“With the voice of an angel, Lizzy delivers music and stories with soaring melodies, rooted in the Celtic and folk traditions.” Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
With a billing like that, you won’t want to miss Lizzy Hoyt in concert on Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall on Mill Street in Chemainus.
An award winning vocalist and songwriter, she also ranks among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country.
Her fourth album, New Lady on the Prairie, demonstrates a mature and refined ‘trans-Atlantic’ sound that blends influences from Celtic, bluegrass and folk traditions.
The title track, inspired by Hoyt’s great-great aunt immigrating to Canada from Ireland in the early 1900s, demonstrates her ability to craft songs that are touching, poignant, and lyrically rich.
Hoyt won ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 8th International Acoustic Music Awards; was a Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for ‘Traditional Singer of the Year’; and has been named a finalist in both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the USA Songwriting Competition.
She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contribution, commemorating Canadian veterans and history through music.
Tickets for Hoyt’s Chemainus performance are priced at $15, available at the door or in advance at the Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery, the Owl’s Nest Bistro, the Maple Lane Café and Chemainus Hardware.