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  • Volunteer / Sponsorship | Barrie Folk Society
    our ability to continue to bring wonderful performers to our local area To find out more about the sponsorship opportunities email email protected Volunteer The Barrie Folk Society is a non profit volunteer driven organization that relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of many to ensure the success of all our events Events like the Unplugged Friday Nights Open Stage at the Barrie Public Library house concerts and fund raising

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  • BFS Roots | Barrie Folk Society
    tunes his guitar and I cut vegetables we spend the next half hour chatting like old friends somehow I don t remember him being this attractive when I saw him perform at the Eaglewood Folk Festival in Pefferlaw As guests begin to arrive David effortlessly slips into the role of doorman and greets everyone The next two hours pass by quickly as he spellbinds the audience of 30 people with his wonderful music and humourous stories spanning a career of over 30 years in the music trade During the intermission and after the concert he mingles with the crowd and autographs CDs Such is a typical evening at a house concert presented by the BFS That was over five years ago and I have since moved into a house and presented countless other concerts Since October 1999 the BFS has emerged from the vision of the late Sue Workman and Claudette It was their goal to bring folk musicians to Barrie and encourage local musicians through song circles and open mic evenings They organized a concert at the Frequency in downtown Barrie featuring the last ever performance of East Coast musicians Modabo on their final concert tour Sadly Sue passed

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  • Join Barrie Folk | Barrie Folk Society
    Members will be informed by e mail of the meeting date location and agenda at least 30 days prior All members will receive our Repeat Attender membership card When you attend five shows you will receive the sixth show free Bring your card to every event you go to and we will stamp it You don t need to attend the five shows during one year as long as you renew your membership we will transfer your stamps to your new card Please make sure you RSVP for your free show so we can make sure to put you on our guest list A list of current members will be at all BFS events Membership will be due on the last day of the month following the month it was purchased eg join on April 15 membership expires May 31 the following year Barrie Folk Society has two types of membership Regular Annually by anniversary date 15 Year Repeat Attender membership card attend five shows and receive the sixth show FREE Advance notice of special shows E mail notification of all shows and events Life time Folk Friend No renewal required 100 Everything from the regular membership except you receive

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  • Youth | Barrie Folk Society
    continued sponsorship We appreciate their support Rules and Criteria Must be between 13 and 21 years of age on or before Feb 14 2016 Must be a Canadian citizen Cannot be a previous first place winner of competition All submitted material must be original and performed by the entrant s each entry may consist of more than one person as long as each participant meets the criteria above Cannot be

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  • Shari Ulrich tickets available now | Barrie Folk Society
    Attender card Upcoming Events May 6 Fri 2016 8 00 pm Shari Ulrich in concert MacLaren Art Centre Shari Ulrich in concert MacLaren Art Centre May 6 8 00 pm 11 00 pm BarrieFolk is thrilled to host Shari Ulrich on Friday May 6 at the MacLaren Art Centre Born in San Rafael California Shari first moved to Vancouver British Columbia in the early 1970s After stints of Jun 3

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  • Make sure to mark June 4 on your calendar for our annual Youth Songwriting Showcase | Barrie Folk Society
    Events May 6 Fri 2016 8 00 pm Shari Ulrich in concert MacLaren Art Centre Shari Ulrich in concert MacLaren Art Centre May 6 8 00 pm 11 00 pm BarrieFolk is thrilled to host Shari Ulrich on Friday May 6 at the MacLaren Art Centre Born in San Rafael California Shari first moved to Vancouver British Columbia in the early 1970s After stints of Jun 3 Fri 2016 8

