What’s New at Winterfolk

This page shows the archived library of recent Winterfolk posts, going back a few years. Listed in  reverse chronological order, descending order according to publication date. 

This page depicts the history of Winterfolk going back to 2012. Very interesting how the festival has changed and adapted over the years. 

Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage our community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more.

What’s New at Winterfolk

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...

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Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Submitted by Lee Fraser - This is a tale of bitter cold and welcoming warmth. Somehow, here in Toronto, the right light bulb went on over the right head.  Winterfolk is the creation of Brian Gladstone. Having spent most of his life in the corporate world, it seems...

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Love at Winterfolk

Love at Winterfolk

Period costumes, good guitar times and triangle solos make for a fun Valentine's Day - BY SARAH GREENE SWAMPERELLA, THE TRIO OF FUN, HOTCHA! and VIVIENNE WILDER BAND as part of WINTERFOLK XIII at Black Swan Tavern, Saturday, February 14. Rating: NNN...

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Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Toronto musician plays R&B at the Horseshoe one night, partakes in folk festival the next. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Feb 12 2015 Julian Taylor is used to shaking it up. For example, those headed to the Horseshoe on Saturday night will experience the...

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Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Reprinted from TorontoMoon.ca - Gary 17 - While lovers will be preparing for Valentines Day on Saturday, patriots for the 50th anniversary of Flag Day Sunday and parents for Family Day on Monday, many GTA fans of Roots and Blues music are probably a lot more excited...

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Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

East York Mirror - Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival will take place this weekend, Feb. 13 to 15. More than 150 artists will be performing on five stages in four venues, all between Broadview and Chester subway stops along Danforth Avenue, including...

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The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

by Ryan Ayukawa Fraser & Girard - When Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard were in the process of coming up with a name for their duo, Marianne, was partial to "Girard and Fraser". After a short time they changed it to Fraser & Girard for the vowel sound of it....

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WELCOME MEDIA

WELCOME MEDIA

WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL www.winterfolk.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABetterWorldOrg Hashtag: #Winterfolk2015 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winterfolk-A-Better-World/115302915190784 Facebook Event Page:...

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Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Reprinted from Cashbox Magazine by Don Graham - Toronto’s  annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find...

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Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

TICKETS: www.winterfolk.com/winterfolk-advance-ticket-sales/ Winterfolk’s 13th annual edition of the festival will host a variety of music styles, filling five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto, where the festival will present four ticketed...

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

The artist line-up has been announced for the Winterfolk Festival XIII and it sure to be a time for them to shine at this great event. TORONTO – The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival is proud to announce a stellar lineup for the 13th annual edition of the...

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

I do not wear hats; I cannot grow a beard; I haven't worn plaid in years; I am sincere and never cool; and no looping pedal or ukelele sits safely within 50 feet of my show. 5 time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee (2007/2009/2012/2015); 4 x for Songwriter of the...

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Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant’s warm, bright blend of rootsy country and a capella songs will stir, challenge, uplift and comfort. Meg Tennant’s songs are “beguilingly beautiful” according to Steve Edge, artistic director of BC’s Rogue Folk Club, where Meg opened shows for the likes of...

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Kelli Trottier

Kelli Trottier

Kelli Trottier is a triple threat with her angelic voice and crisp fiddling enhanced by her own songs and fiery step dance. Performed for Sir Sean Connery's private 80th birthday celebration. Toured with sensation string Entourage "Bowfire" for nine years. Nominated 3...

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Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth

Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth

Clela is a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter with a unique blend of folk and jazz influences that create the perfect vehicle for her intimate and dynamic vocal delivery. In 2014, Clela released her fourth indie album, More Love and Happiness, produced by Juno...

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Laura Bird

Laura Bird

Orangeville songstress Laura Bird draws inspiration from colorful palettes of folk roots, bluegrass and jazz standards. Writing with the keen eye of the observer and painters’ eye for lush images, she delivers her beautifully crafted songs through finely honed guitar...

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Suzie Vinnick

Suzie Vinnick

Roots and Blues Niagara-based musician Suzie Vinnick is a force of nature with a six-string guitar. 10x Canadian Maple Blues Winner. Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year. 3x Juno Nominee. “She can belt out blues or croon a ballad with equal...

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BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

January 15, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2015 ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Danny Marks, David Essig, Gary Kendall, Jack de Keyzer, Polka Dogs, Jory Nash, Julian Taylor,...

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Cure Those Winter Blues

Cure Those Winter Blues

The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, by Jeremy Finkelstein Reprinted from Collections Magazine, Dec 19 2014 insert to Toronto Globe and Mail - As a socially conscious brand of popular folk music exploded in the 1960s, with icons like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez at the...

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Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk  Showcase

Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk Showcase

Acoustic Harvest is ringing in the New Year with its Pre-Winterfolk Festival Showcase, featuring an impressive lineup of talent.By Jon Muldoon • January 12, 2015  - Brian Gladstone has been part of Canada’s roots music scene for more than three decades, and has played...

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The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

by Aubrey Jax - Winter music festivals in Toronto won't be quite as chilly as previous years, what with outdoor Brrrrr Fest not returning to Echo Beach, but that might be for the best. Live music is best kept as an indoor affair during the frozen months, especially...

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Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Acoustic Harvest Presents Winterfolk XIII Preview Showcase WHEN: January 17, 2015 ARTISTS:  FEATURING  Brian Gladstone, Tony Quarringon, Noah Zacharin, Lynn Harrison, Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth , Fraser...

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The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

by Aubrey Fax, Dec 8 2014, Toronto Blog -   Toronto’s 13th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 - 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find...

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SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Returns Family Day Long Weekend - February 13 – 15, 2015 WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth: • Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. , 416-469-0537, • Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., 416-778-1804, • Terri O’s, 185...

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Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival Returns Family Day Long Weekend February 13 – 15, 2015 www.winterfolk.com Toronto’s 13th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 - 15, 2015....

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Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

This is Great! Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk & A Better World ! Glen Hornblast's monthly series - 'Nashville Bound' Free Times Cafe - will feature artists playing at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. On Sunday November 30th, the artists include Tony...

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Winterfolk Roots and Blues

Winterfolk Roots and Blues

MUSIC MUSIC FEATURE Winterfolk XII By SARAH GREENE WINTERFOLK XII featuring JACK DE KEYZER, LYNN MILES, RON HYNES, TONY QUARRINGTON, SWAMPERELLA, DINAH THORPE and more, at various venues, Friday to Sunday (February 14-16). Free-$15. winterfolk.com. The Winterfolk...

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Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Feb 13, 2014 From bump ’n’ grind to bumps n’ bruises, Ginger St. James has experienced it all. And now the former Les Coquettes and Steeltown Sirens burlesque queen is bumping up her popularity as a sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer,...

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Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Brian Gladstone Interview Had a chance last week (on a snowy afternoon no less) to sit down with Brian Gladstone and discuss the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. Now in its 12th year the festival features a wide range of musical styles including Zydeco, cajun, blues,...

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MC NOTES

MC NOTES

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...

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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...

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