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Better Together LGBTQ2+ Adult drop in

PEERS Alliance, in partnership with Holland College, UPEI, and Women's Network PEI will hold LGBTQ2+ [ ... ]

The Music Within


The Music Within

Profile: Shirley Anne Cameron

by Jane Ledwell

When things don’t work out chronologically as they should, what is meant to happen has to happen at some point. People I know who are happy and fulfilled are doing what they are meant to,” says singer, music teacher, and musical director Shirley Anne Cameron, philosophically.

“I went back to university when I was older,” she says, “I had started, but
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Far Away

Far Away
Jeff Morris

Produced on PEI by John Boswell and mixed and mastered by David Rashed. Musicians performing on the recording are Carl Cormier (drums), Moe Hashi (drums), John Boswell (bass, keys, BGs), Darren Ings (keys), David Rashed (keys), Jeff Morris (all guitars, lead vocals, keys). Jeff wrote all songs except track 6 which was co-written with John Boswell. The lyrics were written by Jeff, as
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To Serve the Song

To Serve the Song
Rhythm Rules

With the release of their debut recording, To Serve The Song, Rhythm Rules has cooked up a menu with a variety of flavours, from reggae to rock, and a mix of other hors d’ouevres in between.

This 12-course meal is a collection of songs written by Jon Rehder and Reg Ballagh, “lovingly and sometimes angrily,” served up with just the right amount of herb and spice. “It’s food for
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That Female Look

That Female Look
The Barnkats

The Barnkats are best friends since Grade 3, bandmates since the summer of Grade 9, and bros before barnyard hoes. They have recently released their first EP titled That Female Look.

The Barnkats are really just Katie Rankin (vocals and keyboard) and Gillian Arsenault (vocals and guitar); they are supported on the album by Mira Dahn, violin and Andrew Woods, drums. The CD was
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Bluegrass Bouquet - Volume III

Bluegrass Bouquet - Volume III
The Daughters of Bluegrass

Congratulations to Janet McGarry on achieving another major accolade in her musical career. Janet is now part of an elite group of leading women in bluegrass music, in fact she is the first International artist to become a “Daughter of Bluegrass.”

The “Daughters of Bluegrass” project is a series of award winning CD recordings which showcases leading female vocalists and
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a kick in the blood

a kick in the blood
Battery Point

Battery Point has come a long way since forming just over a year ago. Their new album, A Kick in the Blood has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award in Best Rock Recording category, and recently won Rock Recording of the Year at the 2009 Music PEI awards. The band is comprised of Dennis Ellsworth and Bruce White, who share the guitar and vocal duties, and Brady and Craig
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Love


Love

Aaron Collier

Islander Aaron Collier, who now calls Toronto home, released his first CD of electronic music, Love, in August 2008.

This classically-trained pianist’s distinctive sound and style have secured his place among Canada’s frontier-pushing musicians. He has won numerous awards including a silver medal for the highest Royal Conservatory Exam grade in Atlantic Canada. In 2001 Collier
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Corner Brook Chronicles

Corner Brook Chronicles
Report from 2009 ECMAs

by Fraser McCallum

PEI Performance

For the recent ECMAs in Newfoundland, PEI sent more than a dozen musical acts, and a bevy of family, friends and industry supporters to Corner Brook for the 20th annual awards. Two buses, packed with performers and gear, left PEI on February 25 buzzing with anticipation.

The Seaport Lounge within the “illustrious” Hotel Corner Brook was
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Real Live Experience

Real Live Experience
Profile: René Hurtubise

by Jane Ledwell

April usually finds René Hurtubise and his love in Spain, where they exercise a Spanish vocabulary based on food and directions. This April, though, the educator, singer, and classical music volunteer will travel instead to Buenos Aires—thanks to a friend’s invitation, a dip in ticket price, and intrigue about Eva and Juan Peròn. The trip will follow up
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Between You and Me

Between You and Me
Drea Macdonald

Born in Cardigan, Drea has travelled to and lived in places across Canada. Previous releases include Visions (2003), Where have all the Spacemen Gone? (2004), The Finer Things (2006) and This Time (2007). In January, Drea formed a new band with Thomas Mears, Mike MacDougall and Simon Joseph (all friends from the local PEI music scene).

Unlike her previous recordings, this project,
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The Children Act

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

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]