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Ava & Lily

Ava & Lily
Ava and Lily Rashed

Ava & Lily Rashed are 14-yr-old twins from Charlottetown who are set to take up the torch in a long-time family music tradition. Their grandfather was Country Hall of Famer Charlie Chamberlain, and their father, David Rashed, is keyboardist for platinum-selling hometown legends Haywire.

The sisters are already singer-songwriters of note with their song “Worth It” having
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Dark & Amber Rosin

Dark & Amber Rosin
Courtney Hogan & Keelin Wedge

Courtney Hogan & Keelin Wedge are no strangers to the PEI music scene. Having competed together at fiddle competitions throughout their childhood, gaining popularity as solo musicians, and then later both joining the popular PEI band Fiddlers’ Sons, the fiddling duo decided it was time to join their talents together for a collaborative CD titled Dark &
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Soul Filter single

Soul Filter single

Soul Filter has released their debut single “Armor,” a rock-pop song about fear of love and vulnerability. It is available on Google Play, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and others platforms.

Soul Filter is a new indie alt rock-pop band from Summerside featuring Karen and Mike Penton. The husband and wife duo have been performing together for 15 years in cover bands (Junkmale, Pretty Tragic) and as an
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Backroads trio

Backroads trio

Island musician Teresa Doyle has a new musical project on the go this summer, a Celtic trio called Backroads formed with her son Patrick Bunston and fiddler Ward MacDonald.

Teresa says, “All three of us grew up on the back roads of Prince Edward Island and have shared our music in these far flung places. We debuted Backroads at the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival on July 15.”

Teresa will be performing
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Antarctica at the Kirk

Antarctica at the Kirk
Requiem for Polar Regions by Lou Shephard for Art in the Open

Requiem for Polar Regions is a project developed by Halifax-based artist Lou Sheppard, and while this project is emotional, it is also based on scientific data. 

Sheppard began observing the coastline of Antarctica, tracking the rate of movement (or rather, shrinking) of the polar ice along the coast, and inserting these jagged
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Lennie Gallant CD

Lennie Gallant CD
New album to be released at Indian River on August 31

Lennie Gallant will release his highly anticipated new album called Time Travel at the Indian River Festival on August 31. This is Gallant’s first studio recording in nine years.

“I am so excited about this album!” says Gallant. “It seems the stars are aligned for these songs to come out right now in so many ways.”

Gallant worked with
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National Award

National Award
PEI composer Jane Naylor wins Lirit New Composition Award

PEI composer F. Jane Naylor has recently won the first Lirit New Compostion Award. This significant new award, supported by the Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education, will be given annually by the Lirit Women's Chamber Choir to a Canadian composer for an unpublished work for women's voices.

Naylor's winning composition, "After Mountains,"
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Ellis Family Band and Fiddlers’ Sons on stage

Ellis Family Band and Fiddlers’ Sons on stage
Double header at Harbourfront Theatre

Island favourites The Ellis Family Band and Fiddlers’ Sons return for their annual double header at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside this August 15.

“You can’t let a summer go by without seeing The Ellis Family Band and Fiddlers’ Sons perform,” says Kieran Keller. “Is it really a PEI summer without them?”

Comprised of brothers Rick, Brian, Steve and
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PEI’s music hall

PEI’s music hall
Sterling Women’s Institute Hall in Stanley Bridge

For over 100 years, the Sterling Women’s Institute Hall in Stanley Bridge has been the meeting place for the community.

It continues to be a gathering place but nowadays not only welcomes folks from down the road, but from around the world. And the reason for this is the music. 

Every night from Monday through Saturday a variety of Island
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The Shed Sessions

The Shed Sessions
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

A shed in Oakar Myint’s backyard has been revamped into a tiny music venue, which is now the home of the Shed Sessions PEI studio. It’s probably the smallest venue in town where you can experience the wide-reaching sounds of Island musicians.

The idea was conjured up by Vinod Ramachandra while he was watching NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts on Youtube. “This could be a
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