Acadian Musical Village with Gadelle
Monday to Friday
Monday to Friday from 12–5 pm, local band Gadelle, and guests will entertain with their acadian folk tunes on the terrace. Acadian Musical Village is located at 1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village. 902-854-3300, www.villagemusical.com
Stompin’ Tom Centre
The Stompin’ Tom Centre at Skinner’s Pond presents ongoing music through the summer to September 30. Daily entertainment with local artists runs from 1–2 pm. Friday Night HoeDown goes 7–10 pm every Friday. Stompin’ Saturdays offers live music from 9 pm on Saturdays. 14024 Rte 14, Skinners Pond. 902-882-3214
Ireland Meets Scotland
Every Tuesday at Beaconsfield Historic House
Every Friday at Orwell Corner Historic Village
A celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance, will be performed Tuesdays to August 28 at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown; and Fridays to August 31 at Orwell Corner Historic Village in Orwell. Shows begin at 7:30 pm. Ireland Meets Scotland tells the story of Irish and Scottish immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the New World, many of them here on PEI. The show features Colin and Tristan Jeffrey on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute and tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, and Celtic dancers Marlys and Alexis Maclaren and Abigail Rogers. For the Orwell show the Macphail Homestead will serve suppers starting at 5 pm. Info/reserve: Kevin Jeffrey, 902-314-3078, norseboat.com/IrelandMeetsScotland.html, 902-651-2789, www.macphailhomestead.ca
Concerts in the Garden
Every Wednesday through July and August, Culture Summerside presents outdoor musical concerts in the garden of the historic Wyatt Heritage Properties, Corner of Granville and Prince Sts in Summerside. Local bands and musicians perform a range of music, the favourite being Maritime. The concerts run from 6:30–8:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Ice Cream made onsite is sold during the break. Bring a chair or blanket. Lineup: www.culturesummerside.com
Iain McCarvill and Bruce Rooney
Iain McCarvill and Bruce Rooney perform songs on acoustic guitars every Wednesday at 8 pm. Old Triangle Alehouse, 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown.
Close to the Ground
The Egg Farmers Of PEI Close To The Ground Concert Series with hosts Fiddlers' Sons and Keelin Wedge runs every Thursday at 8 pm to September 27 at Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner. Enjoy the roots music of PEI in the air conditioned comfort of the Kaylee Hall located at Rtes 3 and 4 near Montague. Island band Fiddlers’ Sons welcome a musical guests each week. There is a canteen service and 50/50 draw and CDs and books available for sale from the performers. Admission is cash at the door. Everyone is welcome. Guests are: Kelley Mooney and Johnny Ray Arsenault (July 12), Tipperback (July 19), Tara MacLean, Cynthia MacLeod and Todd MacLean (July 26), Joey Kitson Family Band (August 2), Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher (August 9), The Lumber Jills (August 16), The Ellis Family Band (August 23), Billy MacInnis and Leon Gallant (August 30), Cynthia MacLeod (September 6), Lennie Gallant (September 13), Lester MacPherson and Mr Jim Williams (September 20), Finale with storytellers Denny King and Gary Evans (September 27).
Island Jazz at Baba’s Lounge
Island Jazz presents jazz shows every Thursday at Baba's Lounge, 181 Great George Street in Charlottetown, from 8–10:20 pm. Top local musicians perform original music, standards, jazz and pop favourites with a featured guest, followed by an open jam session where anyone is welcome to join in. No cover. Donations accepted at the door. Upcoming Island Jazz shows are: July 26 featuring James Mark, Conductor Emeritus of PEISO; August 2 "Art of the Bass" featuring Chris Budhan; August 9 Island Rock Jazz with "Bruce Rooney Rocks"; August 16 Island Jazz featuring Ian Toms Trio; August 23 Island Jazz Farewell featuring Evan McCosham; and August 30 Island Jazz featuring Jon Rehder.
Mary & The Country Gentlemen
Mary & The Country Gentlemen is Mary Smith, Theo Weigers and Lou Doiron joined by Ivor Price, lead guitar player and vocalist, and David Moore, who plays a bass. They perform in Brackley at the Brackley Beach Community Centre on Thursday nights through the summer. They also perform in North Rustico at the Seniors Hall on the fourth Sunday of each month. Band members play a variety of instruments and several are vocalists. They look forward to playing a variety of country music during the summer. 902-963-2356
Old Triangle Schooner Sessions
A weekly trad music session takes place Thursdays at 7 pm at the Old Triangle Alehouse, 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown. Players and dancers welcome to join in.
