Sat, May 14|
The Irish Cultural Society of Calgary
Lizzy Hoyt Trio at the ICS
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Time & Location
May 14, 2022, 8:00 PM
The Irish Cultural Society of Calgary , 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 1S6, Canada
About the event
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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
Flipside Opera Competition Winner & Judges Choice Award 2018
Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee 2011, 2015
Western Canadian Music Award Nominee 2015
Independent Music Award Nominee (x3) 2015
Indie Acoustic Project Finalist 2014
Vimy Ridge Video - ten awards at international film festivals 2012, 2013
John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist
USA Songwriting Competition Finalist
“Hoyt is an extraordinary talent….” Andy Donnelly, Celtic Show, CKUA Radio
“She takes her voice in to cracks and corners of the clouds as she unites modern and traditional stylings. With utter simplicity she can turn back decades or centuries in her songs” Calgary Herald
“Apart from her lively, shimmering fiddle work, Hoyt also has a beautiful pure voice, somewhat reminiscent of Alison Krauss.” - The Edmonton Journal.
“Where many folk artists concentrate mainly on the songwriting, Lizzy Hoyt places equal emphasis on her musicianship. It would be safe to call her a musician’s musician. Fans that want their artists to play well can find that with [her]” CBC Radio
For those not familiar with Lizzy, she is a guitarist/fiddler/harpist/songwriter with crystalline voice of rare beauty.
Lizzy toured for ten years as a side musician on fiddle and mandolin before pursuing her own recording projects and tours. After the release of her first solo album in 2007, she began booking her own concerts and tours in Canada. With the release of her album “Home” in 2010, Lizzy transitioned to full-time and with the release of “New Lady on the Prairie” in 2014 she secured her reputation as a poignant songwriter, celebrated singer, detailed arranger/producer and a powerhouse performer.
With numerous awards, tours and accolades under her belt, in 2015, Lizzy decided to follow up on a life-long love of opera and classical vocal repertoire. She had taken private singing lessons with Edmonton’s Eva Bostrand from 2010-2012 and felt a deep connection to the repertoire but was still unsure of what role this music would play in her artistic journey. Lizzy applied to the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. Her positive experience helped guide her next decision - to pursue this music with the same dedication she had in her folk career. Over the next five years, while still touring with her Celtic-folk trio, Lizzy began performing in opera and classical concerts.
In 2020, Lizzy decided to ‘rebrand’ and bring both projects together under one name: LIZZY HOYT. Her dedication to excellent music, quality performance and truthful storytelling is ever present. And as always, her inviting personality allows audiences to share in the joy of music - no matter the genre!
In 2013 the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded to her for her work commemorating Canadian veterans. Her ballad "Vimy Ridge" captured the hearts of the International John Lennon Songwriting Contest judges in 2010 including Natasha Baddingfield, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and other critically acclaimed songwriters. This contest attracts thousands of songwriters worldwide. Her song was one of 3 finalists. Check here to listen