Canadian Folk Music Awards in Charlottetown in 2020

The 2019 edition of the The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) will take place the weekend of April 3 to 4, 2020, in Charlottetown, PEI. Responding t...

Looking for a new director

Island A Cappella is recruiting its next Chorus Director in preparation for the singing season beginning in September. This performing and competing...

PEI Jazz & Blues Fest

The TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary with a 5 day celebration of music, culture and art, featuring 140 musicians in mult...

PEI nominees for 2019 East Coast Music Awards

Paper Lions Nominated for Album of the Year for At Long Creek II; (producer Colin Buchanan); Group Recording of the Year for At Long Creek II; Pop Re...

ECMA Awards Show

Songwriter Lennie Gallant, Juno Award nominees Vishtèn, and folk singer Dave Gunning will take to the stage as part of the 2019 East Coast Music Awar...

First single release for King Ing

Linkletter Music School student King Ing has released his first single, “Someone Find Me,” to all platforms—iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. S...

Proof of concept

In 2009, hobo country comedy band Boxcar Dan and the Vagabond Strangers hit the skids in Charlottetown and left a mark. To celebrate a decade of dirty...

Prayer to Morning

Spoken word poet Bob Jensen has published his second audio book, Prayer to Morning, a collection of 20 spoken word poems featuring the guitar work of ...

Ocean Country CD release

After a 10 year hiatus from the recording studio Ocean Country is set to release their new CD Ocean Country Revival, an eclectic mix of country, folk,...

BUZZ guide to ECMA shows

May 1 Canadian Songwriter Challenge Madison Olds (BC), Nuela Charles (AB), Mike Harmel (SK), Sierra Noble (MB), Tessa Gooden (ON), Greyson Gritt (ON)...

Summer performers

Festival organizers at the Indian River Festival have announced a variety of musical performances this summer, including Maritime and Island artists. ...

Music PEI Songwriter Challenge

Music PEI is partnering with ECMA to bring the annual Canadian Song Conference (CSC) to East Coast Music Week 2019. The CSC has a unique program calle...

2019 Cavendish Beach Music Festival new additions

The Cavendish Beach Music Festival, presented by Bell, has announced that platinum-selling, Billboard chart-topping country blues rocker Frankie Balla...

Boxcar Dan and the Vagabond Strangers

PEI’s only hobo country comedy band will soon be celebrating their 10th anniversary. What started out as making raunchy jokes with the boys in the k...

Sean Kemp

“Violin doesn’t let you express to the full what you want to express—but that’s what you have,” says Sean Kemp when asked about his experien...

Vince the Messenger

Rapper Daniel Butterfield—aka Vince The Messenger—is one of Charlottetown’s newest and most influential musicians in the Island’s hip-hop scen...

ECMA showcases

ECMA 2019 has unveiled the first round of showcasing acts. They are: Adyn Townes, Amanda Jackson Band, Barra MacNeils, Blue Rose Code (Scotland), Bra...

RecordFund funding

Gideon Banahene’s company, RecordFund, has developed an online sales method that allows artists to market and pre-sell their record before productio...

JMI represents Lennie Gallant

JMI has announced that PEI’s Lennie Gallant has joined their roster. Company President Bob Jensen was Lennie’s agent 25 years ago, and the two ha...

Indian River Festival: 2019 season

The Indian River Festival, now in it’s 24th year, presents folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional and contemporary music presented...

2019 ECMA Show

Classified, Catherine MacLellan, Fortunate Ones, Jimmy Rankin, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Reeny Smith, Rachel Beck, Hillsburn, and Mallory Johnson are...

JUNO nomination for Vishtèn

Acadian trad/folk power trio Vishtèn has a lot to celebrate for their 15 years together, with the recent announcement of their JUNO Nomination for Tr...

Darkie’s Hollow

In February, Island singer-songwriter-guitarist Scott Parsons released his new album, Darkie’s Hollow.  This album continues Scott’s musical sto...

Dangerous Home

PEI musician Alicia Toner has released a new single, “Dangerous Home,” co-written with Sean Panting and produced by Tim Chaisson and Stuart Camero...

A Minor Conspiracy

Soul Filter released their debut album, A Minor Conspiracy, in February at The Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside. The alt rock-pop band ...

Grahame Rhodes launches Giant Steps

Grahame Rhodes launched his fourth album Giant Steps in February. Digitally released this past October, Giant Steps is Grahame’s fourth album an...

Brad Milligan Band

The Brad Milligan Band is all about being true to themselves and keeping it real while they make music that both they, as well as any audience they pe...

Music PEI Awards

On January 27, many of Prince Edward Island’s music community gathered at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel to learn who would take home the 2019 Music P...

ECMA Award nominees unveiled

The 2019 East Coast Music Award nominees have been announced in 41 categories. There are 32 nominations from Prince Edward Island. Album of the Year...

Music PEI SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

Music PEI kicked off the first of the ticketed shows for 2019 Credit Union Music PEI Week on Thursday night in Charlottetown at the SOCAN Songwriter o...

When Will I Learn

PEI’s Brad Milligan Band have released its new single entitled “When Will I Learn?” It is live on all streaming services. A mix of rock, r&...

Soul on fire

TWEET: “It’s something that just lights my soul on fire. I always knew, it’s just I was waiting until I got in the right frame of mind when I wa...

PEI Arts Grants

PEI Arts Grants for 2019 were recently announced. They are: Megan Stewart—To create the 2019 River Clyde Pageant with co-director Ker Wells; Arie...

Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck has had an amazing year in music — a cross-country tour, a successful debut album, a chart-topping single, a long list of award nominati...

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