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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm at Provincial Palliativ [ ... ]

Quilt Trunk Show

PEIMQG will host Paul Léger, a quilter and veteran, who will share his quilt journey and quilts fro [ ... ]

Autumn Swing Festival

Square dances and fiddling concerts are in full swing this fall at three Island venues. Island fiddler and dance caller Ward MacDonald has teamed up with the BarNone Brewery, the Benevolent Irish Society, and the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse for a brand new festival featuring both Islanders and international performers. Cape Breton’s Shelly Campbell and Allan Dewar will perform at the Old Triangle (October 27) as well as a Halloween Square Dance at Barnone (October 28) — start planning your costumes. The festival will conclude at the Benevolent Irish Society with an adult square dance featuring Richard Wood and Ward MacDonald (November 11). Full details are available at www.AutumnSwingFestival.ca, on Facebook, at the venues, or by calling Ward MacDonald at 902-314-7950.

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 of the month. First set features rockin' blues originals and covers. Second set is an open blues jam. 181 Great George Street, Charlottetown. facebook.com/whiskeybusinessp 

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. Guest list for is as follows: October 21 with saxophonist/keyboardist/singer Pat King; October 28 with singer/guitarist Mark Haines (Annual Halloween Show); November 4 with singer/guitarist Dan Doiron (NS); November 11 with singer/guitarist Davis Ward; November 18 with The Kendra Gale Band (NB) featuring singer/guitarist Kendra Gale and drummer Warren Beatteay; November 25 with singer Theresa Malenfant and singer/guitarist Scott Medford (NB). Follow on Facebook or visit thefactorycookhouse.com for more details. 189 Kent St, Charlottetown. 

 
Island Jazz at Baba’s

Jazz shows every Thursday at Baba’s Lounge, 181 Great George St, Charlottetown.

Lively Songs for Little People

The Musicman’s casual drop-in shows continue to the end of May 2018. At a small family-friendly rate, the weekly presentations include movement, song, dance, and humour. Each Tuesday the gathering point is a new location this year, the upstairs Food Court in the Confederation Mall downtown Charlottetown. Showtime is 10:45–11:20 am. On Thursdays families come to the Stratford Gym from 10:45 am–11:20 am. The show is called Lively Songs for Little People and has been an ongoing opportunity for young children’s and family’s initial social interactions. 

Old Time Slow Jams

The PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Society will hold Slow Jams every Wednesday from 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, 902-569-2471, 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. 

Sunday Night Shenanigans

Janey McGarry & Wildwood

The 10th anniversary series of Sunday Night Shenanigans, hosted by Judy MacLean, are held at York Community Centre at 7 pm. Join Judy each week for top talent, a fun evening of entertainment, great food, and lots of shenanigans. Guests often include such noted recording artists as PEI’s Country Gentleman Lester MacPherson, Stompin’ Tom’s fiddler Billy MacInnis, the Judy MacLean Dancers and more. Centre is at Rte 25, York Road, is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. Tickets are at the door at 6 pm. Showtime is 7 pm. 902-566-5545. 

Treble with Girls Winter Series

Cardigan Feed Service and Cardigan Bearing & Steel presents the 3rd Annual QEH Winter Fundraising Concert Series hosted by Treble with Girls. All are welcome to enjoy some of the best in Island music and family-friendly fun in support of the QEH Foundation. Guest lineup is: The Chaisson Trio (November 12), Jon Matthews (November 26), Christmas Ceilidh with Courtney Hogan-Chandler (December 17), Keelin Wedge (January 14), Storyteller Dennis King (January 28), Taylor Johnston (February 11), Peggy Clinton & Johnny Ross (February 25), St. Paddy’s Ceilidh with Irish performer Cian O’Morain with Mary MacGillivray (March 11), Kitchen Party Finale (April 8). Series takes place at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall at 151 Stratford Road at 2 pm. All ages are welcome.

West End Blues

Local musicians with occasional guests perform at West End Blues night on Wednesdays beginning at 8 pm. This popular summer blues night takes place at RCAF Wing, 329 North Market St, Summerside. wingpei.com/cal-events, 902-436-2440

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

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Book talk: Mo Duffy Cobb

October 26
Confederation Centre Public Library Islander Mo Duffy Cobb has written a book detailing h [ ... ]

Collateral at Confed Centre Art Gallery

November 10
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Improvisational music trio Collateral plays at the Conf [ ... ]

Winterjazz opens with Charlie A’Court

October 21
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Over-the-phone support

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