With a voice compared to the likes of Mary Gauthier and Judy Collins and the humorous sensibilities of Connie Kaldor, Carolyn writes songs that can make you laugh and make you cry 
 
Carolyn Anele, singer, songwriter, Vernon BC
Carolyn Anele's (a-NEL) pure natural voice, innovative melodies and well crafted lyrics weave a fusion of folk, country, bluegrass and celtic roots music into uplifting stories of life, love, family and the simple journey of the human heart


Carolyn's debut full length album, 'Where Birds Sing', received the following awards:

 

A Top 25 Finalist for the 2014 Singer Songwriter Mentor Experience, supported by the Songwriters Association of Canada for Carolyn's song, 
"I'm Not Ready" (A Mother's Prayer)

Winner of the 2013 'BC Musician Fred Penner' Nationwide Songwriting Contest  with Carolyn's song, "I'm a Baby"

Semi-finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition for Carolyn and Howard's song,
"Coal Dust Sandwiches"  

"Carolyn's wonderful songs kinda sneak up on you, quickly taking you to the heart of the matter. She's a fine songwriter."
- Roy Forbes, Canadian Singer Songwriter


"Carolyn Anele is a Singer with a beautiful voice... a spectacular songwriter."
- Marion Barchel, CBC Radio


"... Carolyn has the gift of music, strong melody and lyric.  She thinks and analyzes and finds her bliss in the song - her wit and humour is revealed as she performs with professionality and her own engaging style.  I wish her every success in this crazy creative business."
- Fred Penner, Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Order of Canada


"...Something that strikes me about Carolyn is that she appears to understand that becoming a songwriter is an art, not unlike the art of living, that reflects a gradual, steady, hardworking process that doesn't happen overnight."
- Ken Smedley, George Ryga Centre

"Vernon singer/songwriter Carolyn Anele’s third recording, Where Birds Sing, mixes traditional themes and cosmopolitan country-rock songs. The album also references her solitary folk roots. She’s a little bit Nashville, a little bit out on the open range.  Like her previous EP, Anele writes and sings about the landscape. She mixes those images with lyrics about living a simple life in a candid, off-hand manner. As such, her music has a wide range of appeal… Where Birds Sing is a deep recording with unpretentious material and an emotionally connected performance."
- Dean Gordon-Smith is a Vernon-based musician who reviews new releases for The Morning Star


“In review of the album that you sent me, Where Birds Sing: I am very impressed with this album.  The tunes are all heralded with your smooth sweet voice, deep themes, and complete package as an album.  Your voice is exceptional!  The songs that are striking me the most are: Blue Skies And Starry Nights, A Mother's Prayer, Where Birds Sing, When I Am Old, Butterfly, and I'm A Baby.  I have been playing a selection of the songs on my radio show to very favorable responses...”   
- James Miller, Programmer, CJLY Kootenay Co-op Radio, Nelson, British Columbia, February 2014

"Vocally, Anele's voice is fresh and pure, yet resonant with confidence and maturity.  The intimacy and warmth of her delivery recall a Judy Collins/Joni Mitchell vibe, which immediately directs her stories straight to the senses... her music glows with western light and pure energy.”   
- Dean Gordon-Smith, The Vernon Morning Star

Interviews:

Coffee House - Okanagan Landing & District Community Association

Okanagan Landing & District Community Association hosts the Paddle Wheel Park Coffeehouse at 7801 Okanagan Landing Road.  7:00 pm, Doors open 6:30 pm.  Dates are: Dec. 10th, 2016; and the last Friday of the months of Jan, Feb & March 2017.  To secure a playing slot and for more information, please call 250-558-4233

Okanagan Landing & District Community Association hosts the Paddle Wheel Park Coffeehouse at 7801 Okanagan Landing Road. 7:00 pm, Doors open 6:30 pm. Dates are: Dec. 10th, 2016; and the last Friday of the months of Jan, Feb & March 2017. To secure a playing slot and for more information, please call 250-558-4233

Okanagan Celtic Choir

We are the Okanagan Celtic Choir!
The Okanagan Celtic Choir was formed in 2011 by Choir Director Andrew Mercer from the Vernon Band 'Cod Gone Wild'. This group is a lot of fun and new choir members are always welcome throughout the season.  We now have 4 sections: Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Bass!  Please contact Andrew Mercer for more information  andrewdmercer@gmail.com  and visit our Facebook Page  Okanagan Celtic Choir 

Carolyn is a member of:

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Music BC Industry Association

Folk Music Canada

Socan (The Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada)   

Music

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  1. 1 Watch Me Fly 02:53
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  2. 2 Coal Dust Sandwiches 02:56
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  3. 3 I'm Not Ready (A Mother's Prayer) Piano Version 04:14
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  4. 4 Blue Skies and Starry Nights 02:43
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  5. 5 Birch Trees 02:26
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  6. 6 Nickel A Row 02:11
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  7. 7 Billy Miner's Breath 02:49
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  8. 8 Where Birds Sing 03:21
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  9. 9 When I Am Old 02:29
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  10. 10 Butterfly 02:24
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  11. 11 I'm A Baby 01:53
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  12. 12 Tears 04:12
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  13. 13 Rain 02:51
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  14. 14 Enchanted 01:23
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  15. 15 Breathe 03:10
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  16. 16 The Hill Behind Margaret's House 03:19
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  17. 17 Not A Day Goes By 03:04
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  18. 18 Your Love Is Good 04:02
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  19. 19 Slow Burnin' Sun 03:06
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  20. 20 Blessed Be 03:01
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  21. 21 The Harbour 04:16
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  22. 22 The Vow Of The Midwife 04:41
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  23. 23 Where Water Meets The Sky 02:50
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  24. 24 Remember When 03:00
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Guestbook

