Traditional music on Prince Edward Island is as woven into the fabric of our culture as the colour red is unique to our soil.
A PEI ceilidh is a social gathering highlighting traditional music, dance and stories of Prince Edward Island and our ancestral roots.
In the olden days, ceilidhs (kitchen parties) were held at someone’s home. People would gather on a weekend to sing, dance and enjoy music. Back then, it wasn’t the fast-paced life we are accustomed to today. Before the days of television, cars, radios and internet, entertainment was provided by people who loved music. Amateur or professional, everyone would gather around an upright piano with their instruments and their voices. Ceilidhs always included something good to eat and a good time!
Today, we try to recreate the energy and music of days gone by with a gathering at a hall in a concert-like setting. If there is one thing that Islanders are known for, it’s their hospitable nature and their desire to have a good time! Ceilidhs offer a relaxed environment to sit down, tap your toes and to feel the music.
A tune to try! If you play an instrument, I composed a tune in honour of our Chief Public Health Officer on Prince Edward Island, Dr. Heather Morrison! Throughout these uncertain times, you can count on her kind, intelligent and caring mannerism; She is a proud Islander, like us. So here’s to you Dr. Morrison […]
Buy Tickets here Troy MacGillivray Nova Scotia’s Troy MacGillivray has a musical prowess that can be attributed to an especially rare combination of commitment and bloodline. From a young age, Troy was impressing audiences with his fiddle, piano and step dancing, skills. He has completed Grade 7 of the Toronto Conservatory of Music for […]
The Chaisson Trio hosts a weekly ceilidh every Wednesday starting July 21, 2021 at historic Stanley Bridge Hall. The group is comprised of Kevin Chaisson, Rannie MacLellan and Louise Chaisson-MacKinnon. Kevin Chaisson, a piano player from Bear River,, has deep roots in traditional music on Prince Edward Island. The Chaisson family have been widely acclaimed […]