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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

Pub Night

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The College of Piping Girls Night Out

Join band members Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie and Norman Stewart for a delightful evening of Celtic, Maritime, Folk and Country favorites. Along with original songs and fiddle tunes which are highlighted by outstanding vocal harmonies. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are on sale now.



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The College of Piping Irish Night

Local troubadour Michael Pendergast will draw extensively on his Irish roots to create a fitting tribute to the music of Ireland in his upcoming appearance at The College of Piping in Summerside. Andy Doucette will accompany Michael on guitar, vocals and the fiddle. With a wide selection of Irish songs, ballads and ditties, a “good time will be had by all” with clap a long numbers and some lively jigs on the accordion. Expect some surprises from The College along with Michael’s entertainment and some Irish beer behind the bar! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are on sale now. Don’t wait to book your tickets as our last two pub nights were a roaring success! Get your green on and get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day at The College of Piping!


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Acadian Pub Night


The College of Piping is pleased to present its first Acadian Pub Night on Friday, February 17th.  We are looking forward to welcoming talented artists, Caroline Bernard, Patricia Richard and Remi Arsenault into our main hall for an evening of toe-tapping entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through The College of Piping for $15 by dropping by during business hours or calling 902-436-5377.  If tickets remain on performance night, they can be purchased for $20 at the door.  Space will be limited, so don’t wait to book your tickets!

Doors into the hall will open at 6:30pm and the performance kicks off at 7:15pm.

Caroline, Patricia and Remi are musicians that are quite familiar to many Islanders.  They are all very talented and have performed in many groups and theatrical performances all over PEI and beyond.  Caroline has an intrinsic stage presence and provides haunting vocals in her songs that share stories of love, life and all things in between.  Patricia is a multi-instrumentalist and also does traditional Acadian step dancing.  She most recently appeared in Lenny Gallant’s hit musical “Searching for Abegweit”.  Remi grew up in a very musical family and was named Musician of the Year by Music PEI in 2010 and started playing drums, bass and guitar before he was 10 years old.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Acadian Pub Night, it should be a lot of fun!

Further information can be found on our Facebook Page or by contacting The College at 902-436-5377.





On Friday, January 20, 2017, The College will hold a Highland Pub Night at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside. The doors will open at 6:30pm and the entertainment will start at 7:15pm. There is a $10.00 cover charge. The night’s entertainment will be provided by the extremely talented Courtney Hogan and Keelin Wedge as well as College of Piping students and instructors. Come out for a toe tapping evening of fun, friendship and great music!