Upcoming Events – The College of Piping And Celtic Performing Arts of Canada

Ledwell & Haines April Foolishness

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday April 3, comedian Patrick Ledwell is getting together with
musician Mark Haines, for a one-night-only salute to “April Foolishness,”
at the College of Piping Celtic Performing Arts Centre, in Summerside.
Ledwell and Haines have created an Island tradition with their long-running
hit The Island Summer Review. The two enjoy creating shows that mix
homegrown original comedy, with songs that move your feet and your
Patrick Ledwell will perform up-to-the-minute comedy and slideshows that
explore our shared love for the Island, for all its oddities and eccentricities.
Mark Haines will bring his multi-instrumental gifts to the stage, re-
interpreting folk favorites on guitar, fiddle, and piano.
Need a boost after the doldrums of March? On April 3, Ledwell and Haines
have a dose of merriment and surprise ready to spring on the audience,
perfectly prescribed to kick off that winter grey.



April 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “We Go Together” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals. 

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The Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada In Partnership With The Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association 2020 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge.

Hosted by The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside, PEI

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
Doors open 8:30am and competitions begin at 9:00am

Competitors receive $5 off their Fred Morrison Concert ticket price

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Fred Morrison Canadian Maritime Tour

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Although Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style. His outstanding technical prowess saw him winning many top competition prizes while still at school, meanwhile being inspired by pioneering acts like the Bothy Band and the Tannahill Weavers. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish smallpipes, or reelpipes – Morrison being a pivotal populariser of this once-rare variety – and Irish uilleann pipes. He was also one of the first Scottish artists to forge dynamic links with his Celtic cousins in Brittany and north-west Spain, adding further to his repertoire of influences and tunes, and has long been renowned as an outstanding tune composer.

A fundraising concert to support the College of Piping’s educational programs and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo’s Youth Pipes & Drums Program.


Whiskey Jack - The Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom - Friday, May 8, 2020

Whiskey Jack is the one and only “officially licensed” musical group performing Stompin’ Tom Connors’ music and they will be appearing on the stage of the Celtic Performing Arts Centre at The College of Piping in Summerside on Friday, May 8, 2020.
“Whiskey Jack Nails Dad’s Music” – Tom Connors Jr.
The “Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom” concert can best be described as a personalized, behind-the-scenes portrait of Stompin’ Tom Connors, that includes a multimedia presentation of audio, video and photos from the band’s many years on the road with Tom.  The show features a carefully crafted blend of Connors’ greatest hits and some of the outrageous, yet true stories of Whiskey Jack’s experiences with Tom.  The band will also perform songs from the performers who inspired Tom and those he inspired.  This is a show that will entertain fans of all musical genres and guarantees that everyone will leave the theatre with a smile on their face!
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“My Life” - First-Class Tribute to Billy Joel - Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday, May 9th will be an evening to remember at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre at The College of Piping in Summerside! Loudmouth Productions presents “My Life”, the Billy Joel tribute experience that delivers an authentic concert showcasing the very best hits of the man himself. An unforgettable evening of music that features the finest musicians and a look-a-like sound-a-like performance by North America’s premiere Billy Joel tribute artist. A memorable event for all ages!
Billy Joel produced 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself.  He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammys. With over 150 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time as well as the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.
The song repertoire includes the smash hits : My Life, Allentown, Piano Man, She’s Always A Woman, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Only The Good Die Young, Big Shot, Moving Out, Just The Way You Are, New York State of Mind, Uptown Girl, For The Longest Time, Still Rock’n’Roll To Me, You May Be Right and many more classic songs …
Doors open at 7pm and curtain time is at 7:30pm.
Don’t miss this show…buy your tickets early to ensure you get your favourite seats!
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Highland Storm Summer 2020

Select Dates Summer 2020

Highland Storm – Directed by Peter Gallant

Presented by The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada along with the Confederation Bridge:

This exhilarating evening of Celtic music and dance will captivate audiences with a stunning display of Highland and step dancers and breathtaking sounds of pipes and drums. Combined with haunting melodies of beautiful traditional songs and the consuming fire of the fiddle, you WILL be moved by this authentic experience. Prepare to sit tight and hold on. There’s a Storm coming!