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Gary’s Christmas

6th season for sequenced lights and music show Be a part of the 6th season of Gary's Christmas sequ [ ... ]

PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Matthew MacLaine

Matthew MacLaine
Award winning piper teaches new recruits at College of Piping

Meet the Mentor
by Nina Linton

It’s a frosty night with few people out on the Charlottetown streets but for those who are, a warm noise wafts through the hushed blocks. Rich and broad, the familiar sound is leaked from a gapping classroom window, inside its square frame Matthew MacLaine is teaching a group of teenagers the traditional
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New Year’s at The Guild

New Year’s at The Guild
Gypsophilia from Halifax will strum in the new year

Halifax-based group, Gypsophilia, a 7-piece, gypsy-jazz group, will perform at the New Year’s Eve Gala@The Guild. Blending Balkan-folk music and Django-swing with a rock edge, Gypsophilia presents a jazz-ensemble fusion of musical elements.

Cate Proctor, Executive Director of The Guild says “It’s an evening to come out and celebrate the New Year
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Skydiggers at The Guild with Olympic Symphonium

Skydiggers at The Guild with Olympic Symphonium

In the words of Sarah Harmer, “The Skydiggers are part of the interlocking brick of sound and style that is the foundation of Canada’s independent musical landscape.”

Juno award winners, The Skydiggers, are a roots-rock fivesome who recently celebrated 20 years as a band with the release of a retrospective album, The Truth About Us.

Two of The Skydigger’s members Andy Maize and Andrew Cash are
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Stan Carew Show

Stan Carew Show
At the Harbourfront with Breeze and Wilson

Happy chance brought CBC Radio’s Weekend Mornings host Stan Carew together with UK folk duo Breeze & Wilson. A request from a listener in 2007 led Carew to the Englishmen’s Harriet’s Song and he liked it so much he not only played it several times on his program but also got in touch with the performers to let them know they were getting airplay on
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Winter, Fire and Snow

Summerside Community Choir

Summerside Community Choir is approaching its 32nd year and will present its first performance of the season at Trinity United Church in Summerside.

The theme of the concert entitled “Winter, Fire and Snow” will explore the beauty , mystery and silence of winter. Included in the performance are songs that portray these images through song, such as “Stopping by the Woods
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...ya gotta love it!

...ya gotta love it!
Dysfunktional Dads

The Dysfunktional Dads have been quietly playing the Charlottetown music scene since their debut in 1995 at an Island blues and jazz festival. Now, in 2009, they are about to launch their first CD, …ya gotta love it! The album is an eclectic selection of ten of their original tunes. Rock, jazz, blues and country influences combine in these musical portraits of life and times.

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Ship to China

Ship to China
The Dogs Will Hunt

Ship to China is the debut album created by local musician, Bruce White. It began in a small apartment somewhere in Asia and continued throughout Britain, Europe and finally ended up back in Canada. White describes the songs as “short, upbeat, catchy dance tales from the junk drawers of oversea cultures.” The Dogs Will Hunt has been 3 years in the making and was finally released
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The Thirteen Days of Christmas:

The Thirteen Days of Christmas:
PEI Compilation

The Thirteen Days of Christmas is a locally-produced Christmas CD featuring Nudie and The Turks, Meaghan Blanchard, Liam Corcoran, John Connolly, Boxer The Horse, Nathan Wiley, Paper Lions, Tim Chaisson, and Al Tuck, to name a few. The album is a mix of traditional Christmas songs and original material. “I love this type of creative process. Artists were given control over the
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Classy Country

Classy Country

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

I don’t know what I could say about Mel Tillis that hasn’t already been said but here goes.

I had the opportunity to take in his afternoon show at the Harbourfront Jubilee Theater in Summerside recently and was treated to an A1 performance by the “ole stutterin’ boy.”

Mel Tillis has been in country music for fifty two years of his seventy seven, has written over a
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Ennis & MacKenzie

Ennis & MacKenzie
Canadian and Irish Celtic musicians come to Summerside

Two of Atlantic Canada’s young Celtic acts, Ennis and The MacKenzie Project, will be touring the Maritimes together in November, including an appearance at Summerside’s Harbourfront Theatre.

The MacKenzie Project is a Celtic supergroup fronted by former Cottars fiddler and step dancer, Rosie MacKenzie, who will be joined on by three musicians.
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Some Upcoming Events

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Yr. Obedient Servant

An evening with Samuel Johnson  November 22 | November 24
Watermark Theatre | Haviland Club Th [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]