The Lantern Folk Roots Society presents MEAGHAN BLANCHARD FEB 3, 2019


FEB 3, 2019
2665 Copper Ridge Dr, West Kelowna
Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm

Meaghan Blanchard’s recent album, The Great Escape, released in 2018, was such an important project that she put her wedding dress (one of her most cherished possessions} up for sale in order to get it completed.

Raised by a family of musicians in the rolling hills of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Meaghan came by music honestly. Throughout her childhood, she sat side-stage at local community halls while her grandparent’s band would play “that good old-fashioned country music”. Meaghan’s grandmother was famous for crooning Patsy Cline’s “I Fall

To Pieces” to local audiences. Although known in the rural countryside as “the little girl with the beautiful voice”, Meaghan was a very shy child, but at the age of eleven her confidence grew as she learned how to accompany herself on her mother’s guitar.

She is a gifted guitarist, with her own blend of clawhammer/finger picking style and she pairs that with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.

Today, Meaghan is an acclaimed multiple award-winning artist who took home her second East Coast Music Award for her third album “She’s Gonna Fly”. She has performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, played 47 shows in 15 days at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and has toured extensively across Canada, the US and the UK.. Meaghan is also one third of the group The Eastern Belles (with Catherine MacLellan and Ashley Condon).

That beautiful down East sound is sure to be a cure for the winter doldrums. $20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna or Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna or online at starting Jan 5, 2019.

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Kelowna Live Music, for Friday, Jan. 18th

Friday, Jan. 18th, 2019 venue
Fruitcake 2.1 Sapphire
Late Night Train with Three Scotch In Fernandos Pub
Linus O’Flannigans Pub
RG Peever DunnEnzies Pizza
Sean Bray Marmalade Cat Cafe
Shawn Lightfoot Band The Blue Gator
Sherman Doucette Blues Duet with D’Arcy Booth Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Underground Jazz evening Vibrant Vine Winery


My Fav concerts for 2018

It’s that time of year again. I started this in 2007, and continued in 20082009 and 2010,201120122013, 2014, 2016…. so here’s a look at some of my favourite shows this past year:

Top 10 concerts of 2018:

  1. Paul Simon – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, May 16th, 2018
  2. Pearl Jam – Safeco Field, Seattle, Wa, August 8th, 2018
  3. Dave Matthews Band – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 11th, 2018
  4. Sturgill Simpson – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 13th, 2018
  5. Santana – Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, March 8, 2018
  6. Beck – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 13th, 2018
  7. Foo Fighters – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 10th, 2018
  8. Our Lady Peace – Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, March 30th, 2018
  9. Like A Motorcycle – Breakout west festival, Kelowna, BC, October 10-14, 2018
  10. The Psychedelic Furs – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, July 28th, 2018

Nov. 9th live music around Kelowna

Friday, Nov. 9th, 2018 venue
Charles mansion with Cosmic Microwave Pickle Fernandos Pub
Coltrane Blues the Blues Muninn’s Post
DJ Krucial K Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Early Work DunnEnzies Pizza
Kinga Trio Munkey’s Fist Grill and Bar
Linus The Blue Gator
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Live Music Whiski-Jacks
Shake A Leg O’Flannigans Pub
Smitten Marmalade Cat Cafe
Stanton Warriors Sapphire
Verdi’s Requiem Kelowna Community Theatre
We Are the City Habitat
Zappacosta MTL
October Poppy with Maxwell Hunter and Peter McKillop Milkcrate Records