Who are we?
Artistic Director Arnie. Arnie does the enormous task of booking the artists for the house concerts and other shows. If you’re an artist on tour, or you’re going to be in the Toronto area and you want to experience a Barrie house concert audience, let Arnie know. Arnie also participates on the BFS Board of Directors as a Director of Programming and is the Artistic Director for BarrieFolk: Live. Unique. Music.
Promotions Elaine. She gets the word out with flyers, e-mails, newsletters, and press releases. She also updates the website. Elaine is also the Chair for the BFS Board of Directors.
Information and Membership Jill. If you would like regular e-mail updates, e-mail Jill with your information or you can subscribe to e-mail updates from our website in the sidebar at the left. You can also visit our “Membership” link to join the BFS. Jill is the Administrative and Finance officer for the BFS Board of Directors and is in charge of administration responsibilities for BarrieFolk: Live. Unique. Music.
Volunteer Co-ordinator Andrea. If you would like to host a house concert or find out more details on what\’s involved in hosting, contact Andrea who is the Director of Logistics for the BFS Board of Directors; she is also in charge of co-ordinating volunteers for our various events.
Director At Large Jennifer. Jennifer has become a valuable asset to the BarrieFolk: Live. Unique. Music Board and co-ordinates the Youth Songwriting Showcase. She helps out wherever needed despite her own very busy schedule which includes promoting folk music all across the province and performing in Lead Pipe Cinch. Jennifer is also the Artistic Director for the Red Rock Music Festival (in her spare time!).
Director At Large Teri. Teri is handling sponsorship and fundraising for BarrieFolk: Live. Unique. Music. If you’ve got some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, please contact her! She would love to put it to good use.
Youth Member Sarah. Sarah is the newest member of the BarrieFolk: Live. Unique. Music Board. She’s providing the Board with the youth perspective on things and helping out with marketing and a variety of other tasks.
There are a few other important people involved with the BFS. Linda Ivsins is the Vice Chair of the BFS Board of Directors; and KC Patterson is our Open Stage Co-ordinator for Unplugged Friday Nights at the Barrie Public Library (60 Worsley St.). The open stage is held three times a year.