The Island Jubilee
Next episode at Florence Simmons Performance Hall—Feb 11
The Island Jubilee Old Time Radio Music Show on February 11 will showcase singer-songwriters Liam Corcoran and Keira Loane, and step dancer Nicole Watts. The Valentine’s special will begin at 2 pm at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall in Charlottetown.
Liam Corcoran is the co-founder and lead singer of the indie-pop group Two Hours Traffic. The touring band recorded four full-length albums, won ECMA and Music PEI Awards, and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize (2008). As a solo artist, Corcoran released ROM-DROM (2015) and continued to develop his blend of folk and indie-rock on Nevahland (2017) and Giving Tree and Other Songs (2020). His latest album Hints and Traces was released in July 2023.
Keira Loane was raised in Cape Breton, NS and found her roots in Kilmuir, PEI in 2014. She performs as a solo act, as well as with her band Keira Loane & the Commons. She also has two tribute bands, Quittin’ Time, a tribute to Zach Bryan that formed in 2023, and Southbound, a tribute to Carrie Underwood which debuts in March.
Nicole Watts of Hampshire, PE, inspired by her older sister started dancing at very young age. Together they danced with Charlottetown’s Havenwood Dance Studio, where Watts also worked as a dance assistant for many years. She has competed at dance competitions on and off PEI, winning many awards.
Co-hosted by Nudie, Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, the show’s house band includes Bernard, Thomas Webb, Bobby McIsaac, Courtney Hogan-Chandler, Johnny Ross and Nudie.
Performances are recorded for broadcast on Tantramar 107.9FM CFTA and previous recordings are available at tantramarfm.ca.
Tickets are available at ticketpro.ca, in person at the box office, or by phone at 1-888-311-9090. Proceeds from the 50/50 draw and guitar raffle are donated to the QEH Foundation at the end of the season. Visit islandjubilee.com for updates and watch for special Valentine’s contests on their FB page.