Marion Counsel

Marion Counsel grew up on Red Island, Placentia Bay. She was a teenager when her family resettled in the town of Placentia during the “Resettlement Program” of the 1960’s.

Marion has written many recitations, and songs about these experiences, mainly as a keepsake for her son Michael, but also, to help preserve her memories of outport life in Newfoundland and Labrador.

She has compiled her stories and songs and created a performance piece called “Red Island – Resettlement Girl”. Marion and her singing friends Helen Murphy and Barbara O’Keefe have performed it in various venues to sold – out audiences at The Rooms, LSPU Hall, Five Island Art Gallery Tors Cove, The Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Center in Placentia, and have also performed at the 42nd Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival.

“Red Island – Resettlement Girl” is now available on CD at:
Fred’s , O’Brien’s and Placentia Home Hardware – Aylward’s.