Author visits Montague book store for Saturday event
Courtney Hogan-Chandler is welcoming Eddy Quinn and John B. Webster from Fiddlers’ Sons to the Emerald Community Centre today at 7:30 p.m.
Since 1997, Quinn, Webster and Garth Matthews (whose fathers were all fiddle players), have formed the core of Fiddlers’ Sons. Their list of accomplishments has grown to rival that of any traditional music group in the Maritimes with numerous Music P.E.I. Awards and a reputation as one of the most popular groups around the Island. After years of playing with some of P.E.I.’s top fiddle players, Fiddlers’ Sons found a perfect fit with Hogan-Chandler.
“These guys can be a handful,” she jokes. “But I know every time I have the chance to get on stage with them, it’s going to be a fun time. They’re such a big part of the Island’s music scene and it’s so great to be part of such a talented group.”
Abigail Rogers and Denika Lefurgey from the Somerset Dance Studio will be dancing a few steps as well. Admission is at the door. The pub opens at 5:30 p.m. with food available food before the show. Visit www. courtneyhogan.com.
P.E.I. author Margaret A. Westlie bled relationships and reconciliation; Selkirk Settlers. two main protagonists, Molly of Meadow Bank will be greeting loneliness and community. Westlie also appeals to the and Gertrude, are both strong her readers and signing Yet she does so without imagination of those who are women with psychic gifts. books at A Good Book in Montague, bleakness or despair, presenting drawn to the supernatural and Molly’s sense of mischief and fun 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11. a realistic but hopeful portrayal occult by creating memorable keep the P.E.I. Paranormal novels
Westlie is the author of five of women able to draw on their characters, both worldly and entertaining not frightening. novels that take place on Prince own strengths to confront and other-worldly, who hunt the A Good Book is a newlyopened Edward Island, two of which triumph over adversity. She calls ghosts of contemporary Prince bookstore in Montague, have particularly close ties to the these novels Selkirk Stories to Edward Island and bring peace situated in the Down East Mall, MontaguBeaconsfield’sCarriageHouseMontaguearea:“Mattie’sStory”,honourherancestors,thetothosetroubledbythem.Her500MainSt., e. is the setting for a concert with based on a story told by her Island singer/songwriter John grandmother, and “Anna’s Secret”, Connolly on July 11, 7:30 p.m. based on the story of Anne
Recently Connolly has been Beaton’s Hollow. performing at Soulpepper Theatre Westlie (born MacLeod) is a in Toronto with Mike Ross as native of Halifax with close family part of their ongoing cabaret series ties to the Montague area. Her while continuing his work on father was born in Lyndale, while the development of Marathon of her mother is from Kinross. She Hope in Ontario. Closer to home, draws on her family heritage as a he co-created, was musical director descendant of Scottish settlers and starred in “Come All Ye” who arrived in the Maritimes in for The Charlottetown Festival 1803 to create compelling stories and was musical director of that engage her readers with real Snowbird, a Gene MacLellan issues in women’s lives. tribute concert. He has also released Her novels bring 19th century three albums, won five P.E.I. to life, presenting perennial P.E.I. Music Awards and is currently themes of women’s lives: marriage, recording new material. childbirth, and death; trou
“I love singing in the Carriage House,” says Connolly who has performed there a number of times over the years. “The warm acoustics and cozy surroundings create a relaxed concert atmosphere and I’m looking forward to performing again in one of my favourite venues.”
The Carriage House is at the corner of Kent and West streets in Charlottetown. Doors open at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available at intermission with proceeds in support of Beaconsfield Historic House. For full information, call 902-368-6603.