Feb 21 – 23, 2020

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2018

How to play at Winterfolk. What we look for in artists and more exciting artist opportunities. 

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In The Press

How Winterfolk XVII helped Paul Corby get through another winter weekend

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

By Paul Corby Feb 26, 2019, as printed in Roots Music Canada Magazine – A rousing carousel of song spun everything from simple roots folk to visceral blues scorchers past an...

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Press Releases

Toronto Born Singer/Songwriter returns for Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

Ruth Schweitzer – Special to The CJN – Lynda Marks Kraar’s parents, both Holocaust survivors, were distressed when they saw their artistic, only child,...

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What's New

Faith Nolan

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

Afro Scotian Music Award, Chalmers Award, Honored Dyke(Toronto Pride), Recipient, Ontario Federation Labour Cultural Activist Award Faith Nolan a Queer Afro Scotian...

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Recent Posts

Murray Foster

Murray Foster

Dec 10, 2015

Best known as a songwriter and musician from the bands MOXY FRUVOUS and GREAT BIG SEA, Murray Foster has over twenty years of experience in the creative arts – bass player, writer, music producer, director, screenwriter, and film scorer. Best known for his role in the bands Great Big Sea and Moxy Fruvous.      Wrote the song “Lay Me...

Fraser & Girard

Fraser & Girard

Dec 10, 2015

“The best folk duo mix since Ian and Sylvia” Bob Mersereau, CBC arts critic. Fraser & Girard possess a special magic. Lyrics that matter, rustic Americana-Roots inspired melodies, rich with sound and scuffed with traditional tone, this is a delight. Allan Fraser’s signature song, “Dance Hall Girls” voted Top Ten Favourite...

Dan McVeigh

Dan McVeigh

Dec 10, 2015

Brampton artist Dan McVeigh is a one-of-a-kind keyboard player with a successful career as a country songwriter as well as a classic rock performer. 8 time Song contest winner with Billboard, NSAI.      2001 Arts Acclaim Award from City of Brampton.      2 CD Releases including current CD “Drove”....

Best of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Best of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Dec 10, 2015

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine show is a weekly open stage and jam every Saturday at the Freetimes Cafe at 2:00 in the Afternoon.      It’s a good listening room filled with creative energy to enjoy some great music.      All artists welcomed. Come in and put your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve your spot....

The Moonshine Cafe

The Moonshine Cafe

Dec 10, 2015

Hour 1. The Moonshine Stage this year will be Showcasing 13-17yr old up and coming local performers selected from our KidZ Are Alright Open Stage.      We will be showcasing individual’s and groups chosen from our regular Open Stage & Jam attendees. Always a Fun Event.      The Moonshine Cafe has just (Jan...

Zeynep Ozbilen

Zeynep Ozbilen

Dec 9, 2015

Zeynep, a Turkish-Canadian songstress and composer, believes in the uniting power of music – connecting people across era and culture through rhythm, melody and interpretations. John Lennon Songwriting Award 2015 World Finalist. Over 500 performances in 4 continents. Zeynep’s World Blend Music project combines Anatolian, Balkan, Mediterranean, Latin American...

Isabel Fryszberg

Isabel Fryszberg

Dec 9, 2015

Isabel Fryszberg in the last year has won audiences, gained strong reviews and radio play from her debut album Hearts and Arrows. “Her tunes are like diner menus.” John Aspice, No Depression. She will be joined with the sublime Tony Quarrington at Winterfolk. Winner of Newmarket Arts Council Songwriting Contest for song Something Sacred from 2014 debut album...

Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy

Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy

Dec 8, 2015

Mark and Barry are singer/songwriters who use soaring harmonies and crisp complementary guitars to showcase their energetic but folksy style. Cd release October 2015. Sponsored showcase FMO 2013. CD 2003 “Greetings”. Mark & Barry are accomplished solo songwriters who formed a duo in 2012. Their strong vocal harmonies and crisp guitars in the...

Annie Sumi

Annie Sumi

Dec 8, 2015

Annie Sumi is a songwriter that gracefully captivates her listeners through the songs and stories of her life. 2015 April released Debut-Album “Reflections”. Nominated for Songwriter of the Year 2015 TIMAs. 3 Successful Tours across Eastern Canada Summer 2015. Annie Sumi has taken her sweet, soulful voice to stages big and small, sharing glimpses of...

Acoustic Harvest Presents

Acoustic Harvest Presents

Dec 5, 2015

Since 1997, the Acoustic Harvest Saturday Night Monthly Concert Series has showcased and nurtured the careers of many fine Canadian performers. The late, great, Rick Fielding had the vision to bring the finest in acoustic roots/folk music to Toronto’s east end communities. Thus began Acoustic Harvest. Since it’s inception, audiences have enjoyed...