Spectacles 2017 / Shows 2017

2 juillet / July 2

9 juillet / July 9

16 juillet / July 16

23 juillet / July 23

30 juillet / July 30

 

6 août / August 6

13 août / August 13

20 août / August 20

27 août / August 27

 

Chaque spectacle débute à 19 h

à la salle paroissiale de

Mont-Carmel

 

Each show starts at 7 p.m. at the

Mont-Carmel Parish Centre

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LA COOPÉRATIVE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT CULTUREL ET PATRIMONIAL DE MONT-CARMEL

Welcome!

Welcome to the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel’s website!  The activities organized by this cooperative take place in Mont-Carmel, a village situated on the shores of the Northumberland Strait in Prince Edward Island.

News

October 18, 2017
 

Variety Show on October 29 for the Our-Lady-of-Mont-Carmel Church
 

A Variety Show featuring many local performers will be held on Sunday, October 29, at 7 p.m. at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall. All the proceeds will be given to Our-Lady-of-Mont-Carmel Church Parish.
 

The artists taking the stage are: The Grand Ruisseau Choir, Jacinthe Laforest, Zita Arsenault, Emily McIsaac, Paloudes, Albert à Eddy & Family, Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse Family as well as Faustin, Évéline and Marguerite Gallant.
 

People are encouraged to bring articles for a Bake Sale – the prices will be placed on these articles at the hall. These baked goods will be sold before the concert and at the break.

The doors will open at 6:15 p.m and the show starts at 7p.m.  Come one and all to support this activity for the church.

See poster below for more information.

June 1, 2017

Variety Show on June 4 for Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church

 

A Variety Show, featuring many well-known local artists, will be held on Sunday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall located at 5786 Route 11.

 

Our cooperative is organizing another great show to help the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church renovation project,” explained Edmond Gallant, president of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel.  “During the past few years, we have held two shows, one in the spring and one in the fall, to raise money for our church’s renovations. We hope that, once again, many people will answer our call so that we can raise a good sum of money for the much-needed repairs that have to be done.”

 

Following is a list of some of the artists who have indicated that they will be performing: Peter Arsenault and his musicians, Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse family, Jean-Eudes Gallant, Colette and Marcel Richard, Mona and Albert Arsenault, Jean-Guillaume de la Bouillabaisse (Daniel Bourgeois) as well as several stepdancers.

 

« The Board of Directors of our co-operative wishes to sincerely thank all the artists who have agreed to share their talents without pay for our church, » adds the president.

 

There will be a canteen and a 50/50, as well as a Bake Sale.  Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for students. There is no charge for preschoolers.

October 20, 2016

 

Variety Show on November 6 for Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church

 

A Variety Show, featuring many well-known local artists, will be held on Sunday, November 6, at 7 p.m. at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall located at 5786 Route 11.

 

Our cooperative wants to organize another show to help the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church renovation project,” explained Edmond Gallant, president of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel.  “During the last few years, we have held two shows, one in the spring and one in the fall, to raise money for our church’s future renovations. We hope that many people will answer our call, again this time, so that we can raise a good sum of money for the much-needed repairs that will have to be done.”

 

Following is a list of some of the artists who have indicated that they will be performing: a trio made up of Peter Arsenault, Albert Arsenault and Gary Gallant; an adult choir; Jeannette MacLennan; Les palourdes; Les vieux matous (Jason Arsenault, Chuck Arsenault, Marcel Caissie and Yves Arsenault), Jacinthe Laforest, and Karine Gallant and her invited guests. There will also be several stepdancers.

 

« The Board of Directors of our co-operative wishes to sincerely thank all the artists who have agreed to share their talents without pay for our church, » adds the president.

 

There will be a canteen and a 50/50, as well as a Bake Sale.  Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for students. There is no charge for preschoolers.

September 16, 2016

 

7th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival taking place from September 23 to 25

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel will host the 7th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this upcoming September 23-25.

 

The Opening Concert of the Festival will take place on Friday, September 23, at 7 p.m. with an evening of entertainment by youths and will feature the choir of l’École-sur-Mer, 112 Accords, Les Palourdes and many more.   Free admission!

 

On Saturday, September 24th starting at 9:30 p.m. there will be a dance featuring music by Allan Gallant and Marcel Caissie, two accomplished musicians from the Evangeline area.  They will perform a mixture of songs that will get those present up on the dance floor.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for members of the Cooperative.

 

For the Closing Concert, taking place on Sunday, September 25, starting at 7 p.m., the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is pleased to present the tour that highlights the 15th anniversary of RADARTS.  This double-bill performance will feature Acadian performers Christian Kit Goguen and the group Cy.  Cy from Nova Scotia will present perfectly-mixed harmonies and chords that create a style of music that resonates with both the present and the past. They will transport you into the world of new indie-folk Acadian music.  Christian Kit Goguen from New Brunswick, an artist with international recognition, will present Moscow / Miscou - a universe of songs, stories, friendship and travels.  There will also be a performance by an adult choir under the direction of Yolande Painchaud Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

 

The festival programming will also include free workshops that are open to the general public: Choral Workshops with Yolande Painchaud on Saturday, September 24 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.), and Sunday, September 25 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.), as well as a Songwriting Workshop with Maurice Hashie on Saturday, September 24 (10 a.m. – noon).  A complimentary meal will be offered to each participant after each workshop. Please note that all workshops will be taking place in French only.  Those who would like more information or who wish to register for the workshops are asked to call 902-854-3417 or e-mail egallant55@gmail.com.

 

For more information on the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival, please visit our website at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

September 12, 2016

 

Free workshops open to the general public during the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

 

 The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel will host the 7th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this upcoming September 23-25.  The festival programming will also include free workshops that are open to the general public.

 

A complimentary meal will be offered to all workshop participants after each workshop.

 

Workshops with Yolande Painchaud on Saturday, September 24 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.), and Sunday, September 25 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

 

Yolande Painchaud will offer two choral workshops, which will feature songs from the Québec and France repertoires.  This year, most of the songs performed will pay tribute to friendship and to the rediscovery of the beauty of the world.  The participants at the workshops will be invited to perform a few of the songs that they will have learned during the Closing Concert on Sunday, September 25, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre starting at 7 p.m.  Please note that these workshops will be taking place in French.

 

 

Workshop with Maurice Hashie on Saturday, September 24 (10 a.m. – noon)

 

During the songwriting workshop presented by Maurice Hashie, participants will experiment with different styles of music and different styles of songwriting, phrasing and the use of rhymes versus storytelling. Participants will get to brainstorm ideas of hot topics they would like to write about and how to become inspired to do so. They will also look at multi-instruments in songwriting and how these can complement each other to better serve the song.  Participants will gain knowledge about how a song comes together from A to Z from the writing point of view and the musical point of view as well as how to prepare for the next step: the recording studio.  Please note that this workshop is also taking place in French.

 

The Opening Concert of the Festival will take place on Friday, September 23, at 7 p.m. with an evening of entertainment by youths and will feature the choir of l’École-sur-Mer, 112 Accords, Les Palourdes and many more.  There will also be a dance on Saturday, September 24, starting at 9:30 p.m. that will feature Allan Gallant and Marcel Caissie, two accomplished musicians from the Evangeline area.  They will perform a mixture of songs that will get those present up on the dance floor.

