PEI songbird Catherine MacLellan in concert at River Run

Guelph, ON March 10, 2014 – Award-winning singer, songwriter and Prince Edward Island native Catherine MacLellan will perform in the Co-operators Hall at River Run Centre on Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Borealis Music series.

MacLellan is one of the most respected folk musicians working in Canada today, and her star has been on a steady trajectory in the United States for the past several years. MacLellan is known for her sweet vocal tones, pensive and insightful lyrics, and commanding, understated stage presence. Her songs explore everyday themes of family, life, work, and the struggle to find balance. As a reviewer from Exclaim! observed, “[MacLellan] probes matters of the heart with a poetic scalpel, always avoiding self-pity. Her voice is similarly pure and honest, managing to simultaneously sound fragile yet strong.”

Music is a family tradition for MacLellan. She is the daughter of songwriter Gene MacLellan, the man who penned the iconic song, ‘Snowbird’, which became a hit for the legendary Anne Murray. Catherine has emerged as an artist in her own right with four albums to her name. She has earned awards and industry respect from her peers, including a 2010 East Coast Music Award for Female Solo Recording of the Year and Folk Recording of the Year, four Music PEI Awards, and Solo Artist of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards. She reached the Number One position in the Roots Artist category on iTunes Canada, was the PEI winner for CBC Radio 2’s Canadian Song Quest, and was named New Artist Discovery of the Year by Penguin Eggs, Canada’s folk, roots and world music magazine. Tastemakers at respected media outlets such as Maverick Magazine, fRoots, The Austin Chronicle, and Boston Globe have all tagged MacLellan as a talent their readers should check out.

MacLellan laid down a recording of her father’s song, ‘Snowbird’, on her most recent album, Silhouette; Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy joined her on the track. She has toured with Bruce Cockburn in the United States, and Steve Forbert in the United Kingdom. She has performed her music for audiences in Boston, Berlin, Cannes, Memphis, New York, London and Paris.

Tickets are $26 for adults and $24 for students and seniors. $5 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students with valid ID. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000, or online at

Ella Pauls | Manager of Cultural Development
Culture & Tourism| Community & Social Services
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2589