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Aurora Cultural Centre Presents

Eleanor McCain

Supported by: North Atlantic Drift

St. Andrew’s College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora

6:45 pm Doors Open
7:30 pm Show Start

Eleanor McCain is “coming home” to her Celtic Roots with her upcoming Aurora Cultural Centre concert.  With family roots in Castlefinn and Nairn, her Celtic influences will blend with Cape Breton as she renders Allister MacGillivray’s Song For the Mira, a reflection of East Coast kindness and community.  Arranged by Brigham Phillips, Danny Boy is a classic Irish folk song where Eleanor shares her soaring vocals.  Dougie McLean’s Ready For the Storm draws on his legendary Scottish heritage and Eleanor will bring her elegant grace and charm to the tune to thrill her fans. These songs, and many more, are sure to create a delightful Celtic evening of song.

Hailing from Florenceville, New Brunswick, Eleanor McCain has dazzled audiences with a voice that has been described as “lovely…full and expressive.” A multiple ECMA-nominated classical crossover artist, she has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured with noted JUNO-nominated jazz singer Matt Dusk, and appeared with orchestras across Canada. She has also had the honour of collaborating with artists such as Roch Voisine, Jens Lindemann, Natalie MacMaster, Liona Boyd, John McDermott, Chantal Kreviazuk, the Elmer Iseler Singers, and Carlos Nunez. 

Eleanor’s most recent release, True North: The Canadian Songbook, is a collection of 32 iconic songs reimagined by 14 Canadian arrangers, recorded with 10 Canadian orchestras, and features guest appearances by 28 celebrated Canadian artists. An award-winning bilingual coffee-table book, which includes a stunning series of portraits by noted photographer V. Tony Hauser and a curated collection of images by 22 photographers of the dramatic and majestic Canadian landscape, accompanies the CDs.  

Eleanor resides in Toronto as well as Nova Scotia where she is developing a social entrepreneurship project in Peggy’s Cove called Six By The Sea.   

“This is the ultimate expression of Canadian content, and Eleanor McCain sings beautifully in these stunning renditions of the Canadian songbook.” – Jon Kimura Parker 

The North Atlantic Drift is the water current that runs between the East coast of Canada and the West coast of Europe and Ireland.  The opening set of North Atlantic Drift reflects this, following a centuries-long tradition of the trading of music and musical styles between Ireland, Scotland and the East coast of Canada.  Brian Taheny from Sligo, Ireland, Dan MacDonald from Cape Breton Island and Ross Griffiths from the Ontario piping tradition form this particular trading triangle and the product is a multi-instrumental, multi-styled celtic sound that is truly Canadian in its diversity. 

This presentation is made possible with the support of




The Aurora Cultural Centre participates in the Access 2 Program and supports removing the barriers to arts access for patrons with disabilities and their support persons.  To purchase tickets using an Access 2 card, please contact the Box Office at (905) 713-1818 or email info@auroraculturalcentre.ca

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