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Gary’s Christmas

6th season for sequenced lights and music show Be a part of the 6th season of Gary's Christmas sequ [ ... ]

ACT Audition Notice

ACT (a community theatre) will stage 12 Angry Women in the round at four Island venues April 26–Ma [ ... ]

Small Halls 10th

Small Halls 10th
Island-wide music festival returns June 10–24

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is returning from June 10 to 24 with events Island-wide to commemorate their 10th anniversary. 

The festival is bringing back one show from each past festival to go along with this year’s new shows. A highlight from 2008 features world-class PEI performers Vishtèn and Richard Wood, along with Nova Scotia

Bluegrass old time showcase

The PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival will be held July 6–8 at the “Big Field” in Rollo Bay.

The Festival has re-established its popular band showcase. This showcase is open to bands that are up-and-coming, have never played at the festival before and are bona fide bands that have been together as a working unit for a reasonable length of time. In other words, no pickup bands need apply.


Centre music awards

Centre music awards

Confederation Centre of the Arts handed out its 2018 music department awards and citations at the 41st annual choral music fundraising dinner on April 5. “The Youth Chorus work hard collectively and individually to bring great music to Islanders and to a broader audience,” says Donald Fraser, music director at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. “These awards are a form of recognition for

PEI Symphony 2018–19

The Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 season will be its 51st year of providing the Island with live symphonic music. Currently under the music direction of Maestro Mark Shapiro, each year the 60-member orchestra presents four large concerts in Charlottetown, featuring musical guests from across the region.

On October 21 at Zion Church, the opening concert of season 51 features a

Tara MacLean

Tara MacLean
Atlantic Blue returns to The Guild in Charlottetown this summer

With her show Atlantic Blue, PEI born singer-songwriter, Tara MacLean, takes you on a journey into the past, telling the story of how music arrived and thrived on the East Coast of Canada. 

Atlantic Blue is about the place and the people behind classic songs like Sonny’s Dream, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Fare Thee Well Love,

Canadian Songwriter Challenge

Music PEI has announced the 4th annual Canadian Songwriter Challenge as part of the Canadian Song Conference taking place in Charlottetown May 23–26.

The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is an initiative supported by Bell Media and the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations. Each provincial music industry association has their own version of the challenge and Music PEI has chosen to

Kortgaard’s 20th

Kortgaard’s 20th
Festival Artistic Director Robert Kortgaard celebrates 20 years

The 2018 season at Indian River Festival marks a special anniversary of a relationship that is an important part of Robert Kortgaard’s professional and personal life. Twenty years ago, Kortgaard became the Artistic Director of the Festival, which started as a classical summer series, in St. Marys’ Church in Indian River.

“It truly

Musical Mondays

Musical Mondays
Concert Series artists announced at Victoria Playhouse

Musical Mondays are back at Victoria Playhouse for 2018 with eight acts from across Canada. Kicking off the series on July 2 in signature high-energy style is Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. This popular Celtic-roots ensemble is PEI based, but has been touring extensively in recent years, from the UK to Australia, across Canada, and

Island Rock Camp

Island Rock Camp
Holland College offering five camps this summer

Island Rock Camps is launching two new week-long camps this summer. Island Rock Camp is an opportunity for students to learn about music in an engaging way, being part of a band, learning covers of pop and rock hits, and playing with friends.

A new advanced camp is aimed at further developing stage performance, instrument skills and ensemble playing.

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs Joee Adams and Chris Pride have spearheaded a side project intended to give Canada’s independent artists a spotlight. Originally starting out as a weekly-ish podcast focusing solely on East coast, the show has now been reinvented with a renewed sense of purpose, vigor and things of that nature.

“The idea

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November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

Symons Lecture

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

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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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