PAST EVENT – Claire Lynch

PAST EVENT – Claire Lynch

October 14, 2017


St. John’s Anglican Church


$12.50 – Ages 25 and under
$25.00 – Ages 26 and over

Although you might not know the name Claire Lynch, you will certainly know many of the musicians she covers.  On her cleverly titled 2016 release, North by South, the American musician interprets songs by some favourite Canadian artists, including Bruce Cockburn, J.P. Cormier, David Francey Gordon Lightfoot, Lynn Miles, Old Man Luedecke, and others.  Claire uses her angelic voice to flawlessly deliver each song as she effortlessly moves between genres.  The result has been called “stupefying” and “pure magic” and has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

A gifted songwriter in her own right, Claire has released 15 albums and has earned six International Bluegrass Music Association awards for her vocal prowess and stellar songwriting.  

Claire has a long-standing love of Canada, and Canadian audience members love her right back.  She tours extensively north of the border and amasses fans everywhere she goes.  To find out what the buzz is about, catch Claire Lynch in concert on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm at the St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg.  Tickets are $25, including all taxes and fees (half price for those 25 and under).  Claire is a joyous musician, dynamic vocalist, and creative songwriter whose performances are always memorable.

Lynch’s Canadian leanings all started when a fan’s email suggested places for her to play in Toronto. When she emailed back, it sparked a long correspondence about Canada’s culture, history and diverse art scene. She eventually did score a gig in Toronto and what’s better, she fell in love with her pen pal leading to their marriage in 2014. North By South is the product of a growing love for Canada that is now one of the centrepieces of Lynch’s life.

“Claire Lynch is a rare talent indeed. She has a beautiful, effervescent voice which can handle both contemporary and traditional music with complete authenticity. I love to listen to her and I love to sing with her.”

Linda Ronstadt

“Claire has complimented many of my records with her beautiful harmonies, but she has one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today. I’m so happy to see and hear her shine on her own. I love this CD and I love Claire. She’s a great gal.”

Dolly Parton


one of my very favourite singers in all of acoustic, country and bluegrass music. She is a jewel. “

Mary Chapin Carpenter


Tickets are available through Ticketpro by clicking the link to the right or by calling the Folk Harbour Office: 902-634-3180