Profile: Alan Dowling
by Jane Ledwell
Pick a month and play a game: How many listings in The Buzz include drummer Alan Dowling? “In the course of a year, I play with at least a dozen totally different groups,” he says. It’s a steady, hectic rhythm: “In a one-month period, I might do country, rock, jazz, blues, and drumline (marching drums). That might be a typical month.”
Alan loves variety. “I love t
The Other Notebook
by David Helwig
The plump little boy, just over a year old, sits on a picnic blanket, a sand shovel in his right hand, a bucket in his left, his round face framed by a sun hat. The blanket is spread on thin grass growing in sand. The boy looks toward the camera, his expression a little questioning, almost confrontational. Beside him sits his mother, wearing pink summer blouse and
Filmmaker Susan Rodgers publishes fiction series
Summerside Scene People may know Susan Rodgers as Summerside’s local filmmaker, but she is fast gaining recognition as an accomplished writer of women’s fiction as the author of the Drifters e-book series. Her need to write came to the forefront two years ago when she sat down to put long time thoughts into story form. She drafted 10,000 wor
by Peggy Miles
by Luke Arbuckle
Normally the Talking Bands article is reserved for exactly that, bands, but every so often, a solo artist rises to the scene with such presence and passion they can’t go unnoticed as they climb the ranks in the Island music scene.
Raised being told to follow his dreams, PEI musician Dylan Menzie has taken the advice to heart and is making his first marks on the Island
PEI Symphony Orchestra
Review by Ivy Wigmore
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what value can we put on a piece of music? Tolstoy maintained that music is “the shorthand of emotion.” Accordingly, we find ourselves responding, maybe hard-pressed to express precisely why we are, suddenly, nostalgic, elated, mournful or thrilled to our cores. On a foggy day deep in November, we experienced all of
I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague
The text read “I’m taking you guys out to lunch so sober up!” It was just after noon on Saturday morning in New York City and I was feeling close to death. Four longtime friends and I were in town for a long weekend and our enthusiasm got the better of us on the first night. We got very, very drunk, and stayed out unnecessarily late. I felt like I’d been run over by a tr
by Charlie Hansen
This month I have a few thoughts on what makes the PEI music scene so great and what makes the PEI music scene not so great.
First the good news. The Music PEI awards are coming up early in the new year and there is certainly no scarcity of people that should or will be eligible for awards.
The growth of the PEI music industry over the last ten or so years is astounding.
Recollections and reflections of a chorister
by Ivy Wigmore
If this were a movie, we’d glide silently through a winter scene in a neigbourhood, softly falling snow visible in the glow of the streetlights, small houses and cars of the sixties setting the scene. At an upstairs window in a little pink house is a young girl in new flannelette PJs, watching the snow and the cars and the sky and gradually b
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