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““Canadian singer songwriter Carolyn Harley, sings songs straight from the heart. Songs full of warmth and integrity. Something we all need more of these days”. Mike Ganley “The Crooked Road” Swindon 105.5 Wessex England ”
HEARTBEAT OF THE WORLD Nominated for FOLK Recording of the Year!
I'm excited to announce Heartbeat of the World was nominated for FOLK Recording of the Year for Calgary's YYC Music Awards!
My beautiful acoustic Folk/Roots/Americana album was officially released on Feb. 15, 2021 to Canadian radio!
It was released to Europe on June 20, 2021 through Medicine Show Music out of Scotland and is receiving great reviews and airplay!
I have had air play on the BBC and a wonderful radio interview on Mike Ganley's show The Crooked Road!
I am very proud and excited about the songs, the beautiful arrangements, accompaniment and the art work. I am sure you will enjoy these songs written in the crazy times before the pandemic and in the early months of the pandemic. The theme of the CD is HOPE!
I have also released a powerful video for the title track! Pease watch it... be inspired... and SHARE the video!
We can make a change when we all march together!
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My song Heartbeat of the World is the title song of a compilation album released in Europe on October 1 to promote the cause of the UN conference on climate change to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 to November 12, 2021.
YYC MUSIC AWARDS - 2021
HEARTBEAT OF THE WORLD has been nominated for Folk Record of the Year!
EUROPEAN RELEASE - June 20, 2021!
HEARTBEAT OF THE WORLD was released to Europe! June 20, 2021!! Thank you Rob Ellen and Medicine Show Promo from Scotland!
The response has been amazing in Europe. Great reviews and airplay!
NEW CD!! HEARTBEAT OF THE WORLD RELEASED in CANADA - FEBRUARY 15, 2021!
The main theme of my Folk/Roots album is HOPE!
Using 3 songs written in the time leading up to the pandemic and 7 songs written during the pandemic I am proud to have released a new album called HEARTBEAT OF THE WORLD. This Folk album is produced by Calgary producer/recording artist, Aaron Young , who brings his amazing musicianship and harmonies. I write in a wide range of styles and Aaron brought the exact right beauty, style and emotion to each of the songs. This CD includes swing, bluegrass, folk story telling, world beat, old time blues and humour. I believe these songs will make listeners laugh, perhaps cry, definitely think and finally connect with a feeling of hopefulness and purpose!
LATE BLOOMER SHOW 2020 - 2021
I started a once a week theme based live stream show of all original music. Every Tuesday morning at 11am Calgary time I present a light hearted, interactive show using songs from my own extensive songbook that I call 'My Book of Bones'!!
THE FAMOUS 5 FOUNDATION is using my two songs about the Famous Five as part of the monthly International Virtual Pink Tea Speaker Series. The Ballad of the Famous Five talks about the struggle to win the Persons Case and The Spirit of the Famous Five encourages us to follow in the courageous footsteps of these five feisty Alberta women! They have also used my lyric video Brand New Mile and Singing in the Choir from my album HEARTBEAT OF THE WORLD!
FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2020!!
I attended Folk Alliance in New Orleans from January 21 to January 28, 2020. FAI is an international Folk Music conference!I I showcased as part of the Alberta room with the other Alberta delegates!! I met and mentored with Eliza Gilkyson and came home more determined that ever to keep moving forward with my music!!
I will be attending FOLK ALLIANCE in 2022 in KANSAS CITY as part of the Alberta Room and am excited to be sharing my new work.
FOOTHILLS FOLK CLUB 2019 - High River, Alberta
I opened for international Folk/Roots artist Scott Cook as a duo with fiddler Craig West.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLK CLUB 2019
I opened for Emily Triggs with her band Carolyn Harley & the Davidsons
I released my first lyric video called BRAND NEW MILE on November 24, 2018!!
This song encourages us to connect with our body and our world!! It was written after a fitness/yoga class. The vocal and guitar were recorded in Calgary. The cello was recorded in Venezuela, the video was created in Sri Lanka and the final mastering was done in the United States. Such is the power of new technology!! Feel free to share this video back out into the world to perhaps bring some peace to people who feel connected to the song!!
I WON THE FOOTHILLS FOLK CLUB SONG WRITING CONTEST 2018!
I performed my song Devil Sky and placed first! I opened for Scott Cook as a duo with Craig West! Great fun!
BANFF CENTRE MUSICIANS RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
I attended The Banff Centre Musicians Residency Programme for two weeks and completed a first draft of my musical Welcome To Fairlight. A musical mystery about the many ways we work music into our lives!
THE TRAVELLING MABELS: Award winning Alberta recording artists!
Tears Tell The Truth, Old Montreal and Merry Go Round are three of my songs that have been released by award winning recording artists The Travelling Mabels.
- 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 performed my Famous 5 songs 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!!