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Playing with Choir: Fall Term 2018

Playing with Choir is an opportunity to come together in a large group to learn simple 3 part harmon [ ... ]

United Way submissions

The United Way of PEI is accepting submissions for the Island Food Security Grant Program, which is  [ ... ]

Indiegogo for Erin Costelo

Erin Costelo will spend 10 days in January 2018 in rural Nova Scotia producing her 5th studio album, and is asking for help to fund the album and accompanying documentary film. Joining Erin to document the creative process and to translate it into a documentary film, is JUNO-award winner Amelia Curran.

Erin has challenged herself to create this record in 10 days and has assembled a cracking band
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Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards

The Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society presented their 33rd Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards this past fall. Several Prince Edward Islanders were honoured with awards. Janet McGarry & Wildwood received the award for Gospel Performance of the Year. Serge Bernard was named Promoter of the Year. Shirley Smedley Jay was presented with a Lifetime Membership to the Downeast
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Back Alley evolves

Back Alley evolves
Landmark Charlottetown music store re-locates to Queen Street

In 1992 a new, alternative music store opened up a back alley off Kent Street in Charlottetown. Founder Chas Guay called it Back Alley Discs and sold music that reflected his wide knowledge and hip taste. 

After a few years Chas found a street-level location on University Avenue. He ran Back Alley there until 2005 but by that time
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Practicing art

Practicing art
Profile: Glen Strickey

by Jane Ledwell

Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-year-old that some of his uncle’s Sunday afternoon jam-session guests, who welcomed him to play saxophone with them, were world-famous musicians like Oscar Peterson or Oliver Jones.

It may be Saturday nights in Charlottetown, rather than Sundays in Cape Breton, but Glen still plays his saxophone with
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The East Pointers’ new single

The East Pointers’ new single

PEI’s The East Pointers have released a new single and received 6 Music PEI nominations for their new album What We Leave Behind including Album of the Year.

Prince Edward Island-based The East Pointers have released their new single “Two Weeks” from their sophomore LP What We Leave Behind. The song was co-written with Grammy-awarding winning Gordie Sampson amid recording sessions at
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Rawlins Cross releases Rock Steady

Rawlins Cross releases Rock Steady

Rawlins Cross Celtic rock band has rekindled the magic with their six-track EP, Rock Steady, set to be released December 1 through GroundSwell Music.

Rock Steady was co-produced by Jon Landry and Geoff Panting. Rawlins Cross entered the East Coast music scene over 25 years ago with their album A Turn of the Wheel, and, through the years, has recorded eight albums and toured extensively throughout
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Plaintiff

Plaintiff
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Aged 17- to 21-years-old, the boys in Plaintiff might be young, but it’s easy to imagine them growing into a force to be reckoned with, particularly among Charlottetown’s metal scene.

Plaintiff is Tanner Peardon (drums), Tyler Turner (bass), Liam Farrell (guitar), and Chris Gallant (vocals).

The four-member post-metal group is still young, only having gotten
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Music PEI report

Music PEI has had a busy fall season with Showcase PEI at the end of September bringing together 58 delegates from around the world, an October showcase in Manchester at the English Folk Expo featuring PEI as the spotlight region, another showcase in November at M for Montreal with 3 Island artists and another deadline for the Music PEI Investment program.

Add to that, the Music PEI Awards opening
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Luke Bryan at Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Luke Bryan at Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Celebrating its 10th year, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival has announced two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan will be one of three main headliners for the 2018 festival. The country music superstar will hit the stage July 8. Bryan has 18 No. 1 singles, sold over 10 million albums and more than 40 million tracks with three billion
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ECMA receives award

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has been awarded the 2017 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. The ECMA is being recognized for its long-standing commitment to promoting touring by musicians from Atlantic Canada, both at home and abroad. The award was presented at  the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s annual conference at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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Some Upcoming Events

On the Bright Side

Barra MacNeils come to Harbourfront with new album October 5
Harbourfront Theatre  The Barra M [ ... ]

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]