00 AM – Jay Gilday (AB/NWT)

01:30 AM – Surprise guest

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

10:30 PM – El Coyote (QC)

11:00 PM – Leela Gilday (NWT)

11:30 PM – Tri-Continental (BC)

12:00 AM – Corin Raymond (ON)

12:30 AM – Madison Violet (ON)

01:00 AM – Amanda Rheaume (ON)

01:30 AM – Chloe Watkinson (ON)

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

10:30 PM – Frazey Ford (BC)

11:00 PM – Suzie Vinnick (ON)

11:30 PM – Shakura S’Aida (ON)

12:00 AM – Kim Beggs (YK)

12:30 AM – Jenie Thai (ON)

01:00 AM – Katie Moore (QC)

01:30 AM – Ian Sherwood (NS)

 

Folk Alliance is a 4 day conference and industry networking event, with seminars and workshops during the day and official showcases in the evening. The music kicks into high gear late at night, with private industry-presented showcases including Folk Music Canada’s presenting music into the wee hours of the morning. It’s an unforgettable experience for all, fostering connections and enriching careers of attending artists and industry members.

 

Folk Music Canada thanks our funders and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Folk Alliance International.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et Folk Alliance International.

December 20th, 2018

Call for Showcase Applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2019

Call for applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2019

Folk Music Canada (FMC) is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities at the Folk Alliance International 2019 conference, from Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, February 16, 2019. Interested in being a performer on our showcase stage? Visit our application form for more information.

We encourage export-ready Canadian artists to apply and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 2, 2019 (3:00 pm EST).

The Folk Alliance International conference takes place February 13-17, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. If this is your first FAI conference, check out the FAI website to learn about the unique aspects of this event. The participants at the FMC showcases at this conference are eligible for funding from Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and the SOCAN Foundation.

For more information about FMC’s activities at the FAI 2019 conference, contact us at contact@folkmusiccanada.org.

Thank you to our financial supporters and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Folk Alliance International.


Appel de candidatures: vitrines MFC chez Folk Alliance 2019

Musique folk du Canada tient à annoncer qu’on va convoquer une salle de vitrine à la conférence de Folk Alliance 2019, du mercredi 13 février au samedi 16 février 2019. Vous voulez y participer? Déposez votre demande ici.

On attend avec plaisir que les artistes canadiens prêts à s’exporter nous posent leur candidature et s’en profitent de cet occasion de construire leurs carrières internationales.

La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 2 janvier, 2019 à 15h00 (heure normale de l’Est).  

La conférence Folk Alliance International aura lieu du 13 au 17 février, 2019, à Montréal, Québec. Pour tous les renseignements uniques à propos de cet événement, consultez le site web FAI, surtout si c’est la première fois que vous assistez à cette conférence. Les participants aux salles de vitrines chez cette conférence pourraient recevoir des fonds du Conseil des Arts du Canada, de FACTOR, et de la fondation SOCAN.

Contactez-nous à contact@folkmusiccanada.org pour des détails plus amples.

Un grand merci à nos associés financiers pour leur soutien généreux.

Ce projet est possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada, et Folk Alliance International.

May 21st, 2018

Farewell and Thanks to Carolyn Sutherland

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Carolyn Sutherland’s departure as Interim Managing Director. In late 2017 Carolyn Sutherland graciously offered to step down as Vice Chair of the FMC board to take on the substantive task of leading Folk Music Canada in delivering our annual national gathering, Folk North and our initiatives with the International Folk Alliance for their conference in Kansas City. To her credit both events were a great success and we’re extremely proud of what was accomplished.

We would like to offer our deepest thanks to Carolyn both for her years of service on the board and for her contributions as Interim Managing Director during this critical time in our transition. We accomplished a great deal over these last months, in the face of many challenges. Please join us in wishing her every success in her future endeavors. We look forward to working closely with her in her continuing role at Folk Music Ontario.

At this time our organization is shifting our focus to renewing our vision and commitment to our membership, community, partners and stakeholders through a ambitious strategic planning process. We look forward to sharing the exciting results of this process later this year.

Folk Music Canada will fill the permanent position of Executive Director following the completion of the new strategic plan. Until that time, the Executive Committee can be contacted for all related inquiries.

