Upcoming Events

(more previous events)

March 17, 2015 - St. Patrick's Day with Cod Gone Wild.  The Okanagan Celtic Choir will be making a guest appearance and backing up the band on select songs. At the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800, 33rd Street, Vernon, BC.  More info to follow.

March 15, 2015 - Okanagan Celtic Choir will be guests at the Cod Gone Wild concert for St. Patrick's Day.  At the Creekside Theatre, 10341 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC.  250-766-5669 for tickets.  More info to follow.

February 13th, 2015 - Good Luck Gord! Benefit Concert, Bohemian Cafe, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC.  Benefit Concert for Gordon Brush.  A line-up of Okanagan Musicians will be performing, myself included.  Snacks, wine & beer available for purchase.  7:00 pm, music starts at 7:15 pm.  Tickets are $20.00 and you can get them at Wentworth Music in Kelowna or online at https://tickets-goodluckgordfrifeb13th.eventbrite.ca
Also if you can't come but want to make a donation to Gord you can drop off cash or chqs at Wentworth or online at https://donations-goodluckgord.eventbrite.ca

December 17, 2014 - Christmas Private Function, Odd Fellows Hall, Summerland, BC

December 2, 2014 - Kindale Developmental Association's Christmas Lunch.  At the Centennial Hall in Armstrong.  Doors open at 11:45 am, Christmas lunch served at 12:00 noon.  Carolyn will be singing and leading Christmas Caroling for the Event. "Everyone will need a ticket for this fun, free event and due to the limited amount of tickets, please contact Cindy for more information! Turkey buffet and refreshments will be served at 12:00 noon.  If you would like to sponsor this or any Kindale event, please contact Cindy by email cindy_masters@kindale.net or by phone at (250) 546-3005 pr (250) 503-7974"

November 28, 2014 - Vernon Christmas Light-up.  The Okanagan Celtic Choir will be performing downtown Vernon on 30th Avenue for the Christmas Light-up.  All kinds of activity for everyone and family along 30th Avenue.  Dress warm!  More info to follow.

November 22, 2014 -The  Vernon Folk & Roots Music Society is producing a show, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Army, Navy & Air force Spitfire Lounge in Vernon, 2500-46th Avenue (Across from Canadian Tire).  I'm very excited to be playing a 30 minute set opener for the super bluegrass band - Canadian Whitewater.  I know this is going to be lots of fun and I hope to see you there!  I'm thrilled to have Rod MacDonald from Armstrong on Up-right bass and Andrew Smith from Kelowna accompanying me!
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Opening Act - Carolyn Anele 7:30 pm
Canadian Whitewater - 8:00 pm


Tickets are $20.00  Buy in advance online  http://vernonfolkroots.com/canadian-whitewater/ or at the Bean Scene and at the Door.
Please see the Vernon Folk & Roots Music Society Website link: http://vernonfolkroots.com/canadian-whitewater/ for more information about the show.

November 15, 2014 - Okanagan Celtic Choir will make a guest appearance at the Kalamalka Pipe Band Concert.  Held at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre - 3800, 33rd Street, Vernon, BC. 7:00 pm.  Ticket Price TBA.  More info to follow.

October 4, 2014 - Come and take part in the Vernon in Transition Public Launch! 

September 1, 2014 - Spirit Paddle, Kalamalka Lake ColdstreamBC.  The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake (SPKL) is hosting a paddling event. Paddlers are invited to paddle to Rattlesnake Point on Kalamalka Lake. Our group the Earth Sisters will be drumming for the Opening Reception.  Departure from Kalamalka Beach - 10:00 am.  "Come and honour the splendid Kalamalka Lake by Paddling on your non-motorized vessels from Kal Beach to Jade/Junniper Bays, then share a picnic on the lawn of Kal Park. Bring your family as it is a beautiful event."


