Juno-Award winner Catherine MacLellan, one of Canada’s finest and favourite singer-songwriters, brings her theatrical show ‘If It’s Alright With You’ to King’s Theatre on April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The show celebrates the legacy of her late father Gene MacLellan, one of the country’s most famous songwriters. Nearly 50 years ago wrote the worldwide, multi-million selling smash hits ‘Snowbird’ and ‘Put Your Hand in the Hand.’
From his Prince Edward Island home he penned songs that Anne Murray, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn, Chet Atkins, Joan Baez, and Ocean turned into worldwide chart-toppers and repertoire standards. These songs propelled him to fame, and remain the gold standard for Canadian song writing.
Catherine MacLellan’s show ‘If It’s Alright With You’ is filled with stories from her father’s life, from surprising revelations to intimate descriptions of their time together. It will feature the familiar hits, as well as lesser-known and even unreleased songs she’s discovered in her family archives.
“I want to share my Dad’s music and it’s also an opportunity for me to get to know him better. The more I get to know his songs, the closer I feel to him” she said.
Catherine’s father died while she was still in her mid-teens in 1995.
“I think really for me it was part of my journey of healing. Now that my daughter is eleven, and I’m starting to see my brother’s kids playing music and they’re even playing some of Dad’s songs, I see the generational thing is really cool. I’m really proud to be walking in his footsteps. He would be happy to know that his songs continue on, being remembered and given a new spark,“ she said. “A young, regular guy, from a regular upbringing, very humble beginnings, what one guy can do.”
With her grace and charm, Catherine MacLellan has captivated audiences since her 2004 solo debut. She’s capable of the deepest emotional connections through her intimate lyrics as well as easy-going and light-hearted fun.
Be sure to catch the show at King’s Theatre on Saturday April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
For tickets, call the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704 or visit www.kingstheatre.ca.