Kitty Donohoe to host song writing workshop

We are pleased to announce that Kitty Donohoe will be hosting a songwriting workshop at FARMette. 

Captukitty-citternring That Song and Finishing It.’  Ideas for songs can flit in and out of your head like fireflies and disappear just as quickly.  How do you grab those bits of melody and lyric and shape them into a performance-ready work?  How do you go from the basic idea to something with substance?’
FARMette has previously announced two additional workshops: Joann Murdock, “Taking it to the next level” and Andy Cohen, “Why it would benefit everybody to study as many traditional players and as much traditional music as they possibly can.”
FARMette is a one day conference hosted by Folk Alliance Region Midwes (FARM) and is being held on Saturday, May 2nd at Camp Palmer in Northwest Ohio. There will be 10 juried showcases, 18 additional showcases, 3 workshops, a venue discussion and late night campfire and jam.

FARMette 2015 on May 2nd

FARMette 2015 flyer

It is time to register for FARMette

It is time to Register for FARM’s one day conference


May 2, 2015
Held at Camp Palmer near Fayette, Ohio

The Official Showcase submission period is now closed, judging is underway and we expect to announce the 10 performers by the end of the month. If you submitted, thank you. We offer two showcase opportunities at FARMette, the Official Showcase and Performance Lane. The selection for Performance Lane is based on the order of conference registration. Register early to secure your opportunity to perform at FARMette.

Click here for FARMette registration

So, what is FARMette? FARMette is the one day version of our annual conference and includes:

10 Official (juried) Showcase performances
18 Performance Lane performances
Career development workshops
A venue discussion group
Late night jam & song circle
Low cost registration with meals included
Overnight accommodations (bunk house) available

FARMette Showcase Deadline: One Week Away

We’re still keeping our ears peeled for the 10 performers to star in our showcase on May 2nd. Procrastinators, it’s your turn! Next weekend, the door closes. You have this last week to make it happen.

Singer-songwriters, new-folk guitarists, folk dancers, lore poets, and the like: submit your videos by Saturday, February 28th.

Original call for submissions:
Complete instructions:
For more information: E-mail B. Ryan B.

Calling All Showcase Performers

Want something more than just a chance to jam? How about a chance to show venue managers, house concert hosts, and folk DJs that you’re among the best around?

You have just 3 weeks left to throw your hat in the ring! Performers wishing to showcase their talent at FARMette on May 2nd must complete their submission by February 28th.

Original call for submissions:
Complete instructions:
For more information: E-mail B. Ryan B.

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring artists who will be performing at the Mill IOWA WELCOME on Sun., Feb. 15th in Iowa City.

Friends of FARM

Sandy Andina
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Kerry Patrick Clark
Simeon Peebler
Wayne Greene (
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk
The Gordons
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM conferences in Iowa City, IA

* October 22 - 25, 2015
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

FARM Member States

North Dakota
South Dakota