Old-time radio show

Island Jubilee returns for second season—Oct 22

The Island Jubilee returns for its second season at Florence Simmons Performance Hall in Charlottetown on October 22 at 2 pm. 

As a nod to CBC’s Don Messer’s Jubilee, The Island Jubilee is an old-style radio show that revisits the early sounds of country and old-time music recorded in front of a live studio audience. 

Headlining the season debut are Canadian fiddle legends Ivan & Vivian Hicks. Their performance will include Maritime fiddle favourites as well as a special duet performance with PEI fiddler Courtney Hogan-Chandler. The two will also join forces for a step dancing fiddle set with step dancer Janelle Banks. Also sharing the season debut is PEI singer Jacinta MacDonald.  

Co-hosted by Nudie, Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, the show’s house band includes Thomas Webb (steel guitar), Bobby McIsaac (acoustic/electric guitar), Courtney Hogan-Chandler (fiddle), Johnny Ross (piano), as well as Nudie (bass) and Serge (guitar/banjo/mandolin).

The Island Jubilee can now lay claim to its title as an old-time radio music show. Thanks to a new partnership with Tantramar FM, the show will be recorded live for broadcast on Tantramar FM 107.9 CFTA, based in Amherst, NS.

They will also present the “Tantramar FM Island Jubilee Radio Fun Run.” Music fans will have the opportunity to travel to PEI with CFTA radio personality Randy Geddes as their tour guide, enjoy a Sunday brunch and then take their seats at Florence Simmons Performance Hall for the live performance. Geddes will welcome the guests and take over MC duties for the show. Sponsored by Maritime Bus, the tour with have stops in Moncton, Sackville, Amherst and Port Elgin. A meet and greet and group photo with the house band after the show is included, and Geddes will host country music trivia with prizes from the show on the return trip.   

Tickets are available at ticketpro.ca, by phone at 894-6885, and in person at the box office. islandjubilee.com