ALL the way from Yukon Canada, Diyet invites audiences in Cotherstone to a soundscape of rhythm, melody and storytelling reflecting her mixed heritage roots.

Her music is alternative folk, country, North Americana and traditional Aboriginal music, with catchy melodies and stories rooted in her indigenous northern life. She is backed by The Love Soldiers, with husband and collaborator Robert van Lieshout on guitar and foot percussion and Juno Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Bob Hamilton.

Raised in a cabin on the shores of a glacial lake in Canada’s Yukon Territory, Diyet embodies her Southern Tutchone, Japanese, Tlingit and Scottish roots with a musical presence that is equally diverse and unique.

Her debut album, The Breaking Point, received nominations for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the Year at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in 2010 and 2011, Album of the Year at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and remained on the Canadian Aboriginal Music Countdown for 24 weeks.

Diyet & The Love Soldiers, is a multi-instrumental trio with a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate village hall. Playing music from their 2018 album of the same name, audiences in Cotherstone can enjoy an evening of music with between-song stories and insights into the cultures of their music.

Cotherstone Village Hall is a partner venue with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. The Scheme collaborates with Canada’s Contact East, to bring some of the best artists from the eastern provinces of North America to rural communities in County Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland.

The event is on Sunday, May 12, at 7.30pm at Cotherstone Village Hall, Moor Road, Cotherstone DL12 9PH. Tickets are adults, £10, children, £5, family (two adults and two children), £25. Book on 01833 651923 or online at