August 24 - 29th, 2014 - Attending the Songwriter's Workshop/Retreat in Sorrento, BC, at the Nimble Fingers Bluegrass and Old Time Music Camp with David Francey facilitating.  

August 9, 2014 - Essence Of Place @ Vertigo Gallery1 - 3001, 31st StreetVernonBC  - The Earth Sisters will be drumming at the Opening Reception for the Exhibition, 'Essence Of Place'.  An Exhibition of media, painting, pastels, charcoal, printmaking, photography, fabric hangings, felted works, mixed media, collages and clay by local intuitive artist, Akira Hanson - Admission is free.

June 29,  2014 - Caetani House Summer Music Series - Songwriter's Circle. 2:00 pm  - 4:00 pm on the grounds of the historic Caetani House in Vernon.  Ginger & Rose, Betty Johnson, Kerry Parks and myself will be performing our songs in a music showcase for this family event.   Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some local, live music.  Admission by donation.

June 21, 2014 - National Aboriginal Day - The Event begins around 10:00 am.  The Earth Sisters will be drumming and singing sometime after the opening ceremonies.  The entertainment wraps up around 12:00 noon.  Activities for children and food vendors will be on site.  No admission to the Event.

June 7, 2014 - Opening Guest for Dawn and Robert King's Cd Release Concert.  Powerhouse Theatre, Vernon, BC. More info to follow.

May 3, 2014 - Carolyn Anele, ' Where Birds Sing' Cd release concert.  First United Church Hall, 450 Okanagan Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm, BC.  I'm having a CD Release Concert in my home town of Salmon Arm at the First United Church Hall.  This is where my mom and dad were married.  Accompanying me will be Rod MacDonald on Upright Bass, Deborah Lee singing Harmony and Keith Hustler playing guitar, Banjo & Mandolin.  Tickets $10.00 Includes Refreshments.  Tickets can be purchased in Salmon Arm at Acorn Music - 122 Lakeshore Dr NE 250-832-8669, First United Church Office - 450 Okanagan Ave SE 250-832-3860, or at the door.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.  

April 30, 2014 - OUR Coffeehouse, Organic, Unplugged, Roots/Raw live music.  Reid Hall, Benvoulin Church, 2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna.  Doors open at 6:45 pm, open mic starts at 7:15 with Carolyn Anele as the guest feature. Accompanying Carolyn will be Rod MacDonald on Upright Bass,  Deborah Lee singing Harmonies and Keith Hustler playing Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin. Coffee and snacks available by donation. $5.00 admission at the door.

April 26, 2014 - Falkland Open Mic/Coffee House - Falkland Community Hall, 5706, Hwy 97.  Falkland's Open Mic/Coffee House is having a special evening with a Potluck Bean Feed!  Starting at 6:00 pm.  Open Mic starts at 7:30 pm with guest feature Carolyn Anele from Vernon.  Accompanying Carolyn will be Rod MacDonald on Upright Bass,  Deborah Lee singing Harmonies and Keith Hustler playing Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin.  Admission is by donation.  Coffee and snacks available.  https://www.facebook.com/events/262129420625542/

March 29, 2014 Spring 2014 Songwriter's Showcase -'Songwriters Showcase' is a local live concert series spotlighting songwriters, and is devoted to the art and craft of songwriting.  This event presents the incomparable talents of:
"Carolyn Anele; her captivating vocal lyrics confirm her accomplishments as an Award Winning local Singer/Songwriter.  
Betty Johnson; featuring beloved songs from her CDs, Betty is very proud to present a new 'unreleased' song called Monday Blue. 
Andrew Mercer; Cod Gone Wild fame – what more do you need to say?
Kerry Parks; known for his characteristic contributions to the acoustic trio Steel Wound and involvement in Kilt.45."
Clear your calendar for a special evening. This circle in the round format will prove to be close up and intimate.  Learn about the inspiration of writing a song, enjoy the casual banter amongst the Songster's ballads, blues and message tunes.  Yes, anything can happen!  The Showcase will be hosted House Concert style with the local kept secret.  Of course the address will be given out when enquiring about tickets

Light refreshments will be served & BYOB
Time: 7:00 - 9:30, doors open at 6:30
Tickets: $20 
Seating is limited.  To reserve space, please speak to any of the performers, or contact Carolyn by email (carolynanele@shaw.ca) or cell (250-306-3511).