 

For the Closing Concert, taking place on Sunday, September 25, starting at 7 p.m., the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is pleased to present the tour that highlights the 15th anniversary of RADARTS.  This double-bill performance will feature Acadian performers Christian Kit Goguen and the group Cy.  Cy from Nova Scotia will present perfectly mixed harmonies and chords that create a style of music that resonates with both the present and the past. They will transport you into the world of new indie-folk Acadian music.  Christian Kit Goguen, an artist with international recognition from New Brunswick, will present Moscow / Miscou - a universe of songs, stories, friendship and travels.  There will also be a performance by an adult choir with Yolande Painchaud.

 

Those who wish to take part in the workshops are asked to pre-register by calling 902-854-3417.  Please leave a message if no one is home.  You can also pre-register by e-mail at egallant55@gmail.com – please clearly indicate for which workshop you are registering.

 

For more information on the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival, please visit our website at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

September 9, 2016

August 23, 2016

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series Comes to a Close on Sunday August 28

 

The time has already come to present the last of nine shows taking place every Sunday night in Mont-Carmel.   The artists who will be performing on the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 28 are Khalid Lakhdari, Roland Gauvin (NB), Meaghan Blanchard and a trio formed by Colin Grant, Chrissy Crowley and Jason Roach (NS). There will also be stepdancing by Kaylee Arsenault.

 

Khalid Lakhdari, a Moroccan artist who calls Cardigan his home, will take the stage to perform a few traditional Arabic songs.

 

We are thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter Roland Gauvin from New Brunswick will be amongst the artists taking the stage.  Roland has played an important role in the Acadian and Francophone music scene for over 30 years.  He was one of the founding members of the legendary group 1755.  Blessed with great musical talents and known for his songwriting abilities, Roland has acquired a loyal and ever-growing fan base that has been following his career for generations.  Roland has the capability of bringing his audiences on an emotional musical journey and empowering them with cultural identity and pride.  He was awarded with the Prix Hommage during the Gala des Prix Éloizes in 1999, the Order of Canada and the André Thadée Bourque and Louise Manny Award for Excellence in Music in 2007.  The prestigious Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Music Association was awarded to the members of the group 1755 in 2008 to highlight their contribution to the Acadian repertoire as well as the enormous influence they had on numerous generations of artists that followed in their footsteps.

 

The public will also get to see and hear the lovely Island singer/songwriter Meaghan Blanchard.  This young lady is a two-time East Coast Music Award winning artist who has toured extensively across Canada, the US and the UK. Meaghan has three albums to her name, Changing Things (2008), Chasin’ Lonely Again (2010) and She’s Gonna Fly (2013).  She is currently working on her fourth album which will be recorded in Nashville, USA.  Meaghan is extremely passionate about her PEI roots and, in 2015, she started the Meaghan Blanchard Song Writing Camp for Girls.  This camp is hosted by Meaghan and offers support to young women interested in the craft of songwriting and to help give them direction in the music industry.  Meaghan is also a member of the group The Eastern Belles with Catherine MacLellan and Ashley Condon.

 

The extremely talented Cape Breton fiddlers Colin Grant and Chrissy Crowley will take the stage together during this high-energy closing concert.  Colin is known for his unique and modern fiddle-playing style that has influenced the repertoire of popular musical groups of which he was a member.  These include Pogey, Sprag Session and Coig, to name a few.  Chrissy, on her part, received the Instrumental Recording of the Year Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2013 due to her talent that is always rooted in the musical traditions of Cape Breton.  The pianist Jason Roach will accompany these energetic fiddlers.  The sounds of their fiddles will definitely resonate at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this week.

 

The concert, sponsored by Le Chez-Nous ltée, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 15, 2016

 

Only two shows of the Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series remain

 

Only two shows remain of the nine being presented during the Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series every Sunday evening until August 28.  The artists who will be on stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 21, for the second last show of the season are Imagine! (Paula Doyle-Arsenault, Marie Arsenault and Alice Bérubé), George Belliveau (NB), Keith Mullins (NS) and Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse Family. There will also be stepdancing by Lisa Bernard.

 

Imagine! is a group formed by Paula Doyle-Arsenault, Marie Arsenault and Alice Bérubé.  These three ladies love music, laughing and playing tunes.  With two members originally from Prince Edward Island and one from Manitoba, they present a mixture of songs and traditional pieces that resemble their Acadian, Métis and Quebec cultures.

 

Hailing from Pré-d’en-haut in New Brunswick, George Belliveau grew up in a musical family.  For nine consecutive years, George was the lead singer of Bois-Joli, an Acadian group that left a profound impression of Acadian musical culture with three albums, memorable performances and numerous awards including the ECMA for Francophone Recording of the Year in 2002.  Since 2006, George has released three solo albums including L’amour viendra nous sauver (2006), Prise 2 (2008) and Whisky amer (2011).

 

Raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Keith Mullins has been playing music all his life.  Growing up in a musical family, music runs thick through his blood.  Keith is a multiple award-winning songwriter and he has toured the world playing with the East Coast’s finest musicians.  Keith currently has four recordings to him name including The Heart of Everything, Localmotive Farm, The Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project and Island Sol.

 

Also, renowned fiddler Louise Arsenault will be present, accompanied by other Joe Narcisse family members.  This former member of the groups Barachois and Gadelle is known both at the national and international levels and is no stranger in the artistic community of Prince Edward Island.  As her bow fires up the fiddle…the sparks will fly!  The sounds of her fiddle will definitely resonate at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this week.  Her sister Zelma Arsenault, her brother Norman Gallant and her son Jonathan Arsenault will accompany her.  Lisa Bernard will stepdance to the sounds of her fiddle.

 

The concert, sponsored by Arsenault’s Fish Mart and The Bottle Houses, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2016 line-up at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

 

August 8, 2016

 

Another Stellar Line-Up of Entertainment in Mont-Carmel on August 14

 

Six concerts have already taken place and the concert series continues in Mont-Carmel every Sunday evening until August 28.  The artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 14, for the seventh show of the season are Christine Melanson (NB) and Maxim Cormier (NS), Allan Gallant and Marcel Caissie, Ian Sherwood (NS) and JJ Chaisson. There will also be stepdancing by Jocelyne Arsenault and Les Steppettes (Danika Richard, Isabelle Richards, Emily Arsenault, Katherine Arsenault, Keera Gallant, Jorja Rae Thompson, Gabrielle Gallant and Madelaine Richards). 

 

Christine Melanson's driving fiddle style and engaging on-stage personality have had her performing at many events and festivals in Ireland, France, the US, and across Canada. Inspired by her grandfather, a fiddler himself, Christine started fiddling at the age of 4. At the age of 9, she performed for the Queen of England, and in 2012, for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.  Christine will be accompanied by Maxim Cormier.

 

Over the last couple of years, Allan Gallant and Marcel Caissie have developed a repertoire of traditional songs, ambiance music as well as songs from the 50’s and 60’s.  Allan started his musical career by playing traditional music with La Famille Gallant.  Over the years, he was a member of numerous groups including Brador, 1295, 4 Cord Boys and Big River.  For his part, Marcel was a member of both the groups GAMECK and PANOU, which gave him the opportunity to share his Acadian culture as well as travel to numerous cities across the country.

 

Ian Sherwood is a singer/songwriter from Nova Scotia.  He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton, described him as “... a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

 

JJ Chaisson is without any doubt a talented multi-instrumental musician. He has collaborated on numerous award-winning recordings.  Born into the well-known and respected Chaisson family helped to immerse JJ in the world of traditional music from an early age. He began gracing halls and stages across the Island when he was barely able to touch the floor while sitting in a chair.  The news of this young prodigy spread like wildfire!  JJ will be accompanied by Zakk Cormier.

