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.
Chris currently performs solo, and in a Contemporary Roots duo with Don Bray, and as one third of the acoustic trio, The Paugan Dames based in Wakefield, QC.

NEWS / Upcoming

Registration for the Spring 2024 season of The Song Kitchen Choir will open soon! Stay tuned for details.

 

Upcoming Gigs

Previous events

Date Event Location
Bray & MacLean at Cafe Earle Cafe Earle, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Cafe Earle, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
Bray & MacLean at Christmas Goose Benefit for the Ottawa Food Bank NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1 NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Paugan Dames plays Tunes Afternoon with host, Greg Kelly Moose McGuire's, Ottawa, ON Moose McGuire's, Ottawa, ON
The Paugan Dames at Cafe Earl Cafe Earl, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Cafe Earl, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
Bray & MacLean – Perth concert Listening Room Concert Series , Perth, ON Listening Room Concert Series , Perth, ON
Lucky Songs with Christine Graves, Alan Sandeman & Chris MacLean Meow, That's Hot!, Ottawa Meow, That's Hot!, Ottawa
 —  — Bray & MacLean House Concert in Ottawa South In the Huntclub area In the Huntclub area
Bray & MacLean at Motel Chelsea Motel Chelsea, Chelsea, QC J9B 1P4 Motel Chelsea, Chelsea, QC J9B 1P4
Bray & MacLean Private concert, Perth, ON Private concert, Perth, ON
The Folk Collusion - featuring Chris MacLean Le Hibou, Wakefield, QC Le Hibou, Wakefield, QC
Bray & MacLean at Wakefield Live! Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC
Paul Hampsey's House Party - with Paugan Dames Fairbairn House, Wakefield, QC Fairbairn House, Wakefield, QC
Bray & MacLean - Wakefield Live! Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
The Paugan Dames - Wakefield Live! Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Les Trois Erables, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
Bray & MacLean private house concert, Wakefield, QC private house concert, Wakefield, QC
Bray & MacLean with Ken Dunn Red Bird Live, Ottawa ON K1S 3X7 Red Bird Live, Ottawa ON K1S 3X7
Tunes Afternoon with Greg Kelly - featured artist Moose McGuire's Huntclub, Ottawa Moose McGuire's Huntclub, Ottawa
Host of Partage Chelsea Share (Open Mic) La Fab Sur Mill, Chelsea, QC La Fab Sur Mill, Chelsea, QC
Chris MacLean – private concert  
20th Annual Christmas Goose Concert in support of the Ottawa Food Bank National Arts Centre – Fourth Stage, Ottawa Ontario National Arts Centre – Fourth Stage, Ottawa Ontario

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