Bringing music to the Valley

Yes, We changed our name!

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 is pleased to present
Jen Maurer & Anthony Papaleo

October 19, 2018
in House Concert
at 2279 Selkirk Drive, Kelowna
Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm

admission: only $20 with all proceeds
to the artists.

WOW !!!! Did we have a good time with Jan and Anthony or WHAT !!.....
Fiddles, guitars, upright bass and an accordian.....
.....and two part harmony....
This couple ROCKED US..... Thank you Jan and Anthony..


Jen Maurer and Anthony Papaleo (Ohio) share a love and passion for American Roots music. Not one particular kind of roots music, but all of them! Ragtime, Old-School Blues, Jug Band, Early Jazz, Swing, Old-Time, Country, Cajun and Zydeco. (Think Joseph Lamb and Scott Joplin; Memphis Minnie and Bo Carter; Gus Cannon and the Memphis Jug Band; Django and Ella; Buddy Thomas and Arthur Smith; Patsy Cline and Buck Owens; Belton Richard and Boozoo Chavis.) They are blessed with a rare musical partnership that is the coming together of their experiences with each of these genres. Musical soulmates they are indeed!

Traveling from the U.S. they can’t bring every musical instrument that they would utilize on their home turf, but they will wow you with acoustic guitars, fiddle, and upright bass. Both are lead and harmony singers so you’ll get plenty of vocals for the evening too.

With their band "Mo' Mojo", Jen & Anthony are "musical ambassadors", having toured 9 countries (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Belize, Panama, Mexico, Barbados, Colombia, Tajikistan, and Sri Lanka) with the mission of sharing goodwill and good music with the peoples of the world through the American Music Abroad program.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see these accomplished musicians in an intimate living room concert.

$20.00 admission tickets are now on-sale at ABC Hobby in Kelowna
and at The Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna (CASH ONLY PLEASE)

or... for your convenience you may safely purchase your tickets here with PAYPAL.
PAYPAL accepts all major credit cards.. kindly print your paypal receipt and present at the concert.


Union Duke

Friday, November 9th 2018 at Record City Music Store, 3127 30th Avenue in Vernon, BC,

Contact Kelvin Forgo for tickets at or by phone at 250-503-0038.
Doors open 7 pm. show time 8 pm, two sets of 45 minutes.
This is a licenced, all ages show.

Tickets are $15 advance or $20 at the door.


BreakOut West, the Western Canadian Music Awards are being held in Kelowna this October from the 10-13 and they desperately need more volunteers.

Mike & Ruth volunteered last time and it was a great experience and they got to hear some wonderful music. One of the most pressing needs is for drivers.

You may be asked to transport artists and/or industry executives etc. to the various venues.

Check out and lets make this Kelowna event a really memorable success.

Remember to read the instructions in RED before registering.

House Concert Venues:
To be posted at the time
of concert announcement.


Contact person: Ruth O'Doherty
tel 1-250-999-1965

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