 

The concert, presented in partnership with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree, the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard and the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2016 line-up at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 2, 2016

 

The artists taking the stage on Sunday August 7th during the

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series are announced!

 

Five concerts have already taken place and the concert series continues in Mont-Carmel every Sunday evening until August 28.  The artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 7, for the sixth show of the season are Monique Poirier and François Émond (NB), Les Swingirls (FR), Dylan Menzie and Peter Arsenault and family.

 

Monique Poirier is originally from Notre-Dame in South Eastern New Brunswick. She has been making a name for herself with her musical career for over fifteen years.  Monique was a member of the vocal powerhouse quartet Les Muses for seven years as well as a member of the group Ode à l’Acadie for seven years.  This year will mark the 14th consecutive year that she is part of the Christmas Show “Noël avec Les Muses, les Frères Belivo et Roland Gauvin” which will be presented at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton during the month of December.  In 2012, Monique released her first solo album entitled “Parler de paradis”.  She will be accompanied by François Émond.

 

Singers, instrumentalists and comedians, Les Swingirls bring their public on a musical journey that is original, full of energy and enjoyed by both young and old.  This trio was born because of their love for both American Jazz and the music of the 1940’s.  They love being on stage and thrive on bringing happiness and joy to their audiences.  They enjoy making their spectators want to dance.  They give their all to make people laugh and fully enjoy being in their company.  Les Swingirls perform a mixture of Swing, Pop, Rock and Jazz, which are sure to please any audience.  Their performance is a tribute to happy and popular jazz music laced with the elegance of the crazy years and the joy of Swing music.

 

Singer/songwriter Dylan Menzie has compelling vocals, penetrating lyrics and adept guitar skills. Often compared to east coast music icon Joel Plaskett, Menzie’s debut album, Heather Avenue, earned him multiple Music PEI award nominations and showcase opportunities.  His follow-up album Adolescent Nature was released in the spring.

 

Peter Arsenault, the well-known fiddler from the Evangeline area, will also make an appearance on stage.  His spirited melodies will not only make you tap your feet but will also warm up the floor for some energetic stepdancers.  Peter will be accompanied by members of his family.

 

The concert, presented in partnership with the Coopérative d’intégration francophone and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of the Cooperative and $4 for students.  Admission for preschoolers is free. The 2016 lineup can be found at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 25, 2016

 

The artists taking the stage on July 31 in Mont-Carmel are announced

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is currently in full swing and has been for a few weeks already and will continue every Sunday evening until August 28.  The artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 31 for the fifth show of the season are Albert, Mona and Louise Arsenault, The Marrieds (ON) and Cynthia MacLeod. There will also be stepdancing by Isabelle and Danielle Saunders.

 

Albert, Mona and Louise Arsenault will be amongst the artists taking the stage during the next show in Mont-Carmel.  Albert plays guitar and sings while Mona plays bass and sings; Louise plays the fiddle and taps her feet.  This trio will perform a series of contemporary songs.

 

The Marrieds is a duo from London, Ontario. Jane Carmichael and Kevin Kennedy officially formed The Marrieds in December 2010 when they posted 3 snow-day songs on YouTube during London’s massive snowstorm, “Snowmageddon”.  This duo creates a perfect balance of pop, folk, country, and jazz, with clever lyrics, catchy songs, and sweet harmonies.

 

PEI fiddler Cynthia MacLeod is best known for her boundless energy on stage, enthusiastically weaving through jigs, reels and strathspeys, accented by sweet waltzes and beautiful airs. When she’s not tapping her feet on stages or in recording studios, she works with the Festival of Small Halls as Artistic Director and with a US-based theatre production as Musical Director.  The sound of her fiddle will warm up the floor for stepdancers Isabelle and Danielle Saunders.

 

The concert, sponsored by Maritime Electric, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2016 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 18, 2016

 

A musical evening not to be missed on July 24 in Mont-Carmel

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is in full throttle for the 2016 season every Sunday evening until August 28 and the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will be performing at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 24. The fourth of nine shows will feature Simon Daniel (NB), Ian Foster (NL) and Kendra MacGillivray.  There will also be step dancing by Maria Arsenault and Emily Arsenault.

 

Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, Simon Daniel is an alternative pop artist who’s lyrical stories travel between both imaginary and real.  Having carved his way through the up-and-coming Acadian music scene, his lyrics full of images and dotted with a mixture of Acadian dialect (chiac) will transport you on a musical journey though Acadie.  His first recording, EP jaune, was released in October 2015.

 

Ian Foster is an east coast Canadian songwriter who has toured in Canada, the U.S. and Europe since 2007. He is a multiple East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and MusicNL award nominee.  He has released six albums since 2006 and was a finalist at The International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Ian's story and character driven lyrics mixed with a modern musical sensibility have been described as “a great example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing” (CBC Radio).

 

Kendra MacGillivray is one of the renowned performers and instructors of the Celtic fiddling style in the world.  East Coast Music Award recipient for “Female Artist of the Year” and for “Instrumental Artist of the Year”, she has traveled the world and has performed at festivals and events in places like Japan, Australia, Germany, Iceland, Europe, Scotland, throughout the United States and Canada. Kendra has four recordings to date, including “Love O’ The Isles” (2008), “Over the Waves” (2000), “Clear the Track” (1996) and “Antigonish’s Own” (1990).

 

The concert, sponsor by Township Chevrolet Buick GMC and The Co-operators, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of the Cooperative and $4 for students.  Admission for preschoolers is free. The 2016 lineup can be found at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel

is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 10, 2016

 

A musical evening not to be missed on July 17 in Mont-Carmel

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is in full throttle for the 2016 season every Sunday evening until August 28 and the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will be performing at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 17. The third of nine shows will feature Jill Chandler, Cat Bowring (FR), Peggy Clinton and The Ross Family.

 

Jill Chandler's songs come from a place of love, a place of truth, a place of loss. With catchy melodies and poetic lyrics, her songs tell a story - her story. A combination of folk and pop, the music invites the listener to join her on the journey. Chandler is currently recording her first EP, set to be released in September 2016.

 

Cat Bowring performs a mixture of jazz, blues, folk, soul, funk, pop and rock music.  From Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon in France, her charismatic personality, her energy and her warm alto vocals will bring you on a melodic adventure like no other.

 

Peggy Clinton is a singer/songwriter from Souris, PEI.  Her first debut full-length album was nominated for 3 Music PEI awards.  Of these three, she took home the Music PEI award for Weekend Warrior of the Year 2015.  Peggy also represented PEI in CBC Searchlight 2015 and placed twenty-third in Canada.   Being a singer/songwriter has allowed her the unique opportunity to be creative and passionate in what she does and for that, she is very thankful.

 

Growing up in a blend of Acadian and Scottish influences, Stephanie (vocals/guitar/dance), Danielle (vocals/fiddle/dance), Johnny (piano) and their mother Dorothy Ross (dance) create the Ross Family, a group who play traditional tunes and stepdance together. The Ross Family is known from tip to tip of the Island for their everlasting energy.  Furthermore, since 2006, the group presents the Ross Family Ceilidh in Stanley Bridge, PEI.

