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Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

PEI Artist Grants open September 26

The fall round of PEI Artist Grants opens applications on September 26 at noon and closes October 24 [ ... ]

Harvey Sawler

Put Your Hand in My Hand: The Spiritual Connections of Catherine and Gene MacLellan—Harvey SawlerA new book by Harvey Sawler, Put Your Hand in My Hand: The Spiritual Connections of Catherine and Gene MacLellan, has been released by Nimbus Publishing.

Put Your Hand in My Hand is the story of the relationship between one of Canadian singer-songwriter Gene MacLellan and his daughter Catherine, also a talented musical artist. Gene MacLellan’s contribution to the Canadian songbook includes top-forty hits such as “Snowbird,” “Bidin’ My Time,” and “Put Your Hand in the Hand.” His compositions propelled the careers of stars such as Anne Murray. Catherine MacLellan, a JUNO-award winner and two-time ECMA winner, released her debut album in 2004.

In Put Your Hand in My Hand, Harvey Sawler paints a portrait a complex man whose words and melodies left us wanting more than he was able to give before he took his life in 1995 at the age of fifty-six. For the book, Sawler interviewed Catherine, who lives in a rural community on PEI. She candidly addresses the issue of mental health and her father’s legacy. This book includes her own lyrics, family photos, and previously unpublished lyrics from Gene MacLellan’s journals, which give new insight into the enigmatic man. 

Sawler also interviewed Catherine’s mother, Judith, and others, including Lennie Gallant.

Harvey Sawler has written more than a dozen books, including contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and historical fiction including: Frank McKenna: Beyond Politics; One Man Grand Band: The Lyrical Life of Ron Hynes and On the Road with Dutch Mason. He lives on PEI, where he also works in branding and creative copywriting.

Book launch and author signing takes place July 14 from 1 to 3 pm at Back Alley Music, 257 Queen Street, Charlottetown.

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Projections on the Plaza

Until September 29
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screen [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

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