Current Residents

Macaulay House Studio Residency

January 2023
Emmet Michael (Alberta)
Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter in Residence

Dawson City Music Festival is proud to welcome Emmet Michael as the 2023 Songwriter in Residence. Emmet will be heading north from Edmonton for the month of January and will experience for the first time all that Dawson has to offer during one of our coldest months. 

Introspective and enthralling, with equal parts grit and grace, Emmet Michael is a musician who was built on his trials. Turning to music in his darkest times, he found solace in his ability to share his heart with others through his lyrics. There is a lifetime’s worth of honesty and vulnerability encapsulated in the Edmonton Music Prize winning album I Hope You’re Home, the debut full-length album released in summer 2021. With soulful melodies and heart wrenching lyrics, his music conveys a message that is both powerful and vulnerable. Entirely unique yet familiar, Emmet’s music is a bold, unflinching look at life as an outsider before undertaking a journey of self-discovery. 

Throughout his residency in Dawson City, Emmet will be drawing inspiration and writing new songs for his forthcoming album at the historic Macaulay House. To learn more about Emmet and his music visit: https://emmetmichaelmusic.com/home.

Thank you to the residency committee and our partners Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)Parks Canada Klondike National Historic Sites, and the North Highway Klondyke Music Society. This program is made possible with the support of the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada.

Photo by Sheena Zilinski