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Music PEI's growing collection of photos from our awards shows, showcases and other great events featuring our considerable Island talent.

Music PEI Week 2014 - Gala

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Music Week 2014 - Brewery

Showcase 2014

12th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala
Presented by Ticketpro and hosted by CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence, the 12th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala was a huge success. Thanks to all who came out! Photos by Natalie Toombs.

Music PEI Week 2013 - SAC Songwriters Concert
The S.A.C. Songwriters Concert presented by AIRS with media sponsor The Eastern Graphic took place at the King`s Playhouse in Georgetown. Colin MacDonald of The Trews was the special guest. Photos by Natalie Toombs.

Music PEI Week 2013 - Country Jubilee
The first annual Country Jubilee presented by Cavendish Beach Music Festival with media sponsor CFCY was a huge success. CFCY radio host Kris MacDonald hosted the event to a sold out crowd at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. Photos by Natalie Toombs.

Music PEI Week 2013 - Soupy Saturday
Soupy Saturday at Back Alley Music with soup from chef Robert Pendergast and musical performances by Chas Guay, Dennis Ellsworth and Paper Lions`John MacPhee.
Proceeds from soup sales went to Unison Benevolent Fund.
Photos by Natalie Toombs.

Music PEI Week 2013 - Nudie`s House of Rock!
Nudie`s House of Rock in partnership with CBC - a new Music PEI Week Signature Event - kicked off Music PEI week with a SOLD OUT SHOW!!!
Here are some pictures from that wonderful night.
Photos by Natalie Toombs.

Music PEI Week 2013 - Opening Reception
Metro Credit Union Music PEI Week 2013 kicked off with an opening reception at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown.

Visual Artist of the Year Lorne Miller was honoured as well during Art for Music - a show of work from nominees in this category.

Thanks to Pat and Meghann Deighan for hosting a great opening reception!

Photos by Natalie Toombs

Showcase PEI 2012

Old Home Week 2012
Music PEI was proud to partner with Old Home Week to present the Best of The Island Showcase. This showcase stage featured predominantly acoustic based artists presenting original material.

Music PEI Week 2012 - Awards Gala
The 2012 Music PEI Awards Gala presented by Ocean 100 is a celebration of the Island's best music. Hosted by native Islander Jonathan Torrens, the gala is an exciting evening paying tribute to the accomplishments of Island artists through awards and song. Performances by Lennie Gallant, Catherine MacLellan, Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold, Racoon Bandit, The Express, Al Tuck, Arrows in the Air, Dennis Ellsworth, Kelley Mooney, Bad Habits, Frances McBurnie and Morgan Saulnier, Death Valley Driver, and Johnny Oliver.

All photos by Lorne Miller - pix@pixbylorne.com

Music PEI Week 2012 - S.A.C. Songwriters Concert
The S.A.C. Songwriters Concert presented by The Eastern Graphic is an intimate evening of songs and stories that took place during Metro Credit Union Music PEI Week 2012. The concert featured David Francey, an accomplished veteran singer-songwriter presented by the Songwriters Association of Canada as a special guest and host. The stellar line up is rounded out by the Music PEI nominees for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year including Catherine MacLellan, Dennis Ellsworth, Fraser McCallum (Racoon Bandit), John McPhee (Paper Lions), and Liam Corcoran (the Express), along with special guest Ashley Condon.

All photos by Lorne Miller - pix@pixbylorne.com

Music PEI Week 2012 - Music Mosaic
Music PEI's Music Mosaic concert is a bilingual fusion of French and English music, held annually in Summerside. This year the Harbourfront Theatre lit up the dark of winter with great performances and nine awards presentations to some of PEI's biggest and best musical acts: featuring Lennie Gallant with special guests Ashley Condon, Caroline Bernard and Rebels from les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Presented by the PEI Cooperative Council, Music Mosaic is created through a partnership between Music PEI and the Federation Culturelle de l'Ile-du-Prince-Édouard.

All photos by Lorne Miller - pix@pixbylorne.com

Music PEI Week 2012 - Gene MacLellan Tribute Concert
The highly anticipated tribute concert for Gene Maclellan, one of PEI’s most famous songwriters who penned the songs “snowbird” and “Put your hand In the hand”. Featured performances by Catherine MacLellan, Lennie Gallant, Ron Hynes, Dennis Ellsworth & Haunted Hearts, Meaghan Blanchard, John Connolly and Scott Parsons. This concert served both as the closing ceremonies concert for the City of Charlottetown’s Cultural Capitals of Canada designation, and the opening concert for Metro Credit Union Music PeI Week 2012.

Musical director: John Connolly.

All photos by Lorne Miller - pix@pixbylorne.com

Music PEI Week 2012 - Industry Conference
The Music PEI Industry Conference presented by Culture PEI took place at Studio 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts and provided Music PEI members an opportunity to learn more about the music industry.

All photos by Lorne Miller - pix@pixbylorne.com

Music PEI Week 2012 - Coffee Art Crawl
Formerly known as Art For Music, the Coffee Art Crawl kicked off Metro Credit Union Music PEI Week 2012. Artwork by the nominees for Visual Artist of the Year was displayed at Leonhard's Cafe & Bakery, Timothy's World Coffee and Beanz Espresso Bar & Cafe during Music PEI Week.

