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Feb
22
Thu
2018
Barrie Folk Society AGM @ Barrie Public Library
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Barrie Folk Society will hold their Annual General Meeting on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barrie Public Library, Georgian Room.

This serves as advance notice to members and interested parties that the Barrie Folk Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22.  The AGM will be held at Barrie Public Library, Georgian Room at 5:30 p.m. followed by our 7 p.m. monthly Open Stage at the library.  Please note the date on your calendar.  A reminder will be sent a week before the meeting.

The Barrie Folk Society became a not-for-profit incorporation in February 2005 and as such, holds an annual general meeting of its members in the first quarter of each year. Light refreshments will be served.  It is helpful for our planning if you RSVP (reply on this email) if you plan to attend.

  • Do you have to be a “member” to attend the AGM? NO.  Interested parties may attend the AGM but only members may vote on any business requiring a vote.
  • Can you become a member before or at the AGM? YES. You can become a member or renew lapsed membership at any time and at the actual AGM itself.

The membership advantage

You get to vote at an AGM (ho-hum) …. AND all members receive our “Repeat Attender” membership card. When you attend five shows, you will receive the sixth show FREE.  Bring your membership loyalty card to every event you attend and we will stamp it at admissions. 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.

Regular annual membership with anniversary date – $15/Year

  • Membership will be due on the last day of the month following the month it was purchased (e.g. join on April 15, membership expires May 31 the following 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 – $100 one time

  • No renewal required
  • Everything from the regular membership except you receive a new “Repeat Attender” membership card every time you complete one.
February Open Stage @ Barrie Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our open stage takes place at the downtown Barrie library location (60 Worsley St.) on the last Thursday of every month. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. and performers will get to show their stuff from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

We will be located in the Maker Space at the back of the library.

Musicians of all calibre welcome!

Mar
29
Thu
2018
March open stage @ Barrie Public Library
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our open stage takes place at the downtown Barrie library location (60 Worsley St.) on the last Thursday of every month. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. and performers will get to show their stuff from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

We will be located in the Maker Space at the back of the library.

Musicians of all calibre welcome!

Apr
21
Sat
2018
The LYNNeS @ Barrie Public Library
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Save the date for a a fantastic show with the LYNNeS on Saturday, April 21.

Lynne Hanson has been collaborating for a number of years with Juno-award winning songwriter Lynn Miles.  They have co-written songs together and Lynn Miles has produced two of Lynne Hanson’s albums (River of Sand, 7 Deadly Spins). They have played dates in Canada as well as toured in the US and Europe. After including three co-writes on Lynne’s latest album Uneven Ground they decided to officially form The LYNNeS!  They went into the studio this August to record a full album of their co-writes and are touring in 2018 – starting with an album release tour in Europe.

We are thrilled to have them.

blonde woman standing outsideLYNNE HANSON is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Her deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude, and she’s drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in. In her brand new release Uneven Ground (April 2017), produced by Winnipeg’s Scott Nolan, she explores the realm of giving sound advice through songwriting and fighting back against the devil within us. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, it would be easy to assume the Canadian songwriter came from the southern USA. The songs are brimming over with imagery and cleverly penned lyrics and fall into the next generation of roots and blues music while still respecting traditions.

LYNN MILES is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With 12 albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability. Her new release “Downpour” has been receiving glowing reviews.

The show will be at the Barrie Public Library in the maker area. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your Repeat Attender card!

TICKETS

Tickets are available now online. Advance tickets are $25 ($30 at the door). Please remember to print out your tickets after purchasing online. Tickets will also be available at the Valdy show on Feb. 3 at the MacLaren Art Centre.

Check out this video of “Gotta Have Rain” they recorded recently.

May
31
Thu
2018
May Open Stage @ Barrie Public Library
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our open stage takes place at the downtown Barrie library location (60 Worsley St.) on the last Thursday of every month. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. and performers will get to show their stuff from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

We will be located in the Maker Space at the back of the library.

Musicians of all calibre welcome!

Jun
28
Thu
2018
June Open Stage @ Barrie Public Library
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our open stage takes place at the downtown Barrie library location (60 Worsley St.) on the last Thursday of every month. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. and performers will get to show their stuff from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

We will be located in the Maker Space at the back of the library.

Musicians of all calibre welcome!