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Choral workshop weekend

Vocal coach Paul Grambo (London, Ontario), accompanied by composer Leo Marchildon, will present two  [ ... ]

Art Camps

Register now for full-day or half-day art camps at the Confederation Centre of the Arts for ages 4 t [ ... ]

The Shed Sessions

The Shed Sessions
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

A shed in Oakar Myint’s backyard has been revamped into a tiny music venue, which is now the home of the Shed Sessions PEI studio. It’s probably the smallest venue in town where you can experience the wide-reaching sounds of Island musicians.

The idea was conjured up by Vinod Ramachandra while he was watching NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts on Youtube. “This could be a
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Racoon Bandit celebrate 10th anniversary

Charlottetown music scene favourites Racoon Bandit are celebrating 10 years as a group this summer and are poised to release two new singles.

To mark a decade of Island indie-rock, Racoon Bandit are releasing a split-single of songs — "Tattered Star" and "Modern Life" — with music videos for each. On July 6, the group will also hit the deck at Fishbone’s for an “old-school burner of a
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Indian River Festival

Indian River Festival
July artist lineup celebrates summer on PEI

Indian River Festival, now in it’s 23rd year includes the best in folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional, and contemporary music all in the fine acoustics of Historic St. Mary’s Church, Indian River.

July’s lineup of artists includes: July 6 at 7:30 pm Michael Kaeshammer trio boogie woogie jazz piano (in partnership with Yamaha Canada
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Ask Her To Dance: A PEI Trad Album

Ask Her To Dance: A PEI Trad Album
Ward MacDonald

Island fiddler Ward MacDonald has released a new album entitled Ask Her To Dance: A PEI Trad Album.

Many of the fiddle tunes are originals by Ward with additional covers of songs by Jerry Holland, Kevin Chaisson, Nick vanOuwerkerk, Jimmy Banks, Sara Simpson, Brenda Stubbert, Gideon Stove, Donald Riddell, Charles Grant, Fred Morrison, John Morris Rankin along with some traditional
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Rule 62

Rule 62
Whitney Rose

Rule 62, which has its origins in an excerpt from Alcoholics Anonymous’ Tradition Four—“Don’t Take Yourself Too Damn Seriously,” is the title of Whitney Rose’s album of the same name.

Just after releasing South Texas Suite, a tribute to Austin, Texas, Whitney Rose headed to Nashville, where she began recording at BlackBird Studio A with The Mavericks’ Raul Malo and co-producer Niko
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Peakes Wharf Concerts

Peakes Wharf summer concert series is a free outdoor concert on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront that takes place 7 afternoons and 7 nights a week (all shows weather permitting). There is a wide variety of local entertainers including: The Kitsons, Kendall Docherty, Gord Belsher & Richard Wood, Dave Connolly, Jon Matthews, Gord & Todd, Dave Woodside, Katie McGarry, Dino & Judy,
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Lennie travels on

Lennie travels on
Taking a break from Searching

After four seasons presenting over 140 performances of his musical, Searching For Abegweit, which celebrates everything PEI through his songs and stories, Island singer songwriter Lennie Gallant decided to put the show into dry dock while he works on other projects.

Says Gallant. ‘‘So many fans of the show told me they had planned to bring more family and friends to
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Retake in Nova Scotia

PEI barbershop quartet, Retake, recently appeared as a guest artist with the Caledonian Orchestra in Stellarton and Truro, NS. The Orchestra recently completed its Spring Tour 2018 Scottish Variety Shows. The quartet is comprised of baritone Anne Crosby, tenor Raye Trainor, bass Sherry McGuigan, and lead Joanne Ings all of Charlottetown. Contact them at This email address is being protected from
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Recitals at the Kirk

Recitals at the Kirk
Summer series of choral and vocal music

The series of summer recitals at the Kirk of St. James offers a variety of choral and vocal music. The Kirk is at 35 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown. Most recitals will be about 40 minutes long. 

Barachois perform at 7:30 pm June 30. The artists will be Audrey-Anne Asselin, soprano (Dolbeau, QC), Camille Brault, mezzo-soprano (Paris), Joé
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Some Upcoming Events

Up in Smoke

Productions in Summerside and Charlottetown for Feast 40th Tuesday–Saturday
Rodd Charlottetown
Brot [ ... ]

Reignited again

Island musicians interpret decades of pop music at Watermark July 22, August 5, August 19
Watermark  [ ... ]

Pi la mère marmotte

Acadian dinner theatre in Abram Village Wednesdays & Thursdays
Acadian Musical Village This sum [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music lover

Profile: Debbie Atkinson by Jane Ledwell Debbie Atkinson volunteered for the first East Coast Musi [ ... ]

Current Collective

A new artisan shop at Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside features work by local creatives The New  [ ... ]

Great Canadian Ride

The 6th annual Great Canadian Ride/La Grande Traversée concluded in Charlottetown June 15. The Grea [ ... ]