First Sunday of each month
Dunstaffnage Community Centre hosts a ceilidh on the first Sunday of the month featuring the house band Roadmasters—Ivor Price, Wayne Diamond, Theo Wiegers and Dave Moore and guest performers. Lunch is served. Admission is at the door.
Second Sunday of each month
Stratford Ceilidh is one of PEI’s longest continued ceilidhs. Enjoy an evening of fun and music on the second Sunday of each month at 7 pm. Local musicians perform. Donations go to Camp Gencheff. Ceilidhs take place at R.L. Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Rd, Stratford. 902-569-2732
Kelly’s Cross Ceilidhs
Third Sunday of the month
Ceilidhs take place in Kelly’s Cross the third Sunday of the month at 7 pm. Local musicians perform. Lunch is served. It takes place at Kelly’s Cross Community Hall, 1475 Rte 13, Kelly’s Cross. 902-658-2877
Last Sunday of each month
The monthly Ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall will be held September 30, 7–9 pm. Performers will include The Retrofrets, and dancers TBA, plus local musicians including Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to the McKillop Centre for Social Justice. There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open mic. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. 902-675-4093
Monthly Ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall will be held Sep 30, 7–9 pm. Performers will include The Retrofrets, and dancers TBA, plus local musicians including Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. The next Ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall will be Oct 28 from 2–4 pm. Performers will include guests Les Faux Pas (Acadian roots music), and others TBA, plus local musicians including Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and/or Tony the Troubador. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to the McKillop Centre for Social Justice. There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. 675-4093
Winsloe United Church Ceilidh
Every second Monday
Enjoy the Winsloe Ceilidh every second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm (September 24) featuring Heartz Godkin (bass), Brian Knox (drums) and Judy Lowe (keyboard). A light lunch will be served. Doors open at 6:30 pm. September 24 is hosted by Dino Dunsford with special guests Tipper Back. Winsloe United Church, 121 Winsloe Rd, Winsloe South. 902-368-1233
Ross Family Ceilidh
Every Monday & Wednesday to October 3
A brother-sisters group presents a high-energy roots music and stepdancing show every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 pm to October 3. Show features Johnny Ross (host, piano); Danielle Ross (vocals, fiddle, stepdance), Stephanie Ross (vocals, guitar, stepdance) and guest appearances by Dorothy Ross (stepdance). Strawberry sundaes, meat pie, and pre-show buffet are available; licensed. Tickets are available online, by phone, or at the door: 902-886-3080, www.rossfamily.ca. Venue is Clinton Hills, 123 Harding Creek Rd, Clinton.
MacKinnon Scottish Ceilidh
Every Tuesday to October 2
MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concert Series run on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm to October 2 at MacKinnon Homestead Grounds, 31228 Rte 2, Richmond. Info: 902-854-3513
Stanley Bridge Ceilidh with Leon Gallant & Billy MacInnis
Every Tuesday & Friday to October 5
Leon Gallant hosts a Ceilidh at the Stanley Bridge Hall on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7:30 pm to October 5. He performs original Island, traditional and Maritime music. Accompaning him is fiddler Billy MacInnis. Billy MacInnis spent a number of years on the road with Stompin’ Tom.
