March 3rd, 2014

Folk Alliance 2014 – Thank you et merci!

Congratulations to everyone involved in another successful showcase of folk and Canadian folk talent.  Folk Music Canada was delighted to be involved in so many ways -from presenting showcases, to hosting a networking brunch for Canadian artists and international presenters.

Thank you to all the artists, delegates, funders, partners, volunteers, Folk Alliance and everyone else who helped us make this a great success. 

Félicitations à tout le monde impliqué dans ce showcase de musique folk et trad canadienne. Musique folk du Canada était heureux de participer à bien des égards, en présentant des vitrines, mener l’organisation de réseautage à travers notre brunch et plusieurs autres activités.

Merci à tous les artistes, les délégués, les bailleurs de fonds, les bénévoles, Folk Alliance et tous ceux qui nous ont aidés à faire de cette un grand succès


February 15th, 2014

Cheap Eats at Folk Alliance 2014 / Manger sans casser le budget à la conférence Folk Alliance

We’ve put together some helpful information on where to eat in KC.

Nous avons rassemblé quelques informations utiles sur les endroits où manger à Kansas City.

FAI 2014 cheap eats Kansas City



February 1st, 2014

Our Folk Alliance 2014 showcases / Nos vitrines à Folk Alliance 2014

We’re delighted to present two showcase rooms at Folk Alliance 2014.   Chock of fun, great snacks, cool refreshments and top-notch music, we hope to see you there!

Thank you to our partners : the SOCAN Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, Sennheiser Canada and Folk Alliance.
Nous sommes heureux de présenter deux salles de vitrines à Folk Alliance 2014.  Grignottines, breuvages et bonne musique! Au plaisir de vous voir là!

Merci à nos partenaires: la Fondation SOCAN, le conseil des arts du Canada, Sennheiser Canada et Folk Alliance.

FAI 2014 showcase postcards merged

Vitrines FAI 2014 Showcases


January 8th, 2014

New Folk Music Canada webinar: Knowing your market as a songwriter / De nouveau – webinaire pour les auteurs-compositeurs

Are you a songwriter looking to understand how best to find your ‘niche’?  Are you frustrated by hearing: ‘we already have too many songwriters’?  Then this webinar is designed for you!  Hosted by Val Denn, agent and coach, this session is designed for the emerging or just established songwriter. We will offer participants the opportunity to submit questions and topics in advance.   We will be offering our first session on February 5 at 2pm EST at a cost of $5 per participant for Folk Music Canada members, and $10 for non-members.  Click here more information.

Many thanks to the SOCAN Foundation for making this programme possible.

Etes-vous un auteur-compositeur qui cherche à trouver votre «niche»? Êtes-vous frustré à entendre: «nous avons déjà trop d’auteurs-compositeurs»? Ce webinaire est conçu pour vous. Nous offrions une première session le 5 février à 14h00 (heure normale de l’Est).  Avec Val Denn (agente) comme modératrice, cette session sera ciblé aux auteurs-compositeurs émergents et sera au coût de $5 pour les membres de Musique folk du Canada, et $10 pour les non-membres.  Contactez-nous pour plus d’information.  Merci à la Fondation SOCAN pour leur soutien.
December 20th, 2013

Folk Music Canada showcase at Folk Alliance 2014 / Vitrines de Musique folk du Canada à Folk Alliance 2014

Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be hosting a showcase suite at Folk Alliance, from Wednesday February 19 to Saturday February 23. Interested in being a performer? Please apply here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 10, 2014 (midnight EST). We will notify applicants of the results by Friday, January  24.  If you have questions, please email

Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine à la conference de Folk Alliance 2014, le mercredi au samedi soir. Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande ici. 

La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le vendredi 10 janvier, 2014 à minuit (heure normale de l’Est). Nous ferons part des résultats aux postulants au plus tard le 24 janvier.  Contactez-nous à pour les détails.


December 11th, 2013

Folk Alliance official showcase artists announced /Vitrines officielles à Folk Alliance

We’re happy to be attending Folk Alliance 2014, to be held in Kansas City from Wednesday February 19 to Sunday February 23.

We also thrilled that so many talented Canadians will be showcasing at the upcoming conference. Here’s an overview of Canadian performers who will have been selected for official showcases.

Nous sommes heureux d’assister à la conférence Folk Alliance 2014, qui se tiendra à Kansas City du 19 au 23 février.

