A Trailside Christmas

Comedy and music with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

A Trailside Christmas with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines will run from December 7–10 at Trailside Music Hall in Charlottetown.

When putting together Christmas shows, comedian Patrick Ledwell and musician Mark Haines enjoy blending tradition with the brand new. One of their seasonal performances is like unpacking a box of holiday ornaments. There will be timeless favourites alongside just unwrapped pieces, reflecting brightly all the latest happenings.

“We’re already hard at work on surprises for this year’s edition,” shares Ledwell. “I’ve been in touch with lounge singer Terry Velour by calling his number at the back of the Sears Wishbook. He’s got the dates on his calendar.”

This year’s yuletide shows promise a laughter-filled tour through the sights and sounds of the season, with music, comedy, and storytelling. Haines will delight audiences with his multi-instrumental talents on fiddle, guitar, and piano. Ledwell is whipping up a fresh batch of holiday merriment, including tips on how to Christmas shop by regifting, and how to sing carols without actually knowing the words.

“I get happy jitters when it’s time to get out the Christmas show again,” says Haines. “Be sure we’ll be shining up the fiddle for some favourites, adding an electric twist to the classics, and rendering something completely new.”

Tickets can be purchased online at trailside.ca, via phone at 367-3311, or in person at Back Alley Music. Group bookings for dinner and shows to celebrate the season with staff, family and friends are welcome.