Feb 22 – 24, 2019

jan 9 schedule draft

The Full Schedule Is Available at the Door of All Winterfolk Venues

Toronto’s Winterfolk Music Festival is a combination of paid and free stages. There are 102 shows 98 are free performances and 4 paid stages.
Artist Workshops –Themed multi-artis tpresentations, conceived and presented by the artists involved.
Community Music Presentation – Winterfolk offers opportunities to music presenters to bring visibility to their specific communities and to publicize their event.
OpenStages – Our open mic music stage is free for all artists to bring their instruments and play some tunes.Sign up on arrival.We will do our best but cannot always guarantee a spot depending on no. ofartists
Friday February 13,
2015
Black Swan Tavern (2nd Floor) 154 Danforth Ave
Black Swan Tavern
(Main Floor) 154 Danforth Ave
Globe Bistro Upstairs Lounge)
124 Danforth Ave
The Listening Room
Terri O’s
185 Danforth Ave
Dora Keogh’s141 Danforth Ave
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A Special Valentine’s Day Event

THE BLUES OF WINTERFOLK
Doors open at 7:00$10 Advance, $12 Door
8:00 HOTCHA!
9:00 Ginger St. James Band
10:00 Random Order
11:00 Swamperella
Nice and a bit naughty describes what’s in store for this special Toronto valentine’s day event. Ladies, be prepared to be serenaded at your table and plied with valentine’s cheer. A drink designed especially for this night at Winterfolk is called the WF Kocktail Kiss.

Sebastian Agnello
 
 

Dan McVeigh
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Stars of The Black Swan
8:00 pm: Seb Agnello presents some of the greatest songwriters that have performed at this legendary venue.

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Songs and Stories
Host Danny Marks is joined by  and  to play their tunes and spin their tales at this concert stage.
NSAI Presents
Nashville Songwriters Association of Canada Showcases some of NSAI’s
talented songwriters with host Dan McVeigh
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Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone
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Saturday February 14,
2015
Black Swan Tavern(2nd Floor)
154 Danforth Ave
Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor)154 Danforth Ave

Black Swan Tavern (3 rd Floor) 154 Danforth Av
Terri O’s
185 Danforth Ave
Dora Keogh’s
141 Danforth Ave
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Songwriters Series
$10 Advance,$12 Door
1:00-2:30 pm:The Story Behind The Songs and Where They Came From Hosted byShawna Caspi with Grainne Ryan,
Peter Verity, Glen Hornblast
2:30-4:00 pm:
MasterSongwriting Workshop
Three of Canada’s top songwriters play tunes and reveal the magic in theirSongwriting process.
WithLynn Miles, Brent Titcomb,Ron Hynes.
Seneca College Independent Music Program

Hosted by Linda M and John Switzer
Missy Bauman, Bekah Hawker,Cole Hermer, Jennah Bee, Mike Vander Marel, Sonia, Zarei, Lily  Georges, Becca Scott, Kane Carr, Taylor Kurta, Revy Dutch

 
Audience Participation Songwriting
Host Marianne Girard divides the crowd into four groups, each with a mentor (Dinah Thorpe, JoJo Worthington, Julian Taylor), then writes and performs a song.
Winterfolk Open Stage
Opening set by Host Nicola Vaughan Artists are invited to bring their instruments and sign up to play a few tunes at this music stage.Sign up starts at 1:00 pm.
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Rick Taylor
Speak Music Presents Hosted by Beverly Kreller with Howard Druckman, as they showcase emerging artists Alexander Quail, Hana Bajric, Paul McInnis, JoJo Worthington, and Random Order
Acoustic Harvest Presents
Artists from their monthly concert series are featured. Host Lillian Wauthier presents
Songwriters Unite
Host Russell Leon presents songwriters in the roundHour 1 – Meg Tennant, Peter Boyer, Doug Alcock
Hour 2 – Christopher Mullen, Donna Creighton, Cody McMillanHour 3 – Jessica Stuart, Taylor Abrahamse, Vivian Wilder.
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Dinah Thorpe
Norm’s Living Room Host
Glen Hornblast re-enacts the late Norm Hacking’s sessions where roots music artists came to gather and play their songs. With Mikel Miller, Kevin Bell, Noah Zacharin,Brian Gladstone, Marianne Girard, and more.
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D’Arcy Wickham

Best of Saturday Sessions at the Swan Host Steve Raiken

Hour 1 -Roger Zuraw, Mark Denington, Darwin Bruce, BelaRay Hour 2Sharron Katz, Brian Jantzi, Brian Gladstone

Pilot Light
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WhiskeyEpiphany
Anne Walker
Urban-Gypsy
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 Special Valentine’s Day
Event

THE BLUES OF WINTERFOLK
Doors open at 7:00$10 Advance, $12 Door
8:00 HOTCHA!
9:00 Ginger St. James Band
10:00 Random Order
11:00 Swamperella
Nice and a bit naughty describes what’s in store for this special Toronto valentine’s day event. Ladies, be prepared to be serenaded at your table and plied with valentine’s cheer. A drink designed especially for this night at Winterfolk is called the WF Kocktail Kiss.


