I believe that singing is everyone's birthright.

Through non-auditioned Community Choir, Circle Singing, 
Creative Workshops and Retreats  and the 
life-altering Lifesong program, 
I help everyday people discover, reclaim and improve their  voice.   

It's all about expressing yourself confidently and courageously;
and, in the case of Lifesong, creating art from the content of your life.

 

testimonials

"I have learned to have confidence, not by pushing myself, but by allowing myself to be invited into the joy of using my voice."
Anne S – Song Kitchen Choir member

"I feel part of a community. I have been exposed to a wide variety of songs and music which make me feel more of a global citizen and the power of music to unite people.  I am able to grow at my own pace without judgement but with you inspiring me to want to sing ‘better’ and learn more…." 
Glynis P – Zoom Song Kitchen Choir member 

"I really appreciated your approach to music, that it is a creative process that everyone is free to experience, and not just available to those who are considered 'talented' or 'musicians'. I love this way of looking at music and I will keep exploring, discovering and experiencing it, because I truly enjoy it..." 
Hazel Y – Lifesong graduate

singer-songwriter

As a performing Singer–Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chris's career spans 30+ years of composing and performing Contemporary Folk/Roots; World; and, more recently, Vocal Improvisation; and has taken her across the globe. She has 3 recordings of original compositions, and is featured on several others, including 2 releases with Indo-Canadian fusion ensemble, Galitcha and the acoustic trio, Frida's Brow. She currently performs as one third of the acoustic trio, The Paugan Dames based in Wakefield, QC.

NEWS / Upcoming

I'm very pleased to be playing a double bill with CHRISTINE GRAVES
as part of the Spirit of Rasputin's concert series on Sunday, Sept 25 at 4PM.

 

The Song Kitchen Choirs will move indoors starting in October. Registration now open

 

Now taking applicants for the WINTER SESSION of LIFESONG.
Please get in touch if you're interested.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is preferred for all Chris's in-person programs.

 

Upcoming Gigs

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Spirit of Rasputin's – Chris MacLean & Christine Graves Westboro Masonic Hall, Ottawa, ON Westboro Masonic Hall, Ottawa, ON
The Paugan Dames – House concert Aylmer, QC Aylmer, QC
Upper Canada Folk Festival - Solo Prescott, ON Prescott, ON
Chris MacLean Wakefield Live @ Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, Quebec Canada J0X 3G0 Wakefield Live @ Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, Quebec Canada J0X 3G0
 —  — The Paugan Dames Wakefield Market, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Wakefield Market, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
The Paugan Dames Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC
Wakefield Does Wakefield with Paugan Dames Fairbairn House, Wakefield, QC Fairbairn House, Wakefield, QC
POSTPONED: Benefit Concert for SaludosNiños! La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea, QC La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea, QC
Opening for Gathering Sparks Red Bird Live , Ottawa, ON Red Bird Live , Ottawa, ON
 —  — Community Song & Circle Sing! Centre Wakefield Lapeche, La Pêche, QC Centre Wakefield Lapeche, La Pêche, QC
The Grassroots Song Kitchen – Community SING! with Chris MacLean The Grassroots Festival @ St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Curry Room, Ottawa, ON The Grassroots Festival @ St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Curry Room, Ottawa, ON
International Women's Day Walk Centre Wakefield Lapeche, Wakefield, J0X 3G0 Canada Centre Wakefield Lapeche, Wakefield, J0X 3G0 Canada
Angel Share - Evening La Fab sur Mill (formerly known as Mill Road Community Space/Grace United Church), Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8 La Fab sur Mill (formerly known as Mill Road Community Space/Grace United Church), Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8
Angel Share - Matinee La Fab sur Mill (formerly known as Mill Road Community Space/Grace United Church), Chelsea, QC La Fab sur Mill (formerly known as Mill Road Community Space/Grace United Church), Chelsea, QC
MRCS Café Open Mic - Guest hosts: The Paugan Dames Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC
Tunes After Noon Moose McGuire's Pub, Ottawa, ON Moose McGuire's Pub, Ottawa, ON
MRCS Café Open Mic - Guest host Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC
 —  — The Paugan Dames Wakefield Market, Wakefield QC, Wakefield, QC Wakefield Market, Wakefield QC, Wakefield, QC
 —  — Chris MacLean Ottawa Ottawa
 —  — Wakefield Live! with Chris MacLean Les Trois Érables B&B, Wakefield, QC Les Trois Érables B&B, Wakefield, QC

Previous events

Date Event Location
Circle Sing Centre Wakefield Lapeche Centre Wakefield Lapeche
A Seasonal concert in Benefit of the Ottawa Food Bank Trinity Anglican Church, Ottawa Trinity Anglican Church, Ottawa
Angel Share Mill Road Community Space , Chelsea, QC Mill Road Community Space , Chelsea, QC
MRCS Café Open Mic - Guest hosts: The Paugan Dames Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC
Tunes After Noon - special guest Chris MacLean Moose McGuire's Pub, Ottawa, ON Moose McGuire's Pub, Ottawa, ON
MRCS Café Open Mic - Guest host Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC
Healing the Global Voice – Free IAVMT Conference ONLINE ONLINE
 —  — The Paugan Dames The Wakefield Market, Wakefield, Quebec Canada J0X 3G0 The Wakefield Market, Wakefield, Quebec Canada J0X 3G0
 —  — Two-day WORKSHOP – Coming Back to Life: Music and the Work that Reconnects Wakefield Wakefield
House concert – Chris MacLean solo Ottawa Ottawa
Song Kitchen Choir Outdoors Ottawa, Ottawa Ottawa, Ottawa
Song Kitchen Choir Outdoors Maison Fairbairn House – the covered stage, Wakefield, QC Maison Fairbairn House – the covered stage, Wakefield, QC
Outdoor Singing Summer Session 4 Wakefield QC Wakefield QC
Outdoor Singing Summer Session 3 Wakefield QC Wakefield QC
Outdoor Singing Summer Session 2 Wakefield QC Wakefield QC
 —  — Wakefield Live! with Chris MacLean Trois Érables B&B, Wakefield, Quebec Canada J0X 3G0 Trois Érables B&B, Wakefield, Quebec Canada J0X 3G0
Musical Mondays – featuring Alise Marlane Fairbairn House, Wakefield, QC Fairbairn House, Wakefield, QC
Outdoor Singing Summer Session 1 Wakefield QC Wakefield QC
Save The Mayfair Concert online online