photo by J. LaughlinElizabeth Bishop

Rosalee is working on a publication of her notes explaining the creation of her Elizabeth Bishop song.  In the meantime, click the link below for a multimedia publication of the life story of this remarkable Pulitzer Prize winning Poet with deep roots in Great Village, Nova Scotia.

photo by Leigh Beauchamp Day
Publisher John Driemen of Northwest Arm Press partnered with Rosalee by publishing her song in his fantastic agricultural educational children's book "WILD ONES" written by Paddy Muir. Available online for 12.95 CDN. Thank you John and thank you to John Campbelljohn on smoking slide blues guitar!

photo:W Berringer


Rosalee: the Writer
the Composer

           the Stories:

The Building of the Songs

In Concert, Rosalee tells the background of each song she has written; the heartbeat of the story. Each is a significant story of women and times of great relevance to us today. Each song may take months or years to research and create. This page is dedicated to you who would like more information - the Details! 
So, this page will be updated with notes that Rosalee took while creating the song. What were the important highlights of the subject's life, times, society? What were the musical influences and how were the musical themes, key, meter chosen and created? What was it that sparked the imagination and ignited the flame of song?
In each box, Click the link below, or Click the Subpages above as they are added on our journey together. Stay tuned!

Rosalee would love to hear your comments on the Contact Page.

Oldest sister, Madeline, took care of her 5 younger siblings while Mom worked to keep them. She found freedom in the world of Imagination as she listened to the kitchen's RCA radio, while standing "up on a chair... 


Joyce Barkhouse, CM, ONSJoyce Barkhouse

Rosalee is saddened to announce the passing of this remarkable woman and friend Feb 2, 2012. Her song about this celebrated Nova Scotia author, Joyce Barkhouse, CM, ONS, is on Rosalee's album "Voices". Click on the following links to read more and listen to Joyce's song. 

Notes       Listen to Joyce Barkhouse Song

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