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Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Lineup announced

Credit Union Music PEI Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate Island musical artists and their accomplishments. It is the largest annual celebration of PEI’s music community. For the 18th year, Island artists and music industry professionals will be celebrated with the Music PEI Awards. The five-day festival will run from January 23–27 and will celebrate the best of
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Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Rachel Beck has had an amazing year in music — a cross-country tour, a successful debut album, a chart-topping single, a long list of award nominations, and more.

Beck grew up singing in choirs, playing in school band, and singing harmonies with her sister, Amy, which gradually produced the folk duo The Beck Sisters. In 2013, the duo threw a song into the CBC
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When Will I Learn

When Will I Learn
Brad Milligan Band releases its new single

PEI’s Brad Milligan Band have released its new single entitled “When Will I Learn?” It is live on all streaming services.

A mix of rock, r&b and pop, the single is produced by Island artist, Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions, Sorrey, Racoon Bandit). It draws inspiration from bands such as Blind Melon, every bit as much as The Beatles. Swirling harmonies
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Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more from January 23–27 in Charlottetown

Credit Union Music PEI Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate Island musical artists and their accomplishments. It is the largest annual celebration of PEI’s music community. For the 18th year, Island artists and music industry professionals will be celebrated with the Music PEI Awards. 

From
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Soul on fire

Soul on fire
Charlottetown rap artist performs at Skrrt Skrrt at Baba’s

by Kai Vere

TWEET: “It’s something that just lights my soul on fire. I always knew, it’s just I was waiting until I got in the right frame of mind when I was able to create something I was proud of,” says Chelsey Moisan, a rap artist from Charlottetown. #pei #hiphopnews

Chelsey Moisan goes by stage name LAVNDR and has toured the Maritimes
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Greener grass

Greener grass
PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival moves to Dundas

The PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival is on the move. After ten years at The Dunollie Travel Park and twenty three years at the Rollo Bay Festival Grounds the festival is relocating to The Dundas Fair Grounds, the home of the Dundas Plowing Match.

This new site has great facilities with level camping, a large outdoor stage and an
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Enter the Kings County Music Festival

The Kings County Music Festival is looking for young musicians who enjoy performing to consider entering their festival which takes place in early May. They offer classes in piano, voice, instrumental, and choral (school and community) for all levels; beginner to advanced. Guidelines, a list of classes, and the entry form can be found at the PEI Kiwanis Music Festival website.

The Kings County
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Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019

Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing together the Music PEI Canadian Song Conference and ECMA Industry Conference to present a songwriting stream at ECMA 2019 in Charlottetown, PEI from May 1-5, 2019.

An integral part of this songwriting stream presented by Music PEI will be the 5th annual Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge in partnership
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Music for listeners

Music for listeners
Profile: Sarah Hagen

by Jane Ledwell

Not many Islanders commute to Toronto and west, but when touring classical pianist Sarah Hagen is home at Argyle Shore on Prince Edward Island, she is inevitably home from somewhere. On the day of this interview, it is from a tour, mostly of care homes, in Manitoba, with a quick detour to Sioux Lookout (“it’s only five hours from Winnipeg,” she grins) and a
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Coy—power trio

Coy—power trio
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Story Sheidow (guitar, vocals), Emilee Sorrey (drums, vocals), and Jesara Friesen (bass, vocals) make up the all-female power trio Coy. There are maybe only a couple of other all-female groups based on PEI, but it’s probably safe to say that Coy is currently the only hard-hitting all-female group.

Sheidow would often see Sorrey around town and would say, “We
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Some Upcoming Events

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

Call for entries The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open f [ ... ]

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]