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, Award Winning Canadian Singer Songwriter, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

With a voice compared to the likes of Mary Gauthier & Judy Collins and the humorous sensibilities of Connie Kaldor, Carolyn writes songs that can make you laugh and make you cry   

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

Wishes, Dreams & Centuries

Carolyn's second full length 2018 album ‘Wishes, Dreams & Centuries’ received the following awards:

Song ‘The Goose Song’ - Awarded Top 5 Winner in the 2018 Great American Song Contest (released on Wishes, Dreams & Centuries 2018 album)

Song 'Watch Me Fly' (piano version) - Awarded Finalist in the 2018 UK Songwriting Contest in the Singer Songwriter Category  (released on Wishes, Dreams & Centuries 2018 album)

Song 'Bring That Mountain Down' - Awarded Finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest in the Country Category  (released on Wishes, Dreams & Centuries 2018 album)

Wishes, Dreams & Centuries CD Release Concert - Fall 2018


Where Birds Sing

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

2019 Finalist for "I'm A Baby" in the Great American Song Contest in the Special Music Category

2017 Top Ten Finalist in the Folk/Americana Category of the Great American Song Contest  for "Coal Dust Sandwiches" written by Carolyn Anele & Howard Brown 

A 2016 Finalist in the UK International Songwriting Contest for the song, "Coal Dust Sandwiches" and a Semi-Finalist for songs, "I'm Not Ready (A Mother's Prayer)" and "I'm A Baby"

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' National Songwriting Contest  with Carolyn's song, "I'm a Baby"

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


... 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 - Singer Songwriter, Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Order of Canada