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Gallant, Deryl

Gallant, Deryl

Living with Music
August 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

Just a few short years ago, Deryl Gallant had packed away his musical instruments and paused his life as a musician. With a full-time job, a busy young family, and his wife Elizabeth in an accelerated educational program, he chose not to make time for music. This year, after several years, as he says, “inching his way back in” to the music
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Zavo, Haley

Zavo, Haley

Hometown Proud
July 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

I am so privileged to get to come home—really home,” says Haley (Batchilder) Zavo, eyes alight but brimming with emotion. Not only has she come home to PEI, but to her hometown of Georgetown, where she has joined her young family to her parents’ household and is running the King’s Playhouse she grew up in.

“It’s nice to come to your hometown
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Reesor, Alan

Reesor, Alan

Light Chord
June 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

Dr. Alan Reesor first played the organ for a full church service when he was just 15 and got a call that “Mrs. Dobson was sick, and could he play?” As a youth, he climbed in church windows to practise the organs until he could negotiate front-door access, and he cut grass and shovelled snow to raise enough money for a reed organ for his bedroom. He
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Geddes, Mark

Geddes, Mark

A Musical Home
May 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

In April, Mark “Lefty” Geddes arrived at East Coast Music Week in St. John’s, NL, straight off a five-week tour of Australia with Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. The roots musicians toured their energetic show through Australian outback towns in Australia’s own version of a Festival of Small Halls tour—inspired by PEI’s own Festival of Small
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Gracey–Stewart, Kate

Gracey–Stewart, Kate

A piece of the puzzle
April 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

What kind of business acumen does working in arts administration get you? Ask Kate Gracey-Stewart. The busy mother of three with an eye for detail can tell you that in an arts non-profit, where “it’s all hands on deck all the time,” the opportunity is there to learn everything.

“The line I use all the time,” Kate says of the joy of
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Scott, Suzanne

Scott, Suzanne

Taking a Shot
March 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

Suzanne Scott has just had a photo taken as part of a PEI Business Women’s Association partnership with photographer Rachel Peters to give Island women entrepreneurs up-to-date professional headshots. Suzanne needed “multiple outfits,” to portray her multiple sides: an outfit to show “the casual laidback professional that being a potter is,” and “a
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Fitzpatrick, Sheila

Fitzpatrick, Sheila

Living Tradition
February 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

What makes the Maritimes unique? According to the new organization CLEF, the Celtic Learning and Education Foundation, it’s the living tradition of Celtic music and culture that enlivens the community from the kitchen party to the ceilidh.

As co-founder, fiddler Sheila FitzPatrick expresses it, “CLEF wants to make sure every generation gets
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Gallant, Adam

Gallant, Adam

Sounds Amazing
January 2015 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

Every day I watch a movie, and I would never go back to watching movies the way I used to,” says musician and record producer and film sound designer Adam Gallant. “I can watch a really bad movie and really enjoy it—if it has incredible sound design and special effects.”

Out of his home and his dedicated recording studio, The Hill Sound Studio,
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