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2024 SEASON

In one of the most picturesque villages in PEI, a double-bill of two gifted songwriters awaits in Kings County. 

Grenadian-Canadian Kaia Kater's jazz fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from NPRs Tiny Desk, Rolling Stone and The Guardian.  Also known for her work in film music, this singing banjo player has a Canadian Screen Award and was long listed for the Polaris Prize in 2019.  

Abigail Lapell hails from Toronto and has two Canadian Folk Music awards to her name and a #1 song on Canadian folk radio.  With powerhouse vocals and songs that 'stop you in your tracks', this folk singer-songwriter will leave an impression. 

Join these two women of song in beautiful St. Peter's! 

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

7:30 pm showtime

6:45 pm doors open

Tickets:  $30. 

available via www.smallhalls.com

              OR at Moonlight Bay Crafts & Gifts at the

Shops at St. Peter's Landing (this location is cash only for tickets)

DENNIS ELLSWORTH

Friday June 28th, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25 + HST

Dennis Ellsworth is a songwriter, performer, sideman, and record producer from Charlottetown, PEI.  His interest in songwriting began in high school, filling notebooks with lyrics and poems.  He grew up on the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, Kris Kristofferson, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.  His tastes evolved in grade 6 and he began buying cassettes and CDs with whatever money he had.  His music collection is way out of control at the moment.  

Over the years he has collaborated with Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize from Skydiggers, Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip, Joel Plaskett, Donovan Woods, Rose Cousins, John Smith, and David Barbe.

Dennis' music has appeared in television shows for CBC, Netflix, HBO, and in the award-winning film, The New Romantic.  Ellsworth has released two full length albums with his previous group Haunted Hearts, an album as a duo with Kinley Dowling, Two EP's and ten full length solo albums, and a record with his newest group, The Moneygoround.   He released a solo record, Modern Hope in November of 2023 on Tonic Records.  

Summerside, PEI's Nathan Wiley first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut Bottom Dollar, which won the East Coast Music Award for Alternative Album of the Year, and was chosen by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten albums of 2002.  His blend of classic sounds with a modern, slightly world weary perspective struck a chord with listeners, as songs full of subtle melodies and lyrics addressing those unquenchable yearnings inside all of us wormed their way into their ears.  In the years that followed, Wiley has made good on the promise of Bottom Dollar with the ECMA-winning sophomore album High Low (2004), the Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced effort, The City Destroyed Me (2007), Bandits (2015) and most recently Modern Magic, which took home Music PEI's 'album of the year' and 'songwriter of the year' as well as another ECMA nomination.  Nathan recently scored the feature film, Nightblooms and has shared the stage with artists like Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Matt Mays, Ron Sexsmith and many more, while his work has appeared on tv, film and stage. 

NATHAN WILEY

Saturday July 6th, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25. + HST

HARMONIX

Saturday July 13th, 2024

Showtime 7:30pm

Tickets $25. + HST

Harmonix was formed in December 2019 when Island

A Cappella members Heather Williams (Lead), Sherry McGuigan (Bass), Mim Wood (Tenor), and Kelly Mullaly (Baritone) discovered they shared a passion for blending their voices, enhancing their barbershop singing skills, and having fun in the process.

Each member brings a unique musical background to the quartet, making their collaboration rich and dynamic.  This diversity allows them to create an engaging and entertaining experience for audiences who appreciate

four - part a cappella music in the barbershop style.

Harmonix has enjoyed performing for audiences of all sizes in venues ranging from outdoor stages to the Northumberland Ferry! 

The Four Hoarsemen, PEI's newest men's barbershop quartet, will be joining Harmonix as 'special guests' for a part of this evening's entertainment.

 WELCOME TO THE ISLAND - HERE'S YOUR FIDDLE! 

featuring MARK HAINES & BRAD FREMLIN

Saturday July 20th, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25. + HST

Mark Haines' musical career spans forty-five years and counting!  Over that time he has performed in bands and theatre productions and as a solo artist .  His touring has taken him across Canada and the US, to  Britain, Sweden and as far afield as Taiwan.  Mark is a multi-instrumentalist and enjoys a roots approach to all his music.  He is a consummate musician, a gifted entertainer and a successful educator.

Brad Fremlin is a multi-instrumentalist gifted on classical piano, Scottish Highland snare drum, assorted percussion instruments and believe it or not - the saw!  Brad has studied classical piano and has taught and performed numerous shows at The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre in Summerside PEI.  He has toured Britain with Island fiddler Richard Wood, and also performs at festivals, pubs and theatres.

Mark & Brad will be drawing on all their talents, experience and skills to bring you an energetic, engaging and entertaining show.  This show will be a presentation of familiar fiddle tunes and fiddle based songs that will give audiences a hearty helping of Island flavours!

THE BESSIE CARRUTHERS STUDY CLUB

TWO SHOWS:

Thursday July 25th, 2024  

Showtime 7 pm

 & Sunday July 28th, 2024  MATINEE

Showtime 2pm 

Tickets $25. + HST

It's August 1919, and local Women's Institute activist, Miss Bessie Carruthers of Kent Street in Charlottetown, has a very special guest for her weekly Study Club gathering:  British musician, composer and renowned suffragette, Miss Ethel Smyth. 

