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In the Music Room

In the Music Room
Profile: Sandi Clark

by Jane Ledwell

Music is a great thing to have in your life,” is Sandi Clark’s simple philosophy for teaching music for little ones. Tucked behind Sandi’s Kensington home is an outbuilding that might once have been a garage and that has definitely housed an insurance office and even, at one time, a pony. These days, local children and parents know it as a music room, filled to
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Passion for Music

Passion for Music
Memorial: Gerry Rutten

by Rowan Fitzgerald

I was one of Gerry Rutten’s early students. In the fall of 1964, I said, “I’d like a saxophone please” and Gerry said “ Here is a clarinet.” After three years of surviving junior high school and clarinet, I found myself on a five-hour bus ride to and from Halifax with Gerry. We were both involved with a community theatre production tour. I badgered the
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Holiday Comedy

Holiday Comedy
Variety of comedians and musicians at The Guild

Coming this Christmas to The Guild in Charlottetown is the Holiday Comedy Spectacular. Hosted by standup comedian Fraser McCallum, the night will feature improv comedy from 4 Skit’s Sake, standup from Island comics Diana Love, Derek Bondt and Lenny MacPherson, music from Charlottetown’s Sister Jack (featuring Andrew Murray) and much more. It’s the
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Acadian Christmas

Acadian Christmas
Big party planned for Centre-Expo in Abram’s Village

Caroline Bernard, Acadian singer-musician from the Evangeline region, is inviting everyone to attend her huge Acadian Christmas at the Centre Expo-Festival in Abram’s Village. During the festive family soirée, Bernard and her friends will present a variety of musical, song, dance and comedy numbers, mostly all related to Christmas.

Sharing the
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Back at Church

Back at Church
Trinity United Church in Summerside offers community concerts

by Peggy Miles

A few months ago I graced the doors at my house of worship, and the minister greeted me excitedly with a “Hello! How are you?”. His comments came after a very long absence at the church where I once spent many hours as a Sunday school student.

I admit, I am not a regular parishioner. But for me Summerside’s Trinity United
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Canadian Music Ambassador

Canadian Music Ambassador
Jacqueline Sorensen represents Canadian Music Centre during 50th anniversary celebrations

The Canadian Music Centre celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. In honour of this milestone year, the National Arts Centre and its Orchestra partnered with the CMC to present a special all Canadian concert and birthday celebration in November.

In appreciation of this historic event, the CMC recognized 50
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Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration
Vishtèn headlines Acadian and Celtic show at Harbourfront

The Island Acadian musical group Vishtèn returns from a busy season of touring major North American music festivals to present “An Acadian Christmas Celebration” at the Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside.

The group will present a special evening of Christmas music complete with four part harmonies, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, penny whistle,
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Christmas Combo

Christmas Combo
Singing Strings and Summerside choir perform together

The Singing Strings Youth Orchestra will present an evening of Christmas music at St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown. Also performing on this seasonal program is the Summerside Community Choir and the combined choirs of St. Paul’s Church.

This will be the third collaboration between the Singing Strings and the Summerside Community Choir. These
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Death Avengers

Death Avengers

Talking Bands
by Fraser McCallum

The Death Avengers are “a happy, healthy family” says lead singer, Aaron Jackson. “This band’s one of the best things that’s happened to me. I wouldn’t want to play with anyone else.”

It’s a family affair of sorts with brothers Aaron and Ryan Crane on keys and guitar. The electro-pop band is rounded out by Kelly Rayner on the Casio keyboard. The brothers have led
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Down Home Christmas

Down Home Christmas
Janet McGarry and Wildwood annual seasonal tour

A popular Christmas show that had its origins in PEI is now spreading its cheer into select neighbouring Maritime towns and village halls. A Down Home Christmas, featuring yuletide favourites, and local old-time country and bluegrass music entertainers, will be hosted again this year by Island bluegrass artist Janet McGarry and her band Wildwood.

Entering
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