Hearts That Care Concert

“Hearts That Care” – The Cranbrook : Kimberley Hospice Society Benefit Concert featuring Lowry Olafson, at Centre 64, September 14, 2013, 8pm

Lowry Olafson

Lowry OlafsonHearts That Care

Hands that serve, hearts that care / When you need us, we are there / With hugs for  free, eyes that see / We’ll walk with you a while / With hearts that care

You can share your story / We’ll hear the words you say / Be a companion on your journey / Be a friend along the way


When you lose someone you love / And feel so all alone / When you need some understanding / Our hands are here to hold

Lowry Olafson is a Canadian singer/ song writer of Icelandic extraction who resides in Violin GuitarGibson’s Landing  on the Sunshine Coast and has a passion for sailing.  In his own words  he has an intricate finger style of guitar playing that provides  compelling backdrops to his original songs, stories and humorous anecdotes. In addition his lively violin instrumentals “invite listeners of all ages into a world that celebrates the poetry of life.” The concert, and the above theme song,  is the outcome of a Theme Workshop facilitated by Lowry back in June of this year.  Lowry shared his songs and stories with a sold out concert audience who obviously enjoyed the experience. There were songs about home renovations – Solid Ground (“this house was built on a firm foundation”), songs about past political figures (J.S. Woodsworth – founder of the CCF) – Keeps Me Safe and Sound;  forced military conscription in the American Civil War – Annabelle; the immigrant experience – Pier 21 (I will have to steal that one); kids songs – My Dog Ate My Homework, Funky Chicken, She Wears Her Hair to Hide Her Face, Unspoken Beauty; humorous songs –  I`m Losing What`s Left of My Mind; a song for parents – Ship of Dreams;  In other words his songs reflected the magnificent spectrum of the human condition. The only non-original piece in the evening was a compelling emotional rendition of the Rita MacNeil`s classic from the mines of Nova Scotia – Working Man. The violin  accompaniment on this piece, with his solid sweet tone, revealed how accomplished he is on that instrument. This was a fine evening of mellow and enjoyable entertainment and the organizers should be thrilled with the turnout and the audience response. Here are some images from the evening:

Lowry Olafson        Lowry Olafson Lowry's boots          Guitar   Lowry Olafson   Don Davidson   Lowry Olafson Lowry Olafson            Lowry Olafson


Contact information

Phone: 250-417-2019

Toll Free: 1-855-417-2019

E-Mail: hospice1@telus.net

Web Site: www.ckhospice.com


2 thoughts on “Hearts That Care Concert

  1. Rod, Thanks for the kind words and the plug! It was great to see you at the concert. We enjoyed it immensely as well.
    Don Davidson

  2. Hi Rod,
    Really appreciated your review & sent it on to Lowry, who was REALLY pleased! Thank you for coming out in support of Hospice. What a great evening…
    Best Regards,
    Dawn Storgaard

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