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Creative PEI AGM

Creative PEI will hold its AGM June 25 at 7 pm in Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, 2 Kent Street, Ch [ ... ]

Acadian Musical Village

June is the month of the grand opening for summer for the Acadian Musical Village. Every Friday the  [ ... ]

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 Ceilidh

Third Sunday of each month

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

Bonshaw Ceilidh

Last Sunday of each month

The monthly ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall is June 24 from 7–9 pm with Just Passing Time (Becky Allain, Roger Smith, Darke Carr, Guy Robichaud), singer-songwriter John MacAllar, Jenna-Marie Gallant from Rustico, plus local musicians Andrea Corder, Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to PEI Chapter Crohn’s and Colitis. 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 beginning June 25

A summer ceilidh series, Backroad Ceilidh, will be held every Monday evening at 7:30 pm beginning June 25 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.

Irish Céilí in The City

Every Monday

Irish Céilí in The City will be held every Monday at The Pourhouse above the Old Triangle Alehouse, 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown. Featuring Cian O'Morain, Mary MacGillvray, Brian O Broin and Patrick Crehan performing Irish traditional songs, stories, and tunes on fiddle, guitar, flute, harp, and more. Food and bar service available throughout show. Doors at 6:30 pm with music starting at 7 pm. Admission at the door. 

Ross Family Ceilidh

Every Monday and Wednesday

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.

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 from June 25–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. Music is 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.

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, 7:30 pm, from June 26–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

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

Ceilidhs resume at Malpeque W.I. Hall on Wednesdays from June 27 to end of August at 7:30 pm. 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 returns for its 8th season on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm from June 27–November at Jack Blanchard Family Centre, 7 Pond St, Charlottetown. Hosts Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Brian Knox and Heartz Godkin feature a different guest each week offering the best in fiddle, traditional Maritime music and storytelling. Eddy Quinn and Keelin Wedge play June 27. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Canteen is operated by Holy Redeemer staff serving fresh baked pies, cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks. A 50/50 draw supports PEI charities and families in need. 902-569-1133, FB

Stanley Bridge Ceilidh with
The Arsenault Trio and Gary Chipman

Every Wednesday 

Louise Arsenault,  Helen Bergeron, Jonathan Arsenault — members of The Arsenault Trio (photo: submitted)The Arsenault Trio & Gary Chipman host Wednesday Ceilidhs from June 27–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.

Kitchen Ceilidh in the Nest

Every Thursday

Join the Kitchen Ceilidh from 6–8 pm on Thursdays at Eagle Nest Artists’ Landing. In the heart of North Rustico, the Nest welcomes Islanders and visitors alike to experience an authentic down–home good time. It’s like a house party without the prep work or the clean up. The venue is located at 7208 Rustico Road, North Rustico. Info: 902-388-6532, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Every Thursday beginning June 28

Michael PendergastSummer ceilidhs return to Stanley Bridge W.I.Hall in Stanley Bridge on Thurdays from June 28 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 Celtic and traditional music are: Tip Er Back—Allan Betts, Wade Murray, Clive Curry, Darlene Bradley (June 22); New Faces—Ward MacDonald w guests (June 29).

Emerald Ceilidh

Every Friday

Courtney Hogan (photo: Nancy J Hogan)Join Courtney Hogan this summer in welcoming high caliber PEI musicians to the stage at the Emerald Ceilidh. Kicking off the season on June 22 will be Fiddlers’ Sons. Keelin Wedge will be joining Courtney on June 29. Don’t miss this top Island Ceilidh at the Emerald Community Centre, on Friday at 7:30 pm. 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 and everyone is welcome to attend.

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. On Canada Day July 1 Richard will be performing for troops in Wainwright, Alberta. So on Jun 30 Gordon and Brad will be joined by Mark Haines. Fiddle, songs, surprises. Woo hoo! www.RWood.ca; www.GuernseyCove.ca; www.MySpace.com/bradfremlin

Winsloe United Church

June 22

A ceilidh concert will be held at Winsloe United Church on June 22. Host Dino Dunsford will be joined by Kelly Mooney and bare-footed fiddler Jason Campbell. Admission is at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm with music beginning at 7:30 pm. A light lunch is served. Church is located at 121 Winsloe Rd, Winsloe.

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