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Festive Wreath Contest

Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition and Competition is calling for entries. Br [ ... ]

Mental Health First Aid

Adult course offered in French The PEI French Health Network and the Centre Belle-Alliance announce [ ... ]

The Eagle Nest

The Eagle Nest

Events take place through the winter at The Eagle Nest Artists’ Landing in North Rustico. Eagle Nest is a house-style concert venue for local and emerging artists. The cozy setting can accommodate up to 50 people.

Owners of the venue say, “We are unique…in that we are sometimes able to offer performers an honorarium based on sponsored support. Such support is usually thanks to our vendors,
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Music PEI 2018 winners

Music PEI 2018 winners
Credit Union Music PEI Week 2018 awards presented

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2018 wrapped up January 28 at Florence Simmons Performance Hall with the Festival Finale show featuring some of the top nominees of the Music PEI Awards, some of whom also happened to be winners. The show capped off 5 days of shows and events celebrating the musical talent that PEI is graced with.

The week kicked off
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New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary 

Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organization dedicated to providing outstanding musical entertainment in PEI’s rural community halls through its annual PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls held in June each year, has announced the resignation of current Executive Director Jennifer Campbell. 

Chad Stretch, chairman of Small Halls Board of
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Music venue in North Rustico

Eagle Nest Artists’ Landing, in the heart of North Rustico, is a house style concert venue for local and emerging artists. The cozy setting can accommodate up to 50 people in an open round roof setting. Their vision is to provide and opportunity for local musicians and performers to share their talent. The venue is host to music lessons, community fundraisers, gatherings, live music
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Music PEI Week

Music PEI Week

Music PEI has announced the lineup for Credit Union Music PEI Week this month. Taking place in Charlottetown’s downtown core, the five-day festival will run January 24–28 and will celebrate the best of Island music with shows at various venues featuring many of the 2018 Music PEI Award nominees and a couple of special guests. 

The Kick-off Party at The Alley will start things off on January
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School Break

School Break
Profile: Nikkie Gallant

by Jane Ledwell

Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when she went back in 2008. Her last award-winning singer-songwriter album came out in 2005. Three years later she started with business school, with the idea to support her music better. Ten years, a couple of diplomas, a degree, some library courses, some cultural resource management courses, and so on,
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FSHKILL

FSHKILL

Talking Bands
by Evan James Ceretti

Fish kills have been documented for decades on PEI. There have been 29 recorded kills since 2000, 72% of which pesticides were the probable cause. A Charlottetown-based band wants to inform the public about what’s happening on PEI.

FSHKLL is Brad Deighan (lead vocals), Devin Krauskopf (lead guitar, vocals), Lee Clarke (rhythm guitar, vocals), Colin MacIsaac
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Baby God

Baby God
Baby God

Baby God has released their debut self-titled album digitally.

Baby God is “a charming mess of indierock, alt-country and folk” say band members Andrew Murray and Nathan Gill. You may know Andrew from his time with English Words and Wildcat and Nathan from Two Hours Traffic and the North Lakes. This project finds the two songwriters away from home having left various relationships and
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Kings County Music Festival

The Kings County Music Festival is looking for young musicians to consider entering their festival which takes place in early May. The Festival offers classes in piano, voice, instrumental, and choral (school and community) for all levels, beginner to advanced. Guidelines, list of classes, and entry form can be found at www.peikiwanismusicfestival.ca/kings-county/.

The Kings County Music Festival
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Indiegogo for Erin Costelo

Erin Costelo will spend 10 days in January 2018 in rural Nova Scotia producing her 5th studio album, and is asking for help to fund the album and accompanying documentary film. Joining Erin to document the creative process and to translate it into a documentary film, is JUNO-award winner Amelia Curran.

Erin has challenged herself to create this record in 10 days and has assembled a cracking band
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Some Upcoming Events

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]