Book release: Island Characters—Volume 2

By Eddy Quinn

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Eddy Quinn grew up surrounded by folk music and natural born storytellers near Cardigan, PEI. Songs and yarns were shared across the table of Island kitchens as often as farm labour was traded between neighbours. Eddy’s love of stories and his affection for the people he encounters is evident in his second book, Island Characters Volume 2.

The book is a collection of 52 short stories and is a follow-up to his popular first release. The book shines a light on the personalities of some notable Islanders who, in Eddy’s words, “Each, in their own way, made significant contributions to life on Prince Edward Island.” From Bobby Fraser, the man on the cover who was renowned for his wrestling match with a bear, to a “not so popular” high school teacher to a famous local fiddler with an affinity for telling ghost stories, the Island characters in this book will provide the readers with an authentic slice of Island life.

Island Characters Volume 2 will be launched at the opening show of the Close to the Ground Concert Series on September 2 at 8 pm at Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner. The night will feature music by Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge. Copies of the book will be available wherever Eddy performs across PEI and at local bookstores, or email Eddy directly at or follow him on Facebook.

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