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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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John McDermott

John McDermott
Canada’s Irish Tenor at the Homburg Theatre

Canada’s Irish Tenor, John McDermott, brings his new tour to the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. He has recently announced his special guest for the fall tour will be the multi-talented lead singer from Prairie Oyster, Russell De Carle.

“Russell will be performing songs from his latest solo CD and joining me on a couple of tunes as
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Lester and the Sons

Lester and the Sons
Concert in Summerside with Fiddlers’ Sons and Lester MacPherson

Eddy Quinn will host a night of PEI music with Lester MacPherson and Fiddlers’ Sons at The Belle Alliance Centre (The French School) 5 Stella Maris Avenue, Summerside.

Lester MacPherson is known to many as “PEI’s country gentleman.” It’s a nickname that he has earned entertaining Island audiences for many years with his smooth and
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Light Up Charlottetown

Lennie Gallant, Richard Wood, Michelle Wright, Lisa LaFlamme

Lennie Gallant, Michelle Wright, Richard Wood and friends will donate their performances in a concert for Light Up Papua New Guinea, a project to honour Captain Nichola Goddard who was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Canadian Forces. It takes place at MacMillan Hall, UPEI, followed by a concert at The Field House UPEI.
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Mendelsohn Magic

Mendelsohn Magic
Soloists Marc Djokic and Matthew Rowsell featured in November concert

The PEI Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the season, Mendelssohn Magic, will feature two Atlantic performers. Violinist Mark Djokic and trombonist Matthew Rowsell will join the orchestra and Conductor Dr. James Mark on the Mainstage of the Confederation Centre.

According to Heather Doran, board president, the PEISO is
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Milks and Rectangles

Milks and Rectangles

Talking Bands
by Fraser McCallum

It started with snowpants. “Justin was playing guitar in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and I played…a fairy,” laughs Christian Ledwell, lead singer of Milks and Rectangles. It was at this theatre production’s cast party where the two met and discovered a mutual admiration for indy band Interpol. After a few jams, a rhythm section was recruited and the band Snowpants
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New Community Chorus

New Community Chorus

A non-denominational Gospel Feel Chorus, directed by Jon Rehder, is forming Wednesday evenings in Charlottetown. “ I have wanted to do this singing project for a long time. My dream is to take everybody along on this musical journey,” says the well-known and multi-faceted musician Rehder. “The idea is to make good music—with others. And, there are wonderful social benefits from coming together to
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Swingin’ a Cat

Swingin’ a Cat
Catherine Dickson takes her songs to the stage

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

After I met Catherine Dickson, I had to go back and look at that photograph. Because the sweet, shy mother of four from Summerside did not look one single bit like the vavava voom sort of vamp in her picture. But that’s because Catherine is Catherine and the woman in the picture is Cat.

And there lies the, er, tail.

It
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Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold Compete at IMWeek

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold Compete at IMWeek

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold, from PEI, worked their way through the stiff competition to place second at the 5th Annual Indie Music Week final held at the Reverb Club in Toronto in October.

Indie Music Week is an artist-friendly festival that provides opportunities for networking, exposure, and education through industry panels, seminars and artist showcases. All showcases are judged by industry
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