Maneli Jamal
Shawna Caspi
Howard Gladstone
Peter Verity
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Sue and Dwight
Brian Gladstone
JoJoWorthington
Grainne
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Julian Taylor Band
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The Smokin’ Guitars of Winterfolk
Flying Fingers Host D’Arcy Wickham with Jason Fowler, Brian Gladstone and NoahZacharin demonstrate a variety of guitar techniques and styles at this sizzling Toronto music performance.
HOTCHA!’s
Americana Pie

With special guests Mr. Rick and Mean Mary. Chow down on a tasty slice of old time flavouraccompanied by some skillet lickin’ pickin’.This Americana pie is sure to make your eyes light up and yer tummy say “Howdy!” Americana Pie continued to closing
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Andy Griffiths
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Sunday February 15,
2015
Black Swan Tavern (2ndFloor) 154 Danforth Ave
Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth Ave
Globe Bistro (UpstairsLounge)
124 Danforth Ave
The Listening Room
Terri O’s
185 Danforth Ave
Dora Keogh’s
141 Danforth Ave
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Jackde Keyzer Guitar Jamboree
Jack and the band are joined by six string guests Mike McKenna,Noah Zacharin,
Jason Fowler, Danny Marks, D’Arcy Wickham, Mr. Rick, Tony Quarrington and more!
Emerging Songwriters
These talented artists won their Winterfolk sets at our Toronto live music auditions. Give a hand to Sarah Beatty, Pilot Light, and Lorne Allan.
Remembering Our Roots
Themed Presentation
The Spirit of Yorkville Voice of a Generation, featuring some of the iconic talents from the area’s halcyon days in the ’60s and early ’70s.
1:00 Joanne Crabtree , Keith McKie,David DePoe, Cliff Martin
2:00 Klaas van Graft, Beverlie Robertson, Chick Roberts, Judith Orban
Songtown Presents Host Pete Otis features artists who have recorded tracks on
their albums.

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Winterfolk Open Stage Opening set byhost Andy Griffiths
Artists are invited to bring their instruments and sign up to play a few tunes. Sign up starts at 1:00 pm
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Best of the Moonshine Cafe
A Winterfolk Award will be presented to John Marlettof the Moonshine cafe in recognition of his contribution to the Toronto rootscommunity.
Then Best of the Moonshine Cafe players takethe concert stage.
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Winterfolk Open Stage
Hosted by Howard Druckman and Beverly Kreller
Artists are invited to bring their instruments andsign up to play a few tunes. Sign up starts at 3:00 pm
Before the Goldrush
Before the Gold Rush author Nicholas Jennings discusses Toronto’s early roots music scene and presents rare images from the era.
 
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Spotlight on
Emerging Talent
Host John Marlett presents youth talent Bob Ryder, Megan Boni, and Mira Miekle
Where Have All the
Folk Songs Gon
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An audience participation 1960s singa long tribute. Hosted by Sue and Dwight with Michelle Rumball and
Tony Laviola
Slide Guitar and
Other Cool Sounds
With Mike McKenna and
Jason Fowler
Don Campbell
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Andy Griffiths
Joe Hall
Noah Zacharin
Glen Hornblast
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Urban-Gypsy

The Guitar Boys of AlderonNoah Zacharin, Mr. Rick, and Brian Gladstonepay tribute to their home planet to celebrate the year of the lgm. (little green men)

Dinah Thorpe
Peter Verity
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Honouring Our Own Celebrates Tony Quarrington$15.00Hosted by
Andy Frank – With Jaymz Bee, Brent Titcomb, Joe Hall, Zoey Adams, Margaret Stowe,Soozi Schlanger,Noah Zacharin, Laura Fernandez, Don Francks, Brian Gladstone, Howard Gladstone,Fergus Marsh, Stuart Laughton, Denis Keldie and more!

James Sloan & Friends 
Steve Raiken Jason Fowler
Sarah Beatty
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D’Arcy Wickham
Harpin Norm Lucien & Friends
Mr. Rick

Lorne Allan

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Mean Mary – Unleashed!
David Bradstreet
Julian Taylor Solo
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Danny Marks
Marianne Girard with Allan Fraser
HOTCHA!
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