Bringing music to the Valley

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The Lantern Folk Roots Music Society
(formerly Kelowna Folk Club) is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and fostering of live music and its cultural heritage. See the About Us page for more.

With great support from our members,
most of our concerts are SOLD OUT performances.
Our house concert attendees have raved about the experience.
We announce these events as we move foward, but please visit us regularly before the event sells out. This is a fabulous way to see these entertainers in a unique intimate setting.
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THE LANTERN is very excited to present
Juno award Nominee

Joël Fafard

September 20th, 2018
in House Concert with hosts James & Barbara
at 1640 Gillard Drive, Kelowna

Doors 7:00 pm-- Concert 7:30 pm

Contact: Ruth O'Doherty Artistic Director, Lantern Folk Roots Music Society. email:

Only $20
with all proceeds to the artist.

Sorry, We are now very close to selling out...
Call James at 250-763-6012 or cell at 250-862-6012
for the last couple of tickets or to be WAIT-LISTED.

If you had purchased your tickets through PAYPAL, kindly print off your PAYPAL receipt
and bring the receipt with you to the performance.

Thank you.

Sample the acoustic blues slide-guitar artistry of Joël Fafard here.......

Tickets go on-sale to the public on Tuesday, September 4th




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Award-winning guitarist Joël Fafard performs Southern roots and blues classics with the soul of a purist and the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer.

He sings with the sexy, sandpapered-sounding vocal style of the new generation bluesman.  He tells his hilarious between-song stories with the confidence of a late show host delivering his monologue. And when he lets rip a solo on his resonator guitar, it’s easy to hear how he once earned both a Juno nomination and a Western Canadian Music Award for his skills on the axe.

With his latest album, "fowl mood", and with its accompanying live show, Fafard is using his uncommon skill as an entertainer to embark on a new musical mission. His performances are as authentic as those of a Beale Street busker but infused with a touch of contemporary urban attitude.  And his live show is pure polish and professionalism, packed with hysterical anecdotes.

He launched his music career in the mid-90s as a member of Scruj MacDuhk, the predecessor of the Juno-winning Grammy-nominated Duhks. Later, he established himself as a solo singer-songwriter, releasing three albums, touring coffee houses and earning praise for the maturity of his songwriting.  But there was something missing for Fafard in the life of the folk-singing troubadour.  So he traded it in for the seemingly-less-lucrative life of the acoustic guitar instrumentalist, and it was all uphill from there.

As he closes in on 20 years as a professional musician, Jo
ël Fafard has traveled down several distinct paths:  folk singer-songwriter, roots rocker, acoustic instrumentalist and now interpreter of Southern roots and blues.  But regardless of which direction he goes in, his fans seem happy to follow, because Fafard has a few key attributes that remain constant.  First, he is one of Canada’s most tasteful acoustic guitarists and one of the funniest and most personable entertainers on the circuit today.  He is also an artist so brimming with authenticity that he’s not afraid to play exactly the style of music that feels most real to him in the moment.

Tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna, Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna (CASH ONLY PLEASE)
or online here at after September 4th.


2018 Juno Nominees: Williams, Wayne & Isaak

September 27th, 2018
in House Concert
at 1262 McCallum Road, West Kelowna

Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm

Only $25
with all proceeds to the artists.

Sorry... We are now SOLD OUT for this September 27th concert.


Sample their talent here::

Following up on the JUNO Award nomination for their cd "Big City Back Country Blues",
Williams, Wayne & Isaak will be playing three dates in the Thompson-Okanagan in late September.

Tim Williams has been performing for a lifetime, since his teenage years in Southern California. International Blues Challenge winner (Best Acoustic Solo/Best Guitarist Solo/Duo) in 2014, more than a dozen recordings and numerous studio and production gigs attest to his deep understanding of the blues.

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, originally from New Orleans, has toured the world, blowing audiences away with his brilliant piano, soulful vocals, and smart songwriting. Last year, Kenny was chosen as Piano Player of the Year by no less of an authority than Living Blues magazine (the “bible” of the blues).  He blends modern musicianship with a fundamental understanding of Blues&Soul.

Brandon “Yukon Slim” Isaak hangs his hat in both Whitehorse and the lower mainland of BC, and brings a seasoned musical sense way beyond his years. From his time with one of Vancouver’s finest blues bands, The Twisters, through his ongoing Silver Screen Scoundrels project, to his solo recordings, Brandon has shown himself to be a force to be reckoned with.

Williams, Wayne & Isaak play trio blues, half original and half traditional, on guitars, mandolin, piano, harmonica, and foot percussion to create a cool but energetic evening of blues entertainment.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see these musicians together for one night only in Kelowna.
Tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna, Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna (CASH ONLY PLEASE)
or online here at after September 4th.

Sorry... We are now SOLD OUT for this September 27th concert.


Thank you from your Lantern Folk Roots Society.....

House Concert Venues:
To be posted at the time
of concert announcement.


Contact person: Ruth O'Doherty
tel 1-250-999-1965

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