While this is a fictional event, the characters are based on actual women.  Bessie Carruthers played an important role in persuading political leaders of the era to grant women the right to vote on PEI.  

Produced by local company Pirate Jenny Productions, The Bessie Carruthers Study Club stars Suzanne Campbell as the titular suffragette with Jennifer King as English composer Ethel Smyth.  Mezzo-soprano Suzanne Campbell teaches singing to students of all ages, appears as a frequent soloist around the Island, and sings as a member of the award-winning women's vocal ensemble, Sirens, who recently won Choral Recording of the Year at the 2023 ECMAs.  Halifax based Jennifer King is a pianist, educator, host of Cecilia Concerts Sensory Accessible Concert series at Halifax's Central Library and a recording artist.  Her latest recording, O Mistress Moon:  Canadian Edition was the recipient of the 2023 ECMA Classical Recording of the Year.  This play performance also won PEI's Heritage Recognition Award for 2024.

  " a playfully thoughtful and amusing look back at women's earlier struggles, made more appealing by the Campbell/King duo's fine singing and King's formidable piano skills.  Their slate of period tunes includes several audience sing-along numbers, making the show more immersive and fun."

           - Sean McQuaid, The Buzz 

Blue Anderson is made up of seasoned musicians each adding their own experience and flavour for a unique sound.  Core members Alisa and Darrell Anderson are finally bringing their unique styles together for an elegant performance of original and timeless Jazz and Blues classics from the 1930's to today.

With Alisa's enchanting vocals and stylish guitar, and Darrell's expert bass licks and solid grooves, Blue Anderson is pushing musical boundaries and evoking an emotional journey through scenes of romantic nostalgia that everyone can relate to!   

BLUE ANDERSON

Saturday July 27th, 2024

Showtime 7:30pm

Tickets $25. + HST

LIAM CORCORAN

Friday August 9th, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25. + HST

Liam Corcoran is a singer-songwriter based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  He first earned acclaim as the lead singer of indie-pop band Two Hours Traffic, but since 2015 he has been releasing solo material.  Starting with the mini album ROM-ROM in 2015, Corcoran has since released three full-length albums:  Nevahland (2017), Giving Tree and Other Songs (2020), and Hints and Traces (2023).  These albums find a middle ground between folk-pop, indie rock, and Americana.  Nevahland was recognized as the Pop Recording of the Year at the 2018 Music PEI awards, and Hints and Traces was awarded the Rock Recording of the Year at these awards in 2024.

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HENDRICKEN & DOIRON COMEDY

Saturday August 10th, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25.+ HST

Join Dan Hendricken and Brad Doiron for a hilarious evening of comedy.  Dan hosts an incredible line up of some of the finest comedians in the Maritimes along with a first timer and extra special guest Bernie Doiron.  The show will be closed out by the delightful Brad Doiron. 

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THE CHAD MATTHEWS BAND

Friday August 16th, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Ticket $25. + HST

Prince Edward Island born and raised, singer/songwriter/actor, Chad Matthews has been pleasing audiences on PEI and across Canada for the past 35 years.  Chad's talents are not limited to one genre, he has been performing Gospel shows, traditional and new age Country Shows, impersonations & tributes, and a few years back he even found himself in a motion picture called "Still the Water" directed by Summerside's own Susan Rodgers.   

In 2022, The National Film board of Canada completed a documentary of his life entitled 'Then Sings My Soul' which was nominated for an award, and can be found on YouTube.

Chad has played to sold out theatres, rinks, and halls while doing impersonations of Country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash.  For the past 6 years, he has portrayed the Canadian icon Stompin' Tom Connors and is the only recognized tribute act in Canada.  Chad's raw yet unique vocal range has allowed him to perform various artists while adding his own style and ability to engage audiences.  He has shared the stage with John McDermott, Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip, J.P. Cormier, Dave Gunning and countless others.  

Chad is dad of four wonderful boys.  He has written, composed and recorded a gospel CD.  Chad, along with his 5 piece band continue to please audiences wherever he goes! 

Mark Haines and The Dan Rowswell Orchestra featuring Matt Bridges will lead you on a musical travelogue through the romantic world of the 1940's smoky matinees, elegant dinner clubs and midnight speak easys all accompanied with a sound track of hits by Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin just to name a few.  The piano will be rockin' , the saxophone wailing and the drums a-thumpin'.  The joint will be swinging!  You haven't had a night like this in a long time!  

MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S SWING

with MARK HAINES

and THE DAN ROWSWELL ORCHESTRA featuring MATT BRIDGES 

Saturday August 24, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25 + HST

Music PEI's Entertainer of the Year, Lawrence Maxwell returns to the Courthouse Theatre to share songs and stories that he's collected over the last few years.  Joined by guitarist Justyn Young, this duo show will feature a wide variety of Maxwell's folk and country repertoire, as well as some brand new, unreleased tunes. 

LAWRENCE MAXWELL

Saturday August 31st, 2024

Showtime 7:30 pm

Tickets $25. + HST

Tickets available to purchase:

*in store at Moonlight Bay Craft Store at the Shops at St. Peter's Landing, (this location CASH ONLY),

 

*and online by clicking on the BUY TICKETS link that appears by each show description

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