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Al-Anon

What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

FIN call for entries

The 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival call for entries is officially open. FIN is curre [ ... ]

New ED at CoP

New ED at CoP

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre in Summerside welcomes Jennifer Campbell as its new Executive Director. 

Jennifer brings with her a wealth of experience in the music industry, working for several years for the East Coast Music Association and most recently for the last four years serving as the Executive Director of Small Halls Inc., which brings a fourteen day
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Calm Baretta

Calm Baretta
Slack Royalty single set for February 27th release

Calm Baretta is a 4-piece alternative indie rock band from Charlottetown, consisting of members of Dylan Menzie, Liam Corcoran Band, Coyote and Sorrey. Their debut single entitled "Chilly Bones" received a Music PEI Award nomination for Song of the Year.

Band members Josh Carter, Laura Oakie, Nigel Haan, and Matt Bridges, describe their sound as
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New instruments for schools

New instruments for schools

The province is investing $300,000 in new instruments for English and French students across PEI in kindergarten–grade 6—rhythm sticks, triangles, maracas, xylophones, recorders, ukuleles, electric guitars, and drum kits. The instruments will support a new English music curriculum being phased in this fall, beginning in kindergarten. In the French Language School Board, the instruments will
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Old Man Luedecke

Old Man Luedecke
Live @ The Centre presents JUNO-award winner

Two-time JUNO-winning balladeer Chris Luedecke, a.k.a. Old Man Luedecke, is at The Mack on March 3 at 7:30 pm.

You may know Luedecke from his 2015 hit song, “Early Days,” where he used humour and sentiment to describe his experience as a new parent. His catchy lyrics connected with his fans who frequently request the song at his shows. It’s also
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On the Road

 On the Road
Cast announced for Dutch Mason blues musical

The world premiere of On the Road with Dutch Mason will open at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival at Confederation Centre on June 30, with Islander John Connolly in the role of Dutch Mason, Canada’s “Prime Minister of the Blues.”

After a slew of auditions this winter, Artistic Director Adam Brazier said it was a no-brainer to choose Connolly to play Dutch
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Sannu Lawt, soloist

Sannu Lawt, soloist
Guest conductor Dinuk Wijeratne will lead the orchestra

The PEI Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert will feature a performance by this year’s Suzanne Brenton Award winner, violinist Sannu Lawt.

The Suzanne Brenton Memorial Award is sponsored by the PEI Symphony Orchestra each year at the Kiwanis Provincial Music Festival, through which a music student is selected by adjudication to receive a
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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin in Charlottetown

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin in Charlottetown

Indian River Festival presents Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, the award winning bilingual folk/fusion Island trio, in partnership with Trinity United Church in Charlottetown on March 9 at 7:30 pm.

"We feel tremendously lucky to be able to experience the life of professional touring musicians at such a young age, and the thought that we’ve thus far made our living by using our music to make
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Islanders nominated for 2018 JUNO Awards

Islanders nominated for 2018 JUNO Awards

Several artists from Prince Edward Island have received 2018 JUNO Award nominations.

The East Pointers, featuring Koady Chaisson, Tim Chaisson and Jake Charron, are nominated for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for their album What We Leave Behind. Rose Cousins is nominated for Songwriter of the Year for "Chosen" and "Grace" co-written with Mark Erelli, and "White Flag" co-written
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Owning it

Owning it
Profile: Ashley Condon

by Jane Ledwell

It wasn’t Ashley Condon’s plan to launch a full-length album of songs (Can You Hear Me, with many collaborators) and a brewery (Montague’s Copper Bottom Brewing, with her husband Ken Spears) within weeks of each other in one busy fall.

Ashley has found two ways to deal with surprising synchronicities: hard work and relentless planning. “It took six years to
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If It’s Alright returns

If It’s Alright returns
Catherine MacLellan show booked for another summer

PEI Brewing Company has announced that Catherine MacLellan will bring her show If It’s Alright With You—The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan back to the PEI Brewing Company Culinary Event Space every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during July, August and September 2018.

In 1970 PEI songwriter Gene MacLellan rocketed to fame when his song
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Some Upcoming Events

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

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

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Wafaa Bilal: 168:01 Until January 20 The solo exhibition of new and recent work by New [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]