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June 30th Show at Tracadie Community Hall (Glenaladale Festival)

June 20, 2022

Hey, folks. 

We have a very exciting show coming up on Thursday, June 30th at the Tracadie Community Hall as part of the Glenaladale Festival. The festival is celebrating 250 years since the Scots arrived on these shores. We will be playing traditional Celtic and Gaelic songs as well as songs I’ve written based on folktales collected over the years. I’ll be joined by my niece Katlin Doyle and my son Patrick Bunston. Curious Crow featuring fiddler Ward Macdonald and his buddies Rob Drew and Keith Mullen are opening the evening. Tickets available at Evenbrite.​

Singing Camp 2022

Heads up, my singing camp at Rock Barra Retreat is August 5-7. It is filling up quickly. Email me at to reserve your space.

Sad news, glad news

April 11, 2022

Sad news, glad news… it’s been a tough winter for our island community. We lost a couple of beloved musicians: Koady Chaisson from The East Pointers and Pastelle LeBlanc from Vishtèn, and also Felix Forrester-Wendt from our farmers market family. We are a tight-knit community, so these losses hit hard.

Now to some glad news. A group of us have formed a songwriting collective to write songs of hope for the planet. The intent of the project is to ignite a network of musicians around the globe to compose songs about the world we envision—songs of community, justice, and environmental renewal. We need a new narrative, not of global destruction, but of global re-generation. We are hosting songwriting circles at home and reaching out to our peers around the world. Thousands of organizations around the planet are lit-up with new ideas and technologies giving people a sense of purpose, dignity and hope. As songwriters, we need to do our part. I hope you can join us for this special concert next week. Tickets are going fast. Keep in touch.

Contact Trailside at (902) 367-3311 or online for tickets.


Live shows with Teresa Doyle

March 9, 2022

Hello, folks.

I am delighted to report that we have three live shows coming up soon. Imagine, live shows!!!

On Saturday, March 12 my son Patrick Bunston, my niece Katlin Doyle and I are playing at Copper Bottom in Montague, PEI from 3:00-5:00 pm. This show is being presented by Cloggeroo Folk Festival.

On March 31, I am at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown with Ian Toms, Chris Martell and Dan Rowswell for a night of jazz.

On April 19th, I have a show called Songs for a Small Planet with Scott Parsons, Todd MacLean, and special guests. Songs for a Small Planet is a project I started a while back to encourage songwriters to address the climate emergency. Expect to hear more about that in the coming months. The show is at the Trailside Music Hall at 8:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now.

Plans are underway for a busy summer at Rock Barra Artist Retreat. Stay tuned!