Stouffville getting taste of folk fest
Reprinted from York Region Jan 11, 2010
One night only. Hotcha! and others preview a Toronto folk music festival at The Earl of Whitchurch in downtown Stouffville Saturday night. A handful of Stouffville-area folk musicians will be together for one night only to provide people with a sneak peak of what they will hear during this year’s Winterfolk IX event.
The Jan. 15 preview concert features Stouffville faves Erwin Shack, Marie-Lynn Hammond and Hotcha! as well as Aurora-based singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Glen Marais, Newmarket’s serio-comic folksingers Carol Teal and David Joyce and Toronto-based guitar tamers Brian Gladstone and Ewan Dobson.
“He is just at the top of his game right now,” said sneak peak event organizer Jim Priebe of Mr. Dobson.
Mr. Priebe, along with Hotcha!’s Beverly Kreller, who is also head of the artistic committee for Winterfolk, put the sneak preview show together at The Earl of Whitchurch Pub, 6204 Main St., in a matter of weeks.
“I think it’s going to be a fantastic night. I’m really looking forward to it,” Ms Kreller said. Carol Teal and David Joyce, along with Hotcha! and Mr. Gladstone are all performing during Winterfolk, which is an all-ages folk festival in Toronto from Feb. 18 to 21.
But Mr. Priebe knew there were many more area artists who should be showcased, which is why he created the sneak preview.
“I hope that it actually generates more interest in sneak previews … (and) folk music in Stouffville and York Region,” he said.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each with all funds going to support the artists of Winterfolk IX.
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