Songs of Gene MacLellan
Four performances at Harbourfront in August
Catherine MacLellan: The Songs of Gene MacLellan made its world premiere at Summerside’s Harbourfront Theatre in July. The final four performances take place August 1, 2, 22 and 23. Show time is 7:30 pm.
This summer, JUNO-award winner Catherine MacLellan sets to re-embark on a series of shows featuring the songs of her father, Gene MacLellan. Part concert, part memoir, the show features songs ranging from country to pop to gospel. Catherine will be backed by a band of acclaimed musicians.
Gene MacLellan, one of Canada’s most recognized and celebrated songwriters across the world, came to fame in 1970 with the smash hit “Snowbird” and in 1971 with “Put Your Hand in the Hand.”
Gene died in 1995, when Catherine was just a teenager. The myths and errors surrounding the details of his life are numerous and Catherine hopes to shed some light on who he was and celebrate the treasure trove of songs he left behind.