Feb 22 – 24, 2019

WF XV Meeting Notes Sept 12, 2017

Being aware of acoustic vs. electric performances for scheduling the Swan upstairs vs. downstairs. 2) More training for stage manager volunteers – one or more meetings 3) Explore new venues for expansion – Danforth Music Hall? Do they do matinées? Brian to contact venues by end of Sept. 4) To schedule in-person training for Jen and Kevin with volunteers 5)...

Draft – Meeting Notes Jan 5, 2017

Winterfolk Meeting Notes Jan. 5, 2017 Send email to all volunteers from prior years (Brian) Lindsey to reach out to GBC to appeal for volunteers Brian to call Paul Cross – run radio program at Humber, to supply MC volunteers Volunteers cannot see paid shows Terri O’s is a good venue for community stages Instrument lockup- Dora Dougal will check with John...

Meeting Notes Jan 5, 2016

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Copy of Maplepost email

Hi Folks, Wow, Winterfolk is almost here! Personally I’m really excited about appearances from The Polka Dogs, Linda McRae, Julian Taylor, Isabel & The Uncommons, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Ben Sures, Lynn Miles, The O’Pears, — oh geeez, the whole lineup is really amazing actually! — but I hope some of you will join us for some...

WFXIII Bios for Program

WFXIII Bios for Program

Feb 18, 2015

ACOUSTIC HARVEST run by promoter Lillian Wauthier, has been presenting Saturday Night Monthly Concert Series since 1997. Back again at Winterfolk, tonight Lillian will present some of Canada’s top performers including Jon Brooks, Meg Tennant, Clela Errington with Jocelyn Barth, Suzie Vinnick, Laura Bird and Kelli Trottier. AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist,...

Draft .. meeting notes – will finalize after your feedback

Draft .. meeting notes – will finalize after your feedback

Jan 10, 2015

This is a draft . listed notes by Bev and Marci .. I think most  is covered .. anything else pls let me know … Nothing received from Kevin, Lindsey, Katie, Dougal  – pls let me know if there is anything in addition to these notes. I’m confused .. pls confirm if stage manager is now called ‘stage assist’ .. Dougal talked about...

Winterfolk XIII Posting Brief Summary

WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE:The Danforth: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537, http://www.torontopubs.com/pub/blackswan Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave. 416-778-1804, www.allens.to/dora/ Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave. 416-462-0038, http://www.torontopubs.com/pub/terrios Globe Bistro (upstairs lounge), 124...

Copy of Meeting Notes

Copy of Meeting Notes

Feb 7, 2014

Winterfolk Meeting Notes Feb 2, 2014 TO DO PERSON RESPONSIBLE Brian to contact John at Black Swan and ensure he is OK with Lindsey using 3rd floor room for counts, and storing cash in his safe. Brian Get $150 float for cash boxes – $10, $5, $2, $1 and bring to festival for Linds Brian Write scripts for WF to include artist BIOs Brian Update volunteers...

MC NOTES

MC NOTES

Feb 7, 2014

READ THE FOLLOWING at About 8 MINUTES BEFORE THE HOUR, BETWEEN ARTISTS DURING SET UP. WHEN THE ARTIST IS SET UP AND READY TO GO, THEN INTRODUCE THE ARTIST / AND READ THEIR BIO. MC SCRIPT Good afternoon/evening. Welcome to the 12th Annual Winterfolk Festival, where three days of blues and roots music will be presented to folks of all ages, in the...

WF XII Artist Quick Bios

  Andy Griffiths is a passionate folkin’-rock singer/songwriter known for his fun energetic performances and catchy tunes.  He is thrilled to be part of the WINTERFOLK family again this year!   Anne Walker, singer-songwriter based in Toronto writes moving and deeply honest songs delivered with a strong, expressive voice. Bob Ryder is a young folk, blues...

Top Media Points

    • Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof, urban blues and roots music festival that emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals. The festival is in its 12th year.   • Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various music styles including roots, blues, folk and more....

Festival Director’s Bio

Festival Director’s Bio

Jan 13, 2014

Hi Res Image Brian Gladstone Artist Website Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and worldwide airplay, with a fifth to be released in late 2014....

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

RICK FIELDING The music of the late Rick Fielding (1944-2004) spans country, blues, bluegrass, traditional ballads, contemporary folk, and more. Fielding was an accomplished musician who played guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, and autoharp, and who truly loved performing, teaching, and talking about music – whether on stage, in a classroom, or over a kitchen...

TONY QUARRINGTON

Veteran musician Tony Quarrington has been a formidable and thriving presence on the Toronto music scene for more than 40 years. He first appeared at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966, and played at many renowned Yorkville nightclubs and coffee houses in the late ‘60s, performing ballads, blues and his own original tunes. Quarrington’s relentless career as a...

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Spirit of Yorkville: The voice of a generation This stage will honour some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “Yorkville village” denizens and habitu鳬 the show will feature some iconic talents from the hippie haven’s halcyon era in the ’60s and early...

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone?

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone? An audience sing-along hosted by Sue and Dwight   The legendary folk revival of the ’60s happened 50 years ago, but the songs of hope and social justice that defined the era still resonate today. Toronto folk/roots duo Sue and Dwight have created a series called “Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone,” a...

WF Sneak Preview Shows

WF Sneak Preview Shows

Nov 21, 2013

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Winterfolk XII Sneak Preview Showcases – Nov 30TH @ The Moonshine Café, Oakville  / Dec 7TH @ The Freetimes Café, Toronto   WHO: FEATURING: Rick Taylor, Soozi Schlanger, Ginger St. James, Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, and Julian Taylor WHAT: Winterfolk XII Preview Show & Benefit...

About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk Winterfolk is an all-ages, urban blues and roots festival held annually in February and is situated in downtown Toronto. This winter festival emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals and has more than 150 artists performing on 5 stages for 3 days. It will also include workshops for guitar playing, song writing, and more....

Photographic Guidelines

Photographic Guidelines

Feb 11, 2013

Winterfolk Photographers Guidelines 2014 These are general guideline/suggestions only. Photographers Specifics  flash – please respect the performers, and the audience, and limit the use of flash. Nobody appreciates having a flash go off in their face when they are performing. On the other hand, if using a flash is the only way to get a decent shot, you can...