 

The concert, presented in partnership with la Coopérative d’intégration francophone and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of the Cooperative and $4 for students.  Admission for preschoolers is free. The 2016 lineup can be found at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 5, 2016

 

A musical evening not to be missed on July 10 in Mont-Carmel

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is happy to announce the artists who will be performing at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 10. The second of nine shows will feature Max Keenlyside, Christina Martin (NS), Anastasia DesRoches, Zakk Cormier and Joël Chiasson.

 

Lauded for his skills as a ragtime and traditional jazz pianist, Max Keenlyside has performed for CBC and has headlined at festivals across North America.  Max’s debut album, KeenlyStride, was met with critical acclaim and his latest release, Mostly Max, puts an emphasis on his own piano compositions.

 

Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Christina Martin’s musical journey has led to extended stays in Austin, Texas, as well as Germany, from where she has cultivated a substantial following across mainland Europe. Along the way, she has earned multiple East Coast and Music Nova Scotia Awards, had songs featured in television soundtracks, performed at Rolling Stone Weekender Festival in Germany, and for the Queen at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  Christina will perform songs from her most recent release It’ll Be Alright, which won Pop Recording of the Year at the 2016 East Coast Music Awards.  Her guitarist Dale Murray will accompany her.

 

Furthermore, Island fiddling sensation Anastasia DesRoches will be taking the stage.  This fiddler is well known across the Island.  She has been playing and offering fiddle classes for over 25 years and she has played in Europe, the United States and across Canada as a solo artist and with musical groups.  Zakk Cormier as well as Cape Breton piano player Joël Chiasson will accompany Anastasia on stage.  Their rhythms will make the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre resonate and will also warm up the floor for stepdancers Lydia Arsenault and Alexandra Mitchell.

 

All concerts, happening every Sunday until August 28th, start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of the Cooperative and $4 for students.  Admission for preschoolers is free. You can find the 2016 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

June 22, 2016

 

First Show in Mont-Carmel of the Summer Concert Series Sunday, July 3

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is happy to announce that its Summer Concert Series is back at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall every Sunday night starting at 7:00 p.m. The first of nine shows is scheduled for this Sunday, July 3, and will feature Pepeto Pinto, Jessica Gallant, Caroline Bernard, Rémi Arsenault, Louise Arsenault, Hélène Bergeron and Jeannita Bernard as well as the group Chiquésa (Tanya Gallant, Julie Arsenault, Caroline Bernard, Anastasia DesRoches and Christina Gallant-Maclean).  Stepdancers Alex Arsenault, Taylor Hardy, Katie Arsenault, Taia Gallant and Sara Arsenault will round out the line-up.  

 

Originally from Jamaica, Pepeto Pinto is a professional steel drum player. His music is lively and includes a variety of genres such as Soca, Jazz, Classical, Celtic, Pop, Calypso, Reggae and Latin.

 

Caroline Bernard balances her love of music with her family life due to the passion and conviction she inherited from her mom who is also a known singer-songwriter from the Evangeline area.  With her unique vocals and her stage presence, her songs speak of love, life and everything that follows.  Caroline has been a part of numerous musical productions including the one at the Village musical acadien in 2015, Lennie Gallant’s Seaching for Abegweit in 2014 and the summer production of Come-All-Ye 2011 and 2012.   She has also been a member of numerous acadian groups including Chiquésa, Les Girls and Gadelle.  She will be accompanied by Rémi Arsenault, Louise Arsenault, Hélène Bergeron and by her mom Jeannita Bernard.

 

With silky smooth vocals and invigorating storytelling, Jessica Gallant is quickly becoming one of PEI's most exciting emerging artists. Her early love for Musical Theatre soon blossomed into a passion for writing music. This year, you can also catch her on the stage of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in the role of Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables the Musical!

 

Chiquésa, an all-female group from Evangeline area, gave life to the music of Acadie until they disbanded in 2007.  This year, the group has come together to present a few shows this summer.

 

Chiquésa’s repertoire is primarily comprised of French-traditional and Acadian songs, complemented by their own arrangements of contemporary and original pieces. Each group member has experienced individual success in the francophone music community.

 

With four lead vocalists, members of Chiquésa prove that they can not only sing, but know how to sing as a group intertwining each others’ original vocals with effortless grace into a whirlwind of harmony. Throw in some energetic fiddling and stepdancing and you’ve got the recipe for a great down-home Acadian soirée full of surprises!

 

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of the cooperative, $4 for students and free for preschoolers. You can find the 2016 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

May 25, 2016

 

A fundraiser for the Our-Lady-of-Mont-Carmel church is taking place on Sunday, June 5.  The artists taking the stage are: Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse Family, Jean-Eudes Gallant, Jacinthe Laforest, Mona and Albert Arsenault, Allan Gallant and Marcel Caissie, Gilbert Arsenault (fiddler) and many stepdancers.

 

 

We are now accpeting submissions for the 2016 edition of our Summer Concert Series via Sonicbids.  Please click on the Sonicbids image to submit your application.

March 22, 2016

 

We just received Music PEI nominations for both Event of the Year and Presenter of the Year!  Our Artisitic Director also received a nomination for Live Music Presenter of the Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2016

 

Last night we were honoured with the award for Cooperative of the Year 2016 during the Gala des entrepreneurs 2016!

October 14, 2015

 

Variety Show on October 25

for Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church

 

A Variety Show, featuring many well-known local artists, will be held on Sunday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall located at 5786 Route 11.

 

Our cooperative wants to organize this show to help Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church renovation project,” explained Edmond Gallant, president of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel.  “In the past, we have held similar shows to raise money for the parish. We hope that many people will attend this show so that we can collect a good sum of money for the church’s much-needed renovations.”

 

Following is a list of some of the artists who have indicated that they will be performing : Alex and Jacques Arsenault, Mona and Albert Arsenault, Joceline LeBlanc, Marcel Caissie, Jason Arsenault, Chuck Arsenault and Yves Arsenault, an adult choir, Gilbert Arsenault and Marguerite Gallant, Zita Arsenault, Peter Arsenault and his musicians, Louise Arsenault and her musicians, as well as a number of stepdancers.

 

« The Board of Directors of our co-operative wishes to sincerely thank all the artists who have agreed to share their talents without pay for our church, » adds the president.

There will be a canteen and a 50/50, as well as a Bake Sale.  Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for students. There is no charge for preschoolers.

September 17, 2015

 

6th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival taking place from September 25 to 27

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel will host the 6th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this upcoming September 25-27.

 

The Opening Concert of the Festival will take place on Friday, September 25, at 7 p.m. with an evening of entertainment by youths and will feature the choir of l’École-sur-Mer, Chloé Arsenault, Julien Kitson, 112 Accords and many more.   Free admission!

 

On Saturday, September 26th starting at 9 p.m. there will be a dance featuring a group formed by Jonathan Arsenault, Louise Arsenault, Caroline Bernard, Rémi Arsenault and Wayne Robichaud.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for members of the Cooperative.

 

The Closing Concert will take place on Sunday, September 27, starting at 7 p.m. with performances by an adult choir with Yolande Painchaud, Mailloche (Jonathan Arsenault, Zakk Cormier & Shane Arsenault), Jill Chandler and members of the Joe Bibienne Family.  Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

 

The festival programming will also include free workshops that are open to the general public: Signing Workshops with Yolande Painchaud on Saturday, September 26 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.), and Sunday, September 27 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) as well as a Workshop for artists with Josée Boudreau on Sunday, September 27 (10 a.m. – noon).  A complimentary meal will be offered to each participant. Please note that all workshops will be taking place in French only.  Those who would like more information or who wish to register for the workshops are asked to call 902-854-2862 or e-mail info@cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com. 

