Welcome to Folk Music Ontario!

Folk Music Ontario (FMO) is Canada’s largest provincial organization devoted to the folk, roots, and traditional music community. For over 35 years, FMO and its membership have supported the growth and development of the folk music community and industry across Ontario and Canada through the annual Folk Music Ontario Conference, Developing Artist Program, Festivals' Retreat, Export Development Program, Peer Sessions, Ontario Folk Music Awards, Folk in Film Festival, Year-round Professional Development Seminars, and more!

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Folk Music Ontario Conference Returns to London, Ontario

October 12-15, 2023

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News & Events

News & Events

Who/What/Where is folk?

At Folk Music Ontario we loosely define 'Folk' as being made by the people for the people; informed by tradition, guided by a shared set of social priorities, and carving pathways to all genres through it's connection to the global roots of traditional music.

At the 2022 Folk Music Ontario Conference more than 10 languages were represented, and genres that ranged from Scandinavian Hip Hop, Indigenous Electronica, Malian Singer/Songwriter, Québecois Trad Rock, West Coast Bluegrass, Northern Canadian Swing, and so much more. 

 

2022 Highlight Gallery