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Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

9th year in Abrams Village

9th year in Abrams Village
Claire Lynch Band from Alabama headlines the 3-day festival

The 9th annual Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival is coming up at Centre-Expo in Abrams Village, PEI.

Featured band this year is The Claire Lynch Band from Northern Alabama. The Claire Lynch Band is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List, with musicians whose accolades include International Bluegrass Music Association
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22nd Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree

22nd Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree

Organizers of the 22nd Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree have announced the performers for this year’s festival to be held on the grounds of the Expo-Festival Center in Abram-Village.

Marc Boudreau (Cape Breton), Suroît’s Felix LeBlanc (Magdalen Islands), Melissa Gallant (New Brunswick) and PEI’s Richard Wood will headline the weekend’s three concerts. In fine Jamboree fashion, a strong contingent of
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Donairs

Donairs

Talking Bands
by Ross Mair

Charlottetown’s nightlife is about to get a make-over, what with the opening of a couple new joints catering to the needs of those who have seen a real scene. Not to slag on our city’s scene, but I need both hands to count the amount of top-40 dance clubs and none to count the real clubs, I’m talkin electronica, house, someone who can scratch you know? The kind they play
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Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment
Profile: Kendall Docherty

by Jane Ledwell

If you haven’t heard singer Kendall Docherty in the almost 20 years he’s been performing on stage, this summer might be your chance. His schedule for summer is “sitting at about 40 shows” already, with more dates to come.

He hasn’t kept up this same hectic musical pace for all 20 years he’s been singing for Island audiences. “I went through a stage of
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Gadelle Debut

Gadelle Debut

Named from an old-fashioned Acadian word with connotations of a feisty female, Gadelle is an all-female quartet which performs traditional French-Acadian music. They will be making their Charlottetown Festival debut in the Confederation Centre’s new performance space, Studio 2.

Comprised of Hélène Bergeron and Louise Arsenault, former members the group Barachois, with Caroline Bernard and
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Gordie Sampson

Gordie Sampson
Grammy-award winning songwriter on Confed Mainstage

Known for writing massive hits for country superstars, engineering tracks for the likes of Damhnait Doyle and Natalie MacMaster and performing onstage with Keith Urban and Faith Hill, Gordie Sampson will be taking the Mainstage of the Confederation Centre by storm as part of the Confederation Bridge Concert Series.

The multiple Juno and Grammy
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Jazz Artists Booked

Jazz Artists Booked

Two of Canada’s top jazz artists have been added to the roster of the TD Canada Trust PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, to be held in downtown Charlottetown.

Guido Basso has appeared on hundreds of recordings with such luminaries as Buddy Rich, Oliver Jones and Diana Krall. Basso, a member of the Order of Canada, may be best known as the featured soloist on thirty Boss Brass recordings. He has played
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John and Jenet

John and Jenet
The Clements lead the Singing Strings into thirty-first year

Meet the Mentors
by Nina Linton

When John Clement retired from teaching he wasn’t exactly sure what he was going to do as he stared down the blank stretch of years in front of him. However, the longtime music teacher didn’t have long to think after his music students wouldn’t let him resign from their lives.

John Clement and his wife
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New ECMA Exec

New ECMA Exec

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced that Su Hutchinson has accepted the role of Executive Director with the Association.

Hutchinson is from Waterloo, Ontario, and has worked for Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, The Writers’ Trust of Canada, and Soulpepper Theatre Company. She is currently the general manager of Quinlan Road Limited—Loreena McKennitt’s independent record label.

The
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Nudie and Naked

Nudie and Naked

When Nudie and the Turks arrived in Ontario on their recent spring tour, the talent booker of Toronto’s uber hip Dakota nightclub informed them they’d have an opening act—The Scarborough Bluffs a.k.a. The Barenaked Ladies. They were trying out new material for their new record, their first since founder Stephen Page left the group. “They and their crew treated us really well … I guess since they
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Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  The Good Brothers | September 20 Formed in Richmond Hill, T [ ... ]

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]