Searching For Abegweit
Songs from the hit musical by Lennie Gallant

Searching For Abegweit
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Also available at Back Alley Music and PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown PEI and at Taz Records in Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford, Nova Scotia.



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Over the past two summers Lennie Gallant and band performed over 85 sold out shows of his runaway theatrical hit Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant.  The show is a musical love letter to Prince Edward Island that stars the artist himself and presents his compositions about the Island alongside comedic stories, poignant tales, and Island legends.

This new CD contains all 22 of the musical numbers from the hit production. This recording was made during last summer’s run of Searching For Abegweit, and features Gallant on guitar, harmonica, and bodhran, nephews Jeremy Gallant on keyboards and percussion and Jonathan Gallant on backing vocals, drums, percussion, and mandolin. Rounding out the band is Lennie’s longtime sideman violinist Sean Kemp, and Patricia Richard on bodhran, mandolin, banjo, vocals, and beautifully interpreting Lennie’s francophone songs.  Mi’kmaq chanter Hubert Francis, and The Lone Cry Drummers also make guest appearances.  The album was produced by Lennie Gallant, recorded by Phillip MacLellan, and mixed by Graeme Campbell. Album graphic design is by Ashley Paynter.


Live Acoustic at The Carleton


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The album contains 16 live tracks, a combination of brand new songs and familiar favourites. New songs include "Has Anybody Seen My Skates", which premiered on Hockey Day in Canada, "God's Reply", "Amelia", written for Amelia Earhart (co-written with Liam Titcomb) and "Abegweit", which was written for his show Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant, that he starred in - a runaway hit that was extended to an incredible 57 sold out shows this past summer in Charlottetown! The album also includes fan favourites such as "Peter's Dream", "Mademoiselle", "Laisse aller", and rockin versions of "47 Angels on Her Front Lawn, "Tales of The Phantom Ship" and "Tell Me A Ghost Story". The album is Lennie’s tenth full length recording and was captured over two nights in the intimate atmosphere of the award-winning songwriter music club - The Carleton in Halifax.

BOOK

Peter's Dream
Songs by Lennie Gallant
Paintings by Karen Gallant

 

 

Lennie Gallant and visual artist Karen Gallant are brother and sister who grew up in Rustico, Prince Edward Island. They were influenced by their surroundings in similar and profound ways, yet chose to channel their creativity through different media. Lennie and Karen have long dreamed of working together on a project and this wonderful book is the result. Peter’s Dream is an opportunity for you to experience their respective visions through exciting pairings of lyric and image that will pull you into new worlds rich in drama, pathos, and celebration-- as well as a healthy dose of East Coast lore. Rendered by two powerful and perceptive storytellers, these works were created over a lifetime of independent craftsmanship, but while preparing this book, both artists discovered that they have been unknowingly collaborating all along! Prepare to be moved and inspired by these talented siblings, now realizing their shared dream. To learn more about Karen Gallant and her works, please visit www.karengallant.com

Available in bookstores.

Day With You In Paradise, A
Lennie Gallant, Illustrated by Patsy MacKinnon

This beautiful picture book depicts a family’s fun-filled day at a Prince Edward Island beach. Racing past dunes, building sand castles, and singing songs by a bonfire at night, the family revels in the peaceful beauty of an Island beach. Lennie Gallant’s lyrical description of a PEI summer day is matched perfectly with Patsy MacKinnon’s sun-soaked illustrations. A Day with You in Paradise is based on Lennie’s song of the same name from the Juno-nominated album When We Get There.

Available in local bookstores. Nimbus Publishing.

CDs - Click on album cover for track listing and sound clips

Le coeur hanté


If We Had a Fire


When We Get There


Le vent bohemé

In stores through Unidisc Music

Lennie Gallant Live


Lifeline


The Open Window


Believing in Better


Breakwater