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Registraiton Open for Folk Music Ontario Conference; Early Bird Rates Available Until July 31

July 13th, 2018

FMO_Logo_CMYK_ENThe 32nd annual Folk Music Ontario Conference will take place Sept. 27-30, 2018, in Mississauga, ON and early bird rates are on until July 31. Those who FMO as a member will save even before the rates increase.

Folk Music Ontario is a key conference for Canada’s folk, roots, and traditional music community, bringing more than 700 delegates together to listen, celebrate, and learn from each other. Delegates learn about new products and services for performers and presenters; interact with panelists during educational seminars and workshops; engage in lively roundtable discussions and private meetings with industry professionals; along with celebrating recipients of songwriting and lifetime achievement awards.

Conference registration for the 2018 edition is open now. Early bird pricing is on until July 31, at midnight EDT and is $360.95 for members, and $479.60 for non-members. Those interested can join Folk Music Ontario, and as a member, receive the lowest registration rates. Non-members are welcome to join FMO at registration time in order to receive member rates. The registration rate after midnight (EDT) on July 31, 2018 is $479.60 for members and $598.25 for non-members. New this year, FMO Member ID numbers are needed to register for the member rate. Members are told to contact if they cannot locate your membership information.

In addition to discounted registration, membership benefits includes the ability to submit events and news to the FMO newsletter, which goes out to 2,000 subscribers, which consists of artists, industry professional, arts organizations and industry partners around the world; exclusive discounts and offers from FMO partners; and access to FMO’s extensive resources database, which includes Folk Festivals, list-serves and more.

Artists can join FMO or subscribe to the e-newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming announcements, such as 2018 Conference EDP (Export Development Program) delegates, opening of late night showcase applications, Estelle Klein Award and NEW Awards for 2018.

A year long FMO membership is as low as $27.50 + HST for youth; $44.00 + HST for an Individual membership, with more Individual and Organizational membership options HERE, including options for families and non-profit organizations. For Festival memberships, contact Alka Sharma, Executive Director, at

This year #FMO2018 is presenting showcases from artists across Canada.

 FMO 2018 Official Showcase Artists are (in alphabetical order by first name):

Abigail Lapell, ON
Amélie & Les Singes Bleus, ON
Big Little Lions, BC
Boogat, QC
Campbell Woods, ON
Connie Kaldor, QC
Cy, NB
Diyet & The Love Soldiers, YT
Ellen Froese, SK
Gabrielle Papillon, NS
Irish Mythen, PE
Johnson Crook, ON
JoJo Worthington, ON
Kalyna Rakel, ON
Kym Gouchie and Northern Sky, BC
Leaf Rapids, MB
Lee Watson, ON
Les Poules à Colin, QC
Los Poetas, ON
Orkestar Kriminal, QC
Outside I’m A Giant, ON
Polky Village Band, ON
Rachel Beck, PE
Respectful Child, SK
Ruben Esguerra & New Tradition Music, ON
Safe As Houses, ON
Shawn William Clarke, ON
Shreem x Celtic Remixing, ON
Silla and Rise , ON
Sina Bathaie, ON
The Lifers, ON
The O’Pears, ON
The Slocan Ramblers, ON
Tomato Tomato, NB
Zachary Lucky, SK

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