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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.

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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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