Category Archives: Music

Concert of Hope at the Harbourfront

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

“Concert of Hope was born out of a desire in the heart of the Summerside United Pentecostal Church to give back to our community in a unique way.  The concert has been prayerfully planned to bring an evening of spiritual ministry while at the same time assist in precipitating a fundraising campaign for Prince County Hospital.  This year, we would like to dedicate the funds raised at the concert towards the goal of purchasing new heart monitoring systems.  It is our prayer that our contribution and the presence of Jesus will inspire and bring hope to many hearts and make us ‘better together!’” 
– The Summerside United Pentecostal Church

About Larry Carter

Larry Carter started playing guitar at age 6. Growing up in a musical family and singing in a trio with his sister and mother on a local radio broadcast and in churches through his childhood fueled his love for music and the guitar.

In early 1989 Larry joined the McGruders and spent 4 years on the road with them touring and recording “Come Fly with the McGruders.”

Leaving the McGruders in October of 1992, Larry embarked on a solo ministry and has now over 20 years of ministry across the US and Canada.  He has also played guitar on hundreds of CD releases.  Larry is the songwriter of several songs including “Sunday School Girl,” “When I Found Jesus I Lost the Blues,” and has songs recorded by Ivan Parker, Tim Spell, Karen Harding and Greg McCool.

Larry has been married to Debra Carter since 1982 and has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and a grandson.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse
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All in the Family

JULY 26 & 27 – 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $45.00 (tax & fees included)

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy:
An Acoustic Night with Their Children

For the first time ever, Natalie and Donnell take the stage for a concert with their children! Although the kids have appeared many times during a Natalie and Donnell performance, this marks the first night they will be fully integrated into the show.

The multi-talented MacMaster-Leahy’s return to Harbourfront Theatre after two sold-out performances in the summer of 2018.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Quinn Wins Celtic Hearts

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Shannon hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been performing as a fiddler/vocalist for the past 16 years. In 2016 Shannon won Roots Traditional Album of the Year & New Artist Recording of the Year at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, and has also been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards. For the past two years she been touring internationally with the award winning Scottish group ‘The Paul McKenna Band’. This has included many international performances in the United States, England, Scotland, Germany as well as the Netherlands. Some of Shannon’s past performances have included being featured with Cirque Du Soleil and The Chieftains as well as being a featured soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. She’s also performed with the award winning group ‘Down with Webster’ at Massey Hall and was a featured violinist for the ‘We Day’ concert in Halifax at the Metro Centre, performing for over 10, 000 people. She has also been a featured performer at the ‘Music City Roots’ concert as well as Bluegrass Underground concert; both in Nashville and both broadcast live on WSM radio. Shannon released her third album ‘Watchmaker’ – a modern celtic concept album, based on the painting ‘The Watchmaker of Switzerland’ in January 2019.

Shannon Quinn is at the Victoria Theatre on July 8.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

 

All In to Abegweit

 

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SHOW DATES at the Harbourfront Theatre

JULY 9, 10, 23 & 24 – 7:30 PM

AUGUST 13, 14, 27, & 28 – 7:30 PM

 

SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant returns to Harbourfront Theatre for 8 performances this summer 2019.

Hailed as a runaway theatrical hit with a solid track record of over 120 full house performances, SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT is a musical love letter to Prince Edward Island that stars the artist himself and presents his original folk, roots and rock music, alongside comedic stories, Island legends, and poignant tales in a multimedia format that utilizes film, and hundreds of paintings from well-known PEI visual artist and sibling, Karen Gallant. Sharing the stage with Gallant are nephews Jonathan Gallant on vocals and percussion and Jeremy on piano, along with fiddler Sean Kemp, and popular Acadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Patricia Richard.

SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant features original music from the span of Lennie Gallant’s extensive career, along with a number of new compositions written specifically for the show.

Gallant last performed his hit production at Harbourfront Theatre in the summer of 2017, before taking it on the road and touring it throughout the Maritime provinces in the fall 2017.

ABOUT LENNIE GALLANT:

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, as well as 18 East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year.

His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching for Abegweit, won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year and his song “Peter’s Dream” was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All time.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Winter Olympics. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the International Space Station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times.

Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins, Gallant buried himself in the studio to record his new album Time Travel. The new songs have been garnering significant airplay and stellar reviews. The album was recently named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year (alongside albums by Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez) by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals. Lennie is nominated for two 2019 ECMA’s including entertainer of the year.

Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he has received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Watermark Music Series Fires Up

Classic Music Reignited 2019 Lineup

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Returning for its 6th season, Classic Music Reignited will once again be curated by Rob Oakie and have PEI artists presenting their interpretations of classic artists from the modern era.

The season kicks off July 21st with Queens of Country featuring the music of iconic female country artists Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Their timeless classics will be interpreted by PEI songstress Teresa Doyle, Kim Albert & Faces and special guest Luis Anselmi on cuatro and keys.

Next up: August 4th is British 70’s Art Rock featuring the exciting and ground breaking music of The Moody Blues, Supertramp and Pink Floyd. This show presents two rising stars in PEI’s music scene, Calm Baretta and Jenni & the Hummingbird with special guest Claire Gallant on keys.

August 11th is a special children’s matinee that will feature readings from famed author Robert Munsch by PEI comedian and actor Dennis Trainor. The show will also feature a special presentation of fiddle and dance duo to teach the children how to step dance!

The final show of the series goes August 18th. Songs of Social Justice and Protestwill be a selection of songs about yesterday and today’s social issues, and a protest anthem or two, featuring a broad range of artists from Woody Guthrie to Crosby, Stills and Nash. The songs will be interpreted by Tara MacLean, Nick Gauthier & Tian Wigmore and Rob Oakie.

All performances are at 7:30PM except the one on August 11th which will be at 1:00PM.
All performances are $25 for adults, $15 for children and students.
Tickets can be purchased at ticketwizard.ca

Watermark is a proud member of the PTN – Professional Theatre Network of PEI

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Shaking It Up

 

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Contact our Box Office at 902-888-2500 to add your name to the waiting list for this performance June 20th at the Harbourfront Theatre.

Halfway Home Tour:
Matt Andersen & The Mellotones
with special guest Bobby Bazini

Matt Andersen’s Halfway Home by Morning will make you dance uncontrollably, weep unashamedly, and fill up any dark spots in your soul with a blast of sonic light. Nearly two decades into his career, still armed with his signature room-shaking, heart-quaking voice, Matt Andersen can’t fail. Halfway Home by Morning is the sound of an artist doing what he was born to do—laying his soul bare using the music that can’t help but run through him. And doing it with more jubilation than he ever has before.

About Matt Andersen

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following world-wide. New Brunswick native Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and was the first ever Canadian to take home top honours in the solo/duo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse