Lennie Gallant - Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lennie Gallant

Prince Edward Island


East Coast songwriter Lennie Gallant has released fifteen albums of original songs

which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix

Éloizes, and The ECMAs. His songs have been described as “true slices of life

delivered with a poet’s flair and a rugged emotional sensibility”. His multimedia

production, Searching for Abegweit, ran for 190 shows in Eastern Canada. His song

Peter’s Dream, from that show, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of

Fame. Lennie is an international artist who has performed all over North America and

Europe. His songs have been covered by many artists and he has shared the stage with

several orchestras and with performers such as Lucinda Williams, Patti Griffin and Roger

Hodgson. He has performed with the late Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers and

with David Foster and his band. Lennie struck up a friendship with Jimmy, has two co-

writes on his upcoming posthumous album, and was invited to sing on both songs.

One of Lennie’s albums also went up to the international space station and circled the

planet 248 times. His album, Time Travel, was voted a top ten Album of the Year by a

panel of Canadian music industry personnel, and his recent all original Christmas album

has received rave reviews. He and partner Patricia Richard also record and perform as

the popular Francophone duo, Sirène et Matelot. Their songs have achieved strong

radio play in francophone circuits and have consistently remained on the charts! Lennie

Gallant is a member of The Order of Canada and has been recognized for his

humanitarian efforts.