Pete Richards takes stage at the Trailside
Pete Richards will be taking a break from running P.E.I.’s monthly arts and entertainment magazine to play a rare show at the Trailside in Mount Stewart this evening.
A guitarist and songwriter, he will be performing songs from a new, upcoming album to be released in the fall, as well as a few songs from his debut album, “The Women All Were Dancing” which he released in 2015.
He will be joined by Matt Bridges on drums and Isaac Williams on bass, with a special guest or two jumping up on stage.
“It has been great to see Pete performing his songs live,” says owner Pat Deighan. “A lot of diferent musical styles mixed together (and) very interesting to see performed live.”
Tickets are available at www. trailside.ca, Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.
The Ceilidh at the Irish Hall welcomes Island son Michael Pendergast and his group, The Pendy’s, on Friday, June 15.
The musicians include Pendergast on accordion, accompanied on vocals by his son, Shane Pendergast, and his uncle, Tom McSwiggan, originally from County Tyrone, Ireland.
The group’s featured fiddler is brother-in-law Andy Doucette, making the performance a real family affair.
The evening will include a medley of traditional Irish music and time-honoured Maritime music, always with a few funny stories thrown into the mix.
There will also be a 50/50 draw and a light lunch during the intermission.
The ceilidh takes place at the Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door with children 12 and under, $5. For information, call 902-314-8840.