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Watershed Photo Contest

The Friends of Covehead and Brackley Bays are sponsoring a photography contest that is open to any f [ ... ]

Photography Exhibition: The Guiding Ligh...

Can you still recall the faithful image of white buildings in your memory? Which stood on the Island [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Fiddler’s dream
Profile: Gary Chipman

by Jane Ledwell

"Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was just a kid dreaming,” says Gary Chipman. They were “the best band of its kind in the world at the time,” he remembers. And with an ear to CFCY radio, from the age of five (“about a hundred years ago,” he jokes), Gary learned traditional fiddle tunes in Don Messer’s distinctive style. Soon, he was

Chas Mike Pete

Chas Mike Pete
Monday Night Concert at Victoria Playhouse

Chas, Mike and Pete are old friends getting back together to perform some new songs at Victoria Playhouse on Monday, August 7 at 7:30 pm. Long-time PEI favourites, Chas Guay, Mike Mooney and Pete Richards are accomplished musicians and songwriters. They rarely have a chance to perform together and their show at the Playhouse will be a special musical



Talking Bands
by Darcy Cudmore

Prepare to be overwhelmed by the sweet sounds of electronic funk with the new Island band, Ultrasuede.

Andre Uyterlinde (vocals and samples), Vaughn Murphy (vocals and keys), Evan Ceretti (guitar) and Josh Kilbride (bass) have joined forces to create this new group, and they’re all about the live show, said Ceretti. “One of our main goals is to make people dance. We

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

PEI’s Ten Strings And A Goat Skin has a busy summer and fall. The summer tour sees the group at major Canadian folk fests including Winnipeg, Edmonton, Canmore, Newfoundland and Labrador, Bear Creek and North Country Festivals in Alberta, as well as numerous major festivals in the United States. For the group, a highlight is that their schedule brings them home to the Island August 30 at Trailside

Bob Jensen to perform in UK

Stratford resident Bob Jensen has been working on several poetry projects over the past couple of years, including Other Voices, which has dozens of artists from around the world performing his music and poetry. Jensen was recently invited to perform his spoken word poetry at the Folk East Festival in Suffolk, England in August of 2018 and will be taking JUNO Award winner Ray Bonneville as his

Beach Biscuit Rodeo

Tacky Fish

“Beach Biscuit Rodeo,” the first single from PEI summer music act Tacky Fish, was released on June 30.

Special guests KINLEY and Logan Richard help tell the story of Tacky Fish getting mugged at Tracadie Beach, PEI, on Canada Day for his grandmother’s sweet biscuit recipe.

“KINLEY plays the spirit of grandma,” says Tacky Fish, “while Logan handles the bad guy role and guitars.”


Fire in the Blue

Fire in the Blue
Amanda Jackson Band

Recording for the first studio project by Amanda Jackson Band began in November, 2015. Now, after a year and a half of hard work, it is with great excitement, say band members, that AJB announces the release of their debut studio album, Fire in the Blue.

Featuring 11 songs, the band says that Fire in the Blue takes the listener on an emotional ride to a wide range of

Aaron Hastelow

Aaron Hastelow
Aaron Hastelow

Aaron Hastelow has released his self-titled debut EP. Hastelow is currently in his second season playing Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables—The Musical at The Charlottetown Festival.

The new release is a compilation of songs written by Canadian composers. Aaron celebrates the musicians and artists who have come before him with this tribute to Canada, in its birthday year. Songs

Amabilè seeks new members

Amabilè (Ah-mah-beel-ay) is a SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir of approximately 20 members. It was created by Ruth Ann Read Clay and built over several years to a high level of quality. It is now under the direction of Sara Campbell, with Andrea Ellis as accompanist. Sara describes the nature of the chorus as “competent and committed, and challenging itself to ongoing development.” The

The great unifier

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Everybody else is laughing—they’re so happy! I want to cry because it’s just so delightful. It’s DiverseCity in Charlottetown and a whole gang is line dancing. Country music comes from somewhere, a woman gives directions, yelling above the twang. Some dancers are deadly serious; they want to get this right. Others have thrown

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Trailside Café & Inn    Mickey Acorn Presents Dear Lucy—A Zombie Folk  [ ... ]

Irish Mythen at The Guild

August 31
The Guild Irish Mythen performs at The Guild in Charlottetown on August 31 at 8 pm as part [ ... ]

Dot & Ada’s Bucket List

Comedy by Jonah Anderson continues in August Thursdays
St. Peters Courthouse Theatre Dot & Ada [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]


Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]