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

Lori Cullen

Lori Cullen

With 7 recordings under her name this unique singer has an honest and heartfelt connection to the songs she performs. Juno Nominated Folk and Jazz Singer/Songwriter. This juno nominated singer never relies on clichés, never adheres to trends, and never emphasizes...

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Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

 StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner "Mean" Mary James is about as opposite from her nickname as a person can get: she's sweet, kind, patient, easygoing, and upbeat. And in an interview from her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Jan. 22, 2014, the 33-year-old...

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Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Christina StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner     To say Winterfolk founder and director Brian Gladstone is excited the festival's returning to the Danforth is an understatement. "I talked to the owners on the Danforth and they said, 'Yes, come back,...

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Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine With its return to venues located on Danforth Ave. near Broadview in east Toronto, the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival is poised to once again be the place to be for live music during the forthcoming Valentines Day weekend....

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WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

– HONOURING OUR OWN: CELEBRATING CANADIAN TREASURE TONY QUARRINGTON – THIS ONE’S THE DREAMER: REMEMBERING RICK FIELDING – GRAINNE CD RELEASE OF LAST YEAR’S “LIVE at winterfolk” RECORDING – REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS: A FORAY INTO CANADA’S ROOTS MUSIC SCENE IN THE 1960S –...

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Video Clips

Video Clips

Videos courtesy of Glen Hornblast            Download Video Clips (Dropbox) Julian Taylor 15 Seconds    Julian Taylor 30 Seconds      Mr. Rick 15 Seconds    Mr. Rick 30 Seconds Sample View Video Clips (files are HD high definiation, allow...

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JoJo Worthington

JoJo Worthington

This pink headed chick is going to blow your brains to smithereens with her infectiously catchy tunes and whimsical loops! Winner of Best Folk and Best Song at Toronto Independent Music Awards New CD Released January 15th 2015 New Music Video release for "Amadeus" Dec...

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BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS   BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII FEB 14 - 16, 2014  ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!  WHO: Ron Hynes, Jason Fowler, Mean Mary, Lynn Miles, Tony Quarrington, Rick Taylor, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

9,000 Gigs + 40 Albums + 1 Juno = 10,000 Memories    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...

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Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

An audience sing-a-long 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. Sue and Dwight, Michelle Rumball, and Tony Laviola bring their successful...

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The Spirit of Yorkville

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Voice of a Generation Honouring some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “village” denizens and habituées, the show will feature some of the iconic talents from the area’s...

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Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer

  Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada's Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene  today. 2 X Juno (Canada's Grammy) 7X Maple Blues award...

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Early-Bird Tickets Now On Sale

Early-Bird Tickets Now On Sale

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EARLY-BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW! WINTERFOLK XII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 SPECIAL PRICING UNTIL CHRISTMAS! VENUES ANNOUNCED www.winterfolk.com TORONTO – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 – Tickets are on sale now for the 12th...

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This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

Rick Fielding was a beloved performer and teacher, who mentored many in today's roots community like Eve Goldberg and Chris Coole Rick released two great recordings on the Canadian label BOREALIS. Rick appeared at Mariposa in 1966 with the Gangreen Boys, including...

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Seneca College Independent Music Presents

Seneca College Independent Music Presents

If you've seen 'Seneca College Independent Music presents' at earlier Winterfolks you'll know how much talent there is in that programme. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. The Independent Music Production Program at Seneca College offers creative musicians and...

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Song Town Presents

Song Town Presents

SongTown is a multi-faceted music company involved in the discovery and promotion of artists, event co-ordination, CD production and music publishing Produced 4 songwriter compilation CD's with #5 slated for the fall 2014 Produced 2 SongTown Music Festival's with 3rd...

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WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 24th WINNERS: JOJO WORTHINGTON www.jojoworthington.com SARAH BEATTY www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 JoJo Worthington and Sarah...

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WF Sneak Preview Shows

WF Sneak Preview Shows

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...

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Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Nov 10 WINNERS: DON CAMPBELL www.doncampbellmusic.ca URBAN-GYPSY www.urban-gypsyband.com DON CAMPBELL and URBAN-GYPSY will be featured...

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Announcing Winterfolk XIV

Announcing Winterfolk XIV

February 12 - 14, 2014 The festival will be presenting over 150 artists in 5 venues for 3 days of Blues and Roots music. Festival Dates are Feb 14-16,3014 at the Delta Eaton Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.

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Enter – Fingerstyle Guitar Competition

Enter – Fingerstyle Guitar Competition

Winterfolk Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Date and Time February 16, 2014. 1:00 PM Start. Room to be advised. Prizes First Prize $500.00, Second Price $250.00, Third Prize $125.00 Apply Send an email to info@winterfolk.com to advise us you want to compete. Don't...

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