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  • We asked: Shari Ulrich answered | Barrie Folk Society
    ever said to you Without out a doubt the most meaningful compliment I ve ever received was from an artist in South River Ontario Her name is Jane Bonnell and she s a generation ahead of me After a show one night she took both my hands and said You are what the women of my generation worked so hard for I often think of that compliment when I need to find motivation to keep going in this business I feel the same way about some of the fearless young women coming up in the music business today What song do you wish you had written Silent Night I m not religious but boy do I love the melody of that song On your most challenging day the thing that gets you out of bed is A pot of coffee and a good book The best part about being a musician is that I get to have my mornings They start with two big cups of very good carefully brewed coffee and a few chapters of whatever book I m reading Who takes longer to get ready you or Wendell Seriously Wendell of course He s got all that thick silver hair to comb down And it takes a lot of time and careful maneuvering to squeeze himself into those jeans And his make up takes skill and many many layers Wendell Ferguson questions You re a pretty funny guy What makes you laugh Funny you should ask You know humour is a funny thing well at least it should be I really enjoy paradoxical humour and wordplay I m a punishing punster so my brain seems to think in puns What has been your most defining moment Could you define that Musically I guess the first time I won the Canadian Country Music Association guitarist of the year award back in 95 It sort of put me on a path to refining and creating my particular style Personally it would be the moment I met my wife We clicked instantly and have been together for 31 years now So what s your big issue with Christmas Oh there are many The fact that it starts the day Halloween ends and builds up right until the day and then the second it s over the radio acts as if it didn t exist They should ramp up and ramp down more gently I still like to hear Christmas songs on December 27 and into early January I also don t like the crass commercialism of it Nowadays I tend to do most of my shopping at the LCBO Not sure what that says about me or my friends Is there a song you can t play on guitar or one that challenges you They all challenge me Honestly I m usually working on about 10 pieces at a time Writing one learning one remembering one etc I try and expose myself to many other players and their styles See what they re doing and trying to do it I usually can t so I come up with my own version of it You constantly have to expand your knowledge and grow your talent To play the same old stuff breeds stagnation If you could trade places with anyone for a month who would that be and why I ve never thought about changing with anyone but perhaps it would be fun to be a Beatle back in the 60s for just for a day probably George just to breath that rarified air If your life was a television show your theme song would be Mine would be a sitcom with me as a two bit talent trying to make it in this crazy business and nothing would ever work out It would be called Livin The Dream and the theme song would be Nobody Loves You When You re Down and Out It s practically a reality show now Who are some of your musical heroes There are so many in every genre of music Chet Merle Lenny and Jerry for fingerstyle Christopher Parkening Julian Bream and Segovia for classical and Tarrega and Sor for their composing ability Jeff Beck Roy Buchanan Steve Morse Richie Blackmore John Jorgenson for rock Jerry Donahue Redd Volkaert Kenny Vaughan Albert Lee James Burton Vince Gill Brent Mason Steve Piticco Paul Chapman and Danny Gatton for country chicken pickin Carl Perkins Scotty Moore Cliff Gallup and Brian Setzer for rockabilly and of course talented multi genre monsters like Tommy Emmanuel and JP Cormier There are a million I m missing What do you draw your energy from From my audiences If I give myself some challenges in every show and I can get in the swing of the moment while I m playing and entertaining then the audience and I are in for a treat An audience can t have a good time unless the performer is having a good time What s one thing about you people would be surprised by I love art in all its forms Music obviously paintings drawings sculpture illustration comic books literature poetry plays stage productions musicals all of it I ve never regretted spending one cent on anything artistic On the other hand I m a miser when it comes to auto repairs plumbers phone bills and the crap you need to get through life Who takes longer to get ready you or Katherine Is that even a real question Last time we played BarrieFolk we had to stop and get her a hotel room then go to Shoppers Drug Mart so she could buy some make up Then between loading into the venue and going on she lost the make up She also lost her purse and her coat I generally put on nicer shoes a jacket and check my teeth to see that they re in and I m ready to go It s no contest Katherine takes wayyyyy longer We posed a few questions to Ian Tamblyn our November performer and he was gracious enough to answer How does being in nature inspire you Being in nature has several dramatic effects on me Because nature simply is any landscape or state of nature will inform me of my state or balance within if I am open to experience it Being in nature can also have the effect of balancing