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Rainbow Valley auditions

ACT: A Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for it's upcoming production of Rainbow Valley, a [ ... ]

PEI Crafts Council AGM

The PEI Crafts Council AGM will be held June 5 at 6:30 pm at 98 Water St, Charlottetown. Info: 902-8 [ ... ]

5th Cloggeroo

The Island Folk Festival

Cloggeroo — the Island Folk Festival — is back this summer for its five year anniversary. The Island Folk Festival will be held once again in the Eastern PEI town of Georgetown on the weekend of August 10–12. Acts helping to celebrate the five year anniversary will include Grand Theft Bus, Rose Cousins, Monkey Junk, The Mellotones, Slowcoaster, Christine Tassan et les
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Canadian Song Conference

Music PEI has announced the schedule for the 4th annual Canadian Song Conference. 

The focus of the Conference is to educate and assist artists and music industry professionals in gaining information and contacts to create multiple revenue streams in the music industry outside of live performance. There will be discussion panels exploring royalties, licensing, syncs, labels, publishing,
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No Angel

No Angel
Fluffy Little Cowboys

Fluffy Little Cowboys are preparing to release their re-mixed single, Dance With My Skeletons and are hitting the road in June for their spring Girl Power Tour starting with a triple CD release matinee show at the Trailside Café and Inn in Mount Stewart on May 20.

“The name Fluffy Little Cowboys is more than a little tongue in cheek for this alt-Americana female trio from
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Things Change

Things Change
Dennis Ellsworth

In 2017 Dennis Ellsworth needed to make a new album. And it was an emergency. So, who better to call for assistance than Joel Plaskett, leader of The Emergency, to participate. The result is Ellsworth’s fifth solo LP, Things Change, a convergence of his irresistible power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.’s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.

In the past, Prince
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At The Shed

At The Shed
Old time country music is alive and well in Slemon Park

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

One of the audience members told me “It’s like sitting in your own kitchen.” It might be difficult to squeeze up to 40 people in your kitchen, but after visiting The Shed recently, I know exactly what she meant.

What began 15 months ago as an afternoon for men to gather for cards and conversation in the community room
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Logan Richard

Logan Richard
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Logan Richard’s music career started at age 12, when he was rippin’ it up as lead guitarist in the band Ripped Paper. From there, he’s played in a folk rock band, as well as being a synth player in the band Generator. Today, Logan is establishing himself as one of the Island’s best up-and-coming blues-meets-pop guitar players.

Logan connected with blues music
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Small Halls 10th

Small Halls 10th
Island-wide music festival returns June 10–24

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is returning from June 10 to 24 with events Island-wide to commemorate their 10th anniversary. 

The festival is bringing back one show from each past festival to go along with this year’s new shows. A highlight from 2008 features world-class PEI performers Vishtèn and Richard Wood, along with Nova Scotia
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Bluegrass old time showcase

The PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival will be held July 6–8 at the “Big Field” in Rollo Bay.

The Festival has re-established its popular band showcase. This showcase is open to bands that are up-and-coming, have never played at the festival before and are bona fide bands that have been together as a working unit for a reasonable length of time. In other words, no pickup bands need apply.

The
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Centre music awards

Centre music awards

Confederation Centre of the Arts handed out its 2018 music department awards and citations at the 41st annual choral music fundraising dinner on April 5. “The Youth Chorus work hard collectively and individually to bring great music to Islanders and to a broader audience,” says Donald Fraser, music director at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. “These awards are a form of recognition for
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PEI Symphony 2018–19

The Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 season will be its 51st year of providing the Island with live symphonic music. Currently under the music direction of Maestro Mark Shapiro, each year the 60-member orchestra presents four large concerts in Charlottetown, featuring musical guests from across the region.

On October 21 at Zion Church, the opening concert of season 51 features a
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Some Upcoming Events

Book launch: Katherine Dewar

Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine Charlottetown: May 24
Summers [ ... ]

The Short and Long of It

A Side Hustle summer improv-aganza June 8 | July 20 | Aug 17 | Sept 14
Charlottetown Fire Hall Summ [ ... ]

Watermark Play Reading Series

August 4, 15 & 22
Watermark Theatre Three local PEI playwrights will have their plays read at Wa [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Poetry City

The City of Charlottetown will participate in the Canada-wide Poetry City initiative during April’ [ ... ]

artsVest workshops

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works direct [ ... ]

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs  [ ... ]