Mark Friday, Jan. 31 on your calendar and don’t miss Lizzy Hoyt in concert at Venables Theatre.
Arriving under the auspices of the South Okanagan Concert Society, Lizzy has a crystalline voice of rare beauty. Acclaimed as a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, guitar and Celtic harp, she delivers soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions.
Hoyt is known for bringing stories and history to life with themes of home, war, immigration and love. She is able to poignantly connect with our deepest memories and feelings. I
In 2013 the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded to Hoyt for her work commemorating Canadian veterans and Vimy Ridge history through music.
The program for the Oliver concert includes some of these songs as well as traditional jigs, the Irish “Star of County Down” and pieces from her newest album, “New Lady on the Prairie” that blend Celtic influences with bluegrass and folk traditions. Her songs are touching, poignant and lyrically rich.
Keith Rempel, an Edmonton bassist, has been working with Hoyt as both bassist and harmony singer since 2009. Chris Tabbert, guitarist and accomplished mandolin player, singer and songwriter joined to form a trio in 2010. The three tour across the country and will be at Venables Theatre together.
Tickets for the 7:30 pm concert are available online at www.venablestheatre.ca or at the theatre box office Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Generous sponsors make ticket prices exceptionally affordable. Two or more tickets in advance are only $21/ticket. Single tickets in advance are $23, and at the door $25. Youth are almost free at $2.50.
While many folk artists concentrate mainly on their songwriting, Hoyt places equal emphasis on her musicianship and plays and sings with clarity and precision.