2014 Minutes of Story and Song
Meet at Milton Community Hall at 7:30 pm the 1st Friday of the month for an evening of 2014 Minutes of Story and Song. Guests are: storyteller Alan Buchanan and musical performers (July 4), Margie Carmichael and other performers (July 18), Kendall Docherty and Friends (Aug 1). Supported by the PEI 2014 Fund, hosted by Community of Miltonvale Park. Light lunch is served. Tickets at the door or call 902-368-3090 to reserve. 7 New Glasgow Rd, Rte 224 & 7, North Milton.
Brackley Beach Fiddle & Song
Jon Matthews and Sheila FitzPatrick will host the Brackley Beach Fiddle & Song summer concert series—a good-old fashioned kitchen party style show perfect for the whole family, Islanders and visitors alike—each Wednesday at 7:30 pm in July and Aug. Jon and Sheila welcome some of the finest musical artists in the Maritimes to join them on stage each week—from fiddlers, to dancers, singers and pipers, you never know what kind of musical mayhem will break out. In July the lineup is Meaghan Blanchard (July 2), Cape Breton singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald (July 9), PEI’s fiddle master Richard Wood (July 16), Louise Chaisson MacKinnon, daughter of the late Lemmie Chaisson (July 23) and vocalist Peggy Clinton (July 30). The fun takes place at the air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible Brackley Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Point Rd, Rte #15, 20 min from Charlottetown. There will be canteen services, a 50/50 draw and the artists CDs will be for sale each night. www.facebook.com/fiddleandsong
Close to the Ground Concert Series
Eddy Quinn and his folk music group Fiddlers’ Sons host the Close To The Ground Concert Series at Kaylee Hall at Pooles Corner every Thur at 8 pm July 3–Sept 25. Each week Fiddlers’ Sons and fiddler Courtney Hogan showcase the roots music of PEI and welcome a different musical guest to join them on stage. Sponsors The Island’s Country 95.1 FM CFCY, MR Seafood, Aspin Kemp and The Eastern Graphic have announced a lineup of guests this year that includes Juno winners, ECMA winners, Music PEI winners, veteran Island entertainers and gifted youth. Featured guests are: fiddler Keelin Wedge, Larry Campbell and Andy Paynter (July 3); Cape Breton singer songwriter Buddy MacDonald (July 10); Kelly Mooney and piano man Johnny Ross (July 17); fiddler Cynthia MacLeod (July 24); fiddler Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher (July 31); Joey Kitson and son Julien Kitson (Aug 7); Meaghan Blanchard (Aug 14); Cape Breton fiddler Chissy Crowly (Aug 21); The Ellis Family Band (Aug 28); Dino Dunsford and friends (Sept 4), The Rubber Boot Band (Sept 11); Hal Bruce (Sept 18); Finale with PEI's Country Gentleman Lester MacPherson and Mr Jim Williams (Sept 25).
College of Piping Mini Concerts
Mini Concerts are held at the College of Piping Amphitheatre in Summerside at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm Monday–Friday in July and Aug (no show Aug 29). Enjoy a demonstration and explanation of the Great Highland Bagpipe. Performers showcase their talents in piping, drumming, Highland Dance and step dance. 619 Water St East, Summerside. 902-436-5377, www.collegeofpiping.com
Concerts in the Garden
Summertime Wednesday night concerts, featuring Summerside area bands, return to the garden of Wyatt Heritage Properties starting July 2. The concerts run from 6:30–8:30 pm on the outdoor stage of the historic property. Admission is by donation and people are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket. During intermission Wyatt Heritage Properties homemade ice cream, made daily on site using Island dairy products, is sold. July bands are: Kevin Arthur and the JackTar Band, Dusty Roads, Milk and Honey, and Rodney Savidant and Blair Coughlin. www.culturesummerside.com
The Confederation Brass returns for 25th season of noon-time entertainment which is set to commence on Canada Day, July 1. Led by Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Musical Director, Don Fraser, the 5-piece ensemble features an extensive repertoire ranging from Bach to The Beatles. The ensemble performs twice a day on weekdays from July 1–August 2 at 11:30 am and 12:45 pm. on the L.W. MacEachern Plaza of Confederation Centre, near the corner of Grafton and Queen St, Charlottetown. Performances are free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend.
Georgetown Inn Summer Concerts
Georgetown Inn in Georgetown is hosting summer concerts after evening meals on Saturdays. Performing are: Tammy Laney (June 28), Barry O’Brien (July 5), Katie McGarry (July 12), Amanda Jackson (July 19), Dylan Ferguson (July 26), TBA (Aug 2/30/Sep 6), Katie McGarry (Aug 9), Tammy Laney (Aug 16), Dylan Ferguson (Aug 23), Amanda Jackson (Sep 13). www.georgetownhistoricinn.com. 62 Richmond St, Georgetown. 902-652-2511, www.peigeorgetownhistoricinn.com
Country Heart Concerts
Country Heart Concerts take place at Alberton Arts and Heritage Centre, 420 Church St, Alberton at 7:30 pm. Host band CountryHeart welcomes guests: Wanda & Willie Dunbar (July 2), Dwayne Doiron (July 16), Wanda & Jr. Boylan (July 30), Kim Tuplin (Aug 13), Roy MacCaull (Aug 27) TBA (Sept 10, Connie LeClair & Guest (Sept 24), TBA (Oct 8/22).
