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

February 9th, 2018

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, 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:



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


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More about our Export Development Program at Folk Alliance 2013 / À propos de notre programme de développement d’exportation à Folk Alliance 2013

February 18th, 2013

Folk Music Canada works in a myriad of ways to help strengthen Canadian folk music. This year we have been paying particular attention to export development  – helping Canadian folk musicians get their music into new markets.

After many months of planning, market research and intelligence gathering, Folk Music Canada will host the Export Development Program in partnership with the 2013 Folk Alliance, to be held in Toronto from February 20-24, 2013.

The Export Development Program will help Canadian folk musicians and businesses access new markets in the UK, USA, and Germany by bringing more than 30 international delegates (festivals, presenters, agents, publicists etc) to Folk Alliance.

As part of the Export Development Program, delegates will be matched with a selection of export-ready Canadian artists for one-on-one meetings, mentoring and networking receptions.   In addition to these closed events, the 30 delegates will be available throughout the conference as they attend networking events, and lead panels focusing on export topics such as immigration, international touring and much more.

As well, through our two showcase suites (room 1161 and 1281) we’ll be featuring some of the best export-ready folk talent that Canada has to offer.

Featured Export Development Artists

Amelia Curran – Newfoundland Terre-Neuve

April Verch – Ontario
Canadian fiddle, step dance

Ariana Gillis – Ontario

Ben Caplan – Nova Scotia Nouvelle-Écosse

Cara Luft – Manitoba

Catherine MacClellan – Prince Edward Island Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Chris Coole – Ontario
Banjo, old-time

CR Avery – Ontario
Beat box, poet, harmonica

D’Harmo – Québec
Harmonica quintet

Dave Gunning – Nova Scotia

David Francey – Ontario

De Temps Antan – Québec
Trad Québecois

Del Barber – Manitoba

Dry Bones – Manitoba
Trad/folk trio

Fish & Bird – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys – Prince Edward Island Île-du-Prince-Édouard
Canadian fiddle, band, step dance

Harry Manx – Nova Scotia
Blues, indo-fusion

John Wort Hannam – Alberta

Jory Nash – Ontario

Matthew Barber – Ontario

MAZ – Québec
Trad Québecois/jazz fusion

New Country Rehab – Ontario

Oh My Darling – Manitoba
Old-time, bluegrass, harmonies

Old Man Luedecke – Nova Scotia Nouvelle-Écosse
Banjo singer-songwriter

Petunia and the Vipers – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique
Country, gypsy, yodel

Pharis and Jason Romero – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique
Old-time, banjo

Qristina and Quinn Bachand – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique
Celtic fiddle, guitar

Rose Cousins – Nova Scotia Nouvelle-Écosse

Russell deCarle – Ontario

Ruth Moody – Manitoba
Banjo singer-songwriter

Samantha Martin and the Haggard – Ontario
Soul, blues, country

Sheesham and Lotus and Son – Ontario
Old-time vaudeville

Tanya Davis – Prince Edward Island Île-du-Prince-Édouard
Part poet, part songwriter, all performer

The Crooked Brothers – Manitoba
Country, blues, scrapyard funk

The Fretless – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique
Folk string quartet

The Once – Newfoundland
Rich harmony ballads

The Sojourners – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique

Mentorship Program

Briga – Québec
Gypsy, turbo folk

Lenka Lichtenberg – Ontario
Canadian world fusion

Lucas Chaisson – Alberta
Rootsy songwriter

Métis Fiddler Quartet – Ontario
Aboriginal & métis fiddle tunes

Oliver Swain and the Big Machine – British Columbia Colombie-Britannique
Alt folk trad

Scott Cook – Alberta
Prairie balladeer

Sherman Downey and the Silver Lining – Newfoundland Terre-Neuve
Party folk band

Suzie Vinnick – Ontario
Acoustic blues folk

The JD Edwards Band – Manitoba
Folk soul groove


David Agnew – The Met in Bury
Greater Manchester, UK

Mark Anstey – Unique Gravity
Derbyshire, UK

Erin Benjamin – CAPACOA
Ottawa, Canada

Alastair Burns – Alastair Burns Management
Melbourne, Australia

Sarah Coxson – fRoots
Bristol, UK

Taylor Denn – E-Town
Talent Coordinator
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Dan DeWayne – Chico Performances
Chico, California, USA

Rick Fenton – BreakOut West
Executive Director/Producer
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Chloe Goodyear – Woodford Folk Festival
Director of Creative Partnerships
Woodford, Queensland, Australia

Helen Gregory – Glastonbury
Spoken word curator
Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Troy Hansbrough – Old Town School of Folk Music
Senior Director of Programming
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Davie Henderson – Shetland Folk Festival
Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland

Bob Hunka – HunkArts Productions/SOCAN
Independant Music Supervisor
Los Angeles, California, USA

William Lewis – Pinecone: Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
Executive Director
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Heather McCarthy – American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront
Executive Director
Bangor, Maine, USA

Will McCarthy – Will McCarthy
London, UK

John McCoullough – Independent Music Supervisor
Independant Music Supervisor
Los Angeles, California, USA

Davis McLarty – Davis McLarty Agency
Austin, Texas, USA

David Messer – DMP Concerts
Camden Town, London, UK

Crista Munro – FolkWest
Executive Director
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA

Christine Myers – California World Fest
Director, Programmer
Chico, California, USA

Terry O’Brien – Playpen Management and Agency
Faversham, Kent, UK

Neil Pearson – Shrewsbury Folk Festival/English Folk and Dance Song Society
Director, Programmer
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

Anne Riedel – Queen About Music
Publicist, consultant
Hamburg, Germany

Tess Roshholz – AdP Records
Record label
Kulmbach, Bavaria, Germany

Steve Szymanski – Planet Bluegrass
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Loudon Temple – Bloodygreatpr/Brookfield-Knights
Publicist, agent, journalist
Glasgow, Shetland, UK

TK TK – Pride Toronto
Artistic Director
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Silke Westera – FKP Scorpio
Hamburg, Germany

Lisa Whytock – Showcase Scotland
Glasgow, Shetland, Scotland


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