Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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

November 17, 2022

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 […]

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

Rock Barra Artist Retreat is delighted to be presenting our […]


July 6, 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]