This Newfoundland native has been making music since his childhood years; has recorded six full-length recordings; has performed his original music in places as far away as Australia and Spain.

This Newfoundland native has been making music since his childhood years; has recorded six full-length recordings; has performed his original music in places as far away as Australia and Spain.

Telling stories through song

A musician with a unique connection to veterans will be playing at the Maple Ridge Legion on Sunday.

A musician with a unique connection to veterans will be playing at the Maple Ridge Legion on Sunday.

Terry Kelly is a storyteller who finds it natural to tell his stories through songs.

He has written a song to celebrate the Canadian Navy, a song honouring veterans and their families, songs about abilities and literacy, songs to raise awareness about cancer and poverty and many songs about home and family.

In addition to his six solo full-length recordings, he has appeared as a guest on numerous others.

His honourary degrees, Order of Canada induction and the Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee Medals were attained for “outstanding achievement and public service”.

In the athletic field, Kelly has distinguished himself as the third blind person in the world to run the mile in under five minutes.

Audiences can hear about the inspiration and stories behind originals such as In My Father’s House, A Pittance of Time as well as songs from a soon-to-be released CD.

Terry Kelly will play at Maple Ridge Legion  Branch 88 12101, 224th St. from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $20 and are available at the legion.