Jul 9, 2016

Eleanor McCain in Ottawa

Concluding her cross-Canada orchestral recording sessions for True North: The Canadian Songbook, DMC joined 3-time East Coast Music Award nominee Eleanor McCain in the nation’s capital in June.  The team spent two days recording with the world-renowned, 55-piece National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra in sessions that were produced by Emmy-Award winning producer Don Breithaupt, conducted by Martin MacDonald and recorded by orchestral engineer Jeremy Tusz.  

Having spent the past three months recording with Canadian orchestras from Newfoundland to Victoria and many places in between, Eleanor has been chronicling the journey on her website. She also took some time in Ottawa to sit down with the Ottawa Citizen, Le Droit and Ottawa Life magazine to talk about the project.

“I’m thrilled to be working with the brilliant musicians of the NAC Orchestra to reimagine a few songs by iconic Canadian songwriters through new orchestral arrangements,” McCain declared.  “I couldn’t imagine realizing my vision of True North: The Canadian Songbook without them.” 

Set to release in time for Canada’s 150th birthday next year, True North: The Canadian Songbook, is a musical celebration of 32 of Canada’s best-known songs along with 1 original song written by The Breithaupt Brothers. A coffee table book featuring picturesque Canadian landscapes captured by nationally prominent photographers will accompany the double CD, along with a documentary film.

Stay tuned as we join Eleanor McCain on this incredible journey next year.  For more behind the scenes search
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