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For over 25 years, the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts has provided a world-class education to students within our community and around the world.

Building on the vision of our late founder Scott MacAulay, the College now enters into a new era of excellence. We have already raised initial funding of $2,700,000 and designed a modern facility that will provide new opportunities for enhanced learning, culture, and community.

The new Performing Arts Education Centre is equipped to facilitate the growing needs of students, faculty, and programming. Each space is carefully designed to invite hard work, inspire dedication and provide opportunity to o er more programming — and to more students — than ever before.

We invite you, our neighbors, to join us in a combined e ort of public, private and corporate partnership to make this project a reality. Let’s work together and empower generations to come. Let’s work together and build the Performing Arts and Education Centre.

Questions? Call us for more information.

Business Manager
The College of Piping and Performing Arts of Canada
619 Water Street East
Summerside, PEI C1N 4H8

Office: (902) 436-5377
Email: roger.downie@collegeofpiping.com

Island Rhythms Festival

Island Rhythms Festival/Festival Island Rythms – is a 2 day family friendly event, taking place in The College’s back field in tents, with an ages 19+ concert on Saturday evening featuring The Barra MacNeils and Michael Pendergast.

Saturday, the gates open at 11am and the opening ceremonies start at 11:30, featuring The College of Piping’s massed bands, various dignitaries, a Mi’kmaq welcome, opening prayer, smudge ceremony, hand drum ceremony and Hey Cuzzins drum group.

Throughout both days there will be entertaiment by Mi’kmaq Legends, Gadelle, College of Piping dancers and bands, Michael Pendergast, Spotlight School of the Arts, The Amazing Christose & Mr. Twist-it!

Viva la Crêpe and The Galley by Chef Norman’s food truck will be on site to offer you some wonderful meal options!

Entry into the Island Rhythms Festival is free Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available in advance through the Box Office for the Barra MacNeils at 902-436-5377 or in person during office hours.
Barra MacNeils & Michael Pendergast – Saturday evening 19+ concert $25


Festival Island Rythms – est un événement familial de 2 jours, qui se déroule dans des tentes sur le terrain arrière du Collège of Piping à Summerside. Un spectacle pour les 19 ans et plus aura lieu le samedi soir, 30 septembre avec The Barra MacNeils et Michael Pendergast.
Les portes ouvriront à 11h le samedi et les cérémonies d’ouverture débuteront à 11h30, avec les orchestres et danseurs du Collège de Piping. La présentation des dignitaires, un accueil Mi’kmaq avec une prière liminaire, une cérémonie de purification et de tambour et le groupe Hey Cuzzins offrira le divertissement.
Pendant les deux jours, les Mi’kmaq Legends, Gadelle, l’orchestre et danseurs du Collège of Piping, Michael Pendergast, et l’École des arts « Spotlight », The Amazing Christose & M.. Twist-it! divertiront le public.

Les chefs Viva la Crêpe et le Chef Norman seront sur place pour vous proposer des options de repas.


Les billets pour le spectacle The Barra MacNeils et Michael Pendergast – le samedi soir 19+ concert coûte 25 $