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: Alan Buchanan, Dino Dunsford, Judy Lowe & Bob Gagnon (Aug 1), Ashley Condon & Gary Gallant (Aug 22), Cynthia MacLeod & Gordon Belsher (Sept 5). 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.
Close to the Ground Concert Series
Eddy Quinn and Fiddlers’ Sons host the Close To The Ground Concert Series at Kaylee Hall at Pooles Corner every Thursday at 8 pm to September 25. Each week Fiddlers’ Sons and fiddler Courtney Hogan showcase the roots music of PEI and welcome a guest to join them. Featured guests are: 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 August (no show August 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 Wedesday night concerts, featuring Summerside area bands, take place in the garden of Wyatt Heritage Properties, 205 Prince St, Summerside. 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. For August lineup: www.culturesummerside.com
The Confederation Brass returns for 25th season of noon-time entertainment. 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 to 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. Free of charge.
Georgetown Inn Concerts
Georgetown Inn in Georgetown is hosting summer concerts after evening meals on Saturdays. Performing are: Katie McGarry (Aug 9), Tammy Laney (Aug 16), Dylan Ferguson (Aug 23), Amanda Jackson (Sep 13). 62 Richmond St, Georgetown. 902-652-2511, www.georgetownhistoricinn.com
Country Heart Concerts
Country Heart welcomes guests: 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). Alberton Arts and Heritage Centre, 420 Church St, Alberton at 7:30 pm.
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 favourites and original songs by Leon. Stanley Bridge.
Mont-Carmel Summer Concerts
Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series features Island and Acadian music and entertainment. Shows are held at 7 pm on Sundays to August 24 at Mont-Carmel Parish Centre. Lineup is: Adrienne Gallant, Harmony (Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Tracy Gallant, Keelin Wedge), Bridgette Blanchard, Cynthia MacLeod, stepdancing by Alex Arsenault, Melanie Arsenault and Janelle Arsenault (Aug 3); closing of the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree, presented in partnership with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard with Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet (QC), Pascal Miousse, Meaghan Blanchard, Comas (IE, US & BE), stepdancing by Jean-François Berthiaume (QC) (Aug 10); Gary Gallant, Albert Arsenault, Mona Arsenault and Louise Arsenault, Roland Beaulieu, Norman Arsenault, Paula Arsenault and Shane Arsenault, stepdancing by Paula Arsenault (Aug 17); Zakk Cormier, Heidi Ellis, Arsenault (NB), Cassie and Maggie MacDonald (NS), stepdancing by Les Pieds Rythmés (Renée Gardiner, Mélodie Jordan, Loren Enman and Bryanna Sharkey); Les Steppettes—Danika Richard, Isabelle Richards, Katherine Arsenault, Keera Gallant and Madelaine Richards (Aug 24). 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
Music at Macphail Homestead
Concert Series and Sunday Brunch at Macphail Homestead continue to end of August 11 am–12:30 pm with concert at 1 pm. Reservations are required. Old Fashioned Ceilidhs are held Fridays at 7 pm (Aug 1, 15, Sept 5). Guests will be featured. Events includes 50/50 draw, door prizes and a lunch. Reservations are not required. Macphail Park Rd, Orwell. 902-651-2789, www.macphaihomestead.ca
Peakes Wharf Concert Series
Entertaining throughout the summer are Gordon Belsher and Richard Wood, Eddie Quinn, Jon & Tian, Pierce Clarke, Kelley Mooney, Gord & Todd, Barry O’Brien, Adam Mac Gregor, Ripped Paper, Macaroon, Keltic Kids, and Kendall Docherty. Shows go from 1–3 pm and 5:30–7:30 pm daily at Peake’s Quay outdoors on the Charlottetown waterfront (weather permitting). Check the calendar for details on each performance at www.peakesquay.com.
Rock Barra Concerts
Seawalk Park Summer Concerts
Seawalk Park Summer Concert Series takes place mostly on Wednesdays with some exceptions to August 27 at Seawalk Park, 106 Riverside Dr, North Rustico. Lineup is: 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 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 return at 8 pm August 17 offering their blend of traditional favourites, 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.