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Let’s Talk About Cycling

The City of Charlottetown will set up the third “Let’s Talk About Cycling” pop-up during Park( [ ... ]

Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again be sponsoring their Knitting for Mission group. Th [ ... ]

Water in the Ground

Water in the Ground
Catherine MacLellan

Island singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will release her third CD in March on the True North Records label. Water in the Ground is a collection of new songs which features Catherine along with some of the most prominent roots musicians in Canada, including Treasa Levasseur, Justin Rutledge and David Baxter.

From the first track, “Take A Break,” a light and cheerful mood
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We Are An Empire, My Dear


We Are An Empire, My Dear

In Flight Safety

In-Flight Safety, the Halifax-based four-piece band, took to the woods in Nova Scotia last winter to do some recording with Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep). The result is we are an empire (Night Danger/Outside Music), a 12-track collection of pop songs.

Currie temporarily relocated from Toronto to the old Fox River schoolhouse joining band members John Mullane (vocals,
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Something Special

Something Special
PEI Music Awards

by Jaclyn Killins

As a girl from Ontario I feel like I’m crashing a party when I get to experience the intimate yet endless talent of the music scene on PEI, so I was feeling giddy when I scored tickets to the PEI Music Awards.

A devout CBC listener, I wasn’t familiar with host Kerri Wynne MacLeod before the show, now I feel I may know too much about her. MacLeod started the
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Daughter of Bluegrass

Daughter of Bluegrass
Profile: Janet McGarry

by Jane Ledwell

Janet McGarry was drawn to singing bluegrass music by the sense of family in the songs and among the players, but now it’s official: she is a “daughter of bluegrass,” the first international artist featured on award-winning Daughters of Bluegrass compilations that highlight the voices of many of the best female bluegrass singers on the circuit. The grass may
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Star of Wonder

Star of Wonder
Profile: John Connolly

by Jane Ledwell

I've always gone to the shows at the Confederation Centre with a sense of wonder," says John Connolly, and if you've ever wondered how far a love of music and musicals could take you, watching John's star rise might provide an idea.

A recent graduate of Sheridan College's musical theatre program, John landed the ideal part last summer: the role of the young
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Always in Tune


Always in Tune

Profile: Kendra MacGillivray

by Ann Thurlow

The first time Kendra MacGillivray picked up a fiddle, she was just a little girl. Her mother was taking fiddle lessons. And thanks to her grandfather, celebrated Cape Breton fiddler Hugh A. MacDonald, the fiddle was an important part of family life.

So young Kendra picked up the instrument and picked out a tune. I express amazement but she shrugs. It’s
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The Thrill of the Sound

The Thrill of the Sound
Profile: Alan Reesor

by Jane Ledwell

There are two kinds of people in the audience for organ recitals,” says eminent organist and retired UPEI music professor Dr. Alan Reesor. “There are people who want to hear the music, and people who want to hear the organ.” He laughs, “There may be no other instrument with such a following of fanatics.”

Alan Reesor may break his own rule of distinction, for
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Ceilidh’s Child

Ceilidh’s Child
Profile: Sheila FitzPatrick

by Jane Ledwell

Sheila (MacKenzie) FitzPatrick’s fiddling fingers are in the tight grasp of her eight-week-old daughter, Brenna. “She’s a big Stan Rogers fan,” Sheila laughs. “And,” of course, she adds, “she likes all the old stuff”—meaning traditional East Coast music.

To Brenna’s delight, Sheila is getting her bowing arm back in shape for a season performing with the
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The Love of Music


The Love of Music

Profile: Jane Naylor

by Jane Ledwell

I meet music teacher and composer Jane Naylor hot off a demonstration protesting cuts to classical music programming on CBC Radio 2. “There are so many streams of music. Why cut off one stream of it?” she asks, incredulous. “Kids get up in the morning, get on the bus, and they are bombarded with pop music. But there are many, many beautiful and accessible
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The Power of Music

The Power of Music
Profile: Peter Mutch

by Jane Ledwell

Sometimes I introduce myself and say what I do and I can see a person step back,” laughs music therapist Peter Mutch. Bright, eager eyes and smile belie his calm and easygoing body language. “It’s like they’re thinking, ‘I don’t need your voodoo stuff!’” But even for voodoo, it takes the right rhythm and relationship to make magic happen.

As we speak, Peter’s
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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  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]