November 23rd, 2016

Folk Music Canada Announces Line-up for FolkNorth Export Event

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(Toronto) As part of its ongoing work to build the Canadian folk music industry, Folk Music Canada is proud to announce its programming for the first edition of FolkNorth, an export-focused showcase event taking place in Toronto from November 30 to December 3, 2016. More information here.

November 4th, 2016

Folk Alliance International Announces 2017 Official Showcases

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Folk Alliance International has revealed their line-up for the 2017 edition of their conference, taking place in Kansas City, MO from February 15 to 19, 2017. Congratulations to all involved, and especially to the Canadians selected to take part, as listed below.

A list of all showcasing artists can be found here.

Name                                                      Province

Maria Dunn                                               Alberta

Harpdog Brown & The Travelin’ Blues Show   British Columbia

iskwé                                                      Manitoba

JP Hoe                                                    Manitoba

William Prince                                           Manitoba

Adyn Townes                                            New Brunswick

Tomato Tomato                                         New Brunswick

The Once                                                 Newfoundland & Labrador

Leanne Goose                                          Northwest Territories

Quantum Tangle                                        Northwest Territories

Ben Caplan                                              Nova Scotia

Dave Gunning                                           Nova Scotia

Erin Costelo                                             Nova Scotia

Heather Rankin                                         Nova Scotia

Hillsburn                                                  Nova Scotia

James Hill & Anne Janelle                          Nova Scotia

AHI                                                         Ontario

Alysha Brilla                                             Ontario

Ariana Gillis                                              Ontario

Coco Love Alcorn                                      Ontario

Digging Roots                                           Ontario

Dione Taylor                                             Ontario

Harrow Fair                                               Ontario

Hey, Wow                                                Ontario

Janice Jo Lee                                           Ontario

Kobo Town                                               Ontario

Lemon Bucket Orkestra                             Ontario

Madison Violet                                          Ontario

Skye Wallace                                           Ontario

Suzie Vinnick                                           Ontario

Terra Lightfoot                                          Ontario

The Next Generation Leahy                        Ontario

Newberry & Verch                                     Ontario / North Carolina

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys     Prince Edward Island

Meaghan Blanchard                                   Prince Edward Island

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin                      Prince Edward Island

Vishtèn                                                    Prince Edward Island

Elage Diouf                                              Québec

H’Sao                                                      Québec

Mélisande [électrotrad]                               Québec

NEeMA                                                    Québec

Sussex                                                    Québec

Saltarello                                                 Québec

Belle Plaine                                              Saskatchewan

 

November 2nd, 2016

Folk Music Canada #FMCTopNotch Showcase @NERFA 2016

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As part of its showcasing endeavours, Folk Music Canada is proud to announce its line-up for its #FMCTopNotch showcases at the 2016 edition of the Northeaster Regional Folk Alliance conference, taking place in Stamford CT from November 10 to 13.

Throughout the three days of showcase presentations, Folk Music Canada will present more than 20 artists in over 40 showcase performances, including a new partnership with the Philadelphia Folksong Society entitled ‘Folk Without Borders.  This new initiative will pair Canadian artists with Philadelphia-based performers for ‘in the round’ style performances, with the goal of promoting cross-border collaboration and trade.

To promote the music of each featured Canadian artist in advance of the performance, we have created a SoundCloud stream sampling a song from each featured artist.

Keep up with the latest on our export showcases by following our social handles: #FMCtopnotch  @folkmusiccanada

NERFA 2016 FEATURED ARTISTS

David Newland http://www.davidnewland.com
The Young Novelists http://www.theyoungnovelists.com/
The Bombadils http://thebombadils.com/
Manitoba Hal http://www.manitobahal.com
Willie Stratton http://www.williestratton.com/
Dave Gunning http://www.davegunning.com
Irish Mythen http://www.irishmythen.com
Shawna Caspi http://www.shawnacaspi.com
Benjamin Dakota Rogers http://benjaminrogersmusic.com/
Ian Foster http://www.ianfoster.ca
Durham County poets http://www.durhamcountypoets.com
Rosie & the Riveters http://www.rosieandtheriveters.com
Kaitlyn Raitz and Ben Plotnick http://www.kaitlynandben.com
Abigail Lapell http://www.abigaillapell.com
Dana Sipos http://www.danasipos.com/
Mike McKenna Jr. http://www.mikemckennajr.com/
Ken Tizzard http://www.kentizzard.com
Tannis Slimmon http://tannis.ca/welcome
Gathering Sparks http://www.gatheringsparks.com
Winona Wilde http://www.winonawilde.com

 

 

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

We also acknowledge the promotional support of our  event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity.

November 2nd, 2016

Canadian Folk Music Awards: Toronto: December 2-3, 2016

A big congratulation goes out to the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.  The annual award celebration will be held in Toronto as a culmination of an event full of concerts, and showcases.   Featuring a wide array of talent throughout the event, organizers are offering weekend passes in addition to tickets to individual events. Performers recently announced for the Gala Awards, taking place at the Isabel Bader Theatre on Saturday December 3, include: Bruce CockburnColin LindenThe Ennis SistersSultans Of StringRed Moon RoadKlô Pelgag amongst many more. More info and tickets here.

October 27th, 2016

Folk Alliance 2017 showcases/Vitrines à Folk Alliance 2017

PCI_brochure_2012_coverffacadFolk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities at Folk Alliance 2017, from Wednesday February 15 to Saturday February 19, 2017. Interested in being a performer?  Apply here.

