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Cymbria Lions Ceilidh

Every Sunday 

Heartz, Judy and DaveCymbria Lions Ceilidh takes place on Sundays at 7:30 pm through the summer at the Cymbria Lions Club. PEI musicians perform with a different guest each week. The lineup is: Fiddlers’ Sons (August 19), Tribute to Lady Singers of The Century (August 26), Country Blend with Larry Campbell, Judy Lowe, Keelin Wedge, Brian Knox and Heartz Godkin (September 2). Cymbria Lions Club is located at 2184 Church Rd, Rustico. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Entertainment begins at 7:30 pm. All ages welcome. 902-963-2166, www.cymbrialions.cacymbrialions.ca

Run for the Hills Kitchen Party

Every Sunday
Every Tuesday

Michael PendergastRun for the Hills Kitchen Party takes place Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm to August 28. Join Michael Pendergast and friends for an authentice PEI experience with singing with accordion, fiddle and guitar. Tickets are available at www.clintonhills.ca or call 902-866-3080. 123 Harding Creek Rd, Clinton.

Dunstaffnage Ceilidh

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. 

Stratford Ceilidh

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

Bonshaw Ceilidh

Last Sunday of each month

Monthly Ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall will be held August 26 from 7-9 pm. Guests will include dancers from Havenwood Dance Studio and others TBA, plus local musicians Andrea Corder, Laura Lefebvre, Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and/or Tony the Troubador. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to the Kellan McAdam Family Fund. There’s a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open mic. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. Info: 902-675-4093, FB

Backroad Ceilidh

Every Monday 

A summer ceilidh series, Backroad Ceilidh, is held at 7:30 pm every Monday evening at St. Nicholas Community Hall. Featuring songs and stories from Maritime roots (Traditional, East Coast and Country music) with host Jordan LeClair (vocals, guitar), Michael Richard (mandolin, vocals) and Connie LeClair (vocals). Special guests will be featured throughout the summer. Admission at the door. Doors at 7 pm. Show at 7:30 pm. 3699 Route 11, St. Nicholas (10 minutes west of Summerside, just off Rte 2). Follow on FB.

Corran Ban Ceilidh

Every Monday 

Corran Ban Ceilidh takes place Mondays from 7:30–9:30 pm to August 27. Enjoy an evening of traditional Maritime music and tunes for all ages hosted by Shane and Michael Pendergast. Piper Mark Douglas and guest fiddlers will join the Pendergast’s, a father and son duo who play accordion, guitar and bass, for family friendly fun, sing-a-longs, and local flavour. Door prizes from Lady Baker’s Tea will be awarded. Ceilidh takes place in St Michael’s Hall, 1231, Rte #6 on the banks of the scenic Winter River.

Stanley Bridge Ceilidh with 
The Chaisson Trio, Gary Chipman and Jordan Chowen

Every Monday 

Stepdancer Jordan Chowen (photo: submitted)The Chaisson Trio, Gary Chipman and Jordan Chowen unite for a Ceilidh happening every Monday evening to September 17 at the historic Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall at 4897 St. Mary’s Road, Stanley Bridge starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Featuring music by: The Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Louise MacKinnon, Rannie MacLellan), Gary Chipman and award winning step dancer, Jordan Chowen. This PEI Ceilidh will feature a wide variety of music including Maritime music, champion step dancing, traditional fiddling in both the Celtic and the Don Messer style, lots of laughter and more. Admission is all ages at the door or purchase tickets at www.peiceilidhs.com.

Irish Céilí in The City with Brìgh House Band

Every Monday 

Multi-instrumentalists Patrick Crehan from County Tipperary (guitar, fiddle, piano, vocals) and Brian Ó Broin from County Cork, Ireland (guitar, whistle, bodhran, vocals) will join local musicians Mary MacGillivray (PEI/Cape Breton) and Cian O Morain (Co Kerry, Ireland) for a series of ceilidhs. Joining them will be PEI step dancer Madalyn Murdoch. Shows take place in The Pourhouse, 189 Great George St, Charlottetown, on Mondays at 7 pm. Dinner and bar service available. Doors open at 6 pm. Reserve at 902-892-5200. Kids with a parent are allowed to 10 pm.

Winsloe United Church Ceilidh

Every second Monday

Enjoy the music of the house band featuring Brian Knox, Heartz Godkin, Johnny Gallant and Judy Lowe with guests each week on every second Monday at 7:30 pm (August 27, September 10, 24). A light lunch will be served. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Winsloe United Church, 121 Winsloe Rd, Winsloe South. 902-368-1233

Ross Family Ceilidh

Every Monday
Every Wednesday

Ross FamilyA 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.

