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Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+

Engage with members of PEI’s LGBTQ2+ community, at a special general meeting on November 21 at Mur [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

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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New Location for Centre for Performing ARTS

The Centre for Performing ARTS in Montague recently completed negotiations to purchase a new facility located at 239 Valleyfield Road (formerly Holland College). A new theatre will feature both performing and cinematic arts. A community radio station is part of future plans for the Centre. It will also be home to the new Regions East Arts Culture Heritage facility (REACH).

An art gallery at the
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Broken Hearted Beat

Broken Hearted Beat
Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold

Tim Chaisson, multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter, has been working as a musician since a young age and has recorded three critically-acclaimed studio albums. Now a little older, Tim says that with his newest release, Broken Hearted Beat, his music is evolving to where he wants it to be.

This evolution has captured the attention of Canadian icon Gordie
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Campcraft

Campcraft
Racoon Bandit

Charlottetown folk-rock foursome Racoon Bandit have released their debut album Campcraft.

“This album speaks of comings and goings, regret and adventure and the sometimes dirty sometimes golden road that takes us from heart to heart, ” says a spokesman from the band. The 7-song album also sets out to capture a sense of Racoon Bandit’s live show with driving alt-pop tracks like “Hold
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Civic Virtues

Civic Virtues
Milks and Rectangles

Milks & Rectangles have released their debut EP Civic Virtues.

Over the past four years the group, consisting of Christian Ledwell, Mike Carver, Justin Uyterlinde and Brandon Williams, has developed their interest in guitar dialectics and locomotive rhythms into the six indie pop songs that make up their current release.

Civic Virtues was produced and engineered by Daniel
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Territory

Territory
Two Hours Traffic

Two Hours Traffic has released a new recording entitled Territory (Bumstead). It’s the follow up to the Charlottetown band’s Polaris Prize nominated album Little Jabs.

Produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop songs. Territory, however, also finds Two Hours Traffic discovering the shadows at the
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thank you, goodnight

thank you, goodnight
Haunted Hearts

A relatively new Island band, Haunted Hearts, have released their debut CD Thank you, goodnight.

Blue Gillis (bass, vocals), Dan Currie (guitar, mandolin, lap steel, bocals), Dennis Ellsworth (vocals, guitars), Johnny Ross (piano, organ) make up Haunted Hearts. They play original pieces. Songs on this recording are written by Dennis Ellsworth except “GST Cheques” which was written
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Together

Together
Matt Gill

Together is a newly released seven song EP presenting the original work of Island singer-songwriter Matt Gill.

Matt teamed up with producers Marvin Birt and Adam Gill for this album, with Marvin lending his guitar playing and Adam his drumming to selected songs. Also heard are Chris Corrigan (guitar), Rich Belding (bass), and Leonard McEwan (mandolin). The album boasts an easy-going
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Always on Stage

Always on Stage
City Stages presents 12th year of music in downtown Charlottetown 

For the twelfth year City Stages will present 100 hours of weekly music programming in downtown Charlottetown. City Stages, now a division of Always on Stage, is a summer music program with a mission to further the level at which young Canadian artists perform through the provision of education and employment in music. City
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Some Upcoming Events

Trailside Café 2018

Select dates Trailside Café  Amanda Jackson Band
November 18 Amanda Jackson Band’s lates [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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