Welcome to BOREAL'S website. Thanks for visiting!

WE'RE SHOVELLING A NEW PATH  FOR  BOREAL

Each November and December for the past 12 years, singer/songwriters Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon and Jude Vadala have come together as the musical trio, Boreal to perform their show, Songs For The Snowy Season. With stunning harmonies, humourous stories and a collection of original winter-themed songs and yuletide classics, the trio has celebrated the coming of winter and the spirit of the holiday season.

This year, 2019, Jude Vadala is stepping away from the stage to spend more time in her important role as uber grandmother.

Tannis, Katherine and Jude are so grateful to have shared laughs, music and the stage with each other since Boreal began in 2006 around Jude's kitchen table. It's a tough transition, but YAY, Jude will continue composing and arranging for Boreal.  And Boreal will continue performing. They begin their 2019 season on November 30 in Innisfil with their new band mate, Angie Nussey.

Angie is a beautiful singer and great pianist who writes both incredibly moving and downright funny songs. She hails from Lively, Ontario (near Sudbury) and has plenty of, you guessed it, snowy songs. And (blush), here's what Angie says about joining Boreal:

“Prior to our serendipitous convergence, I’d watched and admired Tannis and Katherine’s solo careers for many years. They are magnificent artists and people.  I've been discovering Jude's musical brilliance through her songs and arrangements. To have the opportunity to be part of Boreal is like a dream come true."

Boreal has seven shows booked so far for the 2019 season and there's room for about five more, so if you are a concert venue or a folk club or a winery or a Legion or a town hall or a hockey arena and you'd like some fun and beautiful music in the early winter, please, get in touch.


"Boreal throws a cozy blanket around their audience with beautiful harmonies  and heart-warming songs.” – Folkway Music


Be sure to check out Boreal's CD "Winter's Welcome". With three angelic voices, glorious harmonies, and a collection of homespun winter-themed songs and holiday classics, Boreal's debut CD is the perfect antidote to a cold winter’s night.  And it makes a perfect gift!! Albums can be purchased all year round here!


Album and concert reviews are on the 'press' page.

Join our mailing list for the latest news

You'll get a free download of the song "Gotta Go"!

2019 CONCERTS

Dec6

Boreal's 'Songs for the Snowy Season'

Sanderson Hall, St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main Street South, Brampton, Ontario

Brampton Folk Club's concert series (http://www.bramptonfolk.ca/upcoming_events/index.php)

Tickets are $18 for adults ($15 for students and seniors), available at the door, at the St. Paul’s church office, or through reservations by calling 647-BFF-FOLK (647-233-3655), or by emailing info@bramptonfolk.ca. Tickets are also available for $18 through the City Theatre Box Office (905-874-2800).