New ceilidh at Stan­ley Bridge WI Hall

Dino Dunsford, Gary Chip­man per­form tonight and ev­ery Wed­nes­day in Au­gust

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY | ENTERTAINMENT -

Award win­ning P.E.I. mu­si­cians Dino Dunsford and Gary Chip­man are team­ing up to present a new ceilidh ev­ery Wed­nes­day with the next per­for­mance this evening at the Stan­ley Bridge WI Hall.

The ceilidh will run ev­ery Wed­nes­day in Au­gust. Tonight, long-time friends Alan “Postie” Con­nolly and Blair Coughlin will join them, as well as a step dancer.

The mu­sic will be lively, Mar­itime-flavoured and full of fid­dle tunes, sto­ries and tra­di­tional Prince Ed­ward Is­land step-danc­ing.

“Dino and I have been play­ing mu­sic to­gether for a lot of years, and this is the first ceilidh we’ve co-pre­sented,” says Chip­man. “You can ex­pect mu­sic rang­ing from Stompin’ Tom Con­nors to Rita MacNeill to Elvis.”

Both Chip­man and Dunsford are well-known to the P.E.I. mu­sic scene with many awards, ac­co­lades and record­ings to their credit. More re­cently, both mu­si­cians play reg­u­larly at var­i­ous ceilidhs, dance halls and fes­ti­vals across the Is­land.

The Ster­ling Women’s In­sti­tute op­er­ates the hall, which hosts ceilidhs six nights a week dur­ing the sum­mer months. The WI sup­ports many lo­cal char­i­ties, such as the QEH Foun­da­tion, and the ceilidhs are fundrais­ers for the hall.

The hall is air-con­di­tioned, and there will be straw­ber­ries and ice cream for sale at in­ter­mis­sion.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is at the door. The hall is lo­cated at 4897 St. Mary’s Road, Stan­ley Bridge

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Dino Dunsford, left, and Gary Chip­man will present a ceilidh ev­ery Wed­nes­day through­out Au­gust at the Stan­ley Bridge Hall

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