Dunes n Tunes Seaside Ceilidh

Every Tuesday 

Enjoy a lively Maritime music, fiddling, and stepdancing show hosted by Johnny Ross (piano). Show features Peggy Clinton (vocals, guitar), Jordan LeClair (vocals, guitar), and Rachel Duncan (stepdance) with fiddlers Allison Giggey and Megan Pollard alternating weekly. It takes place Tuesdays at 7:30 pm to September 18. Admission is at the door. Brackley Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Pt Rd, Rte 15. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-659-2137

MacKinnon Scottish Ceilidh

Every Tuesday

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
Every Friday

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

Malpeque Ceilidh

Every Wednesday

Summer Ceilidhs run at Malpeque W.I. Hall on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm to end of August. Doors open at 7 pm. Hosts Michael Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan have fiddler Andy Doucette, guitar player-singer Shane Pendergast and dancer Veronica Murray onstage. They will bring the best of traditional and local Maritime music and fiddling to the stage in one of PEI’s longest running ceilidhs. Strawberries & ice cream are available. Rte 20 Malpeque. 902-836-4310

Ceilidh in the City

Every Wednesday

Ceilidh in the City band

Ceilidh In the City takes place Wednesdays at 7:30 pm into Nov 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: Songs from the heart w/ host Roy MacCaull joined by Larry Campbell and Marcella Richard (August 22), “D”ouble Trouble w/ Dino Dunsford and Terry Dunsford (August 29). 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

Stanley Bridge Ceilidh with
The Arsenault Trio and Gary Chipman

Every Wednesday 

The Arsenault Trio & Gary Chipman host Wednesday Ceilidhs to September 19 at the historic Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall at 4897 St. Mary’s Road, Stanley Bridge, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Ceilidh will feature PEI Musicians The Arsenault Trio (Louise Arsenault, Hélène Bergeron, Jonathan Arsenault) and Gary Chipman. Guests can expect to be dancing in their seats with high-energy Acadian fiddle and song, a traditional Acadian sit-down dance, Don Messer style fiddling, Maritime songs, laughter, stories and more—a true reflection of our Island culture. Admission is all ages at the door or purchase advance tickets at www.peiceilidhs.com.

Stanley Bridge Ceilidh with
Michael Pendergast, Tom McSwiggan, Andy Doucette, Shane Pendergast and Veronica Murray

Every Thursday

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.

BIS Ceilidh

Every Friday 

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: Roy Johnstone, Rob Drew and Blaine Hrabi (August 17), The Pendy’s—Michael Pendergast, Tom McSwiggan, Shane Pendergast, Andy Doucette (August 24), Tip Er Back—Clive Curry, Allan Betts, Wade Murray w/ Darlene Bradley (August 31).

Emerald Ceilidh

Every Friday

Courtney Hogan (photo: Nancy J Hogan)

Join Courtney Hogan in welcoming high caliber PEI musicians to the stage at the Emerald Ceilidh. Don’t miss this top Island Ceilidh at the Emerald Community Centre, on Fridays at 7:30 pm. You will hear Celtic/traditional fiddle tunes, East Coast songs, and see the fast feetwork of stepdancers: Michael Pendergast and Norman Stewart (August 17), Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge (August 24), Kelley Mooney and Keelin Wedge (August 31). The Boxcar pub opens at 5:30 pm for food and drinks before the show. Admission is at the door and everyone is welcome to attend.

Belfast Ceilidh

Every Saturday 

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 

Every Saturday

World Class Kitchen Party is back in Stanley Bridge for 2018. The trio of Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin will once again bring their “World Class Kitchen Party” shows to Stanley Bridge Saturdays at 7:30 pm to September 22. They’ll be packing ‘em in for another season of the best traditional music with premier fiddler, Richard Wood and his music buds Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin. This trio makes things rock with tunes both original and handed down from the greats (Winston Scotty Fitzgerald, Jerry Holland, Don Messer). Enjoy ice cream and strawberries at intermission. www.RWood.ca; www.GuernseyCove.ca; www.MySpace.com/bradfremlin

St. Paul’s Parish Ceilidh

August 19

St Pauls Parish Ceilidh will be held August 19 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, RTE 17A, Sturgeon. Doors open at 6 pm. Entertainment starts at 6:30. Tea and biscuits will be served. Performing are: Vince Savoie & Leonard Gallant, Marie  McIntyre & John Hume, Jim Dandyluck, Jacintha MacDonald, Mike Buell & Jo-Anne Ford, Kings County Fiddlers, MacDonald Sisters Doris & Marie, Ralph Jenkins, Eleanor MacAulay & Friends, Colton Matheson; Mike O’Connor & George Johnson, Irving Hayter.

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