Top Celtic instrumentalist, vocalist, coming to Chemainus

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society presents Lizzy Hoyt and her trio performing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society presents Lizzy Hoyt and her trio performing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at St. Michael’s Hall on Mill Street in Chemainus.

Hoyt is an award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter and is also one of the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country.

Hoyt’s music has been recognized on both the national and international level. She won Best Female Artist at the eighth 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. In addition to these, Hoyt was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding contribution to commemorating Canadian veterans and history through music.

“With the voice of an angel, Lizzy delivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions,” reads a press release from the concert organizers.

Hoyt’s fourth album New Lady on the Prairie weaves a musical journey, with a title track inspired by Hoyt’s great great aunt, who immigrated to Canada from Ireland in the early 1900s.

Tickets for Hoyt’s concert are priced at just $15, and will be available at the door or in advance.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus, Owl’s Nest Bistro, Maple Lane Cafe and Chemainus Hardware.