Nous avons également ravis qu’il y aura tant de Canadiens talentueux à la prochaine conférence. Voici un aperçu des artistes canadiens qui se présenteront en vitrine officielle

Pear Calgary AB
100 mile house Edmonton AB
Tim Hus Calgary AB
Lucas Chaisson Cochrane AB
Qristina & Quinn Bachand Victoria BC
Jenny Ritter Vancouver BC
Shred Kelly Fernie BC
Gordon Grdina’s Haram Vancouver BC
Steve Brockley Band   BC
Ben Rogers Vancouver BC
The Bills Victoria BC
The Sweet Lowdown Victoria BC
Crooked Brothers Winnipeg MB
Del Barber Winnipeg MB
Red Moon Road Winnipeg MB
JP Hoe Winnipeg MB
Ruth Moody Winnipeg  MB
Samantha Robichaud Riverview NB
Andy Brown Fredericton NB
The Navigators St. John’s NL
Duane Andrews and Craig Young St. John’s NL
Troy MacGillivray Lanark NS
Dylan Guthro Halifax NS
Ian Sherwood Halifax NS
Charlie A’Court Halifax NS
Coig Cape Breton NS
Dave Gunning Pictou NS
Dana Sipos Yellowknife NT
Jon Brooks King City ON
Slocan Ramblers Toronto ON
Graydon James & the Young Novelists Toronto ON
Samantha Martin and The Haggard Toronto ON
Suzie Vinnick Wainfleet ON
Ariana Gillis Toronto ON
Jadea Kelly Toronto ON
Kaia Kater Toronto, ON ON
Ashley Condon Montague PE
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys Charlottetown  PE
Gabrielle Papillon Montreal QC
The Bombadils Montreal QC
Maja & David Montreal QC
Ian Kelly Montreal QC
Yves Lambert Trio, Olivier Rodeau & Tommy Gauthier Ste-Mélanie QC
Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu Montreal QC
Gunner & Smith Saskatoon SK
Zachary Lucky Saskatoon SK
The Midnight Roses Swift Current SK
Belle Plaine Regina SK
The Blue Warblers Whitehorse YT
Gordie Tentrees & Hill Country News Whitehorse YT



December 3rd, 2013

Folk Alliance official showcases/Vitrines officielles à Folk Alliance

Showcase announcements for Folk Alliance 2014 are coming in. Here’s an overview of Canadian performers who have been announced so far:

Voici un aperçu des artistes canadiens qui se présenteront en vitrine officielle:

November 11th, 2013

2013 Folk Music Canada Innovator Award Recipient Announced/Daniel Lapp Récipiendaire du Prix de l’Innovateur 2013

Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that Daniel Lapp is the recipient of the 2013 Innovator Award for his work as a teacher, leader and song collector.

Launched in 2012, the Innovator Award is dedicated to recognizing a new and innovative approach that has had a significant impact on Canadian Folk Music.  The award was handed out at the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards’ Gala on Sunday, November 10, 2013 in Calgary, AB.

Growing up in Prince George, Daniel was surrounded by music. Inspired by his mother and aunts who played the accordion, and his grandfather and uncles who played the fiddle, Daniel found his love for traditional music at a very early age.

Daniel is an exceptional performer, best known for his work as a fiddler and trumpet player.  What is less known about Daniel is his work as a gifted teacher, known for his commitment to teach a broad range of music, and unbridled enthusiasm for music.  In 1994, he married his passion with an innovative idea: he founded a youth fiddle orchestra.  Now celebrating its twentieth year, based in Victoria, the BC Fiddle Orchestra has helped thousands of young people connect build a wealth of musical skills and traditions.   Daniel’s unique ability to share his passion for music has inspired a generation of new performers steeped in the traditions and wonders of folk music.  In addition to this work, Daniel has worked steadily to help record, collect and preserve more than one thousand traditional BC fiddle tunes, helping to ensure they are a permanent part of Canadian culture.

In his groundbreaking work with the BC Fiddle Orchestra, Daniel has created a new model for engaging musicians and communities. And through his song-collecting, Daniel has ensured that a vital part of our Canadian folk music fabric is preserved for generations to come.  Folk Music Canada is proud to honour Daniel, and his important work, as the 2013 recipient of the Innovator Award.

November 7th, 2013

Innovator Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards/Prix de l’Innovateur au Prix de musique folk Canadienne

We’re excited to announce the recipient of our 2013 Innovator Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala this weekend in Calgary.  Stay tuned for news!

Nous avons hâte de vous annoncer le lauréat de notre prix de l’Innovateur 2013 dans quelques jours!  Ce prix sera décerné au gala des Prix de musique folk canadienne le 10 novembre à Calgary.

October 15th, 2013

Cheap eats at Folk Music Ontario 2013! Manger sans casser le budget à la conférence de musique folk de l’Ontario!

We’ve put together some helpful information on where to eat in Mississauga!

Nous avons rassemblé quelques informations utiles sur les endroits où manger à Mississauga.

FMO 2013 Mississauga cheap eats final