What is a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee)? A celebration of music connecting traditional music from Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island! What can you expect? An evening of music complete with stories, fiddling, song, laughter and of course, the best step dancing on red soil you-ever-did-see!
Join the Chaisson’s every Wednesday starting June 28, 2023 at the historic Stanley Bridge Hall. The group is comprised of Kevin Chaisson, Louise Chaisson-MacKinnon with a special guest fiddler every week and proud Islander and hostess of the evening, Marsha Weeks. Every visitor and Islander alike must put “taking in a PEI Ceilidh” on their summer must-do list.
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 as being influential in keeping traditional fiddling alive on the Island and also run the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival each year. Several Chaisson family members represent Prince Edward Island on the international music stage, most notably Kevin Chaisson’s son, Tim from the award-winning East Pointers and 6 hearts.
Singer, Louise Chaisson-MacKinnon has a soulful voice and a large repertoire of lively maritime songs to share from all our favourites like Anne Murray, Stan Rogers and The Rankins, to name a few.
Step Dancer Maestro, Taylor MacBeath – you’ll have to see it to believe it! Her steps are sharp, her signature moves are champion and her energy is infectious!
Proud Islander, Host, and just-for-fun fiddler, Marsha Weeks will welcome you all with a good dose of PEI hospitality and showcase the years of musical talent she welcomes to the stage.
Tune in to our event page to see who the special guest fiddler of the week will be!
The bespoke venue, Stanley Bridge Historic Women’s Insititute Hall is the icing on the cake honouring the history of Prince Edward Island with beautiful accoustics, an initmate setting and brings you back to a time when community halls were the centre of social events. Don’t forget a little cash for the Women’s Insitute famous 50/50 draw and their equally famous intermission ice-cream treats!
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