Singer has ‘bell-like voice’ and humour

An award-winning songwriter, Chris MacLean plays harmonium, guitar and dulcimer while to all her musical endeavours.

ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER Chris MacLean performs this Saturday at Joe's Garage.

An award-winning songwriter, Chris MacLean plays harmonium, guitar and dulcimer while adding her “bell-like voice” and mischievous sense of humour to all her musical endeavours.

MacLean is nominated for a 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year, and she is the 2008 recipient of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award by the Ontario Arts Council. Her winning song, Feet Be Still, is the title track on her sophomore solo CD.

The CD also features Sisters of Charity, which won the 2008 Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Songs From the Heart competition for best historical song.

MacLean, who lives in the hills of western Quebec, is coming to Courtenay this Saturday to share her music at Joe’s Garage.

MacLean has been recognized by the Ontario Arts Council as recipient of the 2008 Colleen Peterson Award for Songwriting for her song Feet Be Still (Feet Be Still, 2009); by the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals with the 2008 Songs from the Heart Award for Best Historical Song for Sisters of Charity (Feet Be Still, 2009); by CHIN Radio in 2007 with second prize in their annual World Music Songwriting Contest for The Road to Bamako (Galitcha Blé d’Inde Celebration 2006); and with an Honourable Mention in the Unisong International Songwriting Contest for Diamond In My Heart and The Light of Day.

MacLean performs solo or with accompaniment of bass, guitars/fiddle/mandolin and percussion. She has two solo recordings, Learn to Be Loved (2000) and Feet Be Still (2009).

From 2005 until 2008, MacLean was a member of Frida’s Brow, a roots/folk trio who were nominated as Best Vocal Group in the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards for their self-titled debut CD.

Most recently, MacLean has performed with The Pomelos, a collective of female performing songwriters, and TLC (Tannis Slimmon, Laura Bird and Chris MacLean), and she frequently performs and records as backup vocalist with renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tamblyn.

The kitchen at Joe’s Garage opens at 6:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Bop City Records.

For more information or to make your dinner reservations, contact 250-702-MILO(6456).

— Joe’s Garage


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Orcas spotted hunting north of Comox

Did you see the orcas in the area on Feb. 20? Ella… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Iconic aircraft at 19 Wing Comox entrance undergoes facelift

PHOTOS: Iconic aircraft at 19 Wing Comox entrance undergoes facelift

VIDEO: Comox airport’s Make-A-Wish send-off fit for a galaxy not so far away

Mattias Beck, 15, received an extra special start for Make-A-Wish trip

North Island Fiddlers hosting Spring Fling in Royston

Groundhog Day is long past, and Valentine’s Day has come and gone,… Continue reading

Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol celebrates 25 years of service

Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol Society (COPS) just celebrated its 25th year… Continue reading

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets for week of Feb. 18

More beefs to the tip-expecting server; a bouquet to BC Transit

Petition seeks to remove local police department from Lindsay Buziak murder case

American woman starts online petition in hopes of helping Buziak family

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

Development proposal in Courtenay stalled at third reading

A development proposal adjacent to the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community… Continue reading

Most Read