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Volunteer Awards

Employment and Social Development Canada is launching a call for nominations for Canada’s Voluntee [ ... ]

eForcePEI.ca

eForcePEI.ca is a government funded initiative that aims to enhance the training capabilities o [ ... ]

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs Joee Adams and Chris Pride have spearheaded a side project intended to give Canada’s independent artists a spotlight. Originally starting out as a weekly-ish podcast focusing solely on East coast, the show has now been reinvented with a renewed sense of purpose, vigor and things of that nature.

“The idea
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Canada 150

Canada 150
PEI Symphony Orchestra

During the April 15 final concert of its 50th anniversary season, the PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) will release its first CD in the orchestra’s 50-year history. Canada 150 is a live recording of a special concert with the same name, which took place on November 19, 2017 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Under the direction of Maestro Mark Shapiro, the orchestra was
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Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck
Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck is taking a big leap in her musical career—this time, all on her own. CBC Searchlight finalist success in 2013 sparked a recording and touring journey for Rachel and sister Amy as The Beck Sisters.

 It led to performances at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Royal Visit to Canada, singing with
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Your Masterpiece

Your Masterpiece
Jenni & The Hummingbird

Jenni & The Hummingbird has released her debut EP, Your Masterpiece, with reviews by The East, Exclaim! and Nu Music Group. Jenni & The Hummingbird will hold a release show at The Trailside Music Café & Inn in Mount Stewart on May 27 where she will perform Your Masterpiece music with The Atlantic String Machine.

A singer-songwriter from Charlottetown,
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42nd Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival

42nd Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival

Big Field Traditions, 3rd generation organisers of the 42nd Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival and Music Camp, recently made their first artist announcement for this year’s festival, held annually on the third weekend of July.

Held in Rollo Bay July 13–15, the 2018 edition will include home-grown favourites Vishtèn, PEI adoptee Irish Mythen, The Chaisson Family, Richard Wood, and Kindle (a reunion
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Home Routes needs venues

If you love music, entertaining for friends and family and have a home (or other non-traditional space) that can hold 25 people or more, you can be a volunteer host with Home Routes. Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the Winnipeg-based house concert network, expands next fall with the Atlantic Series. The search is on for volunteer hosts to help build the network in Atlantic Canada. To get involved
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DJ Ruby Booms

DJ Ruby Booms
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Crystal Kennedy is a minority in the Charlottetown music scene. She’s one of the very few—maybe the only—female DJ’s on PEI. “I would love for there to be more of us. I kind of stand alone.” From a young age, her interest in electronic music slowly developed while listening to hip hop. “I was fortunate that my parents didn’t really limit what I listened to. They
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Pipe & Pizza

Pipe & Pizza
Program to introduce youth to pipe organ

Organist Leo Marchildon invites any youth or young adults who wish to learn more about the pipe organ to come and visit the loft of St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown, at noon on April 28 for a program designed to showcase the capabilities of this machine. 

Following a mini organ concert featuring music from Bach to Star Wars, attendees will have an
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Master Class

Master Class
With french horn star Louis-Phillipe Marsolais

The upcoming final concert of the PEI Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season on April 15 will be featuring performances by Montreal-based french horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais. Marsolais will also offer a free brass player masterclass at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Steele Recital Hall in Charlottetown on April 13 at 7 pm.
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New singles

A number of PEI musicians have released new singles from current or upcoming projects. The Royal North has released “Leave the Light On.” Dylan Menzie new single, “A Whiter Shade of Pale, Vol. 2” is available. A new song from Logan Richard is “Halfway to Go” from an album in progress. Sorrey has released “Go Get Ahead” from the group’s upcoming LP, due out later this year.

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Some Upcoming Events

Legends

April 27
Harbourfront Theatre Paquette Productions Presents: Legends Show featuring Elvis Presley (P [ ... ]

Author reading: Steve Luttrell

May 25 at 7:30 pm
UPEI Faculty Lounge Steve Luttrell is an internationally-recognized poet and a for [ ... ]

The Insult

May 11–13 & 18–19
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, violence
Dir: Ziad Doueiri, France/Lebano [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Mission accomplished

Local hip-hop scene showcased at Bon Voyage EP release party Submitted by Tyler Knockwood A huge t [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley auditions

ACT: A Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for it's upcoming production of Rainbow Valley, a [ ... ]

ZZ TOP in Summerside

ZZ TOP are bringing The Tonnage Tour to Credit Union Place in Summerside on August 14.  Billy  [ ... ]