Teresa Doyle and her son, Patrick Bunston, from Bellevue in eastern Prince Edward Island, are in town Oct. 24 for the second Home Routes show of the year at Tim and Jean Cameron's place at 206 Campbell Dr.
All concerts at the Cameron's place starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information give Tim or Jean a call at 204-677-3574 or send them an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Home Routes moved into private home venues here last season - the more intimate format it uses in most communities - after spending its first three seasons in the Basement Bijou room of the Thompson Public Library.
Both sides of Doyle's family have lived as subsistent farmers for six generations in eastern Prince Edward Island.
Teresa Doyle sings an eclectic mix of Celtic and Gaelic jazz and folk from her 11 albums, including Song Road, which was launched July 4 at the Trailside Cafe and Inn on Main Street in Mount Stewart, P.E.I.
She has performed at virtually every folk festival in the country, has shared the stage with Stan Rogers and The Chieftains and toured the United States, Europe and Japan. Doyle's Home Routes participation this fall is part of a cross-country tour in support of Song Road, her 11th album.
She has won three East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs), has two Juno nominations and received a 2007 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, worth $15,000, and awarded annually by the Canada Council for the Arts for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists in the disciplines of dance, inter-arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts and writing and publishing. One award for music is given to one Canadian musician each year.
Patrick Bunston has been performing since Oliver Schroer showed him a fiddle at the age of five. Schroer, who died with leukemia at the age of 52 in July 2008, is also famous for walking more than 1,000 kilometres in 2004 along the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across France from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port and Spain and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.
Bunston sings, plays piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and mandolin. After graduating from high school last year and named "most dedicated musician" in the classical and jazz ensembles, he moved to Milano, Italy to teach English, write songs and enjoy the music, food and culture of Milano. Returning to Canada, he performed throughout the summer before joining his mom, Teresa Doyle, on the Home Routes tour.
Thompson is a stop on Home Routes' Borealis Trail. Other stops on the Borealis Trail include Flin Flon, The Pas and Minitonas and Swan River Valley in Manitoba and in Saskatchewan, Buena Vista, Annaheim, Prince Albert, Napatak, Melfort and Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.
Performers typically do 11 shows in 14 days at their stops along the Borealis Trail.
Other circuits on Home Routes include the Yukon Trail; Salmon-Berry in British Columbia; Cherry Bomb and Blue Moon in British Columbia and Alberta; Chautauqua Trail in Saskatchewan and Alberta; CCN SK in Saskatchewan; Central Plains in Saskatchewan and Manitoba; Jeanne Bernardin in Manitoba, Agassiz in Manitoba and Ontario; Estelle-Klein in Ontario and Québec and the Maritimes in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.