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Free tickets to Christmas concerts

The City of Charlottetown will once again present two Christmas concerts as part of the Wintertide H [ ... ]

Art for Stars for Life

David Garcia Jimenez donates painting for Christmas card Island artist David Garcia Jimenez has don [ ... ]

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

Canada 150

Canada 150
PEI Symphony Orchestra

During the April 15 final concert of its 50th anniversary season, the PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) will release its first CD in the orchestra’s 50-year history. Canada 150 is a live recording of a special concert with the same name, which took place on November 19, 2017 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Under the direction of Maestro Mark Shapiro, the orchestra was

Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck
Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck is taking a big leap in her musical career—this time, all on her own. CBC Searchlight finalist success in 2013 sparked a recording and touring journey for Rachel and sister Amy as The Beck Sisters.

 It led to performances at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Royal Visit to Canada, singing with

Your Masterpiece

Your Masterpiece
Jenni & The Hummingbird

Jenni & The Hummingbird has released her debut EP, Your Masterpiece, with reviews by The East, Exclaim! and Nu Music Group. Jenni & The Hummingbird will hold a release show at The Trailside Music Café & Inn in Mount Stewart on May 27 where she will perform Your Masterpiece music with The Atlantic String Machine.

A singer-songwriter from Charlottetown,

Fiddling artists

Fiddling artists

Line-up for 2018 Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival announced

Dreaming of Summer? You’re not the only one planning ahead. Big Field Traditions, third generation organizers of the 42nd Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival and Music Camp, have made their first artist announcement for this year’s Festival.

Held in Rollo Bay from July 13 to 15, the 2018 edition of the Festival will include: home-grown favourites

Home Routes needs venues

If you love music, entertaining for friends and family and have a home (or other non-traditional space) that can hold 25 people or more, you can be a volunteer host with Home Routes. Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the Winnipeg-based house concert network, expands next fall with the Atlantic Series. The search is on for volunteer hosts to help build the network in Atlantic Canada. To get involved

DJ Ruby Booms

DJ Ruby Booms
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Crystal Kennedy is a minority in the Charlottetown music scene. She’s one of the very few—maybe the only—female DJ’s on PEI. “I would love for there to be more of us. I kind of stand alone.” From a young age, her interest in electronic music slowly developed while listening to hip hop. “I was fortunate that my parents didn’t really limit what I listened to. They

Master Class

Master Class
With french horn star Louis-Phillipe Marsolais

The upcoming final concert of the PEI Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season on April 15 will be featuring performances by Montreal-based french horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais. Marsolais will also offer a free brass player masterclass at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Steele Recital Hall in Charlottetown on April 13 at 7 pm.

New singles

A number of PEI musicians have released new singles from current or upcoming projects. The Royal North has released “Leave the Light On.” Dylan Menzie new single, “A Whiter Shade of Pale, Vol. 2” is available. A new song from Logan Richard is “Halfway to Go” from an album in progress. Sorrey has released “Go Get Ahead” from the group’s upcoming LP, due out later this year.

SingFest PEI 2018

October 20 is World Singing Day and PEI will celebrate with at a week-long celebration called SingFest PEI.

SingFest PEI will highlight the vocal talent and opportunities on the Island and the vocal potential of every Islander. Singing together is fun and contributes to individual and societal well-being. The Singfest PEI 2018 Committee invites all choirs to register their interest in

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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

Yr. Obedient Servant

An evening with Samuel Johnson  November 22 | November 24
Watermark Theatre | Haviland Club Th [ ... ]

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
Murray River Community Hall The Murray Players will perform the [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]