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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Montague mental health clinic

A new mental health walk-in clinic in Montague at the Community Mental Health Office (126 Douses Rd) [ ... ]

Ballades—un projet père et fille, volume 1

Ballades—un projet père et fille, volume 1
Adrienne Gallant

The launch of the CD Ballades, un projet père et fille, volume 1, on which Adrienne Gallant sings the songs of her father, Paul Daniel Gallant, author of Les Gars de Mont-Carmel, will take place October 27 in Chéticamp, NS and on October 28 in Summerside, PEI.

The idea for this project was born after the performance of Adrienne Gallant during the closing show of the Agricultural

World of Opportunity

World of Opportunity
Graeme Zinck

Singer-songwriter Graeme Zinck has released his debut original album World of Opportunity on music stores and streaming platforms.

World of Opportunity explores the nature of friendships and romance, following one relationship from its magical beginning to its heartbreaking end. Graeme’s experience in Charlottetown’s musical theatre scene is evident throughout: each song is a


Andrew Waite

In early 2017, Andrew Waite decided to craft a new record. The album feels like it has been a long time coming, though the award-winning Burning Through the Night was only released two years prior. With Jon Matthews (The Sound Mill) on board to engineer and Bruce Rooney (Coyote, Adyn Townes) co-producing, the FACTOR-funded project began tracking that spring and is now, over a year

Time Travel

Time Travel
Lennie Gallant

Time Travel, the long awaited album by celebrated Canadian songwriter, Lennie Gallant, takes us on a trip that delves into journeys of the heart, our time on the planet, place in the universe, ancient legends, road stories and an oddly confused ghost. Gallant’s rich vocals are brought to the fore on this recording and the often full orchestral arrangements provide the ideal setting

Long John June

Long John June
Todd MacLean

Todd MacLean is known for his musical accompanist and songwriting work with local solo musicians and PEI-based bands—particularly with Amanda Jackson Band lately—but now he has, for the first time, brought a new recording to life that is all his own.

The 12-track CD features lead vocal work by MacLean, in songs that range in styles from ukulele folk/pop, to instrumental Celtic and


Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Not only does social media bring people together by providing an endless stream of music to listeners, it also has the ability to bring bands together, as in the case of new Charlottetown band, Dreadfort.

Dreadfort is Riley Peters (drums), Logan Donnelly (guitar), Joe Beeley (lead vocals), and Tyler Turner (bass). Before the band formed, Peters made a status on

Submissions to 2019 ECMAs

Submissions for the 2019 ECMA Awards and Showcase submissions are now open. The 2019 East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference take place in Charlottetown, PE from May 1 to 5. Submission deadline is October 4, 2018 at 5 pm ADT. 

An album/song/video must have been released between June 1, 2017 and October 3, 2018 to be eligible for this year’s awards. Industry Award categories, and

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,

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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January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]