Bonshaw Ceilidh July 30 at 7 pm is a benefit for PEI Chapter Crohn’s and Colitis. Performers will include Jolene Willis and friends, singer-songwriter Bonnie LeClair, singer Amie Picketts, others TB, plus local musicians Andrea Corder, Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to the PEI Chapter Crohn’s and Colitis. Bonshaw Hall, Bonshaw. 902-675-4093
Brakish Dinner & Ceilidh
Enjoy dinner and ceilidh from 5:30–7:30 pm at Brakish at The Delta Hotel & PEI Convention Centre, Peake’s Quay, Charlottetown. brakish.com
Ceilidhs at the Irish Hall
Ceilidhs, featuring the best in the traditional music that is part of our heritage, take place on Friday evenings at the Irish Cultural Centre, presented by the Benevolent Irish Society. Performing are: Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Louise MacKinnon and Rannie MacLellan) (July 21); Pendy’s with Michael Pendergast (July 28). Show starts at 8 pm. The Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown.
Ceilidh in the City
The Ceilidh in the City returns for their 7th season at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings until mid–November at the Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown. The show features Island musicians: host Kendall Docherty, vocals/keyboard; co–host Peter Burke, vocals/guitar/harmonica; Heartz Godkin, bass guitar; and Brian Knox, drums. This year, Ceilidh in the City will pay tribute to all things Canadian, with the shows tailored to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Each week will feature a variety of special guests and themes tied into the 150th celebrations: East Coast Kitchen Party with The Long River Players (July 26). Canteen service provided by the Holy Redeemer Parish. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm. This family–friendly venue is fully accessible and has parking on site. Admission at the door. Family rates available. Info: facebook.com/CeilidhInTheCity
Ceilidh Malpeque W.I. Hall
A ceilidh takes place at Malpeque W.I. Hall every Wednesday to August 30 at 7:30 pm. The evening is hosted by Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan with fiddler, Andy Doucette, singer-guitarist Shane Pendergast, and step dancer Veronica Murray. Enjoy Celtic/Maritime music, fun and stories. Island strawberries and ice cream are available at intermission. Rte 20 Malpeque. 902-836-4310
Ceilidh Stanley Bridge W.I. Hall
A ceilidh takes place every Thursday to September 28 at 7:30 pm. The evening is hosted By Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan with fiddler, Andy Doucette, singer-guitarist Shane Pendergast, and step dancer Veronica Murray. Enjoy Celtic/Maritime music, fun and stories. Island strawberries and ice cream are available at intermission. Rte 6 & 224 Stanley Bridge. 902-836-4310
Confederation Ceilidh at the Mall
Ceilidhs will take place at Confederation Mall, Charlottetown at 10:30 am on Fridays to the end of August. Musicman Michael Pendergast will entertain all ages with traditional, Maritime and PEI songs and stories.
Cymbria Lions Club Ceilidhs
Cymbria Lions Club Ceilidhs take place at Cymbria Lions Center each Sunday with doors opening at 6:30 pm and music starting at 7:30 pm. Performing are: Fiddlers Sons with Keelin Wedge and Courtney Hogan (July 23). There is 50/50 draw and canteen services available. Lions Center is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible at 2184 Church Rd, Rustico. www.cymbrialions.ca, 902-963-2166
Down-Home PEI Ceilidh
Join musicians Gary Chipman, Keelin Wedge, Kevin Chaisson, Blair Coughlin and step dancer, Jordan Chowen for a true down home PEI Ceilidh experience every Monday at 7:30 pm at their new location, the historic Stanley Bridge WI Hall in Stanley Bridge. This ceilidh will feature lively Maritime music, traditional fiddling and step dancing on the north shore. Admission is at the door or online at www.peiceilidhs.com. Stanley Bridge Hall is located at 4897 St. Mary’s Road, Stanley Bridge. Info: 902-314-1865
Dunes ’n Tunes: A Seaside Ceilidh
Ceilidhs, now in their 4th season, take place every Tuesday at 7:30 pm to September 19 at Brackley Beach Community Centre. Enjoy lively Maritime music, fiddling, and stepdancing hosted by Johnny Ross (piano), with Peggy Clinton (vocals, guitar), Jordan LeClair (vocals, guitar), Allison Giggey (fiddle), Megan Pollard (fiddle) and Rachel Duncan (dance). Admission at the door. 3330 Brackley Point Rd, Rte 15. 902-659-2137
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.
Join Courtney Hogan in welcoming high caliber PEI musicians to the stage at the Emerald Ceilidh each Friday at 7:30 pm this summer. Performing are: Fiddlers’ Sons (July 21), Jon Matthews and Kelley Mooney (July 28). You will hear Celtic/traditional fiddle tunes, East Coast songs, and see the fast feetwork of stepdancers. The Boxcar pub/grill will be open at 5:30 pm so you can grab some food and drinks before the show. Admission is at the door. Everyone is welcome.
Every Tuesday night from 8–11 pm a ceilidh will held at the Kings Playhouse, Georgetown. Evening includes dancing. Local musicians perform.
Kelly’s Cross Ceilidhs
Ceilidhs take place in the Kelly’s Cross Hall on the third Sunday of the month at 7 pm. Local musicians perform. Lunch is served. Rte 13
Lot 7 Ceilidh
Lot 7 Ceilidhs run every Thursday at 7:30 pm to October 5. Entertainment by PEI performers: Ivan and Vivian Hicks (NB) (July 20/21), Kenny Chaisson and daughter Darla MacPhee, soloist, Joselyn Ludwick, Callie and Ryan Getson (July 27). The Hicks are distinguished for their contribution to preserve and promote ole-time fiddling throughout North America. For tickets call 902-859-2803 or 902-393-8528. Admission will be available at the door. Ceilidhs take place at St Marks Hall, Burton, Western PEI. Irish lunch is served. There is a door prize, 50/50 draw, and gift for the person who travelled farthest.
MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidhs
MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concerts take place on select Tuesdays to October 3 at 31228 Rte 2, Richmond. Doors open at 7 pm. Show at 7:30 pm. Enjoy a PEI traditional/original Scottish show featuring Cecelia (MacKinnon) Bell in concert with Scottish bagpipes, fiddling, accordion, songs, and more. Dates are August 1, 8, 22, 29; September 12, 19, 26; and October 3. Tickets available at the door or call Cecelia, 902-854-3513.
Ross Family Ceilidh
The Ross Family Ceilidh has moved to a new location, Clinton Hills, for their 12th season. They will perform every Monday and Wednesday to September 27 at 7:30 pm. This brother-sister group presents high-energy PEI roots music with synchronized stepdancing. Fun for all ages. Featuring Danielle Ross (vocals, fiddle, dance), Johnny Ross (piano), Stephanie Ross (vocals, guitar, dance), and Dorothy Ross (dance). Snacks and buffet available. Licensed venue. Tickets available online, by phone 902-886-3080, or at the door. Clinton Hills is located at 123 Harding Creek Road, off Route 6, near Cavendish. rossfamily.ca
St. Paul’s Parish Sturgeon Ceilidh
St Paul’s Parish Ceilidh at St Paul’s Parish Hall. Admission by donation. Tea and biscuits will be served. Doors open at 6 pm. Entertainment starts at 6:30 pm. Hall is at located at Rte 17A in Sturgeon.