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October 2010
Musicians Swap Meet
Musicians Swap Meet
James Cecil of The Landing organizes a new event in Summerside

by Michael Nesbitt

Artists build strong relationships with their tools, and often hang onto them long after the devices have served their initial purpose or the artist has moved beyond their usefulness. Musicians are counted among those who ache to part with the gear that has seen them through their early years, development of skill and

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December 2007
The Landing Re-opens

The Landing Re-opens

New owners of Tyne Valley pub to offer live music again

by Michael Nesbitt

The Landing Oyster House and Pub is once again open for music, dining and the pleasures of an intimate venue.

James Cecil and his partner, Julie Coffey, gave up the Pacific-edge paradise of Victoria, BC., to invest in the pastoral pleasures of PEI. “I was working in a group home, a community support worker with disabled adults, a

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August 2005
The Gaelic Spirit
Highland Storm

Review by Michael Nesbitt

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada is showing another side of its personality to audiences attending the Celtic Festival event this year. Highland Storm ­ Voyage of the Gaelic Spirit is a departure from the College’s familiar ceilidh format, in favour of a theatrically-oriented presentation of the origins, development and future of a cu

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August 2002
Celticity
Come to the Ceilidh

by Michael Nesbitt

The College of Piping in Summerside continues to expand its reputation through its summer show "Come to the Ceilidh" and free mid-day mini concerts.

Recording artist Patricia Murray hosts the event, presented Sunday–Thursday evenings during the summer in the College amphitheatre on Water Street. Though she is juggling the show with weekend concert and festival d

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August 2001
Laugh in any Language
Coming Home

Review by Michael Nesbitt

In the heart of the Evangeline region, the last thing one would expect to find is an English-language dinner theatre. At Le Village in Mont Carmel, La Cuisine à Mémé makes that option available with its production of Coming Home.

This is the second year in a row that La Cuisine has added an English show to its traditional summer schedule, staging it Tuesdays and

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August 2001
A Display of Talent

A Display of Talent

College of Piping: Come to the Ceilidh

Review by Michael Nesbitt

This concert series is a showcase for the talent developed at the College of Piping, with generous contributions from host Mark Haines and a variety of special guests to keep the show fresh all summer long.

Come to the Ceilidh is a two-hour show that begins at 7 pm Mondays to Thursdays until August 30. It is staged in the Mary Ellen

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Some of What's Going On

at Parks Canada’s Places

August A full line-up of interpretive activities continue till the end of the month at PEI National ...

Tale of a Town at Victoria Playhouse

Tue–Sun - Aug 8–24 Have you seen The Tale of a Town storymobile in your neighborhood? Have you ...

Cloggeroo

Rubber Boot Band featured at first annual folk festival in Georgetown Aug 22–23 Cloggeroo takes ...

The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom

Tue–Sun - until Aug 30
Harbourfront Theatre Harbourfront Theatre Artistic Director Catherine O’B ...

Point Prim Lights the Way

Aug 10
Point Prim Lighthouse In September 1864 the historic Point Prim Lighthouse signaled the turn ...

Some of What's New

Open Skies

Trinity Bradshaw Summerside singer-songwriter Trinity Bradshaw has released a new album entitled Op ...

Nine Lives Plus One

Steve Webster Local author, Steve Webster has published his first novel, a memoir titled Nine Lives ...

Artisans on Main

New gallery and boutique opens on Water Street in Montague The Artisans on Main project in Montague ...

Morgan’s Boat Ride

Hugh MacDonald
Art by Anna Bald Morgan’s Boat Ride, a children’s book by Hugh MacDonald with art ...

Public Art

Collaboration by Gerald Beaulieu and Ahmon Katz at Hillsborough River Commons The City of Charlot ...