Songs for a Small Planet

Songwriters circle for climate activism and justice

Songs for a Small Planet, a songwriters circle with Todd MacLean, Teresa Doyle, Justyn Thyme and Emily MacLellan, will be on stage at The Guild in Charlottetown on October 27. Showtime is 7:30 pm.

Songs for a Small Planet is an international songwriting collective focused on climate activism and promoting environmental sustainability and social justice through the power of music.

Musician Teresa Doyle, author and musician Todd MacLean, and arts administrator Rob Oakie joined forces to create Songs for a Small Planet with the intent of igniting a network of musicians around the globe to compose visionary songs of hope, community, justice and environmental renewal.

Justyn Thyme is fresh off a performance at the Tonder Festival in Denmark. Thyme’s deft acoustic fingerpicking and vocals have garnered both ECMA award nominations and Music PEI awards. 

Emily MacLellan is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Summerside, PEI. Granddaughter of Gene MacLellan and niece to Catherine MacLellan, Emily has always been surrounded by music and writing. Her lyrics are raw and honest and her songs carry with them a palpable warmth and relatability that resonate deeply with her listeners.

Teresa Doyle has 12 recordings to her credit and has toured extensively from Alaska to Tasmania. She has three ECMA awards and two JUNO award nominations. Equally at home in jazz, Celtic or world music, Doyle is always pushing the boundaries of her music.

Todd MacLean is a multi-instrumentalist who enjoys playing alongside some of the best musicians in  the PEI music scene. He comes from a long line of Island musicians. As a saxophonist, pianist and guitarist, he’s a multiple Music PEI and ECMA award winner, and was named Music PEI’s Musician of the Year (2011).