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Family Gospel

Family Gospel

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

It seems that every time I turn around someone is producing a new CD. The latest one in a long line of releases is by Judy, Joan, and Wendell a very talented gospel trio from the Freetown area.

In case you don’t recognize these folks I'll give you a bit of background on them and their musical pathway to the release of this CD called Precious Memories.

Twin sisters,
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Groove Company

Groove Company
Perry Williams forms new musical ensemble

by Craig Mackie

No one could ever accuse Perry Williams of being short on ideas. The man is constantly inventing and re-inventing himself and the projects he works on.

Perry is probably best known as a musician. You might have seen him playing bass for Hedgerow or before that as guitar player with the legendary Jive Kings. Perry is also a producer,
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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.

Members
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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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