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Catherine MacLellan, Teresa Doyle, Dennis Ellsworth and Todd MacLean in concert (Pictou, NS on Friday, November 25)

November 17, 2022
Songs for a Small Planet - A songwriters Collection - Pictou Legion on Nov 25

Hey, Folks.

I’m delighted to tell you that four Prince Edward Island songwriters are heading to Nova Scotia for a show next week. We are being presented by the DeCoste Centre at the Legion in Pictou on Friday the 25th.

I’ll be joined by stellar writers Catherine MacLellan, Dennis Ellsworth and Todd MacLean. We are part of Songs for a Small Planet, a songwriting collective focused on issues of climate change and justice. We began this effort a couple of years ago and present concerts every few months.

Our collective started on Prince Edward Island and has the goal of including songwriters from across the country and around the world. The intent is to ignite a network of musicians to compose visionary songs of hope, community, justice, and environmental renewal. Change comes when people take charge in great numbers in a million small ways. It is an exciting time to be a songwriter. If this project interests you be sure to get in touch, and we hope to see some of you in Pictou.


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