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Holland College courses

Holland College is offering a variety of credit courses in Business, Computer Studies, Health, and C [ ... ]

Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

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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Close To The Coast

Close To The Coast

The ninth annual Close To The Coast music showcase will take place at Babas in Charlottetown. A record number of local bands have been scheduled for the event this year.

Bands showcasing this year include Smothered In Hugs, The Danks, Boxer The Horse, Shotgun Jimmie, Grass Mountain Hobos, The Baketones from Halifax, In Flight Safety, North Lakes, Fugato, Laura Merrimen, Death Avenger, Pat Deighan
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Gather by the River

Concert for Bonshaw Hall hosted by Scott Parsons

Island singer-songwriter Scott Parsons will host this year’s Gather by the River concert series, part of an ongoing community fund-raising effort in support of the renovation of the Bonshaw Hall (former Bonshaw United Church). This year there will be four bi-weekly concerts, on Sunday afternoons.

Scott Parsons, of Charlottetown, says he has a
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More Names Revealed

More Names Revealed
Buckwheat Zydeco, David Wilcox, Morgan Davis, Ted Quinlan

The TD Canada Trust PEI Jazz & Blues Festival has announced four new headliners for its September lineup, including the addition of a “designated import” and an expansion of the festival to include Summerside.

For the first time in four years an American-based musician will make a headline festival appearance. Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural
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Rodney Helps Out

Rodney Helps Out

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

Rodney Savidant has just released his third gospel CD called Help Is On The Way.

This CD contains three songs by Carl MacLean of Summerside. Rodney has recorded many of Carl’s songs in the past but these are some of his best to date. The “Carl” songs on this project are “Angels’ Are Watching Over You,” “Lights Of Home” and “The Miracle Man,” all well written songs.
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Victoria Concerts

Victoria Concerts

The Victoria Playhouse Showcase Series will present Catherine MacLellan and the PEI All-Star Band in concert. Catherine has invited David Gavan Baxter to be a guest performer. David Gavan Baxter is a journeyman guitarist, songwriter and producer. He has been a professional musician since 1975, receiving his first break as a member of the Toronto band David Wilcox and the Teddy Bears. In the late
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A Peak At Martha’s Box

A Peak At Martha’s Box
Cabaret at The Guild with Marlene Handrahan and Brad Davidge

After you’ve been touring around the world with the hit stage musical Mamma Mia! for 5 years, what do you do for an encore? If you’re Island-raised Marlene Handrahan, you take a break from Dancing Queen and S.O.S., and head back to PEI to put the finishing touches on a musical cabaret show called A Peek At “Martha’s Box.”

The former
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Are You Afraid of The Danks

Are You Afraid of The Danks
The Danks

The Danks have released a new CD, Are You Afraid Of The Danks, on the Collagen Rock Records label.

Danks members Brohan Moore, Alec O’Hanley, Phil MacIsaac and Andrew MacDonald say they were driven to create this album by “small-town boredom and a severe distaste for contemporary pop.” They describe the release as “the follow-through of a wrecking ball in a Beverly Hills mansion.” With
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Firefly

Firefly
Courtney Hogan

Young Island fiddler Courtney Hogan has a new album, Firefly. At age 19, Courtney has already entertained audiences for years with her unique blend of celtic and traditional fiddling. At the age of 11 she began learning fiddle from her great grandfather. Her debut album was  The Red Headed Fiddler (2005).

“I wanted to make an album that really captured an Island kitchen
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Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]