We encourage export emerging, and export-ready Canadian artists to submit for this opportunity and take advantage of the opportunity to build their international careers.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday November 15, 2016 (midnight EST).

Folk Music Canada is working on lots of exciting projects for Folk Alliance 2017 – and we’re happy to keep supporting you.  Need advice or information?  Just get in touch, we’re here to help: info@folkmusiccanada.ca

If this is your FIRST FAI conferece, please make sure you visit the FAI website, and get in touch with them so you can learn about the unique aspects of this event.  This showcasing at this conference is eligible for funding from Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and SOCAN Foundation.  Contact us for more information.

Reminder that the Folk Music Canada showcase takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the conference.  Thank you to our funders and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities, and by Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

We also acknowledge the promotional support of our  event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity.


Musique folk du Canada est heureux d’annoncer que nous allons tenir une salle de vitrine à la conference de Folk Alliance 2017, le mercredi au samedi soir. Vous voulez participer? Déposez votre demande ici. 
La date limite pour postuler à ce programme est le 15 novembre, 2016  à minuit (heure normale de l’Est). Nous ferons part des résultats aux postulants au mois de décembre. Contactez-nous à info@folkmusiccanada.ca  pour les détails.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

October 27th, 2016

US Work Permit Processing – Update and Changes

Our friends at the Canadian Federation of Musicians have updated us on US work permit processing times and upcoming changes. Please spread the word!

Current processing time is 120 calendar days and can change at any time.

As of December 23, the USISC fees for processing applications are increasing from $325 to $460 US dollars. The last day you can submit to the CFM under the old fee structure is December 19, 2016.

September 29th, 2016

Folk Music Canada showcase at FMO2016

Join us for three showcases chock full of amazing Canadian talent at this year’s Folk Music Ontario conference!

 

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September 20th, 2016

Folk Music Canada at AmericanaFest 2016

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As part of its showcasing endeavours, Folk Music Canada is proud to be presenting the following artists at the 2016 edition of AmericanaFest:

Steve Dawon (Vancouver, BC)  http://www.stevedawson.ca

The Small Glories (Winnipeg, MB)  http://www.thesmallglories.com

Corin Raymond (Toronto, ON)  http://www.corinraymond.com

Kaia Kater (Toronto, ON)  http://kaiakater.com

The Bombadils (Montreal, QC) http://thebombadils.com

Sarah Jane Scouten (Montreal, QC) http://www.sarahjanescouten.com/

The showcase runs from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the InDo Nashville, 633 Fogg St. Nashville, TN.

The Folk Music Canada #FMCTopNotch Showcase features top Canadian folk talent; listen to the playlist on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/fmctopnotch-americana-2016

For all the news and real time updates from Folk Music Canada about events and artists, please follow FMC on @folkmusiccanada (Twtitter and Instagram) and and tag #FMCtopnotch on all your social media channels about Canadian Folk artists and music during the Americana Music Festival & Conference.

Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

Thank you to our funders and partners for their support. 

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities, and by Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

We also acknowledge the promotional support of our  event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity.

#FMCtopnotch

@folkmusiccanada

September 13th, 2016

Folk Music Canada @NERFA 2016 – Apply now!

Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that we will be offering showcase opportunities once again at the NERFA conference taking place in Stamford, CT from November 10 to 13, 2016.

The deadline to apply for the NERFA showcase is  Friday September 23, 2016 6pm Eastern.

https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/nerfa2016 

September 10th, 2016

Folk Music Canada Announces Showcases and Business Mission at the 2016 Americana Music Conference

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Folk Music Canada is  thrilled to announce the line up for the #FMCTopNotch showcase to be presented as part of the official programming for AmericanaFest on Friday, September 23, and its business mission within the concurrent Americana Music conference.

These activities will be part of the 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which gathers thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world from September 20 to 25 in Nashville, TN and includes more than 200 performances.    New  in 2016, Folk Music Canada is partnering with CIMA to organize 100 business to business meetings between Canadian music entrepreneurs and key Americana industry members, as well as a networking reception. Participating Canadian businesses  include: Balsam Pier Music, Black Hen Music, Borealis Records, Mavens Music, Meta4Music.

As part of its showcasing endeavours, Folk Music Canada is proud to be presenting the following artists at the 2016 edition of AmericanaFest:

Steve Dawon (Vancouver, BC)  http://www.stevedawson.ca

The Small Glories (Winnipeg, MB)  http://www.thesmallglories.com

Corin Raymond (Toronto, ON)  http://www.corinraymond.com

Kaia Kater (Toronto, ON)  http://kaiakater.com

The Bombadils (Montreal, QC) http://thebombadils.com

Sarah Jane Scouten (Montreal, QC) http://www.sarahjanescouten.com/

The showcase runs from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the InDo Nashville, 633 Fogg St. Nashville, TN.

 

The Folk Music Canada #FMCTopNotch Showcase features top Canadian folk talent; listen to the playlist on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/fmctopnotch-americana-2016

For all the news and real time updates from Folk Music Canada about events and artists, please follow FMC on @folkmusiccanada (Twtitter and Instagram) and and tag #FMCtopnotch on all your social media channels about Canadian Folk artists and music during the Americana Music Festival & Conference.

Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.

Thank you to our funders and partners for their support.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities, and by Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

We also acknowledge the promotional support of our  event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity.

#FMCtopnotch

@folkmusiccanada

@spincount

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Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount

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