September 14, 2015

 

Free workshops open to the general public during the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel will host the 6th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this upcoming September 25-27.  The festival programming will also include free workshops that are open to the general public.

 

A complimentary meal will be offered to all workshop participants.

 

Workshops with Yolande Painchaud on Saturday, September 26 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.), and Sunday, September 27 (2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Yolande Painchaud will offer two choral workshops, which will feature songs from the Québec and France repertoires.  This year, most of the songs performed will be love songs.  The participants at the workshops will be invited to perform a few of the songs that they will have learned during the Closing Concert on Sunday, September 27, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre starting at 7 p.m.  Please note that these workshops will be taking place in French.

 

Workshop with Josée Boudreau on Sunday, September 27 (10 a.m. – noon)

Josée Boudreau will give a workshop for artists.  The workshop will feature breathing exercises, warm-up exercises, the importance of warming-up your vocal chords as well as how to select your repertoire and how to have the best possible stage presence.  Furthermore, Josée will also do some coaching with participants at the end of the workshop.  Participants will be invited to perform a song that they will have prepared for the workshop.  Please note that this workshop is also taking place in French.

 

The Opening Concert of the Festival will take place on Friday, September 25, at 7 p.m. with an evening of entertainment by youths and will feature the choir of l’École-sur-Mer, Chloé Arsenault, Julien Kitson, 112 Accords and many more.  There will also be a dance on Saturday, September 26, starting at 9 p.m. that will feature a group formed by Jonathan Arsenault, Louise Arsenault, Caroline Bernard, Rémi Arsenault and Wayne Robichaud.  The Closing Concert will take place on Sunday, September 27, starting at 7 p.m. with performances by an adult choir with Yolande Painchaud, Mailloche (Jonathan Arsenault, Zakk Cormier & Shane Arsenault), Jill Chandler and members of the Joe Bibienne Family.

 

Those who wish to take part in the workshops are asked to pre-register by calling 902-854-2862.  Please leave a message if no one is home.  You can also pre-register by e-mail at info@cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com – please clearly indicate for which workshop you are registering.

August 24, 2015

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series Comes to a Close on Sunday August 30

 

The time has already come to present the last of nine shows taking place every Sunday night in Mont-Carmel.   The artists who will be performing on the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 30 are Paul D. Gallant, Max Keenlyside as well as Cassie and Maggie MacDonald (NS). There will also be stepdancing by Isabelle and Danielle Saunders.

 

We are thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter Paul D. Gallant, who is originally from the Evangeline area and now living in Nova Scotia, will take the stage during the course of the evening in order to perform some of his most popular original compositions.  This dedicated individual has contributed enormously to the musical development of the Evangeline area.  The PEI House Band, PANOU, Gameck, Brador and Marcella Richard are but a few bands and Island artists who have had the pleasure to work by his side.  Furthermore, Paul has been responsible for numerous artistic productions.  He contributed to the success of the dance troupe Les danseurs Évangéline as well as numerous editions of the dinner theatre La Cuisine à Mémé.  To date, Le Grand Cercle is the largest production that he has created and produced.  Author of over eighty plays and well over eight hundred songs, Paul enjoys performing his own shows in his spare time.

 

For the sixth consecutive summer, Max Keenlyside will be one of the artists featured during our Concert Series.  Despite his young age, this 23-year-old pianist already has a very impressive list of successes to his name.  In 2009, all of Canada discovered his talents during his participation at the Opening Ceremonies of the Canada Games, which were televised and broadcast from coast to coast on TSN.  Max is known for his traditional jazz and ragtime melodies, both of which are unique and rare on Prince Edward Island.  In May 2010, he released his first recording entitled KeenlyStride and in 2012 he released his second album Mostly Max.  Without a doubt, this young man will certainly impress you.

 

Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald turn heads wherever they go and have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies. This captivating duo won the New Group of the Year Award during the 2014 LiveIreland Radio Awards, the 2014 Emerging Artist Album of the Year Award from the Chicago Irish-American News and a Galaxie Radio Rising Star Award.  They were nominated in the Young Performers of the Year award category at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Traditional Album of the Year award category at the East Coast Music Awards and in both the New Artist of the Year and Roots Album of the Year award categories at the Music Nova Scotia Awards. They have appeared on stages across Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Bermuda and the UK.  Cassie and Maggie will be accompanied by stepdancers Isabelle and Danielle Saunders.

 

The concert, sponsored by The Cooperators, Expérience Acadie and l’Association touristique Évangéline, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

August 17, 2015

 

Only two shows of the Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series remain!

 

Only two shows remain of the nine being presented during the Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series every Sunday evening until August 30.  The artists who will be on stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 23, for the second last show of the season are Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery and Keelin Wedge from the group Harmony, Michael Jerome Browne (Québec), Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse Family. There will also be stepdancing by Jocelyne Arsenault and Les Steppettes.

 

Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery and Keelin Wedge, both members of the group Harmony, will take the stage this week.  Since their very beginning together a few years ago, they have performed many shows across the Island. These two very talented women play several instruments and their performance is sure to please!   

 

Michael Jerome Browne is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music.  With rich vocals, he performs Folk, Roots and Blues music.  Recipient of the Solo Artist of the Year Award in both 2008 and 2012 at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, winner of the Acoustic Artist of the Year Award at the Maple Blues Awards, finalist in the “New Folk” category at the Kerrville Festival in Texas and nominated for three Juno Awards in the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories, Michael plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica.  He currently has six albums: Drive On (2001), Michael Jerome Browne & the Twin Rivers String Band (2004), Double (2007), This Beautiful Mess (2008), The Road is Dark (2011) et Sliding Delta (2015).  Michael Jerome Browne tours frequently in the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and…this upcoming Sunday evening in Mont-Carmel!

 

Also, renowned fiddler Louise Arsenault will be present, accompanied by other Joe Narcisse family members.  This former member of the groups Barachois and Gadelle is known both at the national and international levels and is no stranger in the artistic community of Prince Edward Island.  As her bow fires up the fiddle…the sparks will fly!  The sounds of her fiddle will definitely resonate at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this week.  Her sister Zelma Arsenault, her brother Norman Gallant, her son Jonathan Arsenault, her niece Kim Elland and her grand nieces Katie McBean and Chelsey Elland will accompany her.

 

The concert, sponsored by Wellington Construction and KKP, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

August 10, 2015

 

Another Stellar Line-Up of Entertainment in Mont-Carmel on August 16

 

Six concerts have already taken place and the concert series continues in Mont-Carmel every Sunday evening until August 30.  The artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 16, for the seventh show of the season are Jean-Eudes Gallant, Albert, Mona and Louise Arsenault, Meaghan Blanchard as well as Mailloche, a group formed of Zakk Cormier, Jonathan and Shane Arsenault. There will also be stepdancing by Les Claqueuses and Alex Arsenault.

 

Singer/songwriter Jean-Eudes Gallant will take the stage during the course of the evening.  This local musical veteran is a very familiar face during local events and he will perform a few well-known favorites during the course of the evening.

 

Albert, Mona and Louise Arsenault will also be amongst the artists taking the stage during the next show in Mont-Carmel.  Albert plays guitar and sings while Mona plays bass and sings; Louise plays the fiddle and taps her feet.  This trio will perform a series of contemporary songs.

