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Show August 14 and Songs for a Small Planet Festival Aug 20 to 21 at Rock Barra Artist Retreat

August 12, 2022

I am delighted to be performing at Rock Barra Retreat Sunday, Aug 14 with my son Patrick Bunston and niece Katlin Doyle. This is our last trio show of the season. Doors open at 7:00 showtime is 7:30. The amazing young songwriter Justyn Young is opening for us. Tickets are $20 at the door.

And here is a sweet little two-day festival to tell you about:

Songs for a Small Planet Festival

Songs for a Small Planet - Aug 20 & 21, 2022

Rock Barra Artist Retreat is delighted to be presenting our first annual Songs for a Small Planet Festival on August 20th and 21st!

Songs for a Small Planet is an international songwriting collective started in P.E.I. and focused on climate activism and promoting environmental sustainability and social justice through the power of original music. This first festival will be filled with a myriad of workshops, talks, performances, a photo exhibit, film, and to top off the weekend- the Songs for a Small Planet songwriters circle featuring Dennis MacKenzie, Todd MacLean, Teresa Doyle and featured performer Dennis Ellsworth.

All festival events are by donation. Sunday evening concert tickets are $20. Schedule of events below!

*subject to change*

Saturday, August 20th
1:00pm-2:00pm: Open House
All Day: Wildlife Photo Exhibit with Isobel Fitzpatrick
2:00pm-3:00pm: Souris Wildlife Workshop: Keeping Beaches Pristine
3:15pm-4:15pm: UPEI Climate Lab Presentation
4:30pm-5:00pm: Solastalgia Film Showing
5:00pm-7:00pm: BYO brown bag supper, free beach & walk time
7:00pm-7:30pm: Performance with Charles Ruth
8:00pm-9:00pm: Curated Dance Experience- environmental awareness music from around the globe with Katlin Doyle
9:00-10:00pm- Stargazing with Brittany Talarico

Sunday, August 21st
All Day: Wildlife Photo Exhibit with Isobel Fitzpatrick
1:00pm-2:00pm: Tinctures & Cold Teas- Wild Medicinal Herb Workshop with Shallom Tarzan
2:15pm-3:15pm: Global Chorus Talk with Todd Maclean
4:30pm-5:30pm: Solastalgia Film Showing & Talk w/ Millefiore Clarkes
5:30pm-7:30pm: BYO brown bag supper, free beach & walk time
7:30pm-9:30pm: Songs for a Small Planet Concert featuring Dennis MacKenzie, Todd MacLean, Teresa Doyle and Dennis Ellsworth.
9:30pm-10:30pm: Stargazing with Brittany Talarico

Please bring your own brown bag lunch and your swimming gear.


July 6, 2022
Teresa Doyle singing into microphone

Hi, folks.

I hope you are enjoying your summer! Heads up, tomorrow (Thursday, July 7), I have my one and only jazz gig of the summer.

I feel very fortunate to have such a stellar band: Ian Toms on guitar, Mat MacEachern on drums, Chris Martel on bass and our wonderful organizer and saxophonist Dan Rowswell.

Showtime is 8 o’clock at Baba’s Lounge, upstairs from the famous Cedar’s Eatery on Great George between Kent and Fitzroy in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI. Be sure to get there early in order to get a table, it is a very intimate little jazz venue. The food is excellent and they have local beers on offer.

Thanks to all who came to see us at The Glennalade Festival. It was nice to do an all Celtic set.

FYI: my singing camp Aug 5-7 is now full, but let me know if you would like to be on the waiting list. People sometimes need to cancel at the last minute.

We have an amazing summer lined up at Rock Barra Retreat. Check out listings for Summer Workshops and Summer Concerts. If you would like to buy tickets for a concert (and I highly suggest you do to avoid disappointment), contact


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.