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  • TJWay

    TJWay Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Here visiting, enjoying my visit and your gorgeous voice. I wish you every success. Regards; TJWay (Songwriter-Publisher)

    Here visiting, enjoying my visit and your gorgeous voice. I wish you every success.
    Regards; TJWay (Songwriter-Publisher)

  • Daiva

    Daiva Lithuania

    Congratulations, dear cousin!!!! Regards from us all :-)

    Congratulations, dear cousin!!!! Regards from us all :-)

  • Cheryl Chan

    Cheryl Chan Williams Lake,B.C.

    I just listened to I'm Not Ready, what a great song! How do I get your cd? Where can I buy it? Chris was right you are so wonderful to listen to. Again, I had a great time visiting with you at the reunion. Just gunna listen to a couple more songs you've posted. Take Care. Cheers! Cheryl

    I just listened to I'm Not Ready, what a great song! How do I get your cd? Where can I buy it? Chris was right you are so wonderful to listen to. Again, I had a great time visiting with you at the reunion. Just gunna listen to a couple more songs you've posted. Take Care.
    Cheers! Cheryl

  • Leean

    Leean Calgary, Alberta

    I am so amazed every time I hear the instilling voice of Carolyn Anele. The lyrics and music combined; speak, fulfill and stir the depth of our inner feelings and truths. Gratefully impressed and thankful for such amazing talent.

    I am so amazed every time I hear the instilling voice of Carolyn Anele. The lyrics and music combined; speak, fulfill and stir the depth of our inner feelings and truths. Gratefully impressed and thankful for such amazing talent.

  • Nicole

    Nicole Victoria, B.C.

    Wow! Congratulations on your music award! What a neat song. Very excited to hear what is to come! (Had 'The Harbour' album playing all the way to Salmon Arm. Love ya! -Nicki. :love:

    Wow! Congratulations on your music award! What a neat song. Very excited to hear what is to come! (Had 'The Harbour' album playing all the way to Salmon Arm. Love ya! -Nicki. love

  • Patty

    Patty Victoria, B.C.

    Hi Carolyn, You are amazing! Congratulations on your award! Mom just sent me the article. Take care. Luv and Hugs. Patty

    Hi Carolyn, You are amazing! Congratulations on your award! Mom just sent me the article. Take care. Luv and Hugs. Patty

  • Carolyn Anele

    Carolyn Anele Vernon

    Raine Amaya what a beautiful name you have and you are such a beautiful little girl inside and out. It was such a pleasure meeting you the other night and seeing your mom and brother. Thank you for staying the whole evening, I know it was getting late! I'm so delighted you like my music, hope to see you again soon Raine! hugs, Carolyn :):love::)

    Raine Amaya what a beautiful name you have and you are such a beautiful little girl inside and out. It was such a pleasure meeting you the other night and seeing your mom and brother. Thank you for staying the whole evening, I know it was getting late! I'm so delighted you like my music, hope to see you again soon Raine! hugs, Carolyn smilelovesmile

  • raine amaya

    raine amaya kelowna

    I really enjoyed your concert it was very very fun right know i am listening to the cd you gave me i love your music:love::):love:

    I really enjoyed your concert it was very very fun right know i am listening to the cd you gave me i love your musiclovesmilelove

  • Carolyn Anele

    Carolyn Anele Vernon

    Thank you Raine, I'm thrilled that you like my music! Thank you for listening! All the best to you. Carolyn

    Thank you Raine, I'm thrilled that you like my music! Thank you for listening! All the best to you. Carolyn

  • raine amaya

    raine amaya kelowna

    My favorite song is not a day goes by :love::);):):love::love::love:

    My favorite song is not a day goes by lovesmilewinksmilelovelovelove

Art & Music

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Art & Music Page

I invite you to check out my Art & Music Page

Road Fun!

New Song 'Alice'

New Song 'Watch Me Fly'

Semi-Finalist for 'Coal Dust Sandwiches'

Semi-Finalist for "Coal Dust Sandwiches" -written by Carolyn Anele and Howard Brown.  Now I didn't think this was a big deal
until they announced that there were almost 19,000
song entries from 100 countries and that Semi-Finalists make the top 8%. 

(Just found out we didn't make the Finals...better luck next time!)

Semi-Finalist for "Coal Dust Sandwiches" -written by Carolyn Anele and Howard Brown. Now I didn't think this was a big deal until they announced that there were almost 19,000 song entries from 100 countries and that Semi-Finalists make the top 8%.

(Just found out we didn't make the Finals...better luck next time!)

I'm Not Ready (A Mother's Prayer)

Starlight Saloon

I'm A Baby

Where Birds Sing

The Hill Behind Margaret's House

The Scene Shaw TV Interview

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