All MacCaull

Con­certs at Summerside Pres­by­te­rian Church and Jack Blan­chard Cen­tre, Char­lot­te­town

Journal Pioneer - - PRINCE COUNTY -

The “Songs of Roy MacCaull” will be pre­sented this week.

The “Songs of Roy MacCaull” will be pre­sented this week in P.E.I.’s two ci­ties. The con­certs in hon­our of Is­land singer and song­writer, Roy MacCaull, will be held at the Summerside Pres­by­te­rian Church on Sun­day at 7 p.m. and at the Jack Blan­chard Cen­tre, Char­lot­te­town, next Wed­nes­day, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

This will be a trip down mem­ory lane for host Larry Camp­bell when he will once again team up with his TV buddy Roy MacCaull, for­mer host of the pop­u­lar Ca­ble TV pro­gram “Com­mu­nity Show­case.” Per­form­ing MacCaull’s songs will be Mar­cella Richard. MacCaull recorded his own al­bums and con­trib­uted to 28 other al­bums with fel­low band mem­bers.

All the while, he was hold­ing down a full-time job with Canada Post where he was af­fec­tion­ately known as “The Singing Post­man.”

One of his songs, “Shores of P.E.I.” was recorded by Ge­orge Hamil­ton IV. While liv­ing in Scar­bor­ough, Ont., MacCaull per­formed with such stars as Mac Wise­man, Tex Rit­ter, Way­lon Jen­nings, Carol Baker, Hank Snow, and Kitty Wells. Af­ter re­turn­ing to P.E.I., he con­tin­ued to be in­volved in mu­sic, host­ing the ca­ble TV pro­gram “Com­mu­nity Show­case” as well as open­ing his own record­ing stu­dio in Eller­slie, where he con­tin­ues to pro­mote young artists. Richard was raised in Mon­tCarmel and has been in­volved in the­atre and mu­sic for many years. She has per­formed through­out Canada, the United States and France. With her mom singing and her dad play­ing

gui­tar, she was sur­rounded with mu­sic all her life. Richard has recorded three French al­bums and all songs are writ­ten by artists from the Mar­itimes and Louisiana. For this week’s con­certs she will be

per­form­ing songs writ­ten by MacCaull.

Camp­bell, a long-time friend and play­ing part­ner of MacCaull’s will be per­form­ing some of Roy’s songs as well. All the mu­sic per­formed was writ­ten

by MacCaull and recorded by Richard.

Tick­ets for the Nov. 19 and 22 shows are $10 at the door with doors open­ing at 6 p.m. for the Summerside show and 6:30 p.m. for the Char­lot­te­town show.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Roy MacCaull with Mar­cella Richard, who will be per­form­ing his songs at con­certs on Nov. 19 in Summerside and Nov. 22 in Char­lot­te­town.

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