Welcome to the official website of award-winning Celtic-folk artist Lizzy Hoyt!
"Soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions!"
Accolades, awards, nominations
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee 2011, 2015
Western Canadian Music Award Nominee 2015
Independent Music Award Nominee 2015
International Acoustic Music Award Winner 2012
USA Song Writing Competition Finalist 2011
John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist 2012
Thank you to the following organizations for supporting Lizzy's music, career and various projects.
A Songwriting Summer
This summer, Lizzy will be songwriting and arranging for her new upcoming recording project!
Lizzy was honoured to be featured in a documentary about Canadian guitar luthier extraordinaire, Micheal Greenfield. Click HERE to watch!
Fall and winter Tour
Lizzy will be attending the Arts Northwest conference in Tacoma, Washington this October! Then, she is back on the road in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. In addition to her regular show, she is also touring her Christmas concert "Ancient Carols for a Winter's Night". See the tour page for more info!
That's a wrap!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Lizzy's shows this year in BC, AB, SK and MAN! This year included some great 'firsts' for Lizzy including her first symphony show and and her first trip to Yellowknife, NWT!
Canadian folk sketches symphony show debuts this february!
Lizzy is pleased to be debuting her new symphony show on February 13th, 2015 in Cranbrook, BC with the Symphony of the Kootenays! Entitled, " Lizzy Hoyt's Canadian Folk Sketches" the show will mix some of her original, award-winning, Canadian-inspired songs with beloved folk songs from across the country! You won't want to miss it!
Canadian Folk Music Awards!
The Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees were announced on September 9th and we are once again thrilled to see that New Lady on the Prairie was recognized ! Lizzy received a nomination for Solo Artist of the Year! The conference and awards take place in Edmonton from November 6-8th. Lizzy will also be showcasing on Sunday November 8th, live on CKUA radio with Tom Coxworth! Be sure to tune in!
New lady on the prairie nominations!
We are thrilled to announce that New Lady on the Prairie has been recognized and nominated for a number of awards! The Indie Acoustic Project named it "One of the Best Albums of 2014", it received a Western Canadian Music Award Nomination for Songwriter of the Year, and it received three nominations for the 2015 Independent Music Awards! Thanks so much to these organizations for supporting and promoting independent and Canadian music!
ALBUM REVIEWS & RADIO CHARTS!
New Lady on the Prairie receives glowing praise from industry, fans and media alike! Despite being released in October, it charted on folkDJ radio playlists as the #18 most played Canadian album of 2014! And the album made numerous Top Albums of 2014 lists! Click THIS to hear what people are saying! Thank you to writers at Bluegrass Unlimited, Penguin Eggs, Folkwords UK, Fervor Coulee Roots Music and Music Road Blog, and also to the fabulous folk stations and folk DJs in North America for supporting Lizzy's new album!
New Album Releases Oct 1st!
New Lady on the Prairie, produced by John Reischman and Lizzy Hoyt, officially releases to radio, online and iTunes on October 1st! Edmonton and Calgary will host official CD release concerts on Oct. 24/25 then Lizzy hits the road for Canadian tour dates! See the tour page for more info!
Edmonton Folk Festival
Lizzy will be performing at Edmonton's renowned folk festival this summer from Aug 7-10th! For more information, visit: www.edmontonfolkfest.org.
This winter, Lizzy has been very busy on the road, but she has also been in studio working on a new album! Co-produced by mandolinist-extraordinare, John Reischman, the album will feature new material from Lizzy as well as some traditional songs! Stay tuned for more information. The album is set to release in the fall of 2014!
Lizzy Hoyt on Tour!
Lizzy is touring extensively through Saskatchewan and Manitoba this fall! Also, don't miss her Christmas shows in December! See the tour page for more info!
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal!
Lizzy 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! The ceremony took place on Parliament Hill on Monday February 25th, 2013.
Here is a video clip from the upcoming documentary "Genius of the Violin" featuring Lizzy Hoyt, Guillaume Tardiff, Daniel Gervais and Clint Pelletier.
Film Awards 2013
Lizzy's music video wins a 2013 Diamond Award at the California Film Awards. It also brought home the Audience Choice Award and Best Music Video at the Tupelo Film Festival as well as three awards at the Women's Independent Film Festival in LA, including Best Actor, Best Directing and Best Music Video!
December 1st, 2012
Lizzy is on tour in British Columbia and Alberta throughout December. See the tour page for more info!
November 1st, 2012
Lizzy is honoured to have been invited to perform at the Veteran's Candlelight Vigil in Ottawa! This event is on November 5th and is a part of Canada's Remembrance Week celebrations!
October 1st, 2012
Lizzy's Vimy Ridge music video won two awards at the Edmonton International Film Festival! We were so honoured to be recognized by way of "Best Canadian Short (Music Video)" and "The Bobby Award" for Best Cinematography 2012! The video is also an official selection for the Women's Independent Film Festival in Los Angelos, USA (November 2nd-3rd). Keep checking back for more updates!