 

The public will also welcome singer/songwriter Meaghan Blanchard whose first album Changing Things rewarded her with four Music PEI Awards in 2009 as well as two nominations at the ECMAs.  Her second album Chasin’ Lonely Again earned her five nominations at the Music PEI Awards in 2010, an ECMA nomination this same year as well as an ECMA award in 2011. She received three nominations at the Music PEI Awards as well as an ECMA award in 2014 for her most recent album She’s Gonna Fly.

 

Zakk Cormier, Jonathan Arsenault and Shane Arsenault, three friends from the Évangéline area who share a passion for music, have been performing together for two years now.  This trio, known under the name Mailloche (Sledgehammer), perform a mixture of traditional, folk and rock music.

 

The concert, sponsored by the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

August 3, 2015

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is an experience not to be missed!

 

Five concerts have already taken place and the concert series continues in Mont-Carmel every Sunday evening until August 30.  The artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 9, for the sixth show of the season are Kendra MacGillivray, Renée Doucet and Seph Peters (NS), Katie McGarry, Josée Boudreau as well as Samantha and Nick Arsenault.  There will also be stepdancing by Les Steppeuses.

 

Kendra MacGillivray is one of the renowned performers and instructors of the Celtic fiddling style in the world.  East Coast Music Award recipient for “Female Artist of the Year” and for “Instrumental Artist of the Year”, she has traveled the world and has performed at festivals and events in places like Japan, Australia, Germany, Iceland, Europe, Scotland, throughout the United States and Canada. Kendra has four recordings to date, including “Love o’the Isles” (2008), “Over the Waves” (2000), “Clear the Track” (1996) and “Antigonish’s Own” (1990).

 

Renée Doucet was inspired by fiddle music she heard growing up and, since this time, has mastered the instrument and has perfected her craft into a style that is her own: fast and lively yet smooth and lyrical. She switches with ease from Irish to Scottish to Cape Breton fiddling styles with grace and ease.  No matter the audience's background, they are sure to appreciate the beautiful music that emerges from the swiftness of her bow hand and nimble fingers.  Seph Peters, one of the most sought-after tenor banjo and guitar players in Canada, will join Renée on stage. His unique and innovative style of playing has graced festival stages and theatres across Canada, USA, and Europe. 

 

Singer/songwriter Katie McGarry has the kind of voice that could come out of a radio anytime during the past sixty years; it is not out of time, just timeless.  Her sophomore album, Waiting On (February 2014), provides a satisfying serving of sweet vocals, tasty country licks, and contemplative lyrics that help justify the description of her music as being timeless.  Waiting On was awarded the Country Album of the Year award at the 2015 Music PEI Awards.  Katie was recently selected to participate in the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Atlantic Discovery Program.  Her first album, My Side Of Town, was nominated for two Music PEI awards.

 

Josée Boudreau, lead actress in the musical production of Évangéline, will be amongst the artists taking the stage this week.  She will preform a few songs from this sweeping love story, one of the most ambitious musicals ever conceived in Canada.  Inspired by Longfellow's famous poem, the musical follows the quests of star-crossed lovers Gabriel and Évangéline, torn apart during the 1755 Acadian Expulsion.

 

Samantha and Nick Arsenault are two musicians from the Evangeline area in Prince Edward Island.  Since 2009, this duo takes the stage to perform traditional fiddle tunes and, on occasion, old well-known songs.  Samantha mastered her craft on the fiddle during her years as member of the groups Clack’Azing, Les Girls and Gadelle.  Nick sings and plays guitar, talents that he perfected during numerous community dinner theatres as well as being the lead singer of the musical group Big River.

 

The concert, presented in partnership with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers. 

July 27, 2015

 

The artists taking the stage on August 2 in Mont-Carmel are announced

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is currently in full swing and has been for a few weeks already and will continue every Sunday evening until August 30.  The artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 2 for the fifth show of the season are 112 Accords, Charlie A’Court (NS), Gary Gallant and Peter Arsenault.  There will also be stepdancing by Les gars de par Chez Nous.

 

The group 112 Accords is formed by members Janelle Arsenault on fiddle and vocals, Mélanie Arsenault on fiddle, ukulele and vocals, Joceline Leblanc on vocals and guitar, Colby Arsenault on piano, Jenny Richard on ukulele and vocals and Britney Arsenault on guitar and vocals.  This young dynamic group from the Evangeline area recently took home the silver medal during the cultural component of the Acadian Games.  This group is working under the direction of numerous artists in order to refine their stage presentation and their craft.  Amongst these are Louise Arsenault, Hélène Bergeron, Stéphane Bouchard and some of the members of the group Vishtèn.

 

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Charlie A’Court is the proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following.  Over the years, he has received a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums, including his latest offering, Come On Over, winner of the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year. Charlie A’Court is most revered for his dynamic and engaging live performance, has been named Music Nova Scotia’s Entertainer of the Year twice and has also received five East Coast Music Awards in a variety of different categories.

 

Singer/songwriter Gary Gallant from Mont-Carmel has many years of experience performing on stage.  Over time, his songs have received quite a bit of radio play and have been featured on television.  He is a true artist who manages to express himself through his songs as well as on stage with a captivating presence. 

 

Peter Arsenault, the well-known fiddle player from the Evangeline area will also make an appearance on stage.  His spirited melodies will not only make you tap your feet but will also warm up the floor for Les Gars de par chez-nous.

 

The concert, sponsored by Maritime Electric, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

July 20, 2015

 

An evening of entertainment not to be missed on July 26 in Mont-Carmel

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is in full throttle for the 2015 season every Sunday evening until August 30.  The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 26.  The fourth of nine shows will feature 4 Cord Boys, Alex Madsen (NB), Julien Kitson and Samantha Robichaud (NB).  There will also be stepdancing by Les Steppeuses.

 

Group members of 4 Cord Boys, Allan Gallant, Peter Arsenault, Pierre Poirier and Paul Arsenault, are all from the Évangéline area.  During their show, the group will sing contemporary songs; the audience will surely want to sing along.

 

Alex Madsen is the lead singer, lead guitarist, and principal songwriter of two-time ECMA award winners The Divorcees - an internationally recognized country group formed in 2005. He was awarded Music New Brunswick's Songwriter of the Year award in 2012. He is currently in pre production for a new Divorcees album and is also recording a debut solo record.

 

At the age of 4, Julien Kitson taught himself how to play the drums and guitar. Whether he's performing in English or French, the 13-year-old multi-instrumentalist feels at home on stage.  Julien is releasing his first recording this July 2015, entitled, “Thirteen”. He is currently part of the young company of Anne and Gilbert: The Musical, performing at The Guild all summer, and will be performing in ceilidhs across the Island, Peakes Quay Summer Concert Series as well as at the Quai Aboiteau Wharf restaurant in Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick. 

 

Samantha Robichaud has released seven critically acclaimed albums. Most recent "In The Green Room" (in homage to the collaborative nature of the project), earned her the 2013 Music NB award for Collaborative Musician of The Year. A perfect blend of her own solo compositions, co-written tunes and prime selections from her contemporaries. More than a decade and a half as a professional fiddler player, step-dancer, vocalist and all around entertainer.

