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Folk Music Ontario presents a community folk fest in London for EVERYONE

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Emily Jean Flack dances during FMO 2022 while Xavier Leahy plays guitar.

The Folk Music Ontario conference, which happens this year in London between Oct. 12 and 15, has typically been a pretty insular affair.

While it has often been technically possible for non-conference delegates to buy wristbands for the hotel showcases, it wasn’t something the conference typically advertised. It was more a courtesty to allow showcase artists to invite their own V.I.P.s.

But this year, FMO is throwing open the gates, so to speak.

No, the conference is not free.

But a select series of performances will be.

FMO is presenting the FMO Community Folk Fest, which runs parallel to the conference from Oct. 12-14 and features a dozen great acts performing at Market Lane & The Good Foundation Inc. Theatre at Fanshawe College.

There is some pretty amaze-balls talent on this list, including the electic folk-soul band King Cardiac; sea shanty singers Press Gang Mutiny; contemporary Celtic-folk singer-songwriter (and Leahy offspring) Emily Jean Flack and Balfolk quartet Vinta, featuring Oliver Schroer protegé Emilyn Stam.

So hopefully you can join us there.

Here’s the full line-up:

Oct 12, 7:30 p.m.
Presenter: London UNESCO City of Music

  • Oh, Berlin (London)
  • Charm of Finches (Australia)
  • Ronja Maltzahn (Germany)
  • Anddre Mafra & The Reflections (London)

Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Presenter:TD Sunfest

  • The Pairs (London)
  • Kazdoura (Toronto)
  • Shauit (Montréal)
  • King Cardiac (Toronto)

Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club

  • Pressgang Mutiny (Toronto)
  • Emily Jean Flack (London)
  • Onion Honey (Kitchener)
  • Vinta (Toronto)

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