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

January 18th, 2019

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.



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.

Call for Showcase Applications – FMC at Folk Alliance 2019

December 20th, 2018

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

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 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.

Welcome to FolkNorth 2017!

November 6th, 2017


Folk Music Canada Announces the Second Edition of FolkNorth

Folk Music Canada is proud to present the second edition of FolkNorth; an export-focused showcase and industry event that will take place in Toronto from December 1-4, 2017.

Anchored in the goal of expanding market opportunities for the Canadian folk industry and spotlighting the strength of Canadian folk talent on a world stage, FolkNorth will shine the spotlight on some of Canada’s brightest folk acts, along with a few international ones. It will also bring together export delegates from the United States, the United Kingdom, and many more key industry delegates from Canada. Check out confirmed delegates HERE.

The four-day event will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, as well as showcases taking place Friday and Saturday nights at The Supermarket and Sunday night at Adelaide Hall, both venues in Toronto. Designed to be small in scope, the weekend focuses on offering high-level opportunities to established Canadian artists, agents, managers, music supervisors and publicists, as well as professional development and networking opportunities for the Canadian folk presenting community.

“The goal of FolkNorth is to get more Canadian folk musicians out into the international market. There is such a wealth of talent in our country and we want to share that. We also want to create an event that is intimate and provides quality networking opportunities where both artists and delegates can forge lasting relationships,” says Shoshona Kish, President of Folk Music Canada.

VISIT the FolkNorth website at

This year’s showcasing artist roster includes:

Amanda Rheaume (ON)

Canailles (QC)

Cassie & Maggie (NS)

Cheshire Carr (QC)

Durham County Poets (QC)

Jay Gilday (AB)

Jenny Whiteley (ON)

Jody Peck (BC)

Kobo Town (ON)

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards (U.S.)

Leela Gilday (NT)

Les Tireux d’Roches (QC)


Quique Escamilla (ON)

Red Moon Road (MB)

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (ON)

Shakura S’Aida (ON)

Shauit (QC)

Son of Town Hall (U.S.-U.K)

Steph Cameron (SK)

Steve Poltz (U.S.)

The Small Glories (MB)

The Young’uns (U.K)


Showcase & industry summit bridging Canada and the world
December 1-4, 2017 Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON (downtown Toronto)

REGISTER for FolkNorth HERE.

Cost to register for FolkNorth (for Folk Music Canada members):

$225 early bird (EXTENDED until November 26)

$375 regular (November 27 onward).

To become a member of Folk Music Canada (for as little as $20 per year), click HERE.

Registration includes attendance at all business meetings, workshops, and receptions. Showcase artists need not be registered for FolkNorth, however one artist representative must register to represent each showcase artist at business meetings.


Contact us:

Twitter: @folkmusiccanada
Instagram: @folkmusiccanada
Hashtag: #FolkNorth17