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Queens County Music Festival entries ope...

The 2018 Queens County Music Festival will take place April 23–May 4 at select locations in Charlo [ ... ]

2018 Women in Business Symposium

The 2018 Women in Business Symposium is an event for Island women in business to develop their leade [ ... ]

Music venue in North Rustico

Eagle Nest Artists’ Landing, in the heart of North Rustico, is a house style concert venue for local and emerging artists. The cozy setting can accommodate up to 50 people in an open round roof setting. Their vision is to provide and opportunity for local musicians and performers to share their talent. The venue is host to music lessons, community fundraisers, gatherings, live music
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Music PEI Week lineup announced

Music PEI Week lineup announced

Music PEI has announced the lineup for Credit Union Music PEI Week this month. Taking place in Charlottetown’s downtown core, the five-day festival will run January 24–28 and will celebrate the best of Island music with shows at various venues featuring many of the 2018 Music PEI Award nominees and a couple of special guests. 

The Kick-off Party at The Alley will start things off on January
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School Break

School Break
Profile: Nikkie Gallant

by Jane Ledwell

Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when she went back in 2008. Her last award-winning singer-songwriter album came out in 2005. Three years later she started with business school, with the idea to support her music better. Ten years, a couple of diplomas, a degree, some library courses, some cultural resource management courses, and so on,
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FSHKILL

FSHKILL

Talking Bands
by Evan James Ceretti

Fish kills have been documented for decades on PEI. There have been 29 recorded kills since 2000, 72% of which pesticides were the probable cause. A Charlottetown-based band wants to inform the public about what’s happening on PEI.

FSHKLL is Brad Deighan (lead vocals), Devin Krauskopf (lead guitar, vocals), Lee Clarke (rhythm guitar, vocals), Colin MacIsaac
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Baby God

Baby God
Baby God

Baby God has released their debut self-titled album digitally.

Baby God is “a charming mess of indierock, alt-country and folk” say band members Andrew Murray and Nathan Gill. You may know Andrew from his time with English Words and Wildcat and Nathan from Two Hours Traffic and the North Lakes. This project finds the two songwriters away from home having left various relationships and
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Kings County Music Festival

The Kings County Music Festival is looking for young musicians to consider entering their festival which takes place in early May. The Festival offers classes in piano, voice, instrumental, and choral (school and community) for all levels, beginner to advanced. Guidelines, list of classes, and entry form can be found at www.peikiwanismusicfestival.ca/kings-county/.

The Kings County Music Festival
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Indiegogo for Erin Costelo

Erin Costelo will spend 10 days in January 2018 in rural Nova Scotia producing her 5th studio album, and is asking for help to fund the album and accompanying documentary film. Joining Erin to document the creative process and to translate it into a documentary film, is JUNO-award winner Amelia Curran.

Erin has challenged herself to create this record in 10 days and has assembled a cracking band
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Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards

The Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society presented their 33rd Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards this past fall. Several Prince Edward Islanders were honoured with awards. Janet McGarry & Wildwood received the award for Gospel Performance of the Year. Serge Bernard was named Promoter of the Year. Shirley Smedley Jay was presented with a Lifetime Membership to the Downeast
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Back Alley evolves

Back Alley evolves
Landmark Charlottetown music store re-locates to Queen Street

In 1992 a new, alternative music store opened up a back alley off Kent Street in Charlottetown. Founder Chas Guay called it Back Alley Discs and sold music that reflected his wide knowledge and hip taste. 

After a few years Chas found a street-level location on University Avenue. He ran Back Alley there until 2005 but by that time
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Practicing art

Practicing art
Profile: Glen Strickey

by Jane Ledwell

Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-year-old that some of his uncle’s Sunday afternoon jam-session guests, who welcomed him to play saxophone with them, were world-famous musicians like Oscar Peterson or Oliver Jones.

It may be Saturday nights in Charlottetown, rather than Sundays in Cape Breton, but Glen still plays his saxophone with
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Some Upcoming Events

Erin Costelo

February 2
The Pourhouse The Trailside Music Café & Inn presents Erin Costelo at The Pourhouse, [ ... ]

Copper Bottom Brewery presents

Meaghan Blanchard and Dana Sipos  January 25
Copper Bottom Brewery  Meaghan Blanchard and [ ... ]

Tune In Next Week

You choose the artist—Chris Corrigan and Jon Rehder will play the music Sundays
Baba's Lounge  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Practicing art

Profile: Glen Strickey by Jane Ledwell Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-yea [ ... ]

Christmases past

Charlottetown celebrates with historic photo exhibit The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the h [ ... ]

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]