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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.

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The Lantern Folk Roots Society presents...
MEAGHAN BLANCHARD

February 3rd, 2019

2665 Copper Ridge Drive, West Kelowna
Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm

http://meaghanblanchard.com/video

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.

Raised by a family of musicians in the rolling hills of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Meaghan came by music honestly. Throughout her childhood, she sat side-stage at local community halls while her grandparent’s band would play “that good old-fashioned country music”. Meaghan’s grandmother was famous for crooning Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces” to local audiences. Although known in the rural countryside as “the little girl with the beautiful voice”, Meaghan was a very shy child, but at the age of eleven her confidence grew as she learned how to accompany herself on her mother’s guitar.

She is a gifted guitarist, with her own blend of clawhammer/finger picking style and she pairs that with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.

Today, Meaghan is an acclaimed multiple award-winning artist who took home her second East Coast Music Award for her third album “She’s 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..

Meaghan is also one third of the group The Eastern Belles (with Catherine MacLellan and Ashley Condon).
That beautiful Down-East sound is sure to be a cure for the winter doldrums.

$20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna
or Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna
or for your convenience and security, online here with PayPal
after January 4th

Please note that a Paypal account is not required and that Paypal
accepts all major credit cards.
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The Lantern Folk Roots Society present..
The LYNNeS

Don't miss these two .......


Creekside Theatre
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC

Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:30 p.m.
their Youtube video here....

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 Hanson’s 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 Canada’s 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 Lynch’s 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 now from:
https://www.kelownatickets.com/events/event/CreeksideTheLynnes


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

 

Contact person: Ruth O'Doherty
tel 1-250-999-1965
email:info@lanternfolk.ca


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