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PEI Party Line

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Writing awards for Island youth

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Acoustic Jam Group

An acoustic jam group meets each Monday from 7 to 9 pm in the Community Room at the County Fair Mall, 475 Granville Street, Summerside. Bring an instrument and come along or sit back and listen to the music. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-436–3258

Acoustic Music Jam

An acoustic music jam takes place at Musical Village (Expo-Centre), Abram-Village, every Sunday from 2–8:30 pm. Doors open at 2 pm with small fee. Open-mic performers play 2:30–3 pm. Supper is served at 5 pm. There is a door prize and 50/50 draw. 902-854-2324 

BIS Hall Sunday Concerts

The final concert of The Ceol Agus Cairde Winter Concert Series will be held April 30 at 2 pm at the Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Road, Charlottetown. Featured performers are Ward MacDonald, Keith Mullen & Friends. Admission at the door. Everyone is welcome. 902-566-3273 

Blues Jam with Whiskey Business

Whiskey Business (photo: submitted)Blues jam with Whiskey Business at Baba's Lounge from 5:30–8:00 pm on the last Saturday or the month (April 29, May 27) from 5:30–8:00 pm. First set features rockin' blues originals and covers. Second set is an open blues jam. 181 Great George Street, Charlottetown. facebook.com/whiskeybusinessp 

Bonshaw Ceilidh

The monthly Ceilidh Concerts at the Bonshaw Hall will be held on April 30 (stormdate May 7) and May 28 from 2–4 pm. Performers include: The Fair Deal Exchange group (Peter Webb–banjo, Katriona MacNeil–accordion, Thomas Kirkham–mandolin and bohran, Robert Pendergast–fiddle and harmonica, Billy Dean Dunsford–bass and vocals, and David Pendergast–guitar), singer/songwriters Andrea MacDonald and Gary Torlone, Andrea Corder (UPEI), dancer Briana Domenegato, Holland College SOPA graduate Destiny Best, plus regulars Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador (April 30); The Fresh Air Inspectors, singer and fiddler Karen Graves, singer-songwriter Anna Ney (from Germany), singers and step-dancers Emma Bowers and Olivia Blacquiere, plus regulars Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador (May 28). There will be 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to the Bonshaw Hall. Everyone welcome. Accessible for smaller wheelchairs. 675-4093, Facebook page​​ 

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. 

Georgetown Ceilidh

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

Got Blues Matinee

Got Blues Matinee every Saturday from 2:30–4:30 pm at The Factory Cookhouse. Hosted by Got Blues (Chris Roumbanis and friends Reg Ballagh & Mike Robicheau). Each week there is a special guest during the first set and the second set is an open electric blues jam. Featured guests: singer–guitarist Brian Pawley (ex Ronnie Hawkins) (April 29); singer-harmonica player Colin Campbell (May 6); singer-guitarist Jeff Coates (NS via QC) (May 13); singer Annette Drapeau (NS) and guitarist Marvin Birt (May 20); and singer-guitarist Michael Peters (May 27). thefactorycookhouse.com, 902-370-FOOD Follow on Facebook. 189 Kent Street, Charlottetown. 

Island Jazz at Baba’s

(photo: Dan Rowswell)Weekly jazz shows at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown featuring top local and regional musicians performing original music, standards, jazz, blues and pop favourites with a featured special guest artist, followed by an open jam session where anyone is welcome to join in. Takes place on Thursday nights at 8 pm. Upcoming shows include: Ian Toms (April 27), Ken Fornetran Quartet (May 4), Matt Bridges and Natalie Duguay (May 11), Nick Doneff (May 18), The Sidewalks (May 25), Isaac Williams (June 1). Donations at the door for the Island Jazz program are welcome. Baba’s is a licensed bar and admission is 19+. Happy hour drink discounts and food specials are available to 9 pm. Local musicians, students and music fans are encouraged to bring an instrument and join in the second set each Thursday night. For info visit IslandJazz on Facebook or call 902-388-6042. 

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 

Lively Songs for Little People

The Music Man Mike Pendergast drop-in music shows for children. Each Tuesday at The Guild in Charlottetown and each Thursday at the Stratford Gym, Michael presents his interactive show “Lively Songs for Little People” at 10:45 am in both locations. Expect songs, dances, marches, and playful fun. A family rate is available.

Local 343

Local Live Music Fridays from 6:30-8:30 pm. 98 Water St, Charlottetown. 902-569-3343

Old Time Acoustic Jams

Old Time Acoustic Jams are held every Wednesday 6:30–9 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond Street, Charlottetown. No jams on holidays. Everyone is welcome to bring an instrument and sit in or just listen. A nominal fee goes to the centre. Info: Caroline, 569-2471, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Old Triangle Sessions

A weekly traditional music session, with host fiddler Roy Johnstone, takes place Sundays from 2–5 pm at the Old Triangle Alehouse, Charlottetown. First hour is a slow session. Players welcome.

The Schooner Sessions are Thursdays at 7 pm with players and dancers welcome to join in. 89 University Ave, Charlottetown. 

Thoughtful Squash

Fridays from 6:30–8:30 pm with Ron Kelly or Bryson Guptil; Sunday breakfast buffet with Jon Williams from 11 am–2 pm; Saturday nite dances with Derek the DJ. 119 Kent St, Charlottetown. Doors open at 7 pm. 902-940-9665 

Treble with Girls finale

Treble with Girls are celebrating the conclusion of a successful second season of the QEH Winter Fundraising Concert Series in the Assumption Parish Hall in Stratford on May 7 with guests the Chaisson Trio, Courtney Hogan-Chandler, Jon Matthews and Eddy Quinn. Proceeds from the concert series will be donated to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation during the 21st Annual QEH/Eastlink Telethon which takes place on May 27 and 28. 

Village Musical Acadien Kitchen

Kitchen Party de cuisine takes place at 8:30 pm at Village musical acadian, Abram-Village on Saturdays. Adults only. 902-854-3300 

Winterjazz

Winterjazz continues at The Pourhouse. Coming up is the season finale with Andrew Waite (May 27). Joining the featured artist will be the house band of Alan Dowling, Ian Toms, Glen Strickey, and Deryl Gallant—Glen Strickey Quartet. The show takes place at 7 pm at The Pourhouse, 189 Great George St, Charlottetown. Reserve by calling 902-892-5200. Info: 902-892-4536, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For more ongoing music and concert series, visit our Ceilidhs, etc. page or our online Events Calendar.

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