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2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

Call for entries The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open f [ ... ]

Al-Anon

What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

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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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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Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $7, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advance [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler Anticipation Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings [ ... ]

Coy—power trio

Talking Bands by Evan James Ceretti Story Sheidow (guitar, vocals), Emilee Sorrey (drums, vocals), [ ... ]

Distinguished alumni

Holland College awards Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, David Poirier The Holland College Foundation ha [ ... ]