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PEI Sociable Singles

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

Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Addo Records

Addo Records
Islander Steve Bellamy launches his own jazz label

According to owner, Steve Bellamy, Addo Records is a new Canadian music label dedicated to partnerships with composers and performers of progressive, improvisational music in the jazz tradition. Several well-known Canadian jazz artists are signing on to make new CD projects with the label.

The relationship is based on a formula where the artist
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Anthony Kearns

Anthony Kearns
Member of the Irish Tenors in concert in Charlottetown

Internationally-acclaimed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns will perform at Zion Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown.

Anthony Kearns was born in Kiltealy in County Wexford, Ireland. When still quite young, Kearns began entering and winning traditional All-Ireland singing competitions. In 1993 he entered Ireland’s Search for a Tenor contest in
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Canadian Songbook

Canadian Songbook
Murray McLauchlan, Barney Bentall, Catherine MacLellan, Nathan Rogers

Four of Canada’s most acclaimed songwriters will perform together on stage sharing songs and stories in a special intimate acoustic concert called The Canadian Songbook. Multi-Juno Award winners Murray McLauchlan and Barney Bentall have written some of Canada’s most familiar classics. Catherine MacLellan and Nathan Rogers are
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Definitely Not The Symphony (DNTS)

Did you ever want to play in an orchestra or band but lack skill, talent or commitment? Then this all-comers’ adult orchestra could be for you—perfect for late-blooming-beginners and great for the lapsed-non-beginner. No auditions, no rehearsals, no stress.

The group started last spring with 35 players (some are even quite good) and one very patient music director destined for sainthood. As
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How about those Hobos

How about those Hobos

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

Let’s talk about the Grass Mountain Hobos. Actually there’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said. They have been honoured with Music PEI awards, ECMA awards, done national touring and shown massive improvement in all aspects of their game.

These improvements have been topped off by the release of a new CD called Zoot. This project utilizes their undeniable
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Hunter, Hunter

Hunter, Hunter
Amelia Curran launches of her latest album

Hunter, Hunter is both a homecoming and a departure for multiple ECMA winner Amelia Curran. The album, her first recorded in her hometown of St. John’s, signals Curran’s arrival onto national and international scenes. Curran’s 2008 release, War Brides, captured the attention of critics across Canada and lead to their pronouncement of Curran as one of
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Juan Martin Ensemble

Juan Martin Ensemble
Spanish flamenco trio features brilliant guitar playing

The Juan Martin Ensemble will perform at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint Jean Theatre.

A celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who has been voted into the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player, Juan Martín learned his art in the land of its origin, Andalucia in southern Spain where he still has a home in Málaga.
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Second Chances Band

Second Chances Band
Rowan Fitzgerald and Allie McCrady form new group

For many decades, the instrumental music programs of PEI have been producing passionate musicians. While some of these musicians have made music an integral part of their professional careers, many others said good-bye to their music-making upon graduating high school. Last fall, Holland College began a concert band program to help provide a
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Staying Busy

Staying Busy
Profile: Jon Matthews

by Jane Ledwell

This summer, if you pulled up to a drive-thru to buy a burger, you could expect to be asked, “Want fries with that?” If you pull in to a concert to hear a favourite fiddler or band, expect to be asked, “Want Jon Matthews with that?” The busy musician, producer, and Magic 93.1 broadcaster has only had six nights off since mid-June. “It’s one of those cases
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Festival of Small Halls Gets Funding

The Province of Prince Edward Island will provide funding to develop a three-year strategy and business plan in support of the Festival of Small Halls, announced the Honourable Neil LeClair, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development.

Funding will be provided to Small Halls Inc., the non-profit organization which helped organize two Island-wide events last year—The Festival of Small
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Some Upcoming Events

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

The Children Act

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

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]