me if I am willing to slow down acknowledge her rhythms and wait awhile within her arms Once being in nature yourself your self can get out of the way and go deeper Inspiration flows more freely here and I seek it What or who has been the big love of your life Amanda Shaughnessy has been the big love in my life However she would say my creative life has been the driving force in my life The song that evokes the strongest memories for me is The song that evokes the strongest memories for me is a difficult question to answer in that it might change as different angles of my life come into focus However I remember listening to WLS as a teenager in Chicago I would stay up until 4 a m each night waiting to hear The Cascades Listen to the Rhythm of The Falling Rain one more time The memories around that song are troubled and confusing for me still but that song and the desperate need to hang on to the dial on that tube radio remain What is your favourite place on earth My favourite place on earth is usually where things are scraped down and elemental the Arctic the Labrador coast the coastline of Superior the north shore of Georgian Bay the desert around Ghost Ranch New Mexico In their raw elemental state a clearer vision of one s own spiritual relation to place and space is possible In complete contrast to this the absolute fecundity of Haida Gwaii or the cloud forest of Costa Rica offers the same thing in an entirely bountiful way What historical event do you wish you d been alive to witness I doubt the veracity of most historical events because it seems to me the past is no more fixed than the present or the future and those who recorded those historical events had either an axe to grind or were propagandists for the victor s press Given this I remember visiting the ancient village of Scara Brae on the Orkney Islands several years ago It was a brilliant day and looking out over the turquoise sea I couldn t help but wonder if on a good day such as this 5 000 years ago life was like the day I stood there as good as it gets The people of Scara Brae had built incredible structures for homes there was fresh water there were fish in the sea and they had time to consider art and time itself in their circles at Brodgar and Steness Yes the average life expectancy was 25 years but I still wondered on this glorious day if their best day such as this day that life might have been as good as it gets You ve done so much with your life What is left on your bucket list I don t feel I have done that much with my life Much of the time I feel like a lazy bastard or that I have gotten away with murder As for a bucket list I don t have one I will continue to be a lazy bastard and continue to get away with as much as I possibly can in the time that remains What s the biggest piece of advice you give to young songwriters The biggest piece of advice I could give to a young songwriter would be to write when the Muse is with you and also when she is not The Muse appreciates hard work and craft as much as she appreciates the writer acknowledging her presence when she is there I would also add to put in the hours on your instruments when you are writing voice or instrument because once in the business time will be taken from you and your discipline threatened Build on a good foundation Hmmmm that was more than one bit of advice What s your proudest accomplishment As for my proudest accomplishment I must confess I struggle to answer this question In some ways I leave it to others to decide However I have tried to surround the country with songs through 38 quite different recording projects as well as plays and soundtracks I have worked with environmental and social groups much of my life But probably the best thing is that which is invisible to most people By good fortune I have been able to do this while raising a family and for the most part living a healthy vibrant life I don t think I destroyed myself for art but rather lived for it If you could have a conversation with someone who has passed who would you choose and what would you say I would like to have a conversation with my father The last five years of his life were troubled by Parkinson s and dementia and that time was taken away He was not an easy man to have a conversation with but I would like to give it a go What we would talk about that s between me and him What are you most grateful for I am most grateful for the good fortune in my life I have had the many advantages we all have growing up in North America just to begin with The circumstances of my life have given me opportunities and I had the good luck to take them and then make something of them I have been most fortunate in those I have befriended in life and in those who have tolerated me I am most grateful for the fact that I have been lucky enough in life to pursue my artistic passions and that I have been able to do this for my entire adult life For this I am very grateful We posted a few questions to Ken Whiteley our September performer and he provided some great answers What s the secret to your longevity in the music business I love music many kinds of music and at the end of the day the music is what it s really alla bout While the business aspects have their ups and downs it is the music and the relationships with people that keep me going Years ago in conversation with a visual artist friend Viktor Tinkl I had an epiphany where I realized I was an artist and I was going to keep making my art regardless of other external circumstances I make art as a way of communicating with