Eleanor McCain Music
True North: The Canadian Songbook

Strong… Free… True North:
The Canadian Songbook

I started with a simple idea. I wanted to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by reimagining iconic Canadian pop music through orchestral arrangements. My simple idea soon became an epic, multi-year passion project that I was thrilled to unveil in May 2017. I wanted to honour the people, the songwriters, the musicians and the country that I love, and True North: The Canadian Songbook became the most touching tribute I felt I could offer. I was joined on this project by a talented team of artists, performers, and industry experts, and I’m so proud of the final result. 

Showcasing 32 of Canada’s most beloved pop and folk songs, True North: The Canadian Songbook is Eleanor McCain’s sixth studio album. Produced by Don Breithaupt and featuring the creations of 14 arrangers, 28 guest artists, and 10 symphony orchestras from across the country, True North: The Canadian Songbook was developed to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. In addition to the recording, the double album is accompanied by an award-winning bilingual 220 page hardcover coffee table book featuring sumptuous full-colour landscape photography by 22 photographers from across Canada, fashion portraits in select Canadian locations by book co-curator V. Tony Hauser, complementary song lyrics, songwriter commentary, and behind-the-scenes shots by Greg Locke, along with a double CD insert. This epic, multi-year passion project is a touching tribute to the people, songwriters, musicians, photographers and landscape of Canada. Eleanor is joined on this project by a talented team of artists, performers, and industry experts all of whom worked passionately to bring this to fruition. True North: The Canadian Songbook was released May 12th, 2017 

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Concerts & Events

Eleanor's Concerts

Join Eleanor at home this Canada Day on Facebook and Instagram for a very special virtual concert where she will be performing four classic Canadian songs from her album True North: The Canadian Songbook. We may be apart this year, but let’s celebrate #CanadaDay together.

Subscribe to Eleanor’s YouTube Channel to watch the full Canada Day concert on July 1st 

Eleanor is not on tour on the road at this time. Please check back in for up dates to her live concert schedule.

News

Canada Day 2020

Join Eleanor at home this Canada Day 2020 for a very special virtual concert on Facebook and Instagram where she’ll be performing four classic Canadian songs from her album True North: The Canadian Songbook. We may be apart this year,...

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MusicCounts Band Aid Program Awards $725,000 in Instruments to 80 Schools Nationawide

Toronto, ON - March 19, 2017 - Each year, the MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides instruments in $5,000 or $10,000 increments to schools whose music programs are in need of support to ensure their sustained growth. Of the 80 schools announced this year, Conrad...

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ELEANOR MCCAIN IN PERFORMANCE AT FOGO ISLAND INN

Saturday April 21, 2018 - Fogo Island Inn is pleased to welcome vocalist Eleanor McCain for an intimate performance in support of the release of her latest project, True North: The Canadian Songbook. For more information and for tickets call 1-709-658-3444  

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