Leon Gallant in Concert
Leon Gallant performs Tuesdays and Fridays, July through September beginning July 8. Concerts take place at the Stanley Bridge Hall. Enjoy Island and Maritime favorites and original songs penned by Leon. All are welcome. Stanley Bridge.
Memory Lane Concert Series
Memory Lane Concert Series continues at the Murchison Centre on St. Pius the Tenth Ave, Parkdale, hosted by Island Band Unity (Kendall Docherty and Gerry Hickey, lead vocals, Blaine Murphy, guitar, Pat King, sax and keyboard, John MacGarry, bass guitar, Brian Knox and Blair Zinck, drums). Shows start at 7:30 pm with doors open at 6:30 pm. 50/50 draw. Canteen proceeds go to Canadian Mental Health. Docherty, 902-569-1133, Knox, 902-569-3327, FB CeilidhInTheCity.
Mont-Carmel Summer Concerts
Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series features the best in Island and Acadian music and entertainment. Shows are held at 7 pm on Sundays July 6–Aug 24 at Mont-Carmel Parish Centre. Lineup is: Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard, Caroline Bernard, Rémi Arsenault, Jeannita Bernard and Léonie Richard, The Chaisson Family (Darla MacPhee, JJ Chaisson and Brent Chaisson), and stepdancing by Jocelyne Arsenault (July 6); Max Keenlyside, Shaun LeBlanc, Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse family, stepdancing by Les Steppeuses—Kaylee Arsenault, Lisa Bernard, Josée Gallant, Carole Bernard and Ashley Richard (July 13); Roger CO-OP Arsenault, Lina Boudreau, Amy and Rachel Beck, Peter Arsenault and Helen Bergeron, Stepdancing by Les Gars de par chez-nous (Gilbert Arsenault, Thomas Arsenault and Miguel Arsenault), Linda Arsenault-Richards and daughters (Isabelle and Madelaine Richards) (July 20); Clarence Gallant, 4 Cord Boys—Allan Gallant, Peter Arsenault, Pierre Poirier and Paul Arsenault, Katie McGarry, Jason Campbell, and stepdancing by Isabelle and Danielle Saunders. (July 27). Doors open at 6:15 pm. Shows begin at 7 pm. Canteen and 50/50 tickets are available. Lineup is subject to change. 5786 Rte 11, Mont-Carmel. www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com
Peakes Wharf Concert Series
Peakes Wharf summer concert series is a free outdoor concert on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront that takes place 7 afternoon and 7 nights a week (all shows weather permitting). There is a wide variety of local entertainers including Eddie Quinn, Joey Kitson, Kendall Docherty, Gord Belsher & Richard Wood along with the ever popular Keltic Kids. www.peakesquay.com
Parish Productions continues on July 10 at St. John’s Anglican Church in Crapaud with fiddler Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher. Show time is 7:30 pm. Doors open 6:45 pm. Admission includes lunch and a ballot for door prizes. Tickets sold at the door or at Waughs Food Centre in Summerside, and Salon 22, Crapaud. For info: 902-436-2904
Seawalk Park Summer Concerts
Seawalk Park Summer Concert Series takes place mostly on Wednesdays with some exceptions July 9–Aug 27 at Seawalk Park, 106 Riverside Dr, North Rustico. Some of the musicians will play in both English and French. Lineup is: Don & Larry 6:30 pm (July 9), Kim Albert & Faces at 6 pm (July 16), Tyler & Allison at 6:30 pm (July 23), Kickin’ Country 6:00 pm (July 30), Meaghan Blachard 6:00 pm (Aug 6), Johhny Ross & Peggy Clinton 6:30 pm (Aug 14), Johhny Ross & Peggy Clinton 6:30 pm (21), TBA 6:00 pm (Aug 27). www.northrustico.net
St. Andrews Chapel Concerts
Local musicians perform at St. Andrews Chapel in Mount Stewart during their Sunday summer concert series. Fiddlers’ Sons will kick-off the summer schedule of musical events on Sunday, July 6 at 8 pm and return August 17. Eddie Quinn, the lead singer of Fiddler’s Sons, along with John Webster and Garth Matthews, will perform with Sheila Fitzpatrick offering their popular blend of new and traditional favourites of PEI, as well as, contemporary Celtic and country music. Tickets are available at the door. Lunch is included. St. Andrew’s Chapel is located 3 km east of Mount Stewart on Rte 2.
St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre
The summer concert series at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre kicks off July 5 with up and coming Belle River native, Dylan Menzie. Dylan has been entertaining audiences since the release of his debut album, Heather Ave., in late 2013. 2013 CBC Searchlight finalists Amy & Rachel Beck will return to the Courthouse stage on July 19. Music PEI award nominees earlier this year, Amy & Rachel Beck’s music borrows from the folk sounds of decades past but pulls them into the present with a keen attention to detail, catchy choruses and moving instrumental arrangements. St. Peters Courthouse Theatre at Quigley Memorial Hall is a not-for-profit community theatre in the village of St. Peters Bay. This 90-seat airconditioned theatre offers live music and entertainment from June to enjoying local performances. Tickets for all shows are available from www.courthousetheatre.ca and by phoning 902-961-3636.