Presenting 40 showcasing artists over 4 days!
Activities kick off Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 6 pm with an Opening Reception in the Edith Fowke Room (rm 219) sponsored by FMC, CIMA, Canadian Federation of Musicians, Folk Music Ontario, and Mondial Montréal. Following the reception, FMC is sponsoring official showcases in two rooms: 8 pm in the Harmonium Room (rm 216) with host Treasa Levasseur; and beginning at 9 pm in the McGarrigle Room (rm 212) hosted by Suze Casey.
FMC’s private showcases occur nightly in Room 321, Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:30 pm to 2 am. FMC will present a diverse lineup of seven artists each night hailing from across Canada -- NWT to NS, showcasing all forms of folk music, including Blues, Singer Songwriters, Traditional Fiddle music, Chamber folk, Celtic & Jazz fusion, and much more.
On Saturday afternoon, starting at 4 pm in the Robbie Robertson Room (rm 217), FMC is presenting more Official showcases. The stage will be hosted by David Newland, and runs from 4 pm until 8:30 pm.
FMC is hosting the 2019 edition of FolkNorth during the FAI Conference. FolkNorth is an export-based project of FMC with a mission to expand market opportunities for the Canadian folk industry and spotlighting the strength of Canadian folk talent on a world stage, many of whom are also official showcasing artists at the conference.
FMC will present the best folk artists Canada has to offer as the music kicks into high gear late night, with private industry-presented showcases running into the wee hours of the morning. It’s an unforgettable experience for all, fostering connections and enriching careers of attending artists and industry members.
Stream FMC showcasing artists HERE: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/folk-music-canada-at-fai-2019
About Folk Alliance International
Folk Alliance International is a four-day conference and industry networking event taking place this year at Montreal’s Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. February 13 to 17. The conference promotes global folk music with seminars and workshops during the day and official showcases in the evening.
About Folk Music Canada
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. Follow Folk Music Canada @FolkMusicCanada on twitter, instagram @FolkMusicCanada or “like” on facebook.
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Join the facebook event, FMC at #FAI2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/404514113688126/
Soundcloud Playlist: https://soundcloud.com/spincount/sets/folk-music-canada-at-fai-2019
Kimberly Sinclair | firstname.lastname@example.org
(902) 350-3968 | @spincount
FMC SPONSORED OFFICIAL SHOWCASE STAGES
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Harmonium Room (rm 216) with MC Treasa Levasseur
8:00 PM – Catherine MacLellan (PE)
8:45 PM – The McDades (AB)
9:30 PM – Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz (ON)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - McGarrigle Room (rm 212) with MC Suze Casey
8:15 PM – Shari Ulrich (BC)
9:00 PM – Maddie Storvold (AB)
9:45 PM – Buckman Coe (BC)
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Robbie Robertson Room (rm 217) with MC David Newland
4:00 PM – Lydia Persaud (ON)
4:45 PM – TRI-CONTINENTAL (AB/ON/BC)
5:30 PM – Red Moon Road (MB)
6:15 PM – Jay Gilday (AB)
7:00 PM – Madison Violet (ON)
7:45 PM – Stephen Fearing (BC)
FOLK MUSIC CANADA #FAI2019 SHOWCASE SCHEDULE - ROOM 321
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
10:30 PM – The McDades (AB)
11:00 PM – Cécile Doo-Kingué (QC)
11:30 PM – Hawksley Workman (QC)
12:00 AM – April Verch Band (ON)
12:30 AM – Michael Jerome Brown (QC)
01:00 AM – Raine Hamilton (MB)
01:30 AM – Scott Cook (AB)
Thursday, February 14, 2019
10:30 PM – Lennie Gallant (PE)
11:00 PM – Shari Ulrich (BC)
11:30 PM – Rosie & the Riveters (SK)
12:00 AM – Kalyna Rakel (ON)
12:30 AM – Melanie Brulée (ON)
01:00 AM – Jay Gilday (AB/NWT)
01:30 AM –Arctic Song (NUN)
Friday, February 15, 2019
10:30 PM – El Coyote (QC)
11:00 PM – Leela Gilday (NWT)
11:30 PM – TRI-CONTINENTAL (BC)
12:00 AM – Corin Raymond (ON)
12:30 AM – Madison Violet (ON)
01:00 AM – Amanda Rheaume (ON)
01:30 AM – Chloe Watkinson (ON)
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:30 PM – Frazey Ford (BC)
11:00 PM – Suzie Vinnick (ON)
11:30 PM – Shakura S’Aida (ON)
12:00 AM – Kim Beggs (YK)
12:30 AM – Jenie Thai (ON)
01:00 AM – Katie Moore (QC)
01:30 AM – Ian Sherwood (NS)
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.