Catherine MacLellan is one of folk music’s true gems, albeit not a hidden one, no matter her penchant for quiet country nights.
Catherine’s latest album, COYOTE, is reflective and hopeful; a travelogue through heartbreak, loss and the joy of life. All songs were written, recorded and self-produced at her Prince Edward Island studio. Critical accolades for COYOTE continue, including: MOJO Magazine, Penguin Eggs (cover), featured airplay on BBC and on European, Canadian, Australian radio, with the album reaching #6 on the folk charts in the United States. The album received a 2020 Juno nomination for Contemporary Folk Album of the Year.
Catherine is respected by her peers for her talent and dedication to the craft of songwriting – a craft she had a front row seat to at an early age, watching her father, the legendary Gene MacLellan. Gene is recognized as one of Canada’s most celebrated songwriters with worldwide hits including, “Snowbird” made famous by Anne Murray, and “Put Your Hand in the Hand” by Ocean. Catherine released an album, in tribute to her father, as well as produced a stage show and an award-winning documentary that has shone a light on his life, success and struggles with mental health.
As with many songwriters, Catherine feels most at home on the stage, representing Canada at home and internationally.