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12 Angry Women

Upcoming play reading and auditions  Play Reading: On November 19 at 6:30 pm there will be a  [ ... ]

GivingTuesday

The City of Charlottetown is participating in GivingTuesday by providing an additional drop off loca [ ... ]

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

The Island Railroad Line - Carolyn CameronThe Island Railroad LineThe summer has come and gone for this year and many great entertainment experiences were available to islanders and tourists alike. There was more entertainment on PEI this summer than ever before and we all hope that that plants a seed in the minds of those that hold the purse strings on PEI, that maybe this is a good thing and will be continued, perhaps on a smaller scale, in years to come.

After all the excitement of the summer has died down I have a very special recording project to report on by the name of The Island Railroad Line. This is a collection of original material by an accidental song writer.

After many years in the music business across North America and many years of retirement from music Carolyn Cameron is back in music in a very different way than before.

Carolyn criss crossed North America in the 70s with her group “The Coachmen” appearing with such artists as Bill Anderson, Faron Young, Ian and Sylvia, Dick Nolan and Chef Adams and was a member of The Sweet Daddy Siki Show for a number of years traveling extensively with the “sweet” man.

Carolyn made her home in Ontario for twenty seven years until she decided to return home to PEI.

The re-emergence of her musical career began by accident with the purchase of a guitar while vacationing in Florida. From this purchase came jams with friends and finally the first song writing experience called “Golden Years” mainly telling the story of her love for friends and the casual music experience.

The flaw in this incident came when she decided to record that song. On and on it went until she had written and recorded a full CD of twelve of her own songs. This CD reflects on family and personal experiences over the years that have left a mark both good and bad.

“Bible Story” a reflection of life with her father, “Dad’s Old Hammer” the story of her father building a home and a life for his family, “Life In A Scrapbook” a look back on old family memories told in pictures, and “A Yellow Rose” a grandmother story are only some of the great songs on this CD.

This is a well -written piece of work and I’m sure it would make a great addition to your Island-written and recorded music library. Not one song on this CD is a filler and they all stand on their own very well. If you’d like to have a copy of this CD Carolyn would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You won’t be sorry that you did.

Don’t forget to get ready for the Music PEI awards as well as ECMA. They’re both sneaking up on us.

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Some Upcoming Events

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]