ShoShona Kish
President

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February 9th, 2018

Folk Music Canada Returns to Folk Alliance International 2018 in Kansas City

Folk Music Canada is pleased to return to Kansas City, o present Canadian artists at the Folk Alliance International Conference, February 14 to 18, 2018.  Folk Music Canada is hosting more than 30 showcase performances over four days at the conference’s host hotel with artists from across Canada, many of whom are also official showcasing artists at the conference. The full schedule is available at www.folkmusiccanada.ca, and on our Facebook event page.

Folk Music Canada will be working to support all of the many Canadian artists at the event, hosting a myriad of activities including showcases, music business meetings and a networking mixer presented with Canadian Music. East Coast Style.

Folk Music Canada is also partnering with CIMA, FolQuébec and the Délégation du Québec à Chicago to host the Folk Alliance Saturday night reception preceding the official showcases.

In a new development this year, FMC will join Folk Alliance International as  Presenting Partner of the International Folk Music Awards on February 14 at the Folly Theatre in Kansas City.

Folk Alliance is a 4 day conference and industry networking event, with seminars and workshops during the day and official showcases in the evening. The music kicks into high gear late at night, with private industry-presented showcases including Folk Music Canada’s presenting music into the wee hours of the morning. It’s an unforgettable experience for all, fostering connections and enriching careers of attending artists and industry members.

Under the banner of #FMCTopNotch, conference attendees and the public can keep track of news and updates about our events and artists during the four-day folk frenzy at Folk Alliance’s host hotel, the Westin Crown Centre. For all news and updates about our events and artists, please follow Folk Music Canada on twitter @folkmusiccanada and include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch in all your social media about Canadian Folk performers during Folk Alliance.

Folk Music Canada acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters in making these events possible.  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/733035483567511/

 

FOLK MUSIC CANADA – RM 534

Wednesday, February 14, 2018:

Orit Shimoni (AB) 10:30 PM

Raine Hamilton String Trio (MB) 11:00 PM

Ambre McLean (ON) 12:00 AM

Aerialists (ON) 12:30 AM

Rosie & the Riveters (SK) 01:00 AM

Earle and Coffin (NS) 01:30 AM

Cy (NB) 02:00 AM

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018:

Royal Wood (ON) 10:30 PM

Les Poules à Colin (QC) 11:00 PM

Next Generation Leahy (ON) 11:30 PM

Jay Gilday (AB) 12:00 AM

The LYNNeS (ON) 12:30 AM

Wild Rivers (ON) 01:00 AM

Celeigh Cardinal (AB) 01:30 AM

Erin Costelo (NS) 02:00 AM

Jason Lee McKinney Band (TN) 02:30 AM

 

Friday, February 16, 2018:

Amanda Rheaume (ON) 10:30 PM

Julian Taylor (ON) 11:00 PM

Leaf Rapids (MB) 11:30 PM

Campbell Woods (ON) 12:00 AM

Russell deCarle (ON) 12:30 AM

NEeMA (QC) 01:00 AM

Jody Peck (BC) 01:30 AM

The Fugitives (ON) 02:00 AM

Union Duke (ON) 02:30 AM

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018:

Cindy Paul (AB) 10:30 PM

Jack Semple (SK) 11:00 PM

Suzie Vinnick (ON) 11:30 PM

Matthew Byrne (NL) 12:00 AM

Sarah Jane Scouten (ON) 12:30 AM

Bon Débarras (QC) 01:00 AM

Shakura S’Aida (ON) 01:30 AM

Res. (TBA) 02:00 AM

Shreem x Celtic Remixing (ON) 02:30 AM

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joelle May | ModMay Promotions
joelle@modmaypromotions.com

 

December 14th, 2017

Call for applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2018

Call for applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2018

Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities at Folk Alliance 2018, from Wednesday February 14 to Saturday February 18, 2018. Interested in being a performer? Application form at this link: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/fai2018/new

We encourage export emerging and export-ready Canadian artists to apply and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday December 20, 2017 (11:59 pm EST).

Folk Alliance International conference takes place February 14-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. If this is your first FAI conference, check out the FAI website to learn about the unique aspects of this event. The FMC showcasing at this conference is eligible for funding from Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and SOCAN Foundation.

For more information contact info@folkmusiccanada.ca.

Thank you to our funders and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities.


Appel de candidatures: vitrines MFC chez Folk Alliance 2018

Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine à la conference de Folk Alliance 2018, entre le mercredi 14 février et le samedi 18 février. Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande ici  
La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 20 décembre, 2017 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est).  Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca  pour les détails.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés.