Press Room

Welcome October 01 2013

Thank you for your interest and welcome to the media section of the site. On the right side you will find download links for the various items in my electronic press kit. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Martha Marquis at


Photo by V. Tony Hauser

Rudy Blair interviews Eleanor on 680 News January 02 2013

"A Canadian jazz artist has released a new Christmas album to help raise money for charity. Music reporter Rudy Blair spoke with Eleanor McCain about her new CD - Holiday."

Eleanor Featured in Huffington Post December 17 2012


Eleanor's festive CD, "Holiday", was featured on the December "Stylish Gifts for Women" gift guide on Huffington Post Style Canada website. Click here to view the article.

A Very Special (Holiday) Concert November 27 2012

Toronto, ON (November 27, 2012) – For one magical night this week, Eleanor McCain returns to her East Coast roots – literally – with a special concert in Newfoundland. Performing together with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra this Friday, November 30th, Eleanor will play a selection of songs from her Holiday release, sure to get everyone in a festive mood.  


NSO to present a holiday show that's naughty and nice November 27 2012

November 27, 2012 - The Telegram

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra is being a little bit naughty and a little bit nice this holiday season.

The NSO is presenting its first Holiday Pops concert at Cochrane Street United Church Nov. 30, featuring East Coast Music Award-nominated songstress Eleanor McCain from New Brunswick.


Eleanor McCain Lends her Voice to "Holiday Chic-Sparkle" November 27 2012

Toronto, ON (November 26, 2012) – For one magical evening prior to the holidays, Eleanor McCain will perform with the Starlight Orchestra in support of a most worthy cause: children. On Thursday, December 13, in the dazzling setting of The Carlu, Eleanor will play a selection of songs from her Holiday release, sure to get everyone in a festive mood.  

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This Holiday Choose a Gift That Gives Twice! November 27 2012

Toronto, ON (October 29, 2012) – We’ve all got our favorite holiday songs, those that transport us back to a special moment in time with family and friends. Eleanor McCain’s Holiday release does just that  -- these songs will not only put a smile on your loved one’s face, but help make a real and lasting difference this holiday season. 


Holiday CDs branch out November 27 2012

December 4, 2011 - The Chronicle Herald

Eleanor McCain takes the "naughty" and "nice" idea literally on her new release Holiday (Retriever Records), as the categories for each of its two discs.


Eleanor McCain releases 'Holiday' CD November 27 2012

 December 3, 2011 - Telegraph Journal

"I have been dreaming about doing a Christmas CD for most of my life. My mother has always been passionate about Christmas and she has instilled that passion in me. Growing up, we loved listening to Christmas recordings and performing Christmas music during the Christmas season," she said. "This year seemed to be the right time."


Holiday CD Review from Audiophilia November 27 2012

December 2, 2011 - Audiophilia 

With a childhood of snowy, family-filled Christmases in Florenceville, New Brunswick, it's not surprising that the Christmas holidays hold many cherished memories for Eleanor McCain.


Original article located here.

Holiday CD reviewed on Yummy Mummy blog November 27 2012

 November 29, 2011 - Yummy Mummy Blog

Click here to view article. Original article located here.

Eleanor McCain is ECMA bound November 27 2012

February, 2011 - Bugle Observer

Carleton County native's Green Hill of Home is nominated for Best Roots Traditional Solo Recording of the year.

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Green Hills of Home Audiophilia Review November 27 2012

December 2, 2010 - Audiophilia

Eleanor McCain — Green Hills of Home

Click here to view article. Original article located here.

Eleanor McCain's new CD a classic 16-gem treasure November 27 2012

December 16, 2010 - Gerry Taylor

"Eleanor McCain sings like my favourite Irish folk singers"

Click here to view article. Original post linked here.

"Between Motherhood and Melody" By Sue Seaborn November 27 2012

Summer 2008

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Record, 2008, Magazine for Mount Allison's Alumni and Friends

Inside Entertainment Magazine; October 2007 November 27 2012

October 2007

Eleanor McCain
Bundle of Joy

Motherhood clearly inspired classically trained New Brunswick singer Eleanor McCain's sophomore CD of lullabies. This soothing collection is a gentle reminder of treasured childhood memories (Christopher Plummer wooing us with "Edelweiss" and Judy Garland inspiring us to dream in "Over the Rainbow"). What's best: parents will be just familiar tunes as baby.

-Brianne Binelli


May 29, 2007

TORONTO (May 29, 2007) - Eleanor McCain's highly anticipated new album Bundle of Joy debuted today. The collection of well-known lullabies harmoniously continues the journey from McCain's celebrated introductory album, Intimate. McCain features new arrangements of such beloved lullabies as When You Wish Upon A Star, Turn Around and Baby Mine along with the classics What a Wonderful World and the Beatles' song Golden Slumbers. 

Influenced by the joys and wonderment of motherhood, the genesis of this album came shortly after the birth of her daughter. In crafting Bundle of Joy, the music came from a personal place as a mother, and found its soul in the embodiment of carefully selected songs that were intimate, melodic, and ultimately songs that she sang to her own daughter.

The gifted soprano from Florenceville, New Brunswick didn't overlook her upbringing. She reached into her Eastern-Canadian heritage with Cape Breton Lullaby and into her own childhood with songs that she sang with her mother such as Edelweiss and Somewhere Over the Rainbow for the 13 track album to ultimately find perfect synergy with the songs on her debut album. 

"In combination, Bundle of Joy and Intimate truly express my musical vision," said McCain. "I love lyrical melodies to convey that musical intimacy, but the lyrics also need to express a strong connection to that intimacy." She continues, "To be able to make music that connects comforts and inspires is very important to me. I want the audience to be able to relate to a song and feel that I am singing about their thoughts and their life." 

"Music is an intimate connection to our lives," says McCain. With this philosophy her intention is that Bundle of Joy will be the first of a series of CDs in the Intimate Collection to be created in the future.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and Toronto, Canada with celebrated producer Terry Sawchuck, Bundle of Joy also features accompaniment by The Nashville Strings, and is distributed by Somerset Entertainment. The album is now available at HMV, participating Wal-Mart stores, and on the websites of Maple Music and Somerset Entertainment. Nationally, consumers will also have an opportunity to listen to a selected track at Pharma Plus locations and Shoppers Drug Mart stores within the Reflections listening stations, showcasing Bundle of Joy. 

For more information please contact:
Naomi Strasser or Stephen Shinn
Aerial Communications Group