Monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall (October 29) from 7–9 pm. Performers will include guests: Rick Brennan, folk duo Bryson Guptill & Lyle Clarke, singer Carl Wigmore; plus local musicians (October 29). There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to the Fund for Tozia Orphanage in Haiti. FB, 902-675-4093
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: Fiddle Summit hosted by Ward MacDonald with Father Charlie Cheverie, Alan MacDonald and Kevin Chaisson (September 29); Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Louise Chaisson MacKinnon, Rannie MacLellan) (October 6); Fiddler’s Sons (Eddy Quinn, John B Webster, Keelin Wedge) (October 13). Show starts at 8 pm. The Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown.
Ceilidh in the City
The Ceilidh in the City takes place every Wednesday to mid-November at Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond St, Charlottetown. The show is hosted by Island musicians with Kendall Docherty as host on vocals and keyboard, Peter Burke, vocals, guitar, harmonica as co-host, Heartz Godkin, bass guitar and Brian Knox, drums. The Ceilidh, in its 7th season, will play tribute to all things Canadian with shows taylored to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. Lineup is: Lady Singers of the Century with Colleen MacPhee “Rita,” Jolee Patkai, Joan Andrews, Judy Reeves, Keila Glydon and Judy Lowe & Larry Campbell (September 27); Thanksgiving Gospel Ceilidh—Dino Dunsford and Kelley Mooney (October 4); Country Classics—The Decoders (Niall MacKay, George MacPhee, Peter Burke) (October 11); Rockin In The Harvest—Terry Dunsford, Scott White and Steve Guy (October 18); East Coast Kitchen Party—Leon Gallant and Michael Pendergast (October 25). There will be two shows in November and a Christmas Show. Holy Redeemer Parish provides Canteen service. Shows start at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This is a family friendly accessible venue with ample parking. Admission is at the door. FB CeilidhInTheCity.
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. Rte 6 & 224 Stanley Bridge. 902-836-4310
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. There is 50/50 draw and canteen services available. Air conditioned and wheelchair accessible at 2184 Church Rd, Rustico. www.cymbrialions.ca 902-963-2166
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.
Every Tuesday 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 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 the best PEI performers will include: Nest Generation—Brayden McGuigan, Justin Bernard, Dustin Perry, 112 Accords—Colby, Brittney and Janelle Arsenault, Jenny Richard (September 28). For tickets call 859-2803 or 393-8528. Admission is 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 Scottish Ceilidhs
MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concerts take place Tuesday at 7:30 pm to October 3. Doors open at 7 pm. Enjoy a PEI traditional/original Scottish show. 31228 Rte 2, Richmond. Tickets at the door or 902-854-3513.
Ross Family Ceilidh
Ross Family Ceilidh, now in its 12th season, is held 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. Performing are Danielle Ross (vocals, fiddle, dance), Johnny Ross (piano), Stephanie Ross (vocals, guitar, dance), and Dorothy Ross (dance). Snacks and buffet are available; event is licensed. Buy tickets online, by phone, or at the door. Note that the ceilidh is in a new location—Clinton Hills, 123 Harding Creek Rd, off Rte 6 near Cavendish. rossfamily.ca, 902-886-3080
St. Paul’s Parish Ceilidh
St Paul’s Parish Ceilidhs are held alternate Sundays (October 8, and October 22). Located Rte 17A east of Montague at St Paul’s Parish Hall. Doors open at 6 pm and entertainment begins at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an evening of local entertainment. Lineup: Marie MacIntyre, Edna Mac Masters & Len Buell & Wayne MacLean, Colton Matheson, Leith & EvyLou McCarron and Marion Bruce, Lise Jarvis,MacDonald Sisters Doris & Marie, Ralph Jenkins, Mick O’Connor; Mike Buell, Irving Hayter, Mary Lou McLure & Walter Ching, Urban Chaisson and Barbara MacKenzie (October 8); Allan Mac Donald & Company, Keven Jesso & Kenny MacKinnon, Mick O’Connor, Jo Anne Ford & Mike Buell, MacDonald Sisters Doris & Marie, Ralph Jenkins, Garnet Buell & The Singing Islanders, Colton Matheson, Irving Hayter, Urban Chaisson, Wayne MacLean, Marie MacIntyre and Barbara MacKenzie (October 22).
Stratford Ceilidh is one of PEI’s longest continued ceilidhs. Enjoy an evening of fun and music on the second Sunday of each month (October 8) at 7 pm. Local musicians perform. Proceeds of the night are donated to Children’s Wish Foundation. It takes place at R.L.Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Rd, Stratford. 902-569-2732