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Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo will be held by the PEI Business Women’s Association September 29 at 4 pm to October 1 [ ... ]

Girl Guides Fall Bazaar

The Girl Guides Fall Bazaar will be held September 16 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the PEI Farm Centr [ ... ]

Bonshaw Ceilidh

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall will be August 27 from 7–9 pm. Performers will include guests: Celtic singer-harpist Lana Quinn with guitarist Byron Olsen; the Long River Players—Pete Blanding, Gayle Murphy, Gary Arsenault, Cindy Blanding, singer Carl Wigmore, stepdancers Lexi and Tasha Kowalchuk; plus local musicians Andrea Corder, ​Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to the Auret Family Fire Fund. FB, 902-675-4093​

Brakish Dinner & Ceilidh

Enjoy dinner and ceilidh from 5:30–7:30 pm at Brakish at The Delta Hotel & PEI Convention Centre, Peake’s Quay, Charlottetown. brakish.com

Ceilidhs at the Irish Hall

Ceilidhs, featuring the best in the traditional music that is part of our heritage, take place on Fri evening at the Irish Cultural Centre, presented by the Benevolent Irish Society. Performing are: Ward MacDonald & Friends (August 18), Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Louise MacKinnon Chaisson, Rannie MacLellan (August 25). Show starts at 8 pm. The Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown.

Ceilidh in the City

The Ceilidh in the City takes place every Wednesday to mid-November at Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond St, Charlottetown. The show is hosted by Island musicians with Kendall Docherty as host on vocals and keyboard, Peter Burke, vocals, guitar, harmonica as co-host, Heartz Godkin, bass guitar and Brian Knox, drums. The Ceilidh, in its 7th season, will play tribute to all things Canadian with shows taylored to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. Lineup is: 7th Annual Old Home Week Ceilidh with the Grand Daddy of Rock N Roll Niall MacKay, Jimi Platts and Gary Cudmore (August 16), East Cost Kitchen Party The Music of Gene MacLennan by Ed Doiron as well as The Island Favorite Blue Grass Duo Janet McGarry & Serge Bernard (August 23), Canadian Country Legends with Susan Campbell and Keila Glydon (August 30). Holy Redeemer Parish provides Canteen service. Shows start at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This is a family friendly accessible venue with ample parking. Admission is at the door. FB CeilidhInTheCity.

Ceilidh Malpeque W.I. Hall

A ceilidh takes place at Malpeque W.I. Hall every Wednesday to August 30 at 7:30 pm. The evening is hosted by Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan with fiddler, Andy Doucette, singer-guitarist Shane Pendergast, and step dancer Veronica Murray. Enjoy Celtic/Maritime music, fun and stories. Island strawberries and ice cream are available at intermission. Rte 20 Malpeque. 902-836-4310

Ceilidh Stanley Bridge W.I. Hall

A ceilidh takes place every Thursday to September 28 at 7:30 pm. The evening is hosted By Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan with fiddler, Andy Doucette, singer-guitarist Shane Pendergast, and step dancer Veronica Murray. Enjoy Celtic/Maritime music, fun and stories. Island strawberries and ice cream are available. Rte 6 & 224 Stanley Bridge. 902-836-4310

Confederation Ceilidh at the Mall

Michael PendergastCeilidhs will take place at Confederation Mall, Charlottetown at 10:30 am on Fridays to the end of August. Musicman Michael Pendergast will entertain all ages with traditional, Maritime and PEI songs and stories.

Cymbria Lions Club Ceilidhs

Cymbria Lions Club Ceilidhs take place at Cymbria Lions Center each Sunday with doors opening at 6:30 pm and music starting at 7:30 pm. Performing are: Fiddlers’ Sons w/ Keelin Wedge and Courtney Hogan (August 20), Treble with Girls (August 27), Country Blend (Judy Lowe, Brian Knox, Keelin Wedge, Larry Campbell, Heartz Godkin) (September 3). There is 50/50 draw and canteen services available. Lions Center is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible at 2184 Church Rd, Rustico. www.cymbrialions.ca 902-963-2166

Down-Home PEI Ceilidh

Gary Chipman

Join musicians Gary Chipman, Keelin Wedge, Kevin Chaisson, Blair Coughlin and step dancer, Jordan Chowen for a true down home PEI Ceilidh experience every Monday at 7:30 pm to September 4 at their new location, the historic Stanley Bridge WI Hall in Stanley Bridge. This ceilidh will feature lively Maritime music, traditional fiddling and step dancing on the north shore. Admission is at the door or online at www.peiceilidhs.com. Stanley Bridge Hall is located at 4897 St. Mary’s Road, Stanley Bridge. Info: 902-314-1865

