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We asked: the girls from DALA answered

Have you ever had a question for a folk musician but were afraid to ask? Of course not. Folk musicians are the most approachable and friendly people on the planet.

We asked the lovely girls from DALA a few questions and they provided us with entertaining answers. Read for yourself!

  • How has your songwriting style shifted as you’ve gotten older? Amanda: I think the essence of how we approach songwriting is the same, but perhaps we’re more comfortable being vulnerable. Sheila: Also, the themes have changed as we’ve gotten older. We may be entering our “Dala Ma’am” years.
  • What song evokes the strongest memories for you, and why? Amanda: “Horses.” Every time we sing that song, and we sing it every night, I am catapulted back to the moment when we met the young man who inspired it.
  • If you were chosen for the Amazing Race, who would you pick as your partner and why? Sheila: Chuck Norris. Needs no explanation.
  • What song best describes you first thing in the morning? Amanda: Here it is!
  • When was the last time you took a big risk? Sheila: I tried an improv class, and I was terrible. You’re supposed to say “no” to everything, right?
  • What motivates you to stay in the music business, keep writing and going out on the road? Amanda: Sheila. Creating and performing with Sheila is the light of my life.
  • What draws you to someone else? Sheila: Sense of humour. Amanda: agreed!
  • What do you do each day that matters? Sheila: I talk to my mom on the phone. And I’ve started doing yoga every morning and it’s making me less insane. Amanda: I hug my son.
  • What act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget? Sheila: everything my parents have done for me from the day I was born. It’s overwhelming to think of how devoted parents can be.
  • So, who takes longer to get ready? Sheila: I do. These eyelashes don’t curl themselves

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Upcoming Events

Dec
16
Fri
2016
8:00 pm An evening with DALA @ MacLaren Arts Cenre
An evening with DALA @ MacLaren Arts Cenre
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
An evening with DALA @ MacLaren Arts Cenre | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
BarrieFolk is thrilled to have the lovely DALA girls back in Barrie on Friday, Dec. 16 at the MacLaren Arts Centre. Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group[...]
Mar
19
Sun
2017
7:30 pm An evening with Lennie Gallant @ MacLaren Arts Centre
An evening with Lennie Gallant @ MacLaren Arts Centre
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
An evening with Lennie Gallant @ MacLaren Arts Centre | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
BarrieFolk is thrilled to host East Coast favourite – Lennie Gallant on Sunday, March 19 at the MacLaren Arts Centre. A native of the Acadian village of Rustico, PEI, Lennie Gallant has recorded 11 albums (nine[...]
May
26
Fri
2017
8:00 pm An evening with Karen Savoca @ MacLaren Arts Centre
An evening with Karen Savoca @ MacLaren Arts Centre
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
An evening with Karen Savoca @ MacLaren Arts Centre | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
BarrieFolk is thrilled to present Karen Savoca on Friday, May 26 at the MacLaren Arts Centre. Born in northern NJ, daughter of a big band singer, her mother was not at all surprised to find[...]

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