The show goes on

Char­lie Fraser will be missed at the Kaylee Hall

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

On Satur­day, the reg­u­lar weekly Pig n’ Whis­tle at the Kaylee Hall will take place with one ma­jor change - Char­lie Fraser, long-time owner­op­er­a­tor of this com­mu­nity estab­lish­ment, won’t be there to greet folks at the door.

Fraser died this past week and his fam­ily mem­bers, who have helped their dad with this busi­ness ven­ture for many years, have de­cided to con­tinue a long tra­di­tion of pro­vid­ing var­i­ous forms of en­ter­tain­ment at this ex­cel­lent fa­cil­ity.

Fraser’s fu­neral ser­vice, which was held on Mon­day, fea­tured mu­sic by peo­ple who have been play­ing at the hall for years.

Eddy Quinn, who has prob­a­bly done more shows than any­one else at this venue, per­formed two of his favourite songs, while Phase II band mem­bers Blaine Murphy, Pat King and Gerry Hickey ren­dered Hal­lelu­jah.

It was a time filled with mu­sic and fond mem­o­ries, and all of the mu­si­cians felt hon­oured to be a part of it.

In the en­ter­tain­ment world, they say “the show must go on”, and in re­sponse to the fam­ily’s re­quest, Phase II will again take the stage on Satur­day, 8-11 p.m., play­ing a mix­ture of rock ’n’ roll, coun­try and party tunes.

They’ll be sure to do a few of Fraser’s favourites as well. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

“Char­lie Fraser was and is a part of the fab­ric of this area of Prince Ed­ward Is­land,” says Hickey.

“He was a great com­mu­ni­tyinded per­son with a big heart, a won­der­ful sense of hu­mour and a gift for be­ing kind. The Kaylee Hall will con­tinue to op­er­ate, as the Fraser chil­dren seem to have in­her­ited many of their father’s fine qual­i­ties. I’m sure they will want to con­tinue the tra­di­tion es­tab­lished by their dad.”

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