All photos by Lorne Miller - pix@pixbylorne.com

Showcase PEI 2011

Music PEI Open House
Music PEI held their open house to celebrate their new location on Thursday, June 30. Thank you for Lorne Miller for providing us with photos. Please drop by to visit anytime at our new location at 220 Kent Street in Charlottetown. We look forward to seeing you!

2011 Music Week - 10th Awards Gala
2011's Gala show was held Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown and once again it celebrated musical excellence and achievements during the past year featuring Island artists.

All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

2011 Music Week - Friday Night Live!
Friday Night Live took place January 21 throughout downtown Charlottetown. Several venues and a PILE of bands all took the stage to showcase the variety of talent across PEI.

All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

2011 Music Week - CBC Mainstreet
January 21, 2011 - CBC Mainstreet went LIVE from Solid Rock Cafe to cover Music PEI Week.

Performances by MusicPEI nominated artists Paper Lions, Meaghan Blanchard, Corey Doucette, Tim Chaisson and Tian Wigmore. Plus keynote speaker Matt Wells from MuchMoreMusic.

All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

2011 Music Week - Songwriter's Concert at Harmony House
Harmony House (winner of Music PEI's Venue of the Year, 2010) played host to this fantastic evening.

Hosted by Canadian songwriter, Dean McTaggart who has written songs for Wynonna Judd, Amanda Marshall, Anne Murray and many more.

Performers included:
Dennis Ellsworth (Haunted Hearts)
Devin Casario
Jeremy Gaudet (Boxer the Horse)
John Connolly
Meaghan Blanchard
Catherine MacLellan.


All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

2011 Music Week - Songwriter's Workshop
Dean Mctaggart was our special host from the Songwriter's Association of Canada and lead a great day of songwriting with local artists at Nightcap.

All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

2011 Music Week - Music Mosaic
January 19, 2011 - Everyone gathered to Music Mosaic at Le Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside. Performers included: Paper Lions, Fayo, Cosan and Katie McGarry.

All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

2011 Music Week - Art for Music
January 14, 2011 - Kick-off event for Music PEI Week & 10th Annual Awards Gala. A gallery opening of photographs, posters and other artwork.

All photos by Lorne Miller (pixbylorne@bellaliant.net)

Showcase PEI 2010
The Big Little Music Conference with heart. The showcase performances took place in The Guild on September 27th and 28th, 2010. This was an invitation only event, and closed to the public. The relaxed and controlled environment allowed the delegates from all over the UK, US, and other regions in Canada to experience our Island musicians without having to put up with the large crowds normally associated with today’s music conferences.

Always on Stage
Music PEI, in partnership with East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and Always on stage presented the Music PEI Songwriters Series Showcase Friday and Saturdays through the months of July and August. Always on Stage has been presenting young Island talent throughout the summer for over 12 years on Victoria Row on the outdoor stage. ECMA has graciously provided funding through their partnership with Newcap Broadcasting (Ocean 100 and K-Rock 105.5) to support this great opportunity.

Old Home Week
Music PEI was proud to partner with Old Home Week to present the Best of The Island Showcase stage during Old Home Week. This showcase stage featured predominantly acoustic based artists presenting original material.

Music PEI Week 2010
Music PEI held our 9th annual Music Week Conference and Awards January 20th to the 23rd, 2010. Events included Music Mosaic Concert, Songs and Stories Concert, Friday Night Live Showcase, the Music PEI Gala Awards Show, and Industry Workshops.

2010 Music Week- Music Mosaic Show
This special show showcased some of the musical cultural diversity of PEI. Featured was the jazz/aboriginal fusion of Native Gumbo, the Acadian/English combination of songwriters Mario Robichaud and Meaghan Blanchard, some Black Islander history from Scott Parsons, world sounds of Acadian super group Vishten and the humour and music of Chuck & Albert! This was the first year for Music Mosaic but it is destined to become a staple.

Showcase PEI 2009
Photos of the Showcase PEI Music Conference which took place over 2 days September 28 & 29 at the MacKenzie Theatre. This conference was made possible with the support of ACOA, PEI Business Development, Trade Routes & SOCAN Foundation.

Please contact Lorne Miller cfa@pei.sympatico.ca for permission to use these photos.

Old Home Week 2009
Our 3rd year in partnership with Old Home Week presenting the Best of The Island Showcase

Music PEI/ECMA Open House
We finally had our Open House at our new digs on University Ave in the Atlantic Technologies Building in Charlottetown. We had entertainement from rising stars Meaghan Blanchard and the Grass Mountain Hobos (.5)! It was a great time with lots of munchies, drinks and some great guests. We just might have to do this again!!

Misc Pictures
From various Music PEI functions

Showcase PEI 2008 Music Conference
Photos of showcasing artists.

ECMA - Music PEI Presents Showcase
Pictures from the showcase stages at Nicky Zees and some shots of Island artists during the ECMA weekend.

CBC East Coast Sessions
Last summer, for two weeks, the CBC TV studio in Halifax was bursting at the seams with great music. In all, 14 artists played to live studio audiences in an intimate setting. The result is a great-looking and sounding 9-part series on CBC Television in t