Songs For The Snowy Season

Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon and Jude Vadala get together once a year for Folkway Music’s Annual Christmas Concert. “Songs for the Snowy Season” features songs – old and new, all written with the winter season in mind; it is a wonderful Guelph holiday tradition and shouldn’t be missed.

This year’s concert, number seven (for those that are counting), takes place at Dublin St United Church, 68 Suffolk Street West, Guelph on Saturday December 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy these three Guelph songstresses on one stage. Their ability to pick a great song, their love of beautiful lyrics, melodies and harmonies, their combined songwriting skills, their tour de force voices and the joy they feel singing with each other all make for an unforgettable event. Join them in welcoming winter.

Jude Vadala has been a tenacious member of the Guelph music scene for the past 30 years. Her musical adventures have taken her across Canada and the U.S. with the critically acclaimed group The Bird Sisters where she honed her skills as a songwriter and recording artist. She has produced fiver albums and worked on 50 musical projects musical projects with artists such as Tannis Slimmon, James Gordon, Harri Palm, Jah Youssouf, Lewis Melville, Lynn Miles, Suzi Vinnick and Katherine Wheatley.

Katherine Wheatley plays over 100 shows a year. In addition to touring as a solo singer-songwriter, she is a member of “Betty and The Bobs” and plays guitar in Wendell Ferguson’s band. She writes and records songs with kids through her Youthsongs program and has produced 20 CDs with schools across North America. This geologist-turned-musician has been singer/zodiac driver on board Gadventure’s ship, The MS Expedition as it plies the seas of Antarctica and the Norwegian Arctic. Landscape and character inform her songs. “She turns pebbles of everyday life into dreamy mountains of song.” (The Toronto Star).

Tannis Slimmon delivers performances that are as uplifting as their name, engaging, participatory reflective. She has garnered the Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Roots Song for “Ernest, Charlie & Allan”. As Canadian Folk Music Awards’ 2008 Contemporary Vocalist of the Year, Tannis brings over 25 years of performance experience to the stage with memorable songs from her two critically acclaimed albums, Oak Lake and Lucky Blue. Recognized as one of the best roots music singers in the country, she is “a breathtaking vocalist with a bright and angelic disposition”

Saturday December 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)
Dublin Street United Church
68 Suffolk Street West, Guelph

Tickets: $20 in advance ($25 at the door) from Folkway Music, The Bookshelf or call (519) 763-5524.

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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