“I really like your CD and I'm not just saying that because you are sitting in front of me.”
— Jody Seeley, 2016 Alberta Country Music Association (ACMA) Industry Person of the Year, radio host from Sun Country Radio.
Thank you for dropping in for a visit.
I am a singer/songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have a passion for songwriting and have spent years working at my craft and loving the challenges of exploring a wide variety of styles and subject matter.
I am a 'late bloomer!' My motto is that it is never too late to bloom!
I do not have a single style that can describe my music. I love to take a song idea and look for the best way to tell the story. For this reason my songs end up in an interesting variety of styles.
I hope you enjoy my music. Check out where I am performing. I'd love to see you at a concert or special event.
Drop in again!!
1. BANFF CENTRE MUSICIANS RESIDENCY PROGRAMME!!
I attended The Banff Centre Musicians Residency Programme for two weeks and completed a first draft for my musical Welcome To Fairlight.
I have had this musical in the works for several years!!!
2. THE FAMOUS FIVE - Their Story Told in Song My two song CD is now posted on The Famous 5 Foundation website as a supplement to their lesson plans for use in studying the accomplishments of The Famous Five. Anyone interested in using these lessons plans and my songs is welcome. Instructions to the F5F site are in my F5 page on my own website.
Music is a wonderful way to learn about these amazing ladies!
3. THE TRAVELLING MABELS - Award winning Alberta recording artists!
I am proud to have Merry Go Round a song co-written with Eva Levesque on the Travelling Maybels first CD and two songs on their latest CD.
Tears Tell the Truth is another co-write with Eva Levesque and Old Montreal is my own composition!!
4. CANADA 150 I had more than a dozen opportunities to sing my Ballad of the Famous Five during Canada's celebration of 150 years since confederation. I was proud to be invited to sing The Ballad of The Famous Five as part of CKUA Tom Coxworth's concert of 150 Years of Canadian Folk. I also performed with TALES (traditional oral story telling group) and as a 'tweener' at the Canmore Folk Festival!
We are blessed to live in such a wonderful country!!
MOST RECENT RECORDING PROJECTS!!
CAROLYN HARLEY & THE DAVIDSONS - Another Monday
After five wonderful years together my band and I created a CD of 10 of our audiences favourite songs! Recorded live off the floor this CD gives a energetic sense of what we sound like in performance. We are very proud of the result!
Look for us at events or contact us through this site if you are interested in a copy.
HARLEY & NOBLE - Tossin' & Turnin'
The final touches are being put on this CD in the spring of 2018 and is due to be released in the summer of 2018.
This CD features the songs and vocals of Carolyn Harley and the guitar stylings of long time friend Doug Noble. Special guests include Joe Harley on bass, Jack Loree on dobro, Bruce Leinan on violin, Robb Mann on mandolin and Don Kletke on guitar and mandolin.
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