Bringing music to the Valley

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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.

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-

"Silk Road" –returning to Kelowna Nov 17, 2018


Silk Road Music – A musical adventure

Canadian performances threading the cultures of Asia and the world. A true east meets west experience.
As recently as the 1990’s, stereotypes of Chinese music as atonal and inaccessible dominated white North Americans’ perceptions of the country’s sound. The idea of blending Chinese music with popular Western styles was seen as absurd, if not impossible. Silk Road has changed all that.
At the heart of Silk Road is the artistic vision of its founder, Qiu Xia He (Chu-sha Her). While performing with the Shaanxi Music & Dance Troupe at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Qui Xia made a dramatic decision to stay in Canada. She was welcomed by the household of a Celtic musician on Hornby Island and it was there that the seeds of her extraordinary cross-cultural expression was born.

To hear Qui Xia play a country tune on her Chinese Pipa accompanied by the very talented Andre Thibault, French Canadian Flamenco guitarist and oud player, is indeed a unique experience.
Together they also treat the listener to Latin, Celtic, Jazz, Blues, Arabic,
Spanish and of course, traditional Chinese folk tunes.

They both sing and play their way through their very eclectic repertoire.

Along the way, they have earned a Juno nomination, two West Coast Music Awards,
two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, and countless enthusiastic reviews.

Those of you who were entranced by their last visit to us in 2013,
please tell your friends and be sure not to miss them this time around.

$20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna,
Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna and online at

Tickets for members went on sale on October 31st
The general public tickets are now available (as of Saturday, Nov 3rd),
or, for your convenience, you may purchase your tickets here on-line with the security of PayPal.

Please note that a PayPal account is NOT required and that PayPal accepts all major credit cards.


Sorry... as of 3:30 pm, Nov 15th, this concert is now SOLD OUT..
Thank you everyone for making this concert a success...

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
House Concert
at the home of "Kelowna Free Graze Lamb"
near the corner of Spiers & Berard Roads, Kelowna

Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm

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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