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Festive Wreath Contest

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2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

Reesor, Alan

Reesor, Alan

Light Chord
by Jane Ledwell

Dr. Alan Reesor first played the organ for a full church service when he was just 15 and got a call that “Mrs. Dobson was sick, and could he play?” As a youth, he climbed in church windows to practise the organs until he could negotiate front-door access, and he cut grass and shovelled snow to raise enough money for a reed organ for his bedroom. He will play his last
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Geddes, Mark

Geddes, Mark

A Musical Home
Profile by Jane Ledwell

In April, Mark “Lefty” Geddes arrived at East Coast Music Week in St. John’s, NL, straight off a five-week tour of Australia with Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. The roots musicians toured their energetic show through Australian outback towns in Australia’s own version of a Festival of Small Halls tour—inspired by PEI’s own Festival of Small Halls, which
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Gracey–Stewart, Kate

Gracey–Stewart, Kate

A piece of the puzzle
Profile by Jane Ledwell

What kind of business acumen does working in arts administration get you? Ask Kate Gracey-Stewart. The busy mother of three with an eye for detail can tell you that in an arts non-profit, where “it’s all hands on deck all the time,” the opportunity is there to learn everything.

“The line I use all the time,” Kate says of the joy of behind-the-scenes
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Scott, Suzanne

Scott, Suzanne

Taking a Shot
by Jane Ledwell

Suzanne Scott has just had a photo taken as part of a PEI Business Women’s Association partnership with photographer Rachel Peters to give Island women entrepreneurs up-to-date professional headshots. Suzanne needed “multiple outfits,” to portray her multiple sides: an outfit to show “the casual laidback professional that being a potter is,” and “a blazer to portray
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Fitzpatrick, Sheila

Fitzpatrick, Sheila

Living Tradition
Profile by Jane Ledwell

What makes the Maritimes unique? According to the new organization CLEF, the Celtic Learning and Education Foundation, it’s the living tradition of Celtic music and culture that enlivens the community from the kitchen party to the ceilidh.

As co-founder, fiddler Sheila FitzPatrick expresses it, “CLEF wants to make sure every generation gets exposure to
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Gallant, Adam

Gallant, Adam

Sounds Amazing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Every day I watch a movie, and I would never go back to watching movies the way I used to,” says musician and record producer and film sound designer Adam Gallant. “I can watch a really bad movie and really enjoy it—if it has incredible sound design and special effects.”

Out of his home and his dedicated recording studio, The Hill Sound Studio, in “the old
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Marchildon, Leo

Marchildon, Leo

Uncalculated Thrills
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Christmas is a “fast and furious” season for St. Dunstan’s Basilica and Diocese of Charlottetown music director Leo Marchildon. “I want to give people a welcoming community to allow them to develop,” he says - which this time of year means helping a Christmas choir made up of many singers who don’t read music challenge themselves to fill the Basilica
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O'Brien, Marlane

O'Brien, Marlane

Life in the Theatre
by Jane Ledwell

When the universe nudges me, I have to pay attention, because I don’t get nudged that often,” says Marlane O’Brien, with a wink. A professional actor in classical theatre, musical theatre, voiceover, television, film, and radio for 35 years, Marlane came to the Island for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and kept walking the red roads here. She says that a “nudge”
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Some Upcoming Events

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Wintertide Holiday Festival

November 24 & 25
Charlottetown Wintertide Holiday Festival begins November 23 with a Wintertide  [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]