Gladstone to host folk singer



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Acclaimed songwriter, Lizzy Hoyt is one of Canada’s most powerful Celtic-folk artists. Known for bringing history to life with music, she is a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient for her work commemorating Canadian veterans and Vimy Ridge history through music.

A talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, guitar, harp and mandolin), she has been nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, Independent Music Awards and more. Lizzy is a full-time musician who has travels and tours throughout the year with her trio.

“What can I say? We like to support homegrown talent,” said Kelvin Bueckert, secretary for the Gladstone and District Community Center. “Besides that, Lizzy is well known for her work commemorating veterans which is an issue we as a board believe is incredibly important. Anyway, going along with our homegrown talent theme, I should also mention that we've got James Patterson, a talented Gladstone area singer and songwriter lined up to open the show, so it should be a entertaining night of songs and stories. To be frank, our community center has had a bit of a challenging year, but events like this help keep it alive. So, I'd just like to encourage people to come out on Nov. 10 and support it. The show starts at 7:30 and any profits made go to support the ongoing operations of the community center, If anyone needs more information about this, they can call 385-2002 or visit our website,”