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Folk Music Canada Announces Line-up for FolkNorth Export Event 3 Days, 22 Performances, 30 Export Buyers November 30 - December 3, 2016 Toronto, ON
(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.
Throughout the three days of showcase presentations, Folk Music Canada will present more than 20 artist performances, including a returning partnership with the English Folk and Dance Song Society entitled Crossing Borders. This initiative pairs Canadian artists with UK performers for a collaborative writing retreat, followed by in-the-round style performances. For the 2016-17 partnership, Crossing Borders will feature Ontario artist Oh Susanna and UK artists Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.
With more than 30 delegate ‘buyers’, FolkNorth’s export focus will shine the spotlight on the Canadian folk scene, foster new artistic collaborations and build opportunities for artists to tour internationally.
Balanced with the export outlook is an industry development stream with workshops and peer meetings designed to help foster best practices within the Canadian folk industry through international dialogue with world class presenters, agents, record labels and managers.
FolkNorth strives to be a small-scale, high-level, invitation-oriented event designed to offer the exporting Canadian folk artist and industry a place to expand their business reach with an event anchored in Canada. Deliberately designed to be ‘not another music conference’, the event places quality over quantity in its programming and professional development.
Find out more about FolkNorth’s offerings by visiting the event’s website here:
To preview a track from each showcasing artist, we’ve created a FolkNorth SoundCloud stream here: https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/folknorth
LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Corin Raymond ON
Dave Gunning NS
Digging Roots ON
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys PE
Irish Mythen PE
Jenny Ritter Band BC
Kaia Kater ON
Les Poules à Colin QC
Matthew Byrne NL
Oh Susanna ON
Rob Lutes QC
Rosie & the Riveters SK
Sarah Jane Scouten QC
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin PE
The Bombadils QC
The Fretless SK
The Heartbroken ON
The Young Novelists ON
The Lonesome Ace Stringband ON
Kaitlyn and Ben US
Jake Morley UK
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage UK
LIST OF PARTICIPATING EXPORT DELEGATES
John Smith Free Dirt Records
Steve Szymanski Planet Bluegrass
Mollie Farr Lost Buffalo Artists
Mark Lourie Skyline Artists
Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia Folk Festival
Justin Nordell Philadelphia Folksong Society
Peter North Salmon Arm Roots & Blues
Lee Mayer Houla Entertainment
Kimberly Sinclair Spincount
Maria Thessink Tonder Festival
Mark Anstey Unique Gravity
Neil Pearson English Folk and Dance Song Society
Tom Sweeney Rootbeat Recods
Phil Simpson Strada Artists
Anya Siglin The Ark
Troy Greencorn Stan Rogers Festival
Carol Weatherall North Country Fair
Julie Fowler ArtsWells
Matt Large Montreal Folk Festival
Steve Johnson MerleFest
Dana Beeler In the Dead of the Winter
Cindy Cogbill The Levitt Pavillon
Val Denn Val Denn Agency
Brad Hunt WNS Group
Jennifer Campbell Festival of Small Halls
James Keelaghan Summerfolk
Garry West Compass Records
Libby Brickson City Winery
Dolly Chandler City Winery
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 support of Folk Music Ontario, Music PEI, and Folk Alliance, as well as the promotional support of our event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity and Penguin Eggs magazine. We thank Bandzoogleand Marcato for helping to power the technological resources behind this event.
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