March 17, 2014 - The Okanagan Celtic Choir, which I'm a member of, will be at the Performing Arts Centre, opening for the Modern Celtic Band, Cod Gone Wild for their Saint Patrick's Day Show. The Choir will be opening for the band as well as backing them up on a couple of their songs.  3800-33 St, Vernon & District performing Arts Centre, 250-542-9355.  7-9 pm Show. This will be a frolicking good time!

March 16, 2014 - The Okanagan Celtic Choir, which I'm a member of, will be performing at the Creekside Theatre (10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC) with the modern Celtic Band, Cod Gone Wild for their Saint Patrick's Day Show. The Choir will be opening for the band as well as backing them up on a couple of their songs.  Please call the Creekside Theatre for ticket price.  250-766-5669. Afternoon show from 3-5 pm.

Feb.14-16, 2014 Winterfest - The Uptown Folk Club at the Expressionz Cafe, 9938 70th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.  Friday 6-11 pm $20.00, Saturday 1-11 pm $30.00, Sunday Songwriter's in the Round Workshop 12-3 pm. Weekend Pass $40.00.  buy Tickets at the door or in advance at: Alfie Myhre's Music @ 8735-118 Avenue, Acoustic music Shop @ 9934 Whyte Avenue, or call 780-436-1554.  www.uptownfolkclub.ca or (780) 436-1554, uptownfolkclub@telus.net.  Please see poster on home Page for the line up of Performers or go to Uptown's website.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - CD Release Concert at Paddle Wheel Park Hall, Vernon BC.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Concert starts at 7:00 pm.  Tickets $10.00 includes refreshments.  Tickets can be purchased starting November 1st at the Bean Scene, 2923 - 30th Ave, Vernon, 250-5581817 or to reserve your tickets with me call 250-306-3511 anytime but 3:00 in the morning!  Joining me on stage will be Andrew Smith playing guitar, mando, banjo all at once, Deborah Lee singing harmonies and shaking some percussion, Rod MacDonald doing his thang on Bass, Anjuli Otter up to no good on the fiddle and Dan Oldfield on the drums! - it's gonna be fun!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 - 1st Annual Day of Grace Fundraiser for Baby Emma who lives in Armstrong. Tucker's Restaurant, 3460 Okangan Street, Armstrong, BC. For Reservations please call 778-442-4400  I will be playing from 6:15-7:00 pm that evening.

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 - 12:00 noon I will be performing a 30 minute set of my own music in the Musician's Tent and then myself and the other Earth Sisters will be drumming and singing throughout the afternoon in the Makwala Kekuli Earth House at Summer Hill Pyramid Winery for the Organic Okanagan Festival. For more information about the festival please see their Website: www.okanagangreens.ca
... "The theme for the 2013 Organic Okanagan Festival is “Taste Organic!” Once again we have aligned the OOF date with National Organic Week in Canada and Summerhill proprietor Stephen Cipes is inviting local chefs to offer more Okanagan organic food than ever before! In 2012 Canada’s organic market grew to $3.7 billion, with 58% of all Canadians buying organic products every week. In BC two thirds of consumers are buying organic groceries weekly; so let’s highlight even more organic awareness at this year's festival! ALL DAY IN THE MAKWALA KEKULI EARTH HOUSE – Sacred Fire Keeping, Intuitive Healing and Wild Crafting Displays with Gabe Cipes." - Okanagan Greens

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - Fifth Annual Zimbabwe Walk at Polson Park.  From 2:00 - 7:00 pm. I will be performing some of my original songs along with other musical acts.  More info to follow.

