Thank you to all who applied for the 19th annual Songs From the Heart songwriting competition. If you applied online by the deadline, of if your entry was sent by mail and postmarked by Friday, May 10, it will be accepted. Over the next several weeks, the jury will be … [More]
Thanks to all who applied for official and family showcases for the 2013 conference, October 17-20 in Mississauga, ON. If you applied online by the deadline, of if your entry was sent by mail and postmarked by Friday, May 17, it will be accepted. Official and family showcasers and alternates … [More]
The OCFF is sad to note the passing of Tam Kearney, co-founder of the Friends of Fiddler’s Green (2003 EKA recipients), musician, storyteller, and friend to many in our corner of the musical world. Our condolences to his family and his many friends.
A hearty thank you goes out to all of the artists who participated in Art Beat, the OCFF’s community outreach program, at the 2013 Folk Alliance conference. Ten artists visited long-term care facilities, women’s and men’s shelters and a school in downtown Toronto and shared their music with the appreciative … [More]
The OCFF gets many questions every week about what we do, who we serve and even what the meaning of “folk music” is today! Some of the most common questions come from people who want to get started on something new in their artistic lives or their communities. Three of … [More]
To get a sense of what happens late on Friday and Saturday nights of the conference on the Private Showcase floors, please watch Songwriters Unite!: An OCFF Story, created at the 2011 OCFF conference in Niagara Falls by Jason Romolo, Peter J. Slack and Russell Leon.
Renowned music industry journalist and former OCFF Director Larry LeBlanc has been recognized for his decades of contribution to the Canadian music industry. Larry will be presented with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2013 Juno Awards. Read the press release here.