Weekend Warmup at Copper Bottom Brewing
Copper Bottom Brewing's Weekend Warmup features local musicians every Friday from 8–10 pm. Each week a different artist will perform a three hour set featuring a wide range of covers from The Beatles to John Prine and everything in between. 567 Main St, Montague. 902-326-0077
Brìgh House Band Irish Matinee
Brìgh House Band Irish Matinee at The Old Triangle in Charlottetown with Cian, Mary, Thomas and guests, on Saturdays at 5:30 pm. 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown.
Sou’West Bar and Grill music
Saturday entertainment at the Sou’West Bar and Grill continues weekly until the end of August. Local entertainer Shane Pendergast sings a wide variety of Maritime and Canadian folk songs from 5:30–8:30 pm. The Sou'West Bar and Grill is located on the wharf in New London. 902-886-3000
Blues Jam with Whiskey Business
Last Saturday of each month
Blues jam with Whiskey Business at Baba's Lounge from 5:30–8:00 pm on the last Saturday of the month (July 28). First set features rockin' blues originals and covers. Second set is an open blues jam. 181 Great George Street, Charlottetown. facebook.com/whiskeybusinessp
Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series
Since 2008, the summer concert series organized by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) has featured performances by over 660 artists (musicians, singers and story-tellers) as well as 260 dancers, and has attracted over 13,000 spectators. The 2018 edition will feature Acadian entertainment and artists from various regions of PE, NB, NS, NL, and QC. Shows take place Sunday evenings to August 26. Doors at 6:15 pm and shows at 7 pm. Each evening there will be 50/50 tickets, canteen service, and admission at the door (free for preschoolers). Membership cards available for purchase. July performers: July 15 with Josiane Comeau (NB), Ian Foster (NL), Keelin Wedge, stepdancers Lydia Arsenault, Alexandra Mitchell, Isabelle Richards and Maddie Richards; July 22 with Albert Arsenault, Mona Arsenault and Louise Arsenault, Christina Martin (NS), Melissa Gallant, Megan Bergeron and Rémi Arsenault, and stepdancers Les Stepettes (Emily Arsenault, Katherine Arsenault, Gabrielle Gallant, Keera Gallant and Danika Richard); July 29 with Imagine! (Alice Bérubé, Marie Arsenault and Paula Arsenault), Christian "Kit" Goguen and Louise Vautour (NB), Jessica Rhaye (NB), Peter Arsenault and Family, stepdancers Maria and Thomas Arsenault. Complete line-up: cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com. Mont-Carmel Parish Centre (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel). Line-up is subject to change.
Rock Barra Summer Concerts
Rock Barra Retreat in northeastern PEI offers a Sunday concert series at 7:30 pm with host Teresa Doyle. This year they welcome: Michel O'Connor (July 22), Nick Doneff (July 29), Finley Mullally and the River Thieves (August 5), Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher (August 8, *Wednesday), The Young Folks Concert (August 12), Backroads with Ward MacDonald, Teresa Doyle, Patrick Bunston (August 19), and Friends of Rock Barra (August 26). For details see www.rockbarraretreat.com.
Old Triangle Trad music session with Roy Johnstone
A weekly traditional music session, with host fiddler Roy Johnstone, takes place Sundays from 2–5 pm at the Old Triangle Alehouse, Charlottetown. First hour is a slow session. Players welcome.
Sunday Night Shenanigans
Sunday Series: Tunes on Tap! at Copper Bottom Brewing
A free weekly event held every Sunday from 3–5 pm at Copper Bottom Brewing, 567 Main Street, Montague. Hosted by Ward MacDonald, it features traditional Celtic music by artists from across PEI, Atlantic Canada, and beyond. Between the fiddles, piano, pipes, and guitar, your toes will be tapping. Ward MacDonald plays alongside weekly guests. 902-326-0077
Mary & The Country Gentlemen
Fourth Sunday of each month
Mary & The Country Gentlemen is Mary Smith, Theo Weigers and Lou Doiron joined by Ivor Price, lead guitar player and vocalist, and David Moore, who plays a bass. They perform in North Rustico at the Seniors Hall on the fourth Sunday of each month. Band members play a variety of instruments and several are vocalists. They look forward to playing a variety of country music during the summer. 902-963-2356