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As 2020 draws to a close with one of the most unique years in the 47-year history, the Home County Folk League emerged from the Annual General Meeting on November 26th with three new faces, two familiar faces, and one new Board Chair.

We would first like to acknowledge the contributions of three outgoing Board members, Amanda-Lynn Stubley, Michael Del Vecchio, Vince McNeil, as well as Previous Board Chair Paul Mills.  Their contributions and leadership to the organization over the… Continue Reading

In celebration of Jackie Washington's 101st birthday, the Home County Folk League is proud to bring together Ken and Ben Whiteley, Colin Linden, Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink, Caitlin Hanford and Jesse Whiteley for a special look back at his incredible life and music.  We would like to thank the Artists for their time and talent. 

 

Jackie was a mainstay at Home County, and the area in front of the bandshell in Victoria Park (London, ON) was renamed Jackie… Continue Reading

Rise Again Virtually

 

Rise Again Virtually! The Songs of Stan Rogers

 

Presented by The Home County… Continue Reading

The Home County Folk League is proud to present performances by five of the artists who were among the first to play Home County over four decades ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjjbonc7k4

 

Thank you to Walter Grasser for his lovely introduction, and to Rick Taylor, Doug McArthur, Marianne Girard, David Bradstreet, and Valdy for these stories and songs.

 

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The Home County Folk League (HCFL) was founded in 1974, and launched its first Home County Folk Festival that summer in downtown London at  Victoria Park.  It has presented this festival (now called the Home County Music & Art Festival) since its founding, missing only this year due to the COVID pandemic.  It also curates other events, such as concerts and art shows throughout the year.

 

The HCFL is looking for people to help make it even better.… Continue Reading

Home County Board Chair Paul Mills kicks off Board not Bored Workshop Part 2. Enjoy the set and tune in for Stay Home County 46.5 tonight at 7 PM.  You can stream it HERE or HERE 

We are kicking off Stay Home County week with some performances by board members Paul Mills, Jenny Rensby, Vince McNeil and former board member Chuck Reid.

 

Watch it HERE

 

Video Produced by Top Floor DC

Camera and video editing by Kayla Purves 

Audio Recorded and Mixed by Pete Hurst

 

 

As we celebrate today, we must remember there is still work to be done. Please read our statement as we stand with the Black community, Indigenous People and People of Colour to end racism. Thank you.

Home County BIPOC statement

 

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After careful consideration, the Home County Folk League's Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this great show, originally scheduled for June 19 and 20.  The new dates are November 3 and 4, 2020. 

 

These are difficult days and hard decisions must be made.… Continue Reading