Scottish Folk Invasion!

Two events are happening this weekend in the Okanagan featuring some great Scottish entertainment.
Colin Hay (Men at Work)
In case you missed Colin Hay's performance at the Minstrel this past Monday he is performing in Penticton tonight (http://www.castanet.net/events/colin_hay/6032) at the Dream Cafe.
Yvonne Lyon
Emerging Scottish folk star Yvonne Lyon is coming to Kelowna this Saturday at the Coast Capri. Based in a small village just out of Glasgow, Lyon is known for her poignant lyrics, creative melodies and a voice that soothes any soul. On tour to support her latest album, More than mine, Kelowna will be one of the few performances on her trip to Canada. I had the opportunity of opening for her while I toured Scotland in 2009. Every event was sold out and I was blown away by her engaging voice that's draws in the whole crowd. Now that we are all dealing with live music withdrawals after the conclusion of Pop Okanagan let's all take some time this weekend to discover the live music that happens around town in various venues every weekend. Lots more option in our events section (http://www.castanet.net/events/).
I caught up with Yvonne on a Skype call in the wee hours last week so she could talk a bit about her music, her new album, and her connection to Western Canada.

Event details:
Coast Capri: Vintners Lounge
Saturday, Oct 21st
Cost: Free (Entertainment is always free at the Coast Capri)
Here is her most popular youtube video `The Coffee song``  from her album "Ashes and Gold"
A few reviews of her music include:
  • 'just stunning music' - Bob Harris, Radio 2
  • ‘listening to Yvonne is a life affirming experience. She is the bees-knees!’ -  Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland
  • ‘gorgeous voice‘ - Q magazine
  • ‘a fine voice...a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive’ - The Telegraph

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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