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UPEI Indigenous Student Day

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Bonshaw Ceilidh

The monthly Ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall will be June 25, 7–9 pm. Performers include: singer-songwriter Megan Ellands, singer-songwriter John MacAllar, stepdancer and fiddler TBA; plus local entertainers Andrea Corder, Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to SpayAid PEI. Everyone welcome. There will be 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. Accessible for small wheelchairs. 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.

Ceilidhs at the Irish Hall

Ceilidhs, featuring the best in the traditional music that is part of our heritage, take place on Friday evening at the Irish Cultural Centre. Performing are: The Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Rannie MacLellan, Louise Chaisson MacKinnon (June 23); TBA (June 30). Show starts at 8 pm. The Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown.

Ceilidh in the City

Ceilidh in the CityThe Ceilidh in the City returns for their 7th season at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings until mid–November at the Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown. The show features Island musicians: host Kendall Docherty, vocals/keyboard; co–host Peter Burke, vocals/guitar/harmonica; Heartz Godkin, bass guitar; and Brian Knox, drums. This year, Ceilidh in the City will pay tribute to all things Canadian, with the shows tailored to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Each week will feature a variety of special guests and themes tied into the 150th celebrations: Canadian Country Classics with special guests Larry Campbell and Colleen MacPhee (July 5); Tunes & Tales with Island storytellers Alan Buchanan and Dennis King (July 12); Canada Rocks with Dino Dunsford (July 18); and East Coast Kitchen Party with The Long River Players (July 26). Canteen service provided by the Holy Redeemer Parish. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm. This family–friendly venue is fully accessible and has parking on site. Admission at the door. Family rates available. Info:

Ceilidh Malpeque W.I. Hall

A ceilidh takes place at Malpeque W.I. Hall every Wednesday from June 28–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 from June 29–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 at intermission. 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 beginning June 16 running to the end of August. Musicman Michael Pendergast will entertain all ages with traditional, Maritime and PEI songs and stories.

Dunes 'n Tunes — A Seaside Ceilidh

A lively evening of 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). The fourth season begins June 27 and continues every Tuesday at 7:30 pm to September 19 at the Brackly Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Point Road, Rte 15. Admission at the door (no advance sales). 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 at the door.

Emerald Ceilidh

Courtney Hogan-ChandlerJoin Courtney Hogan in welcoming high caliber PEI musicians to the stage at the Emerald Ceilidh this summer on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm. Starting off on June 23 will be Fiddlers’ Sons. Keelin Wedge and Michael Pendergast will be on June 30. You will hear Celtic and traditional fiddle tunes, East Coast songs, and see the fast footwork of stepdancers. The Boxcar pub/grill will be open at 5:30 pm. Admission is at the door and everyone is welcome.

Georgetown Ceilidh

Every Tuesday night 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 on the third Sunday of the month at 7 pm. Local musicians perform. Lunch is served. Rte 13

MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidhs

MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concerts take place on select Tuesdays from May 30–October 3 at 31228 Rte 2, Richmond. Doors open at 7 pm. Show at 7:30 pm. Enjoy a PEI traditional/original Scottish show featuring Cecelia (MacKinnon) Bell in concert with Scottish bagpipes, fiddling, accordion, songs, and more. Dates are June 20, 27; July 11, 18; August 1, 8, 22, 29; September 12, 19, 26; and October 3. Tickets available at the door or call Cecelia, 902-854-3513.

Ross Family Ceilidh

The Ross Family Ceilidh has moved to a new location, Clinton Hills, for their 12th season. They will perform every Monday and Wednesday from June 19 to September 27 at 7:30 pm. This brother-sister group presents high-energy PEI roots music with synchronized stepdancing. Fun for all ages. Featuring Danielle Ross (vocals, fiddle, dance), Johnny Ross (piano), Stephanie Ross (vocals, guitar, dance), and Dorothy Ross (dance). Snacks and buffet available. Licensed venue. Tickets available online, by phone 902-886-3080, or at the door. Clinton Hills is located at 123 Harding Creek Road, off Route 6, near Cavendish.

St. Paul’s Parish Sturgeon Ceilidh

St Paul’s Parish Ceilidh at St Paul’s Parish Hall. Admission by donation. Tea and biscuits will be served. Doors open at 6 pm. Entertainment starts at 6:30 pm. Hall is at located at Rte 17A in Sturgeon.

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