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Golden Ticket Program

Music PEI has launched a new program designed to assist emerging artists to develop or boost their profile. The Golden Ticket Program will take an artist with a previously unreleased song through the process of recording and releasing a single. Music PEI has put together a team for the project headed up by John MacPhee (Paper Lions). 

The Golden Ticket Program is designed to assist 3 artists
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Canadian all-stars

Canadian all-stars

Confederation Centre of the Arts announced a diverse collection of performances for Sobey’s LIVE @ The Centre’s 2018- 2019 season.

“This is a well-rounded season with something for everyone," offers Darcy Campbell, Director of LIVE! @ the Centre. "The program includes A-list musicians, family entertainment, pay-what-you-will options, contemporary dance, and more!”

This year’s line-up includes
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In the pit for Jesus

In the pit for Jesus
An evening amongst the musicians of Jesus Christ Superstar

by Doug Gallant

It’s Friday night at the Charlottetown Festival. No one has been admitted to the theatre yet for this evening’s performance of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Cast members are still getting into costume, picking up body mics, doing vocal warm-ups, checking hair and make-up. They won’t hear the call to places for top of show
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Ireland meets Scotland

Ireland meets Scotland
Celtic concerts at Beaconsfield and Orwell Corner

Ireland Meets Scotland returns for 2018. This high-caliber celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance will be performed at two historic venues: Tuesday evenings to August 28 at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown, and Friday evenings to August 31 at Orwell Corner Historic Village in Orwell. All shows begin at 7:30 pm.

Ireland Meets
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August variety at Indian River Festival

August variety at Indian River Festival

The Indian River Festival, now in its 23rd reason, runs all summer and continues to present concerts in a variety of musical styles in August.

The line-up for August includes The Sweet Lowdown, a folk roots trio from British Columbia (August 3), singer-songwriters Justin Nozuka and Alicia Toner (August 5), the Payadora Tango Ensemble (August 10), the Venuti String Quartet from Toronto (August 12),
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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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