A Boreal Christmas

Three fabulous Guelph-based singer-songwriters Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley come together each Christmas to put on some fabulous concerts “Songs For The Snowy Season” in collaboration with Folkway Music. This year’s Guelph show (the 8th edition of this holiday tradition) takes place at Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris St, Guelph on Saturday, December 6 at 8:30 p.m. (Doors, 8:00 p.m.) This year, the performance will be that little bit more special as they’ll also be releasing their first album under their new group name Boreal, “Winter’s Welcome”. Tickets $22.60 (includes HST) / $25 at the door and available from Folkway Music by phone (855-772-0424), email, or in person (22 Dupont Street East, Waterloo), The Bookshelf (41 Quebec Street) and online through Event Brite HERE.

For nearly a decade now, Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley have been teaming up and touring their Snowy Season side-project through community halls and concert series’ across Southern Ontario. This year, they have given their unique union a name – Boreal – and captured their magic on a much-anticipated debut album. Winter’s Welcome will be launched in conjunction with this year’s Boreal concert tour. Together, they 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. 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.

For more information about Boreal, visit borealsongs.ca.

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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