Canadian singer/songwriter TARA MACLEAN has been an internationally renowned and award-winning recording and touring artist for over 25 years. She released her first album with the Nettwerk Music Group in 1996 and Sony Music Publishing Canada. Since then, she has been signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist and to EMI Canada with her JUNO nominated band Shaye. She has written and recorded six solo albums and two Shaye records.
In 2008, Tara took a hiatus from being a touring artist to focus on being a full-time mother, raising her family on the beautiful west coast of Canada. She never stopped writing music.
Tara returned to her music career in 2016 when she wrote, produced, and directed her hit show “Atlantic Blue-The Stories of Atlantic Canada’s Iconic Songwriters”. The summer of 2019 saw “Atlantic Blue” presented by the world-famous Charlottetown Festival to sold out crowds. Tara went on to perform “Songs from Atlantic Blue” in Concert with the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
The same year (2019), Tara returned to recording original material with “Deeper”, an award-winning effort that was followed by a duet with close friend Catherine MacLellan. “This Storm” won the Song of the Year Award at the Music PEI Awards. In 2019 Tara also received the senate of Canada Medal fo her activist work in her community. Last year, Tara received the Stompin’ Tom award by the East Coast Music Association, marking her outstanding contribution to music in the region.
Tara MacLean is an environmental and social justice activist, a zen student, a poet, author, and a playwright. She resides primarily in her home province of Prince Edward Island, and lives part time on Salt Spring Island, BC. She considers herself bi-coastal. Her greatest joy is being a mother to her three beautiful girls.
Her first book, Song of the Sparrow, hit the Best Seller List the week it was released and Tara quickly followed up with “Sparrow” – the soundtrack for the book.
CATHERINE MACLELLAN has been captivating audiences around the world with her music for over two decades. Born and raised in the idyllic province of Prince Edward Island, Catherine’s songs reflect her deep connection to the land and the people that call it home. Her passion for songwriting runs in the family; her father, Gene MacLellan, wrote beloved hits like “Snowbird” and “Put Your Hand in the Hand.”
While Catherine’s music is rooted in folk and roots, her sound has evolved to embrace a wider range of influences over the course of her 7 albums. From heart-wrenching ballads to uplifting anthems, her music has a universal appeal that speaks to the struggles, triumphs, and joys of life.
In addition to her musical pursuits, Catherine has also dedicated herself to shining a light on her father’s legacy, producing an award-winning documentary and stage show that explore his life and struggles with mental health.
Through it all, Catherine remains committed to the craft of songwriting and the art of connection. Whether she’s playing to a packed theatre or an intimate gathering, Catherine’s warm presence and heartfelt music create an unforgettable experience for all who hear her.
Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited and available on a first come first served basis so, if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!