people so whether it is other musicians audience members folks who purchase recordings presenters or just people singing with me in a room it is in making those connections that something special occurs I try and make something special happen every time I play music What are the three things you know to be true It is in this moment the now that life happens We can t change the past though we can learn from it Tomorrow is another day and the sun will keep coming up and setting for a long time to come What do you know now that you wish you knew 25 years ago About 23 years ago I started a daily meditation and yoga practice and that has been enormously beneficial in many levels of my life physical mental emotional and spiritual One of those benefits has been opening up the intuitive faculties I had thought that a regular meditation practice would be helpful ever since my teens but it took certain events for me to finally act on that thought I would encourage people to act on thoughts they think to be true At the same time circumstances whether internal or external have to be right for any of us to successfully make changes in our lives or in the world Making good effort will bear good results even if those results aren t necessarily immediate What s the best thing about performing with family members Whether with my son Ben my brother Chris or my niece and nephews Jenny Dan Jesse I love the chance to make music with my family We all bring a lot of shared personal and musical history to the music making and performing Especially with Ben and Chris we know each other so well as musicians and people that I can go wherever the spirit leads and I know they will pick up on it What does your perfect day look like Today What makes you laugh Things that are funny There are lots of things in life that are amusing Some of the times I ve laughed uncontrollably have been with Chris Jenny and Dan One musician I really enjoy listening to is There are too many to keep it to one Here are seven of my favourites The Golden Gate Quartet Pete Seeger The Nat King Cole Trio Louis Jordan Leadbelly Muddy Waters and Mahalia Jackson Where is your favourite place on Earth Wherever I am in this moment However I do like being around mountains and natural bodies of water are beautiful I don t mind it hot but I don t care for biting insects And I like living in Southern Ontario What moment in life would you like to relive When I was in Grade Two and I made the rounds of several classrooms singing Tan Shoes and Pink Shoelaces I had a manager agent from Grade Three at that point and it was my first taste of musical success At this moment in time what song lyric best describes your life It s the moment we ve been waiting for from The Moment We ve Been Waiting For by Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band We posed a few questions to Toronto singer songwriter Jory Nash our May performer and he provided some entertaining and enlightening responses Why did it take so long to do a hat CD cover and can a person have too many hats I actually hadn t really thought of a hat cover before I knew if I ever had a Greatest Hits CD I would call it The Greatest Hats of Jory Nash but I didn t think of the cover art concept until this year And because I likely will never have a Greatest Hits CD I decided I didn t want that great title to go to waste so I used it for this new one Ummmm what do you mean can a person have too many hats This question does not compute What are the three things you know to be true 1 Rob Ford was the worst mayor in the history of Toronto No Canada No ever 2 I m going to marry my girlfriend Brittany one day Shhh don t tell her I don t want to scare her off 3 Who are some of your favourite up and coming musicians I m not as in touch with the up and coming scene as I d like to be but I really like The Young Novelists I also really like Steph Cameron s new CD And there s this new group from Britain called The Beatles I think they might go far What is the best thing about living in Toronto What is the worst Best thing about Toronto is the never ending list of cool things to do Worst thing is the cost of living I can deal with the gridlock I can deal with the smog I can deal with the crappy hockey team But I worry I ll have to move simply because it s getting harder and

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  • Elaine Murray | Barrie Folk Society
    721 9696 or online Members don t forget to bring your Repeat Attender Make sure to mark June 4 on your calendar for our annual Youth Songwriting Showcase Apr 23 2015 The Youth Songwriting Showcase will take place on Saturday June 4 at the City Hall Rotunda There will be 10 young songwriters showcasing their craft Stay tuned for more details Open stage returns in April Sep 10 2014 Thanks to all the musicians and audience members who supported BarrieFolk s open stage Unplugged Friday nights at the Barrie Public Library this fall The open stage will return in April May and June Once we have the new dates we ll post them in Buy your BarrieFolk for Folks Concert Series ticket Aug 11 2014 Tickets are now available for the 2014 BarrieFolk for Folks Fall Concert Series at the MacLaren Art Centre You can purchase individual shows or buy a series ticket All shows start at 8 p m and take place at the MacLaren Art Centre 37 Mulcaster Street Barrie Older Entries Upcoming Events May 6 Fri 2016 8 00 pm Shari Ulrich in concert MacLaren Art Centre Shari Ulrich in concert MacLaren Art Centre May 6 8

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