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Gladstone to host award winning folk artist

Acclaimed songwriter, Lizzy Hoyt - one of Canada’s most powerful Celtic-folk artists – is stopping by the Gladstone and District Community Centre next month as part of her 2017 Fall Tour.

“What can I say? We like to support homegrown talent,” said Kelvin Bueckert, secretary for the Gladstone and District Community Centre. “Lizzy is well known for her work commemorating veterans which is an issue we as a board believe is incredibly important.

“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.”

Known for bringing history to life with music, Hoyt 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. 

The Gladstone and District Community Centre has had a challenging year, but events like this help keep it alive, adds Bueckert. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 and any profits made go to support the ongoing operations of the community centre. For more information or to purchase tickets contact 204-385-2002 or visit gdccshows.com.


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