Watch the website for more info as it becomes available, and in the meantime, save the date for the 46th Home County Music & Art Festival, July 19th to 21st, 2019.
Home County prides itself in environmental leadership and we have created an important new coordinator role. The Environmental Services Coordinator will ensure the smooth running of the Home County Re-usable Dish Program, Eco-Stations, waste management and site maintenance. Click HERE for more information.
Home County welcomes Michael Del Vecchio to the Board of Directors. Michael has been actively involved in the London music community as a musician, promoter, and artist manager for the past six years.
The AGM on November 29th also saw the re-election of Jenny Rensby, Amanda Lynn Stubley, and Board Treasurer, Paul Tomlinson.
Following the AGM, the Board appointed Vince McNeil to fill in a two-year vacancy. Vince served… Continue Reading
Congratulations to Jeff Robb of Turner Drug Store Ltd for being awarded the Community CHOICE Award at Pillar Nonprofit Network's Community Innovation Awards last night! Turner Drug Store has been a long-time sponsor and… Continue Reading
The Home County Folk League Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stevenson & Hunt meeting room B at the London Public Library, Central Branch, 251 Dundas Street. All members are invited to attend. Click HERE to become a member; it's only $20 annually.
As part of the the AGM, the Home County membership will be electing members for… Continue Reading
The festival may be over but Home County is back with two great events.
Both take place on Saturday, November 3 and both feature London musician Marty Kolls.
During the afternoon from 2 to 4 pm, Marty will be conducting a ukulele workshop for children from 9 to 12 years of age.
That evening at 7:30 pm, she will be performing a solo concert. It… Continue Reading
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Tom Siess. Tom was a significant force in the London music scene for many years.
In the early seventies, he was one of the founders of the Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club and helped to run it for many years. In 1978 he joined the Board of our festival, then called the Home County Folk Festival, and the next year he became the Board Chair. He served in that position for the next ten years and had a profound impact on the growth and… Continue Reading
As Home County fans have come to know, the festival is as much about the crafters and artisans as the music! On Saturday, July 21, the second night of the festival, some of our craft vendors got to take a bow and feel the applause during the Home County Craft Awards!
Due to the large selection of 119 approved craft booths, we arranged for Five Craft Award judges who divided the craft path into sections, took time to individually observe and select nominees… Continue Reading
We had a few challenges from Mother Nature but the show went on, and wonderfully well at that.
The music was great, our vendors were the finest as always and the smells of great food wafted through Victoria Park. Highlights were plenty and as usual, everyone discovered a number of new favourites to add to their music collection.
We also saw the departure of our Artistic Director, Darin Addison and welcomed his successor Tim Fraser to our ranks.
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