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Songs For the Snowy Season - Folkway's 9th Annual Boreal Christmas Concert

Folkway Music

Saturday, 5 December 2015 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)

Songs For the Snowy Season - Folkway's 9th Annual...

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Folkway Music proudly presents


(Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley)

with Songs for the Snowy Season


Presented at Guelph Little Theatre

8pm Doors, 8:30 Show

Tickets also available from Folkway Music by phone (855-772-0424), email (, and in person (22 Dupont Street East, Waterloo)



Songs for the Snowy Season

With three angelic voices, glorious harmonies, and a collection of homespun winter-themed original songs and holiday classics, Boreal is the perfect antidote to a cold winter’s night -- and the perfect accompaniment to a glowing fire and a mug of hot chocolate.

Former Bird Sisters, Tannis Slimmon and Jude Vadala, have been teaming up with solo artist and Betty and the Bobs vocalist, Katherine Wheatley, each winter for nearly a decade now, touring their Snowy Season side-project through community halls and concert series’ across Southern Ontario.

Together, Katherine, Jude and Tannis have compiled a collection of songs that cut through the winter cold to celebrate the warmth and togetherness of the holiday season -- and the beauty of the snow-covered landscape.  Their debut album - Winter's Welcome - will be available for purchase at the show (cash only please).

Their performances this winter are not to be missed. 



Meet Boreal

Tannis Slimmon

During a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Tannis Slimmon has been a core member of the legendary harmony group The Bird Sisters, and sung harmony for the Rheostatics, Barenaked Ladies and Grievous Angels, among countless others.  

Tannis has earned countless awards for her songwriting and performances, including won the Porcupine Award for Favourite Album of 2001 for her album Oak Lake; the Orillia Folk Society’s Songs for Living Rooms prize for her signature song “There’s a Lift”

Her solo album Lucky Blue has garnered such honours as 2008 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year; Top 10 Albums of 2008 in the Penguin Eggs magazine Annual Critics’ Poll; Porcupine Golden Quill Award for song-writing; and was 16th on the Galaxie Folk/Roots Channel’s Top Spins of 2008. 

Jude Vadala

Like Tannis, Jude Vadala made a name for herself as a member of The Bird Sisters and has gone on to release two solo albums and work on more than fifty musical projects with artists such as Suzi Vinnick, Lynn Miles and James Gordon.  Jude is also the co-founder of Guelph’s wildly popular Hillside Festival.

Katherine Wheatley

Geologist-turned-folk singer Katherine Wheatley performs more than 100 solo concerts a year, while also singing with the harmony group Betty and the Bobs, and playing guitar in Wendell Ferguson’s band.  A featured vocalist on CBC Radio’s Vinyl Café, her music has also appeared in film and on TV.  Through her school-wide program Youthsongs, Katherine writes and records songs with kids, and has produced 20 CDs with schools across North America. She has also been a singer/zodiac driver on board Gadventure’s ship The MS Expedition as it plies the seas of Antarctica and the Norwegian Arctic

Recognized as a well-rounded and multi-talented songstress, Katherine has received many honours, including a 2009 Porcupine Golden Quill Award for her song “Hallelujah” (which has also become a standard in sing-along circles); her 2010 solo show in Charlottetown selected as "Performance of the Year” the Guardian; two of her songs selected for the new Rise Again songbook (30th anniversary publication of Rise Up Singing); and the Toronto Star once wrote that she "turns pebbles of everyday life into dreamy mountains of song."





Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Folkway Music at 519-772-0424 or


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes - tickets are transferrable


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please print and bring your ticket to the event.


What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, sorry.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?



Can I select my seat before arriving at the theatre?

No. Seating is first-come-first-served.  Doors open at 8:00 and there is usually a line started shortly before that time.


Is the theatre accessible?

Yes. We do ask that, if you require space for a wheelchair or have other accessibility requirements, you please contact Claire at Folkway Music (519-772-0424 or so that we can make the appropriate arrangements prior to your arrival at the theatre.

Have questions about Songs For the Snowy Season - Folkway's 9th Annual Boreal Christmas Concert? Contact Folkway Music

When & Where

Guelph Little Theatre (The)
176 Morris St
Guelph, ON N1E 5M7

Saturday, 5 December 2015 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)

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Folkway Music

For many years Folkway Music has been host to numerous talented and notable musicians, such as Old Man Ludeke, Tony McManus and Bahamas, to name a few.  Our new space in Waterloo unfortunately won't accomodate concerts, so we are teaming up with local venues and continuing to present some of the most talented performers and interesting shows happening.

Folkway Music - 22 Dupont Street East, Waterloo ON N2J 2G9

519-772-0424 | 855-772-0424

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