Dunes ’n Tunes: A Seaside Ceilidh

Ceilidhs, now in their 4th season, take place every Tuesday at 7:30 pm to September 19 at Brackley Beach Community Centre. Enjoy lively Maritime music, fiddling, and stepdancing hosted by Johnny Ross (piano), with Peggy Clinton (vocals, guitar), Jordan LeClair (vocals, guitar), Allison Giggey (fiddle), Megan Pollard (fiddle) and Rachel Duncan (dance). Admission at the door. 3330 Brackley Point Rd, Rte 15. 902-659-2137

Dunstaffnage Ceilidh

Dunstaffnage Community Centre hosts a ceilidh on the first Sunday of the month featuring the house band Roadmasters—Ivor Price, Wayne Diamond, Theo Wiegers and Dave Moore and guest performers. Lunch is served. Admission is at the door.

Emerald Ceilidh

Courtney Hogan

Join Courtney Hogan in welcoming high caliber PEI musicians to the stage at the Emerald Ceilidh each Friday this summer. Performing are: Michael Pendergast and Norman Stewart  (August 18), Fiddlers’ Sons (August 25). Don’t miss this top Island Ceilidh at Emerald Community Centre on Friday at 7:30 pm. You will hear Celtic/trad fiddle tunes, East Coast songs, and see the fast footwork of stepdancers. The Boxcar pub/grill is open at 5:30 pm. You can grab some food and drinks before the show. Admission is at the door. Everyone is welcome.

Georgetown Ceilidh

Every Tuesday from 8–11 pm a ceilidh will held at the Kings Playhouse, Georgetown. Evening includes dancing. Local musicians perform.

Kelly’s Cross Ceilidhs

Ceilidhs take place in the Kelly’s Cross Hall the third Sunday of the month at 7 pm. Local musicians perform. Lunch is served. Rte 13

Lot 7 Ceilidh

Ivan and Vivian Hicks

Lot 7 Ceilidhs run every Thursday at 7:30 pm to October 5. Entertainment by the best PEI performers will include: Bruce and Robert Jones, Frank MacGregor, Ben Gallant (August 17), Rick Sparks, Ruth Ann McMurdo, Brent Chaisson, Belle Ashley and Abby Hackett (August 24), Michael Myers, Wade Carragher, Stephen Perry, Cecelia MacKinnon and Pierrette Arsenault, dancer (August 31). For tickets call 859-2803 or 393-8528. Admission is at the door. Ceilidhs take place at St Marks Hall , Burton, Western PEI. Irish lunch is served. There is a door prize, 50/50 draw, and gift for the person who travelled farthest.

MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidhs

A PEI Musical Adventure plays at MacKinnon Homestead Grounds at 7:30 pm August 15 and September 5 featuring Lynne Provance and Cecelia Bell with a mix of traditional and original music including Scottish songs, fiddling, bagpipes, songs about PEI. MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concerts take place Tuesday at 7:30 pm; Doors open at 7 pm. Enjoy a PEI traditional/original Scottish show. 31228 Rte 2, Richmond. Tickets at the door or 902-854-3513.

Ross Family Ceilidh

Ross Family

Ross Family Ceilidh, now in its 12th season, is held every Monday and Wednesday to September 27 at 7:30 pm. This brother-sister group presents high-energy PEI roots music with synchronized stepdancing, fun for all ages. Performing are Danielle Ross (vocals, fiddle, dance), Johnny Ross (piano), Stephanie Ross (vocals, guitar, dance), and Dorothy Ross (dance). Snacks and buffet are available; event is licensed. Buy tickets online, by phone, or at the door. Note that the ceilidh is in a new location—Clinton Hills, 123 Harding Creek Rd, off Rte 6 near Cavendish. rossfamily.ca, 902-886-3080

St. Paul’s Parish Ceilidh

St Paul’s Parish Ceilidh will be held August 27 with a great lineup of entertainers. Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Tea and biscuits will be served.

St Paul’s Parish Hall is at Sturgeon, Rte 17A east of Montague. 902-962-2705

Stratford Ceilidh 

Stratford Ceilidh is one of PEI’s longest continued ceilidhs. Enjoy an evening of fun and music every second Sunday at 7 pm (August 20). Local musicians perform. Proceeds of the night are donated to Children’s Wish Foundation. It takes place at R.L.Cotton center, 57 Bunbury Rd, Stratford. 902-569-2732

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