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This month The Buzz resumes its Guest Book column in which we invite someone from our PEI community  [ ... ]

Participate in fitness research

Researchers from Health PEI and UPEI’s Kinesiology program are seeking participants to take part i [ ... ]

Practicing art

Practicing art
Profile: Glen Strickey

by Jane Ledwell

Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-year-old that some of his uncle’s Sunday afternoon jam-session guests, who welcomed him to play saxophone with them, were world-famous musicians like Oscar Peterson or Oliver Jones.

It may be Saturday nights in Charlottetown, rather than Sundays in Cape Breton, but Glen still plays his saxophone with
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The East Pointers

The East Pointers

JUNO-award winning, Prince Edward Island based The East Pointers (fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron) release their new single “Two Weeks” from their sophomore LP What We Leave Behind. The melancholy song was co-written with Grammy awarding winning Gordie Sampson amid recording sessions at Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium last winter, where What
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Rawlins Cross releases Rock Steady

Rawlins Cross releases Rock Steady

Rawlins Cross Celtic rock band has rekindled the magic with their six-track EP, Rock Steady, set to be released December 1 through GroundSwell Music.

Rock Steady was co-produced by Jon Landry and Geoff Panting. Rawlins Cross entered the East Coast music scene over 25 years ago with their album A Turn of the Wheel, and, through the years, has recorded eight albums and toured extensively throughout
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Plaintiff

Plaintiff
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Aged 17- to 21-years-old, the boys in Plaintiff might be young, but it’s easy to imagine them growing into a force to be reckoned with, particularly among Charlottetown’s metal scene.

Plaintiff is Tanner Peardon (drums), Tyler Turner (bass), Liam Farrell (guitar), and Chris Gallant (vocals).

The four-member post-metal group is still young, only having gotten
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Music PEI report

Music PEI has had a busy fall season with Showcase PEI at the end of September bringing together 58 delegates from around the world, an October showcase in Manchester at the English Folk Expo featuring PEI as the spotlight region, another showcase in November at M for Montreal with 3 Island artists and another deadline for the Music PEI Investment program.

Add to that, the Music PEI Awards opening
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Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2018

Celebrating its 10th year, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival has announced that two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan will be one of three main headliners for the 2018 festival. The Country music superstar will hit the stage on July 8 during Atlantic Canada's largest outdoor music event. Cavendish Beach Music Festival will
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ECMA receives award

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has been awarded the 2017 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. The ECMA is being recognized for its long-standing commitment to promoting touring by musicians from Atlantic Canada, both at home and abroad. The award was presented at  the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s annual conference at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Music PEI 2018 Award nominations

Music PEI recently announced the nominees of the 2018 Music PEI Awards. The awards will be handed out during Credit Union Music PEI Week, January 25–28, 2018. The majority of the awards will be handed out during the Music PEI Awards Party, January 28 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel Ballroom. 

Credit Union Music PEI Week will also have 3 concerts including the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
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Singsong

Singsong
Profile: Kelsea McLean

by Jane Ledwell

Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea McLean is music teacher say she sings when she teaches. She admits she’s been accused of being “singsongy.” “I don’t think I’m a ray of sunshine,” she says, “or even all that optimistic—it’s just the delivery!” She laughs, melodically.

“I know all the kids in the school,” she says, “even if they aren’t
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Why Anything?

Why Anything?

Talking Bands
by James Evan Ceretti

Alex MacLeod and Andrew MacInnis share at least one coming-of-age musical tale. Both of their mothers weren’t too pleased after hearing their sons listening to the music and shenanigans of Blink-182. Well, MacLeod and MacInnis weren’t to be swayed.

Why Anything? is Charlottetown’s newest pop-punk band, with MacLeod fronting the band on guitar and vocals,
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Some Upcoming Events

Architectural Lecture Series

The annual Architectural Lecture Series presented by the Institute for Architectural Studies & C [ ... ]

Tune In Next Week

You choose the artist—Chris Corrigan and Jon Rehder will play the music Sundays
Baba's Lounge  [ ... ]

Goodbye Christopher Robin

December 17–21
City Cinema PG
Dir: Simon Curtis, UK, 107 min Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Singsong

Profile: Kelsea McLean by Jane Ledwell Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea M [ ... ]

2017 Symons Medal

Prestigious honour to be awarded to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Confederation Centre of the [ ... ]

CCOA will livestream 2017 Symons Lecture

On November 23 at 12 pm Confederation Centre of the Arts will livestream, in both official languages [ ... ]