Bringing music to the Valley
The Lantern Folk Roots Music Society (formerly Kelowna Folk Club) is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and fostering of live music and its cultural heritage. See the About Us page for more.
With great support from our members,
most of our concerts are SOLD OUT performances.
Our house concert attendees have raved about the experience.
We announce these events as we move foward, but please visit us regularly before the event sells out. This is a fabulous way to see these entertainers in a unique intimate setting.
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The Lantern Folk Roots Society
February 3rd, 2019
Meaghan Blanchard's recent album,
"The Great Escape", released in 2018, was such an important
project that she put her wedding dress (one of her most cherished
possessions} up for sale in order to get it completed.
Today, Meaghan is an acclaimed
multiple award-winning artist who took home her second East Coast
Music Award for her third album Shes Gonna Fly.
She has performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, played 47
shows in 15 days at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and has toured extensively
across Canada, the US and the UK..
accepts all major credit cards.
The Lantern Folk Roots Society present..
Don't miss these two .......
The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson's albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For THE LYNNeS songs are what matter the most, and their debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio pairs hauntingly gritty lyrics with tight vocal harmonies.
The duo adopted an old school approach to recording their album, choosing to record to tape and recording all the bed tracks and many of the vocal and acoustic guitar parts live off the floor. Tracks like Don't Look Down and Dark Waltz showcase the unmistakable touch of Juno-award winning guitarist Kevin Breit (Nora Jones, KD Lang, Rosanne Cash). The infectious Recipe for Disaster highlights the songwriting duo's knack to craft a catchy melody and memorable lyrics, while the radio-friendly title track Heartbreak For The Radio begs for the listener to hit repeat. The athletic groove of the funky Halfway To Happy is a brilliant counterweight to the airy Blue Tattoo, which would not be out of place on a Fleetwood Mac album.
The two witty songwriters play off each other live, often leaving the audience howling with laughter with their between-song-banter. Miles has a slight edge in the humour department. Not surprising given Hansons burden of a lifetime of carrying the weight of a superfluous E. In addition to their beautiful harmonies, the two are skilled multi-instrumental musicians (acoustic and electric guitars, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion).
Lynn Miles is one of Canadas most accomplished singer/songwriters, with fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of four Canadian Folk Music awards (including 2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her song Black Flowers appeared on Claire Lynchs Grammy nominated album North By South. Lynn Miles makes being forlorn feel like a state of grace - John Pareles, NY Times
Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of porch music with a little red dirt for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. Lynne seems headed for that record territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams - Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs
$29 tickets are available