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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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With dozens of great musicians onstage this weekend, one Spotify playlist just won't do.  Give a listen to the new Home County 2018 2 collection of songs

 

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Congratulations to the winners of our first Home County Raffle!  The tickets were drawn live on our Main Stage on Sunday evening and the winners are as follows:

Two subscriptions for the Karen Schuessler Singers valued at $110 was won by Ron Hicks.

Two 3-month YMCA memberships valued at $340 was won by Chuck Reid.

$500 in London Downtown Dollars was won by Joanne Does. 

 

AND The GRAND Prize of the Blueberry Guitar, valued at… Continue Reading

We've gathered a sampling of songs from many of the artists playing the Home County stages July 20 to 22.

 

Listen and then plan your trip to London's longest running summer festival!

 

Click this link to listen...

 

Note: if you don't have a Spotify account,… Continue Reading

The Home County Music & Art Festival has released the schedule for the Mainstage Performances.

It is as follows:

 

Friday Mainstage

The Jim Cuddy Band (10:00PM)

Donovan Woods (9:00PM)

Rose Cousins (8:00PM)

Broomsticks & Hammers (7:00PM)

Mama's Broke (6:00PM)

 

Saturday Mainstage

Harrow Fair (10:00PM)

Tom Wilson (9:00PM)

Mike Stevens (8:… Continue Reading

The Jim Cuddy Band will make their Home County debut as the headline act on the opening night of the 45th edition of London’s Longest Running Summer Festival. Folk/rock duo Harrow Fair and PEI vocal powerhouse Irish Mythen will be making sophomore appearances at the festival as MainStage headliners for Saturday and Sunday evening, respectively.

 

Jim Cuddy is best known as one of the founding members and creative forces of one of Canada’s favourite bands, Blue Rodeo.… Continue Reading

Home County hosts a special event where Artistic Director, Darin J. Addison will reveal the lineup of performers for the 45th edition of London's Longest Running Summer Festival.

The event takes place in the Rosewood Room of the Jack Richardson Music Hall of Fame and will feature live performances by Tara & Tom Dunphy of The Rizdales (6:10pm) and Chad Price (6:50pm). The lineup will be announced at 6:30pm. Doors open at 5:45pm.

The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading