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CEILIDHS/JAMBOREES/ KITCHEN PARTIES
Eddy Quinn and John Webster from Fiddlers’ Sons join Courtney Hogan-Chandler for a ceilidh July 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Emerald Community Centre. Visit www.courtneyhogan.ca or call 902-675-3593. The Ceilidh at the Irish Hall features fiddler Ward MacDonald, Will Woodson on small pipes, Cape Breton fiddler Chrissy Crowley and Zakk Cormier, guitar, July 10, 8 p.m., 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown. There’s a 50/50 draw and a light lunch at intermission. Tickets are $10. Call 902-5663273 or go to www.benevolent irishsocietyofpei.com.
A ceilidh is at the Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner, Fridays, 8 p.m. Admission is $5. All are welcome to this familyfriendly event.
Summerside Legion kitchen party is at the Legion on Notre Dame Street, July 11, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy fiddling and country music.
A ceilidh is Friday at St. Peters Circle Club, St. Peters, 8-11 p.m., with local entertainment. Admission is $4 with a 50/draw and lunch. Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin present their
World Class Kitchen Party at the WI Hall in Stanley Bridge Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Admission is at the door. A 50/50 draw supports local WI projects. Seats can be reserved at Gordon@GuernseyCove.ca.
Belfast Rec Centre ceilidh is at the Belfast Rec Centre, July 11, 8 p.m. Admission is $5. There’s a 50/50 draw, door prize and lunch. Call Dale Campbell, 902-659-2554.
Irish music session is Sundays, 25 p.m., at the Old Triangle, 89 University Ave., Charlottetown, with fiddler Roy Johnstone. The first hour is a slow session. Visit www.royjohnstone.com/ fiddlessons.
A ceilidh is at the Hunter River Lions Club, July 12, 7 p.m., with Sheila and Ross Harrington, Shirley Doiron, Tony Smith, Gordon Blacquire, Bryson Guptill and Lyle Clarke, Trevor Wade McInnis and Ted and Joan Morey. There’s lunch and a 50/50 draw. Admission is $5.
Sunday Night Shenanigans, hosted by Judy MacLean at the York Community Centre, July 12, 7 p.m., welcomes Lester MacPherson, Susan Campbell with Peter Burke, Jason Campbell, the Judy MacLean Dancers (Kristyn Visser) and Emmett DeCoursey. There is also a 50/50 draw, a light lunch and artists CDs available. Tickets are at the door at 6 p.m. Call 902566-5545. The wheelchair accessible centre is on Route 25 in York. Sunday Night Shenanigans supports the QEH Foundation.
The Sunday Night Hootenanny is Sundays, 7:30 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Brackley Beach Community Centre with Gary Chipman, Billy Roy Murnaghan, Niall MacKay, Doug MacEwen, Heartz Godkin, Brian Knox and Jordan Chowen. Admission is at the door with a 50/50 draw in support of cystic fibrosis. The air-conditioned venue has a canteen and is wheelchair accessible. Call Marsha, 902-3141865 or follow on Facebook at Gary Chipman & Friends Music. St. Margaret’s Sunday night kitchen party is July 12, 8 p.m. Music is by Peter and Kevin Chaisson and Urban MacAdam. There will also be a 50/50 draw, door prizes, lunch and an open mike opportunity. Admission is $8.
Winsloe United Church
fundraising ceilidh is July 13, 7:30 p.m. Host Larry Campbell and the house band will be joined by Susan Campbell and Peter Burke. The church is at 121 Winsloe Rd.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served and tickets are $10 at the door.
Heartbeat Ceilidh is Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Brackley Beach Community Centre. Enjoy fiddling, singing and dancing by talented young Islanders. Admission is at the door. A P.E.I. Hooley is at Avonlea Village, Cavendish, featuring Gary Chipman and friends Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., with Chipman, Rodney Savidant, Brad Fremlin, Blair Coughlin and Jordan Chowen. Guests are Pat King and Dino Dunsford on July 13 and Kaitlyn Gallant on July 15. Enjoy Don Messer-style fiddling, music and step-dancing. Doors open at 7 p.m. with admission at the door and a 50/50 draw for cystic fibrosis. Call Marsha, 902-314-1865 or follow Gary Chipman & Friends Music.
Ross family ceilidh with Danielle Ross, Stephanie Ross and Johnny Ross with their mother, Dorothy Ross is Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Stanley Bridge Hall, Routes 6 and 224 near Cavendish. Strawberries and ice cream are available. Admission is at the door. Contact 1-866-298-8244 or www.rossfamily.ca. Ceilidhs at Eastern Kings Community Centre are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Tea/coffee and biscuits and jam will be available. The building is air-conditioned. A P.E.I. Hooley is at Avonlea Village in Cavendish with Gary Chipman and friends Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., with Dino Dunsford, Billy Roy Murnaghan, Pat King, Blair Coughlin and Jordan Chowen. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is at the door. There’s a 50/50 draw for cystic fibrosis. Call Marsha, 902-3141865 or go to Facebook, Gary Chipman & Friends Music.
Dunes n' Tunes, a seaside ceilidh with Maritime music and stepdancing hosted by Johnny Ross with Peggy Clinton, Jordan LeClair, Nathan Condon and Rachel Duncan, is Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Brackley Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Point Rd. Admission is at the door. Contact 902-6592137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Belfast kitchen party and
ceilidh are July 14, 8 p.m., at the Belfast Rec Centre, with Janice and Joseph Hebert and Urban McAdam and the house band members Stirling Wight, Ivan Nicholson, Robert Cain and George Docherty All entertainers are welcome. There will be a 50/50 draw, door prizes and a light lunch. All proceeds are in aid of the Belfast Rec Centre. There is an open invitation to all ages to participate. Ceilidhs are Tuesday nights to the end of September.
A ceilidh is at the Bedeque United Church Hall on July 14, 7:30 p.m. The group Not All There will provide the entertainment. Admission is $6; a light lunch will be served.
Toe Tappin' Tunes 'n Tales is at the Britannia Hall, 816 Canada Rd., Route 178, Tyne Valley, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. On July 14, enjoy the house band, Dori MacLean, a child’s group (to be confirmed), Patti Gillis Carol Rybinski and Margie McGrath and ‘Dunromin’ (Harold Noye, Vans Bryant and Marnie Noye). This informal ceilidh is arranged by the West Country Historical Society Inc. in support of the Bideford Parsonage Museum and in co-operation with the Britannia Hall. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $3 for students. MacKinnon Homestead Scottish
ceilidh concerts are at the MacKinnon Homestead Grounds, 31228 Route 2, Richmond (24 km west of Summerside), Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., with bagpipes, piano, fiddle, accordion, songs and lots more, as well as a canteen, a tartan display and raspberries with ice cream. Call 902-854-3513 or 902-854-2245.
Ceilidh in the City is Wednesdays at the Murchison Centre, 15/17 St. Pius X Ave., Charlottetown, hosted by Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Heartz Godkin and Brian Knox and featuring East Coast Kitchen Party with Joey, Julian and Annie Kitson , July 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. show. All proceeds from the canteen, 50/50 draw and facility rental go directly toward supporting the P.E.I. Canadian Mental Health Association.
A ceilidh is sponsored by the Silver Threads Seniors Club at the club, 78 Main St., Souris, Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m., featuring local
music and a lunch. Admission is $5 with funds raised going towards club projects.
Malpeque ceilidhs are Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Malpeque WI Hall, Route 20, Malpeque, with Celtic/Maritime music, fun and stories hosted by Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan, along with Nathan Condon, Shane Pendergast and Veronica Murray. Enjoy Island strawberries and ice cream at intermission. Admission: adults - $12; children under 12 - $6. A portion of proceeds is donated to a local charity.
Brackley Beach Fiddle and Song, hosted by Jon Matthews and Sheila MacKenzie, is Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Brackley Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Point Rd. on Route 15. It features special guests each week. Admission is cash only at the door, with a 50/50 draw and canteen service.
Lot 7 ceilidhs are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., with entertainment on July 16 provided by Old Doctor Young and Frankie MacGregor. Admission is at the door with lunch served.
Join a variety of hosts, including Sheila FitzPatrick, Ward MacDonald, Aaron Crane and Cynthia MacLeod, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., at the Old Triangle, Charlottetown, for an informal, acoustic traditional music session. Players and dancers are welcome.
Stanley Bridge ceilidhs are Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Stanley Bridge WI Hall, routes 6 and 224, Stanley Bridge, with Celtic/Maritime music, fun and stories hosted by Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan, along with Nathan Condon, Shane Pendergast and Veronica Murray. Enjoy Island strawberries and ice cream at intermission. Admission: adults - $12; children under 12 - $6. A portion of proceeds is donated to a local charity.
Leon Gallant & Friends are at Stanley Bridge Hall Fridays and Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. The Alan Dowling Trio presents a night of blues, funk and jazz with Ian Toms, Deryl Gallant and Alan Dowling, July 10, 8 p.m., at the St. Peters Courthouse Theatre, St. Peters Bay. Admission is at the door. Call 902-961-3636 or check out www.courthousetheatre.ca. Beaconsfield Historic House presents well-known Island singer/songwriter John Connolly in a solo acoustic show on July 11, 7:30 p.m., in Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, corner of Kent and West streets, Charlottetown. Admission is at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available at intermission with proceeds in support of Beaconsfield Historic House. For more information, call 902-368-6603. A tribute concert for Garnet
Buell is at Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, 271 Macphail Park Rd., Orwell, July 12, 2 p.m., to thank Buell for support of the homestead as well as to many worthy causes all over eastern P.E.I. Entertainers will include Buell and the Singing Islanders, the MacDonald Sisters, Marion Bruce, Marie MacIntyre, Michael O’Connor and Glen MacDonald. Admission is $10, which includes a 50/50 draw and a lunch. A basket will be available for cards and/or donations for Buell. This is a fundraiser for Macphail Homestead. Come early and enjoy the Sunday brunch before the concert.
The Summer Concert Series is at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall, Sundays, 7 p.m. On July 12 performers are Julien Robichaud, Katherine Moller, Nathan Carragher, Katie Kerr, Melissa Gallant, Les Pieds Rythmés (Renée Gardiner, Loren Enman, Mélodie Jordan, Bryanna Sharky), Janelle Gardiner and Lydia Enman. There’s a 50/50 draw and a canteen. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members, $4 for students, free for pre-schoolers. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
A Touch of Country, a group of musicians from P.E.I. and New Brunswick who play traditional good old country music, will take the stage July 12, 7 p.m., at the Star of The Sea Senior’s Club, North Rustico. There will be guests, an open mike, a 50/50 draw and a light lunch. Other performances this week are July 13 - St. Luke’s Hall, O'Leary; July 14 - Munn’s Road Community Centre; and July 15 - Murray Christian Centre, Kensington. A portion of the admission will go to the venue. Sunday Night Hoedown Concert Series continues with Joe Hynes and Keelin Wedge joining hosts Peggy Clinton and Johnny Ross on July 12, 7:30 p.m., at Souris Live’s Centre Stage, 14 Hebrew Ave., Souris. Tickets are at sourisliveinc. com, at Evergreen Café, 95 Main St., Souris, or call 902-687-1521. Gallery 18 in New London presents a unique summer music show, Island Songbook – local songs and stories of Prince Edward Island, Mondays, 7:30 p.m. The host is Island entertainer Michael Pendergast. It is in the Carriage House on the Gallery 18 property. For information or reserved seating, call 902-886-3201. A bluegrass and old time country music concert with Derek Brennan of Pembroke, Ont., formerly from western P.E.I., and friends, is July 13 at the Summerside Legion, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Open mike performers, 7:30-8 p.m., are admitted free. Stay for a jam after the concert.
Treble at the Corner, featuring
Treble with Girls, is Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Orwell Corner Village’s historic community hall. Enjoy traditional music, fiddling and vocals with Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie and Norman Stewart. There is also a 50/50 draw and lemonade and ice cream at intermission. Orwell Corner is at 7 Old Uigg Rd., just off the TransCanada Highway in Orwell. Call 902-651-8515. Kay Arsenault and friends will be entertaining in the gazebo at the waterfront in Montague on July 15, 6-8 p.m. If it rains, it will be held inside the building.
Noontime summer recital is July 15, 12:10-12:50 p.m., at the Kirk of St. James, 35 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown, with Hannah Rollwage and Frances McBurnie, featuring music by Bach, Saint-Saens, DuParc and others. Admission is free with donations to the Kirk Choral Scholarship program.