Friday night’s alright for fiddlin’

Lizzy Hoyt plays guitar and sings an original number while Becky Moonen provides harmony during Friday night's concert in Morinville.

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s Centennial Concert Series opened Friday evening with a performance from Edmonton-based singer, songwriter and fiddler Lizzy Hoyt. Approximately 60 music lovers came out for the inaugural concert in the series that will run over the next several months with a variety of entertainment genres.

Hoyt’s Morinville show mixed in some familiar songs, including traditional Irish numbers, with Hoyt’s original compositions. Adding to the entertainment experience was a bit of step dancing.

Hoyt, the daughter of well-known Edmonton musicians David Hoyt and Janet Scott Hoyt, has been performing her own shows since 2007, but began many years earlier at the age of 15 as a side musician playing the fiddle for other performers.

Helping Hoyt move Morinville audiences in her Centennial Concert Series stop were musicians Keith Rempel on upright bass, Robin Pelletier on guitar, Jeremiah McDade on whistle and Becky Moonen who provided harmonies and harmonica.

Lizzy Hoyt and the band played to an enthusiastic audience Friday night.
Jeremiah McDade on whistle
Keith Rempel on upright bass and Robin Pelletier on guitar.
Lizzy plays and dances
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  1. Lizzie Hoyt gave a great performance — a very talented young lady. The cultural center is beautiful and as well as Lizzie’s performance we were able to view some of the art that was on display for the gala Saturday night. An evening well spent with more to come.

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