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November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
$25 ($30 at the door)
Elaine Murray

Three ladies in winter coatsBarrieFolk is thrilled to bring the ladies of Boreal back to Barrie to kick off the holiday season.  They will bring their Songs for A Snowy Evening concert to the MacLaren Art Centre on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Boreal is made up of the talented trio of Jude Vadala, Tannis Slimmon and Katherine Wheatley.

It started in Jude’s kitchen. Katherine, Tannis and Jude, all with music careers of their own, decided to join forces to do a show of winter songs. After many pots of tea and hours of meticulously working out harmonies and arrangements of winter-themed original songs and holiday classics, Boreal did its first show.  That was over ten years ago. Each November and December since then, they’ve toured their snowy-season project through community halls and concert series across Ontario.

Their show is the perfect antidote to a cold winter’s night. Their songs conjure up vivid sights and sounds that every Canadian would fondly recognize: pine branches bending low, squirrels’ footprints in the snow, winter’s hush, shoveling, the sound of slap shots off the boards. Their rapport, both with each other and with the audience, is warm, friendly, and genuine.

Winter’s Welcome, their debut CD, captures the magic of the live show. Tannis, Jude and Katherine play all the instruments – guitars, mandolin, banjo, bass, keyboards, percussion – bringing variety, atmosphere and originality to the music and just the right amount of space to showcase the soaring vocals of three of Canada’s finest harmony singers.

Learn more about Boreal.

Have a listen!


  • Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door.
  • Don’t forget to bring your BarrieFolk Repeat Attender card!
  • Tickets are available from the MacLaren Art Centre (37 Mulcaster St., Barrie) or by calling 705.721-9696.They are also available online. They will be available shortly at The MacLaren. Stay tuned.
  • When purchasing online, please remember to print your tickets and bring them to the show.
  • Tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable.

We’re thrilled to have Barrie Olive Oil Co. as a sponsor for the show. Denise and her staff will be in the house offering samples of their gourmet oils and balsamics. They will also have a selection of popular items available for sale.




And thanks, as always, to our print sponsor: Georgian Copy and Printers – Ali and his team are absolutely amazing!