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Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee

Time to Step Up A pinning bee to prepare ribbons and cards for the 2018-2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign [ ... ]

ACORN 2018 Conference

The 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference is being hosted in Charlo [ ... ]

Little City

Little City
Chas Guay

The album speaks of a sense of place and characters such as the transient blues poet in “Fiona Go Home” or the lovestruck patron in “New Bartender.” The songs are designed, says Chas, to take the listener on a journey through the “Little City” with long musical passages and colorful imagery.

Guitarist Chris Corrigan and violinist Sean Kemp weave their way through the songs with lyricism
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Revival

Revival
Ocean Country

Long-time local country group Ocean Country has release their second recording in their 27-year history. It is entitled Revival. An official launch will take place at the Murray River Hall on August 8 with special guests Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, Garnet Buell and Friends, and local talent performing. Everyone is welcome. CDs will be available from band members and at local
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STAN

STAN
Joey Kitson

A tribute to folk legend Stan Rogers, this is the debut solo album from Joey Kitson, lead singer of seven-time East Coast Music Award-winning and JUNO Award nominated Celtic rock group Rawlins Cross. (Ground Swell/Warner)

STAN offers ten of Rogers’ best known songs, including “The Field Behind the Plow,” “45 Years,” and “Fogarty’s Cove.” The CD was produced by Chris Corrigan and
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ZOOT!

ZOOT!
The Grass Mountain Hobos

ZOOT! is The Grass Mountain Hobos follow up to their ECMA winning self-titled album. In a nutshell, their second album captures The Hobos’ aggressive live performance with hard-driving bluegrass numbers like “Hillbilly Fix” and “Whiskey Night,” they say, while balancing their rough and rowdy ways with a new more poignant song-writing style. ZOOT! features ragtime swing
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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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Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 15, 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s [ ... ]

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
Murray River Community Hall The Murray Players will perform the [ ... ]

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

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A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

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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  [ ... ]