SUMMERSIDE – 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 Mont-Carmel 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.