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 - Back To Earth Harvest Fest at Lavinton Park in Coldstream BC. The Earth SIsters will be doing a drumming/singing performance at 12:00 noon on Saturday. The Earth Sisters will also have a booth selling jewelry, herbal teas, apparel, cds and more. Please come out and visit us, we would love to see you!

July 29th - August 2, 2013 - Island Mountain Arts & ArtsWells Festival. Particpating in the Fred Penner Songwriting Workshop and performing at the ArtsWells Festival of all Things Art. More information to follow.

Saturday, July 20th, 2013 - Grindrod Music Festival, Grindrod, BC, Canada. Performing at 5:00 pm. More details to follow.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Caberet Night at The Hub in Vernon. 2906 - 30th Ave - beside Towne Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 pm, Show 8:00 pm. Tickets $10.00 at the door.
Emcee - Matt Brown
Soloist Theatrical - Starling Taylor
Story Teller - Jo-Leigh Quiring
Soloist Theatrical - Kendra Hesketh
Soloist Musician - Carolyn Anele
Headline Feature - The Creeks

Friday, May 3, 2013 - Second Annual Wine & Cheese and Silent Auction This One's For The Girls being held at the Best Western Vernon Lodge, Vernon, BC.  6:00 - 10:00 pm.  Tickets $30.00 each includes first glass of wine.  Tickets available at 250-542-1122 or 250-558-3850.  Entertainment: Tanya Lipscombe, Melina Moore, Jayme McKillop, Kailee Duggan, Sherrie Erickson and Carolyn  Anele.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - OUR Coffeehouse series (OUR: Organic, Unplugged, Roots/Raw) in Kelowna B.C. I will be the Featured Artist.  Location is at Reid Hall - Benvoulin Church, 2279 Benvoulin Road , Kelowna. Cost: $5.00 admission at the door. Time: 6:45 pm.

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 - Coldstream Coffee House in Coldstream. I will be the feature artist that night and I'm very excited to have the accompaniment of Rod Macdonald on stand up bass, Anjulie Otter on fiddle and Andrew Mercer playing various other instruments. The coffee house starts at 7:00 pm and $5.00 cover at the door. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - Coffee House Concert at the Unitarian Church in Kelowna, 1310 Bertram Street. $5.00 admission. 7:00 pm Featuring Jane Eamon & Gord Brush, Gary D. Norris, Randall Wilson, Robin Iarmin, Gary Hamilton and Carolyn Anele. 

Friday, September 28, 2012 - Songwriters Showcase Series IV at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. Featuring John Clinch and Carolyn Anele hosted by Blu and Kelly Hopkins. Concert starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $10.00 at Acorn Music. This showcase is a lot of fun and they always have wonderful refreshments, coffee, baking, etc. Come on out and support live music - I would love to see you!

Friday, September 21, 2012 - The Bean Scene, 2923-30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. Songwriters Circle in The Round featuring Betty Johnson, Jane Eamon, Betty Anne Northup and Carolyn Anele, singing their original songs. Concert starts at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale now at The Bean Scene. This is "A premier 'salon-like' evening for you in that crazy, perfect ambience on The Second Floor!" Come on out, I would love to see you there!

Monday, August 13, 2012 - Shaw Cable Television Kelowna - taping a feature of my music and an interview. How exciting to be part of this up-coming show that features artists in the Valley. Accompanying me will be Vernon musicians Rod MacDonald on Stand up Bass and Anjuli Otter on the fiddle. When it airs - I'll let you know! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - Lake Country Open Air Performance, Coral Beach Park, 6:00 pm - Come on out and listen to some live music at this family friendly event. Rod MacDonald will be accompanying me on stand up bass. Jennifer Boal and Callum Hughes will also be performing. Coral Beach Park is located a mile or two North of Kopje Park at the end of Terrace View Road right on Okanagan Lake.