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.

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LATEST NEWS!!  

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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  • Gerti

    Gerti Vancouver

    Hi Carolyn I where able to hear your Concert by goggle Wow I did not know I had Contact with Famos People like You .Looking forward to spend Time with you next Year .I could not get you on Face book ,but will try again .Say hello to Joe love Gerti

    Hi Carolyn I where able to hear your Concert by goggle Wow I did not know I had Contact with Famos People like You .Looking forward to spend Time with you next Year .I could not get you on Face book ,but will try again .Say hello to Joe love Gerti

  • Barb Greig

    Barb Greig Calgary

    Nice seeing you again Carolyn! Hope to come and see you perform ... one day soon.

    Nice seeing you again Carolyn! Hope to come and see you perform ... one day soon.

  • Pamela L.

    Pamela L. Calgary

    Wow it's about those lovely blue eyes! Great job on your website, with pointers to some of the many resources you have created! Keep on sharing your love of music - it is catching!!

    Wow it's about those lovely blue eyes! Great job on your website, with pointers to some of the many resources you have created! Keep on sharing your love of music - it is catching!!

  • Barbara Brewster

    Barbara Brewster Middletown MD

    so good to meet you and Joe in Guatemala. Your song Mirror for my sister's birthday really made her day. Wish we wer closer to hear one of your concerts. Thanks for making a great trip even better by making new friends!

    so good to meet you and Joe in Guatemala. Your song Mirror for my sister's birthday really made her day. Wish we wer closer to hear one of your concerts. Thanks for making a great trip even better by making new friends!

  • Bev Dean

    Bev Dean

    Hi Great site. You are looking great Carolyn! Cheers Bev

    Hi
    Great site. You are looking great Carolyn!
    Cheers Bev

  • Tim

    Tim Calgary

    YOU'RE AWESOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    YOU'RE AWESOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  • Margaret Williams

    Margaret Williams Chilliwack BC

    We met at women's conference where you played your music. I am a fellow musician and love your songs.

    We met at women's conference where you played your music. I am a fellow musician and love your songs.

  • mary keizer

    mary keizer Calgary

    Hi Carolyn and guys! You are great. Keep on singing your hearts out. Love you! Mary Keizer

    Hi Carolyn and guys!

    You are great. Keep on singing your hearts out. Love you!

    Mary Keizer

  • Suzanne Craik

    Suzanne Craik Calgary

    So proud of you my friend. You are making a joyful noise and loving life! Thanks for sharing.:love:

    So proud of you my friend. You are making a joyful noise and loving life! Thanks for sharing.love

  • Mary-Jane

    Mary-Jane Calgary

    Good job- mj :)

    Good job- mj smile