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Island Matters Rug Hooking

The Island Matters Rug Hooking group and members of PEI hooking groups are encouraging the public to [ ... ]


FLOTILLA/FLOTTILLE is a new gathering focusing on nomadic and temporary elements of contemporary art [ ... ]

Confederation Brass

Young brass musicians from PEI will play a "little bit of everything" at their free summer concerts on the Confederation Centre Plaza. Performances will take place 11:30 am–12:15 pm and 12:45 pm–1:30 pm, Monday to Friday, from June 26 until August 4, on the corner of Queen and Grafton Streets.

SiriusXM Emerging Artist Stage lineup at CBMF

Cavendish Beach Music Festival also reveals Songwriters Circle performers

LOTTO MAX presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival (CBMF) has announced the performers for the SiriusXM Emerging Artist Stage. Artists confirmed to play include John King, Johnson Crook, Mike Biggar, Stephanie Quayle, Chelsey Danfield, Rylee Madison, Andrew Frelick, EmiSunshine, Spencer Burton, Adyn Townes, Cassie

Catherine MacLellan album release

If It's Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan 

There are skillful tributes and heartfelt homages. And then there’s If It's Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan, a legacy project which finds acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Catherine MacLellan covering songs by her late father, the legendary Gene MacLellan, with a magnificence only blood ties can summon. It arrives June 30 via

Artists announced for Ebb & Flow residency

Canada 150 Residency and Concert Series Artist Selection and Schedule

The Dunk recently announced it will host Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River, a residency and concert series. The project will bring together musicians, artists and the community to reflect and be inspired by The Dunk’s unique atmosphere and rich tradition of nurturing the arts the community.

A huge

Lost Haven

Lost Haven

Talking Bands
by Darcy Cudmore

Lost Haven began with Brad Milligan, Chris Martell and Jamie Doucette, who were familiar with each other from playing a show about a year previous at Hunters Ale House. “The three of us really enjoyed playing music together and loved the sound we had together,” said Milligan, the bands lead vocalist and g

Doucette, the band’s drummer, brought in Nathan Tozer as the

The Guest Book: Shirley Smedley Jay

Island grass

Music plays a big part of our lives and crosses all cultures in our hometowns in the Maritimes. My family was no different. My childhood memories go back to singing around the piano or with a guitar. We never questioned the song or why we were singing, we just did it! I believe that is because it was part of who we were—it was part of our culture. As an adult, I realize the big impact

We Love You, Canada / Nous T’Aimons, Canada

We Love You, Canada / Nous T’Aimons, Canada
Andrew A. Melzer, composer Confederation Centre Youth Chorus with Donald Fraser

Andrew A. Melzer, composer and producer, has released recordings of two singles of his Canada 150 song performed by the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus under the direction of Donald Fraser. They are titled “We Love You, Canada” and “Nous T’Aimons, Canada.”

The Confederation Centre Youth Chorus have performed in the

Everyone Needs to Chill Out

Everyone Needs to Chill Out
Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling

Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling will release a CD, Everyone Needs to Chill Out, with a soft launch at Trailside Café in Mount Stewart on June 16.

The album was recorded in Toronto, ON over 4 days at The Trailer with Aaron Comeau. Though they have played together for more that eight years, this marks the first time Dennis and Kinley have released an album

Maxine MacLennan wins award

Maxine MacLennan’s album Pieces of Me has been honoured with an Akademia Music Award for May 2017 Best Album Folk/Singer-Songwriter. Judges said, “Pieces Of Me is a restless but articulate folk experience that subtly transgresses genre boundaries to endow deep variation in one effort, and its twin personalities—instrumental and voiced—make a splendidly coherent statement.” Located in Los Angeles,

River Clyde Pageant Music Workshop

New Orleans artists Kathy Randels and Maurice Turner will spend a week in PEI to lead a workshop exploring the jazz funeral tradition and its convergences with PEI’s musical traditions. This workshop will establish the River Clyde Jazz Funeral band, a new addition to this year’s River Clyde Pageant. Musicians of all ages are encouraged to take part, and all instruments and vocalists are welcome.

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Some Upcoming Events

If It’s Alright With You

The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan Written and performed by Catherine MacLellan   [ ... ]


Festival brings Youth Social Entrepreneurial conference to Charlottetown July 13–16
Charlottetown  [ ... ]

RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Nine Tall Ships to visit Charlottetown; Deck tours announced June 30–July 2
Charlottetown Residen [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

The experience

Profile: Don Quarles by Jane Ledwell Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lo [ ... ]


PEI Symphony Orchestra Review by Ivy Wigmore On April 23, the PEI Symphony Orchestra finished its  [ ... ]

Call to Artists: Concert Series & Reside...

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills  [ ... ]