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Livable Income

November 20 (International Children’s Day-UN) PEI Working Group for a Livable Income in partnershi [ ... ]

Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Loyal Thieves featured in NASCAR video game

Loyal Thieves featured in NASCAR video game

PEI rock band, the LPEI rock band, the Loyal Thieves, have their song “Nowhere Fast” featured in the new NASCAR video game, titled NASCAR Heat 3. The game was released September 7, 2018 and is available for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam.

Originally recorded by Jon Matthews at the Sound Mill Studio (Emyvale, PEI) in 2014 as part of the Music PEI Emerging Artists Program,
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Best voice

Best voice
Olivia Barnes places first at 2018 National Music Festival

This summer Olivia Barnes took 1st place in Voice at the 2018 National Music Festival in Sackville, NB. 

Olivia says, “It’s such an honour to win a Canadian title.  It’s crazy to think of all the different people who have worked so hard to help me on this path. So many teachers, accompanists and volunteers work tirelessly to
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Music industry in PEI “Turns it up to Eleven”

Prince Edward Island’s music industry has been growing steadily thanks to training, marketing, networking, and export programming offered through Music PEI. From September 24–26, the organization is hosting Showcase PEI 2018, a conference focused on connecting musicians to export and international performance opportunities. The Government of Canada understands the wide reaching economic benefits
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Islanders nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards

The Canadian Folk Music Awards take place November 30–December 1 in Calgary, Alberta. PEI nominees are: Children’s Album Of The Year nominee Grand tintamarre! Chansons et comptines acadiennes par/by Joseph Edgar, Lisa LeBlanc, Robin-Joël Cool, Wanabi Farmeur, Vishtèn, Caroline Savoie, Édith Butler; Contemporary Singer Of The Year nominees Catherine MacLellan for If It’s Alright With You: The Songs
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Destiny Best

Destiny Best
Release date on World Suicide Prevention Day

Local singer/songwriter Destiny Best is tapping into her personal experiences with her debut single, "I Choose to Live," in which she talks about her struggles as an adolescent.

Destiny partnered with producer Jon Matthews to record the song, which is about her experiences as a teenager living with domestic abuse and depression, which led to thoughts of
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Luminos Ensemble

2018-2019 season

PEI’s professional chamber choir, Luminos Ensemble, will perform a concert titled “Shoulda Been Choral” on September 30 at 2:30 pm, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 101 Prince St., Charlottetown.

Shoulda Been Choral is an eclectic program of works that were not originally composed for voices, but that perhaps should have been. Program highlights include Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei
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Rager

Rager
Aron Scott Earthquake

Aron Scott Earthquake have announced the full release of their second album entitled Rager, available both on CD and all streaming platforms.

Rager is a call to arms for rock n roll. It’s about bringing back the spirit of big rock and having fun. Forget your troubles, forget the Trumps, forget the news and the pollution and that jerk at work and your bank account and the
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Unbroken

Unbroken
Richard Wood

“Wood has compiled a solid body of work over the course of his career, but Unbroken tops everything that came before. Yes, it’s really that good.”—Doug Gallant, Charlottetown Guardian

Prince Edward Island fiddler Richard Wood’s long awaited new CD Unbroken is a diverse collection of traditional Celtic fiddling along with original compositions that stretch the envelope of that genre.
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Meet Sara Austin

Meet Sara Austin
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

You might recognize Sara Austin’s catchy number, “I’d Like To,” from Hop Yard’s vinyl compilation The Taproom Anthology, which features 11 other local artists and bands. 

Sara had been recording with Colin Buchanan at The Hill Sound Studios when he was asked if he could suggest any great artists for the compilation, and he said Sara Austin.

Sara is
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The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

The Boarding House

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

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

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

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]