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Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

this town is small Critique Sessions

TTIS Critique Sessions for Artists returns on Thursday, November 29 from 7–10 pm at 171 Great Geor [ ... ]

Russell Louder

Russell Louder
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Art has always taken first place in Russell Louder’s life, whether it be singing, visual art, photography, performance, or theatre. “But I always kind of denied music,” said Louder.

Louder is a transgender musician and performance artist based in Charlottetown, PEI. During their youth, Louder held a rebellious attitude towards music because of the academic and
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PEI Country Music Alliance

The Prince Edward Island Country Music Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to support, promote, and preserve PEI’s country music from musicians past and present.

The PEICMA will be traveling into Island communities interviewing local musicians and documenting their stories and music. They will also be bringing the PEI Country Music Show to Island communities to showcase their local
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Indian River Open Mic

Indian River Festival is playing host to three open stage events this season and want you to perform. The dates are on Saturdays, June 9, July 28 and August 25 from 1 to 3 pm in Historic St. Mary’s Church in Indian River. For information, go to IndianRiverFestival.com or call the box office at 902-836-3733.

B-noq interview

B-noq interview
Submitted by Tyler Knockwood

Recently, my cousin (and personal favourite lyricist/artist) B-Noq stopped by my apartment for an interview. We covered many topics—his goals as a musician, suicide, jail time, the need for clean drinking water for all reservations across Canada, and being aboriginal in hip hop, among other things. 

I started by asking him who he was listening to growing up? Who
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Reignited again

Island musicians interpret decades of pop music at Watermark

Watermark Theatre has announced the Classic Music Reignited programming for the 2018 season. In its 5th year, the series features Island musical artists interpreting classic composers. This summer’s theme is Songs Through the Decades. 

The first show on July 22 at 7:30 pm is “Dance through the 70s.” Three of the biggest innovators
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5th Cloggeroo

5th Cloggeroo
The Island Folk Festival

Cloggeroo — the Island Folk Festival — is back this summer for its five year anniversary. The Island Folk Festival will be held once again in the Eastern PEI town of Georgetown on the weekend of August 10–12. Acts helping to celebrate the five year anniversary will include Grand Theft Bus, Rose Cousins, Monkey Junk, The Mellotones, Slowcoaster, Christine Tassan et les
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Canadian Song Conference

Music PEI has announced the schedule for the 4th annual Canadian Song Conference. 

The focus of the Conference is to educate and assist artists and music industry professionals in gaining information and contacts to create multiple revenue streams in the music industry outside of live performance. There will be discussion panels exploring royalties, licensing, syncs, labels, publishing,
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No Angel

No Angel
Fluffy Little Cowboys

Fluffy Little Cowboys are preparing to release their re-mixed single, Dance With My Skeletons and are hitting the road in June for their spring Girl Power Tour starting with a triple CD release matinee show at the Trailside Café and Inn in Mount Stewart on May 20.

“The name Fluffy Little Cowboys is more than a little tongue in cheek for this alt-Americana female trio from
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Things Change

Things Change
Dennis Ellsworth

In 2017 Dennis Ellsworth needed to make a new album. And it was an emergency. So, who better to call for assistance than Joel Plaskett, leader of The Emergency, to participate. The result is Ellsworth’s fifth solo LP, Things Change, a convergence of his irresistible power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.’s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.

In the past, Prince
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At The Shed

At The Shed
Old time country music is alive and well in Slemon Park

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

One of the audience members told me “It’s like sitting in your own kitchen.” It might be difficult to squeeze up to 40 people in your kitchen, but after visiting The Shed recently, I know exactly what she meant.

What began 15 months ago as an afternoon for men to gather for cards and conversation in the community room
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Some Upcoming Events

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

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