Under the Spire

Summer festival of music at Historic St. Mary’s

SHHH Ensemble [Photo by Alan Dean Photography]
SHHH Ensemble [Photo by Alan Dean Photography]

Under The Spire’s season continues this month, showcasing traditional, pop, classical, jazz, country, and world music concerts at Historic St. Mary’s. The Festival will also present a Pride Ceilidh, and the Island Proud Series, which features PEI entertainment and hospitality.

Closing out June will be a performance by pianist Philip Chiu on June 30 at 7:30 pm.

Under the Spire (UTS) will host their third annual Pride Ceilidh in partnership with PEERS Alliance and Pride PEI on July 16 at 7:30 pm. This free, family-friendly concert will feature performances by Tunes & Tales, Somerset Step-Dancers, PEI Poet Laureate Tanya Davis, Craig Fair, and Anastasia Desroches. Visit pridepei.ca to register for shuttle service.

In July, concerts continue with Duo Concertante (July 7), Gordie MacKeeman & The Rhythm Boys (12), Elizabeth Shepherd Trio (13), Maryna Krut (14), The Once (19), free Open Stage (20), SHHH!! Ensemble (21), (Inner) Life Is Beautiful featuring Alicia Toner, Meaghan Blanchard, Emily Howard, Emilea May and more (27) and Duel by Pallade Musica (28). 

This year, Under the Spire’s Island Proud Series is inspired by the theme: Everlasting. It features a diverse lineup of 45-minute concerts showcasing songwriting, cultural celebrations, food and music pairings, and chamber repertoire. A reception with the artist will follow each show.

The series begins late this month with Aaron Comeau on July 31. In August, performances include: Alicia Toner (Aug 7); Tiffany Liu (14); Shane Pendergast (21); and Emilea May (28).

For more details, tickets and programming, visit underthespire.ca.