 

The concert, sponsored by Le Chez-Nous ltée, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

July 15, 2015

 

A stellar line-up of artists in concert in Mont-Carmel on July 19

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is in full throttle for the 2015 season every Sunday evening until August 30.  The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 19.  The third of nine shows will feature Jacinthe LaForest, Caroline Savoie (NB), Amy and Rachel Beck as well as The Ross Family.

 

This week, the singer/songwriter who wrote the French lyrics of our Acadian National Anthem, the Ave Maris Stella, will be amongst us.  Jacinthe LaForest, recipient of the Singer of the Year Award during the first Gala de la chanson of Prince Edward Island in 2006, is a journalist, singer and professional visual artist.

 

Caroline Savoie seduces you with the warmth of her powerful voice, her distinctive tone and timbre, her great vocal control, and her disarming naturalness that are all part of her unique signature.  A ray of sunshine, genuine, sparkling, dazzling, brilliant, a rare find … these are but a few of the praises bestowed by the public, the media, and peers from the music industry on this insanely charismatic 20-year old Acadian artist who leaves no one indifferent in her wake.

 

It’s hard to beat the harmonic intuition of sisters. Amy & Rachel Beck began singing together around the family piano in Montague, PEI, but they now share their folksy pop with audiences across Eastern Canada. The Beck Sisters are celebrating the release of their multi award-nominated sophomore album, Run, produced by Tim Chaisson.

 

Growing up in a blend of Acadian and Scottish influences, Stephanie (vocals/guitar/dance), Danielle (vocals/fiddle/dance) and Johnny (piano) create the Ross Family, a trio who play traditional tunes and stepdance together. The Ross Family is known from tip to tip of the Island for their everlasting energy.  Furthermore, since 2006, the group presents the Ross Family Ceilidh in Stanley Bridge, PEI.

 

The concert, sponsored by the Wellington Legion and Arsenault’s Fish Mart, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

July 8, 2015

A musical evening not to be missed on July 12 in Mont-Carmel

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series is in full throttle for the 2015 season every Sunday evening until August 30.  The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 12.  The second of nine shows will feature Julien Robichaud, Katherine Moller (NB), Nathan Carragher and Katie Kerr, as well as Melissa Gallant. There will also be stepdancing by Les Pieds Rythmés (Renée Gardiner, Loren Enman, Mélodie Jordan and Bryanna Sharky) as well as Janelle Gardiner and Lydia Enman.

 

Julien Robichaud, son of well-known artists Patricia Richard and Mario Robichaud, will perform for the second time in Mont-Carmel as part of our annual concert series.  This young 12-year-old pianist is currently exploring various styles and his performance will include such styles as ragtime, contemporary and jazz.

 

Katherine Moller is a fiddle player from New Brunswick. Whether she is playing traditional fiddle tunes in a crowded pub or the music of Bach on a concert stage, her love and respect for the instrument and its wide-spread appeal have brought her considerable acclaim as one of the province’s true fiddle ambassadors.  She currently has four recordings, Take the Happy Road (2007), By Request (2010), Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Haired (2011) and Greensleeve’s & Puddin’ Pies (2013). Over the course of the years, she has received the Classical Artist of the Year Award in 2012 from Music NB as well as their Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year in 2014.

 

Nathan Carragher and Katie Kerr have been performing on stage together for the last couple of years. Armed with a guitar and a ukulele, they perform a mixture of both pop and folk music.

 

Fiddler Melissa Gallant, originally from the Evangeline area but currently living in New Brunswick, is returning to our stage and will be accompanied by Philippe LeBlanc.  The high-energy fiddle playing that she brings to the stage will no doubt make you tap your feet.

 

The concert, sponsored by Music PEI, will start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

July 1, 2015

 

The Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series kicks-off on July 5


The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is happy to announce that its Summer Concert Series is back at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall. During their eighth season, nine shows will be presented and more than 50 artists will be featured on Sunday evenings starting at 7:00 p.m. between July 5 and August 30.

 

Since 2008, the CDCPMC has presented a total of 55 shows, which have left their mark on over 8000 spectators.  The 2015 programming will feature local island artists of all musical genres who will present music, singing and dancing.  Artists from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Manitoba will also be part of the concert series. The concerts presented by the CDCPMC are relaxing, pleasant, entertaining evenings.

 

For the first concert of the season on Sunday, July 5, the artists that will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall are Island artists Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard, Caroline Bernard, Rémi Arsenault and Louise Arsenault as well as Red Moon Road from Manitoba. Stepdancers Les Étoiles d’Acadie (Emily Arsenault, Maria Arsenault and Renée Gallant) will round out the line-up.  

 

Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard and Caroline Bernard are quite well known in the music scene on Prince Edward Island, in a number of Canadian provinces and internationally. These singer-songwriters and musicians have travelled near and far during their careers to share their joy of music. Marcella now has three solo albums to her name and Patricia was a member of several former groups, such as PANOU, Acadilac and Ode à l’Acadie. Caroline was a member of the groups Gadelle and Chiquésa and was a part of Searching for Abegweit: Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant, which was presented during the whole summer of 2014 at the Mackenzie Theatre in Charlottetown. These three talented ladies will be accompanied by Louise Arsenault and Rémi Arsenault.

 

Red Moon Road is Canada's most energetic and endearing folk trio. Masterful storytelling, haunting three part harmonies, mandolin, banjo, guitar, delay pedals and a beat-up bass drum. With their lush and lively take on modern roots, this trio has charmed fans from coast to coast performing everywhere from living rooms to folk fest stages.  Their performances are peppered by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies and masterfully told stories.

 

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members and $4 for students.  Admission is free for preschoolers.

June 17, 2015

 

For the programming of the 2015 Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series, please click HERE.

 

 

September 22, 2014

 

Free workshops open to the general public during the

Grand Ruisseau Song Festival !

 

Free workshops, which will be open to the general public, will take place during the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival.  This Festival, presented by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel, will take place this upcoming September 26-28 at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.

 

We are pleased to announce that Yolande Painchaud will be amongst us for the 5th edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival. After having pursued a career as a classical singer in Paris, Yolande Painchaud returned to the Magdalen Islands where she continues to be very active within the cultural scene.  She has created the regional choir "Au Cœur des Îles".   She is an artistic director, stage director, singer, teacher and is continuously working on new stage productions.  In 2013, she wrote and directed a play on the expulsion of the Acadians titled “Gabriel et Évangéline”.  Over the last two years, this play has been performed on a regular basis in the Magdelen Islands.

 

Yolande will be giving two workshops focused on singing over the course of the weekend.  Both of these will take place in French and will focus on songs of the sea performed as a group and in harmony.  The first workshop will take place on Saturday, September 27, starting at 2 p.m. at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre and, the second, on Sunday, September 28, starting at 2 p.m. at the Mont-Carmel Seniors’ Home.  Both sessions are free and open to the general public, and will be followed by a free supper served for the participants.

 

For her part, Josée Boudreau will offer a workshop for artists.  Josée is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto and has over 10 years of experience performing in musical theatre across Canada and overseas.  She spent her summer on stage at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown as a cast member and singer in both Anne of Green Gables and Canada Rocks.

 

The workshop offered by Josée Boudreau will also be taking place in French and will touch 4 different elements: breathing, how to properly warm up your voice, analyzing lyrics and stage performance. This workshop will take place on Sunday, September 28, starting at 10 a.m. at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.  It is also free and open to the general public, and will be followed by a free dinner served for the participants.

