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CFMA 2015 Young Performer of the Year
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Saturday, 14 November 2015 19:13

It finally happened, after my 5th nomination, I was chosen as Young Performer of the Year at the  Canadian Folk Music Awards. It was especially sweet because the awards were in Edmonton this year so my family could attend. It was an honour to have been nominated along with so many other talented people. I brought Myra Meikle’s CD home with me and I had a great time jamming with Benjamin Dakota Rogers at the New Folk Workshop. 

There was not nearly enough time to thank everyone in a couple of minutes at the awards show so here is a better list:

Barry and Gord: You were a great production team and Homesteader Recorders a great place to record

Josh: Recording “Piece of Me” a OCL Studios was like recording at a palace

Factor: Your demo grant got things started and then things kind of ballooned from there

My Parents: Years of music lessons, financial support and DYI managers, publicists, and roadies

Visionary College: Lilia for a voice to sing, Nolan for trying to teach me piano, Martha for overall support

Rhea: For advice, support, giving me places to play. Music is a performance art and you can’t get better without places to play

The Canadian Folk Music Awards for offering such an amazing opportunity to showcase the wide landscape of folk music and bringing it out for Canada to see. Folk music is Canada’s music. How we take music from the past, present and around the world and express it in our own unique Canadian way. I am proud to be part of the Canadian musical experiment.

Tattered Rose Concert
Written by Rebecca   
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:44

"Tattered Rose" Concert 

 Rebecca Lappa will play music from her latest Canadian Folk Music Award nominated CD. Like a tattered rose the music will reflect Rebecca’s attempt to remain hopeful and uncynical journey through a world that is not all sweetness and light. Rebecca will be accompanied by guitarist and producer Gord Matthews. Come out and enjoy a night of folk pop music in an intimate gallery setting.

Show on:

November 10th, 2015

Daffodil Gallery 

10412-124 Street Edmonton

Show starts 7:00

tickets $15 advance $20 at door. includes free CD

Tickets Phone 780-760-1278 or link below


Fall Harvest of Music
Written by Rebecca   
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:38

Fall is here and I have started the MacEwan University Music program...busy, busy. Summer was great, I got to play some amazing shows including opening for the Travelling Mabels at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, BC. 

My new CD, "Tattered Rose" is out and it has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award keeping my streak of nominations for Young Performer of the Year alive. Five nominations in five years. Even better the CFMA's are in Edmonton this year which means I don't have to travel anywhere. Even more amazing I will be playing at two different CFMA events. One is during the Nominee showcase concert at the Northern Lights Folk Club on November 6th. The second is as part of the New Folk Song Circle at the Uptown Folk Club on November 7th. If you in town come check out some of the CFMA events.

On November 10th I am putting on “The Tattered Rose Concert” at the Daffodil Gallery at 7:00. Tickets are at It will be a chance for me to celebrate my nomination with everyone and to share some new and old music. 

I have been busy writing and I have a couple projects in the works. Depending on things like grants and finding time to do both University and the business of music I hope to be moving forward on them in the new year. If so you will be the first to know.

Written by Rebecca   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 21:06

Hi everyone. It is official I have graduated high school. Unfortunately in the rush to finish school I have fallen way behind on my blogging. But fear not, though my typing fingers have been idol my musical fingers have not.

I attended the Folk Alliance International Conference it Kansas City with the Bow Valley Music Club. This was a monster conference with people from everywhere. There were workshops, official showcases, 3 floors of private showcases and industry tables. I had showcases every night with rooms like the Bow Valley Music Club and Break Our West. I got to meet and play with all sorts of people and meet friends.I discovered that a classical guitar uses a different than an acoustic guitar I had a visit from outer space when Chris Hatfield sat in on one of my showcases. I saw some great performances including Sylvia Tyson with Wendell Ferguson on guitar. Did you know there is a Banjo Babes Calendar. I took the songwriter's breakfast challenge and wrote a song to the prompt "it tastes so good" resulting in a free breakfast and a song for my new CD.

College  Auditions: Yes you have to audition for admission into music college and only the strong and those who know their music theory survive. My Berklee audition was in Vancouver and my MacEwan audition was in Edmonton. I got into both schools but only MacEwan offered my an entrance scholarship so I am looking forward to attending MacEwan's Bachelor of Music Program in the fall as a vocalist.

I attended the Songrise Songwriting Conference in Red Deer. They had amazing mentors; Sherry Crawford, Dana Blaymore, Josh Gwilliam, Duane Steele, Chris Wynters, Wendell Fergusson, and Russell Broom. "Piece of Me", a song I wrote for grad, won the shine my demo contest so I had the opportunity to record it at the amazing OCL Studios before the conference. The song and recording made it on to my new CD......I am seeing a pattern here.  I loved the work shops. The challenge and highlight of the conference was writing, recording and performing a song with people you had never met all in one day. You can find the songs at 

More blogging to come 


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