Stratford Lions Ceilidh
Third Tuesday of each month
The Stratford Lions Ceilidhs are held at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Road, Stratford. Admission includes lunch. Info: Irma, 902-569-3956
Ceilidh in the City
Ceilidh In the City takes place Wednesdays at 7:30 pm into November at Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond St, Charlottetown. Hosts Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Brian Knox and Heartz Godkin feature a guest each week offering the best in fiddle, traditional Maritime music and storytelling. Performing are: Toe Tapping Tunes & Tales with Leon Gallant and Michael Pendergast (September 26). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Canteen operated by Holy Redeemer staff serves pies, cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks. 50/50 draw. 902-569-1133, FB CeilidhInTheCity
Ceilidh In the City takes place Wed at 7:30 pm at Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond St, Charlottetown. Hosts Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Brian Knox and Heartz Godkin and guests offer the best in fiddle, traditional Maritime music and storytelling. Lineup is: Thanks Giving Gospel Ceilidh w/ Jacinta MacDonald and Kerri-Wynne MacLeod (Oct 3), Celtic Connection w/ Jonathan and Louise Arsenault (Oct 10), Niall MacKay, Jimi Platts and Gary Cudmore w/ guest appearance by Heather MacAulay (Oct 18, note this is Thur), East Coast Kitchen Party w/ The Chaisson Trio—Kevin Chassion, Louise (Chaisson) MacKinnon, fiddler Rainie MacLennan (Oct 24), no ceilidh (Oct 31), A Night to Remember Veterans Tribute Show (Nov 7), Grand Finale guests TBA (Nov 14). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Canteen operated by Holy Redeemer. A 50/50 draw supports PEI charities. 569-1133, FB CeilidhInTheCity
Stanley Bridge Ceilidh with
Michael Pendergast, Tom McSwiggan, Andy Doucette, Shane Pendergast and Veronica Murray
Summer ceilidhs take place at Stanley Bridge W.I.Hall in Stanley Bridge on Thurdays to the end of September. Hosts Michael Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan will have fiddler Andy Doucette, guitar player-singer Shane Pendergast and dancer Veronica Murray onstage throughout the lively summer season. They will be bringing audiences the best of traditional and local PEI music and fiddling to the stage each night.
Benevolent Irish Society Ceilidhs take place each Friday at 8 pm at the Irish Cultural Centre, North River Rd, Charlottetown. Performing the best in Celtic and traditional music are: Chaisson Trio—Louise MacKinnon, Kevin Chaisson, Rannie MacLellan (September 21), Guinness—Jim, Laura and Paddy Farrell (September 28).BIS Ceilidh
Benevolent Irish Society Ceilidhs take place each Fri at 8 pm at the Irish Cultural Centre, North River Rd, Charlottetown. Performing the best in Celtic and traditional music are: Guinness—Jim, Laura and Paddy Farrell (Sep 28), Pendys—Michael Pendergast, Tom McSwiggan and Andy Doucette (Oct 5), Cian O’Morain and Mary MacGillivary with Patrick Crehan and Brian Byrne (Oct 12), Fiddlers Sons’—Eddy Quinn, John B Webster and Keelin Wedge for last Ceilidh of the season (Oct 19).
Enjoy a traditional ceilidh with local entertainment each Saturday through September at Belfast Recreation Centre, 3033 Garfield Rd, Belfast. Evening includes 50/50 draw, door prize and a light lunch. 902-659-2554
World Class Kitchen Party
The trio of Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin bring their “World Class Kitchen Party” shows to Stanley Bridge every Saturday at 7:30 pm to September 22. Doors open at 7 pm. They’ll be packing ‘em in for another season of the best traditional music with premier fiddler, Richard Wood and his buds Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin. This trio makes things rock with tunes original and handed down from the greats (Winston Scotty Fitzgerald, Jerry Holland, Don Messer). Enjoy ice cream and strawberries, fiddle, songs, surprises. Sterling Women’s Institute Hall, Stanley Bridge. www.RWood.ca; www.GuernseyCove.ca; www.MySpace.com/bradfremlin
St. Paul’s Parish Ceilidh
St Paul’s Parish Ceilidh in Sturgeon will be held September 16 and 30 located east of Montague on Rte 17a. Doors open at 6 pm and show starts at 6:30 pm. Tea and biscuits will be served. The lineup is: Mary Mullen & Clifford MacIntyre, JoAnne Ford & Mike Buell, Ralph Jenkins, Lester Stubbart, Denise Metcalf with Kaley, Adison & Hayes, Leith and EvyLou McCarron, Colton Matheson, Marie MacIntyre, Paulette Runighan, Irving Hayter, Mike O’Connor & George Johnston, MacDonald Sister Marie & Doris (September 30).