“When music and timeless lyrics come together, it can touch something deep inside us. It can reconnect us with cherished memories, make us laugh, cry, feel hopeful or sad. While trained as a classical singer, I draw from several genres of music - classical, Celtic, folk, pop ballads, and jazz standards. The unifying element in my music is that it makes an emotional – and intimate - connection with your life, and those in your life.”
In July 2010, Eleanor completed her third CD, Green Hills of Home. The Celtic CD is a collection of traditional folk and Maritime songs that represent her East Coast roots. Eleanor teamed with Halifax native, Brigham Phillips, who arranged and produced the CD. Eleanor received an ECMA 2011 nomination for Roots / Traditional Solo Recording of the Year for this CD.
In late 2013 / early 2014, Eleanor plans to release her new CD of love songs set to orchestra entitled Runaway. The new CD is produced by Matt Dusk (with whom Eleanor is touring this fall) and arranged and co-produced by Shelly Berger.
Eleanor has garnered the support of such notable musical artists in her collaborations with Natalie McMaster, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Elmer Iseler Singers, John McDermott, Liona Boyd and internationally recognized Galician bagpiper Carlos Nunez. Eleanor also had the opportunity to perform with David Foster when she sang for the Crescendo event in Halifax to raise money for the David Foster Foundation. In addition, Eleanor has worked with various symphonies including Symphony Nova Scotia, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick and she will be performing with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.
Eleanor McCain's musical evolution has been influenced by the freedoms of her youth, the wonderment of motherhood and maturity in understanding how music connects people and underscores life's events. Her hope is that a listener’s experience is intimate, poignant and filled with an emotion that is genuine and wonderfully human. She believes that we all get caught up in our day to day lives, and sometimes we forget, or don't take the time to feel. That’s why she loves music, and why the songs she sings are all about making emotional connections.
In addition to her busy recording career, Eleanor continues to focus on raising her daughter, Laura.
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