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Folk Summit Attracts Strong Canadian Contingent

Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg

Folk Music Canada (FMC) plans to host a big show at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO next month.

With financial backing from Ontario Media Development Corp., FACTOR, Canadian Heritage and SOCAN Foundation, the folk association will deliver 100-plus registered delegates at the global summit. Canadians will be pitching master recordings, songs and publishing catalogues, and artists to the international assembly of music publishers, label representatives, talent agents and festival buyers.

Included among the 40 FMC artist showcases at the 29th annual -- attracting professionals from Ireland, Australia and points in between -- is Erin Costelo, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, and Ariana Gillis.

Additional marketing and promotional muscle are to be provided to FMC by SpinCount, Ear Trumpet Labs, and the English Folk and Dance Song Society.

The Canadian alliance organizes 150 showcases annually, including its own festival, conference and award, billed as Folk North. This year's events take place in Toronto, in December.

 KEY LINKS:
Link to SoundCloud for all artists performing in the evening programming:
Link to SoundCloud for all artists performing as part of Crossing Borders

Facebook page

List of Performing Artists for the 2017 Folk Music Canada Showcase at #FAI2017
Folk Music Canada Suite 534

Wednesday 10:30 PM  David Newland ON
Wednesday 11:00 PM Meaghan Blanchard PEI
Wednesday 11:30 PM Poor Nameless Boy AB
Wednesday 12:00 AM Mariel Buckley AB
Wednesday 12:30 AM  James Hill & Anne Janelle NS
Wednesday 1:00 AM Ken Stead AB
Wednesday 1:30 AM Ten Strings and a Goat Skin PEI

Thursday 2:00 PM ITR The Bombadils QC Ken Yates ON Jake Morley UK
Thursday 3:00 PM  ITR Bobby Dove QC Abigail Lapell ON David Newland ON Eve Sheldon PA
Thursday 10:30 PM The Lonesome Ace Stringband ON
Thursday 11:00 PM Abigail Lapell ON
Thursday 11:30 PM The Young Novelists ON
Thursday 12:00 AM  Nick Sherman ON
Thursday 12:30 AM Dione Taylor and the Backsliderz ON
Thursday 1:00 AM Winona WIlde ON
Thursday 1:30 AM Ken Yates ON
Thursday 2:00 AM Brock Zeman ON
Thursday 2:30 AM Digging Roots ON

Friday 2:00 PM Oh Susanna ON Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage UK Sam Gleaves KY
Friday 3:00 PM Sussex QC Erin Costelo NS Malachi Graham WA
Friday 10:30 PM Ken Tizzard ON
Friday 11:00 PM William Prince MB
Friday 11:30 PM Dave Gunning NS
Friday 12:00 AM The Once NL
Friday 12:30 AM  Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers NS
Friday 1:00 AM Belle Plaine SK
Friday 1:30 AM Sussex QC
Friday 2:00 AM  Roger Roger MB
Friday 2:30 AM Lonely Heartstring Band BC

Saturday 2:00 PM  Alysha Brilla ON Coco Love Alcorn ON Giri and Uma Peters NC
Saturday 3:00 PM Winona Wilde ON William Prince MB Rachel Baiman TN Sam Baker TX
Saturday 10:30 PM Heather Rankin NS
Saturday 11:00 PM Scott Cook AB
Saturday 11:30 PM The Doll Sisters AB
Saturday 12:00 AM Erin Costelo NS
Saturday 12:30 AM Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys PEI
Saturday 1:00 AM  Cécile Doo-Kingué
Saturday 1:30 AM  Ariana Gillis ON
Saturday 2:00 AM The Bombadils QC
Saturday 2:30 AM  Slocan Ramblers ON

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount Music Promotions
kimberly@spincount.com | (902) 350-3968