Coyote Live

Music video and documentary by Catherine MacLellan

Musician Catherine MacLellan

PEI singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan recently released Coyote Live, a captivating music video and documentary showcasing the songs from her latest studio record, Coyote. Unable to tour the record due to the global pandemic, the JUNO Award-winning artist took advantage of lockdowns in PEI to film a live performance that brings her music to life.

Filmed in Charlottetown, PEI, the live performance features Catherine alongside three members of her musical family: Carlie Howell, Nick Gauthier and Rich Knox. The chemistry on set is palpable, delivering an exceptional musical experience.

The documentary portion of Coyote Live offers intimate interviews that were captured in and around Catherine’s home and provide a personal glimpse into her life and the stories behind her songs. The interview segment was filmed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. Catherine previously worked with Clarkes on The Song and The Sorrow, a deeply personal documentary about Catherine’s father, Gene MacLellan, the renowned musician behind hits like “Snowbird” and “Put Your Hand in the Hand.”

Under the direction of Mark Westberg and with the contributions of a team of PEI filmmakers and artists, Coyote Live combines the elements of a live show and a documentary. Catherine’s desire to share these songs with the world, despite the challenges imposed by COVID-19 restrictions, led her to capture the essence of her live performance on film. As a result, she released the entire project for free on her official YouTube channel: The video premiered on June 8.  

With eight albums released over the past two decades, Catherine has captivated audiences worldwide with her soulful music.