 

This festival, which is in its fifth year of existence, will also include an Opening Concert on Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m., with performances by the youth choir of l’École-sur-Mer, Krysten Cameron, Taylor Sonier, Zakk Cormier, Joceline LeBlanc and Natasha Arsenault, Jean-Eudes Gallant, Patrice Deraspe and Marlene Vigneau, Jacinthe Laforest and Vishtèn.  Furthermore, a dance will take place on Saturday, September 27, at 9 p.m., featuring 4 Cord Boys (Allan Gallant, Pierre Poirier, Peter Arsenault and Paul Arsenault) as well as Shoreline (Mona Arsenault, Albert Arsenault, Robert Gallant and Pat Durant). The Closing Concert will take place on Sunday, September 28, starting at 7 p.m. with performances by an adult choir directed by Yolande Painchaud, Jonathan Arsenault, Harmony (Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Keelin Wedge and Tracy Gallant), a trio composed of Jacques Arsenault, Sylvie Toupin and Alex Arsenault as well as a performance by Lennie Gallant accompanied by Sean Kemp, Jeremy Gallant, Jonathan Gallant and Caroline Bernard.

 

For more information regarding this festival, please visit our website at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

September 12th, 2014

 

Lennie Gallant and Vishtèn will headline this year’s

edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival!

 

After another successful summer with its concert series, the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is pleased to present the fifth edition of its autumn festival, the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival.  This three-day event will take place this year from September 26 to September 28.  Activities will take place at the senior citizen’s home Le Chez-Nous, at the Mont-Carmel senior citizen’s home and, as always, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.

 

The Board of Directors of this cooperative launched this festival in 2010 in order to follow up on the success of its summer concert series and to lengthen the tourism season, offering concerts that are open to the general public as well as a workshop component for artists.

 

With regards to the concert aspect, this year, residents of the senior citizen’s home Le Chez-Nous as well as other seniors from the area will have the opportunity to enjoy songs performed by Marguerite Gallant as well as Évéline and Faustin Gallant during the afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 26.

 

The official opening of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival will take place on the Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and will feature various artists.  There will be a 50/50 and the canteen will be open.  There is no admission for this concert.  This concert will feature young singers including the choir of l’École-sur-Mer as well as singers Krysten Cameron, Taylor Sonier, Zakk Cormier, Joceline LeBlanc and Natasha Arsenault.

 

Immediately following these performers, this very stage will feature adult artists Jean-Eudes Gallant, Patrice Deraspe and Marlene Vigneau, Jacinthe Laforest as well as the island group Vishtèn.

 

Since its debut in 2000, Vishtèn has become one of the most exciting folk bands on the international music scene. During this period, they have released four albums, won numerous awards and have played more than a thousand performances in more than a dozen countries throughout Europe, Australia and North America. From the Vancouver Winter Olympics to the Newport Folk Festival, Les Printemps de Pérouges in France and Festival International de Louisiane to Woodbury Folk Festival in Australia, Vishtèn has won over audiences of all sizes – they are equally at home in intimate listening rooms or before throngs in the tens of thousands. Emmanuelle LeBlanc, Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse are the three members of this lively group.

 

On Saturday, September 27th, there will be a dance (19 years and over) starting at 9 p.m.  This evening will feature two groups from the region, the first being Shoreline which is composed of Mona Arsenault, Albert Arsenault, Robert Gallant and Pat Durant.  This group will share the stage with 4 Cord Boys composed of Allan Gallant, Pierre Poirier, Peter Arsenault and Paul Arsenault. 50/50 tickets will be sold during the course of the evening and you will be able to purchase a light snack during the break.  Admission for the dance is $8 per person.

 

On Sunday, September 28, the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival will wrap up with its Closing Concert starting at 7 p.m. which will feature a choir of adult performers under the direction of Yolande Painchaud, Jonathan Arsenault, a trio composed of Alex Arsenault, Jacques Arsenault and Sylvie Toupin, the group Harmony composed of Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Keelin Wedge and Tracy Gallant as well as singer/songwriter Lennie Gallant.  Lennie will be joined on stage by Sean Kemp on violin, his nephews Jeremy Gallant on keyboard and Jonathan Gallant on cajòn/percussions as well as Caroline Bernard on accordion.

 

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant is from Rustico, Prince Edward Island. This prolific songwriter has recorded ten albums (eight in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, the East Coast Music Awards, and Les Prix Eloizes. He has toured extensively, performing his music in many parts of the world, and even saw one of his albums go up to the international space station aboard the shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette. He has been named to The Order of Canada, where it was said, “Gallant has garnered much respect for his songs which chronicle the lives of people dealing with tremendous adversity, and also celebrate the beauty of the East Coast lifestyle and landscape with their strong poetry and stirring narratives.” Many artists have recorded his songs and they have been featured in films, stage productions, and on television. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Daniel Lanois, Chris Isaak, Céline Dion, Rock Voisine and Édith Butler.  He just released his tenth album "Live Acoustic at The Carleton", which contains 16 live tracks, a combination of brand new songs and familiar favourites.

 

Admission for the Closing Concert, which will bring the fifth edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival to a close, will be $10 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers. There will be a 50/50 and the canteen will be open.

 

Please note that all concerts and activities (except for the event taking place at the senior citizen’s home Le Chez-Nous) will take place at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre (5786, Route 11, Mont-Carmel).  Tickets for each of these events will be available at the door prior to each event.  For more information, please visit our website at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 18th, 2014 

 

An evening jam-packed with entertainment to close the

2014 Summer Concert Series in Mont-Carmel

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 24th. The last of eight shows will feature Zakk Cormier; Heidi Ellis; Cassie and Maggie MacDonald; and Arseneault.

 

For Zakk Cormier, this will mark the second time he takes the stage as a solo artist in Mont-Carmel.  This young singer-songwriter and fiddle player is no stranger to the music scene.  He played with the group Input for many years.  He was also member of the cast of the Expo-Festival Centre dinner theatres.

 

Heidi Ellis, who was crowned winner of Maritime Idol 2008, will perform a few songs.  This young 22year-old singer has been described as being both a unique and an intriguing performer.  When this young lady takes her place on stage and the music starts, all eyes are on her, anticipating what will come next.   Without a doubt, her vocal abilities will leave a lasting impression.

 

Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald turn heads wherever they go and have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies. This captivating duo are Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year”, East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year. They have appeared on stages across Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Bermuda and the UK.  Cassie and Maggie will be accompanied by stepdancers Les Pieds Rythmés (Renée Gardiner, Mélodie Jordan, Loren Enman and Bryanna Sharkey) and Les Steppettes (Danika Richard, Isabelle Richards, Katherine Arsenault, Keera Gallant and Madelaine Richards).

 

The group Arseneault (formerly known as La Famille Arseneault) has travelled across Atlantic Canada, part of the United States, as well as Quebec.  After performing and touring for ten years and having released four albums, some of the members of La Famille Arseneault have adopted a new, refreshed, modern sound and are now known as Arseneault.  This group has seven members, all of whom are multi-instrumentalists, full of energy and who remain loyal to their Acadian culture.  To their music  which originates from traditional roots, they have added a colorful sound with modern accents. They present a high-energy Maritime kitchen party comprised of traditional Acadian, Cajun and Celtic music, original songs, traditional songs as well as modern and original instrumentals which can be heard throughout their show.

 

The concert starts at 7:00 pm, and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 pm. The public is invited to arrive early as seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets, and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 11th, 2014 

 

Only two shows left this summer in Mont-Carmel

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 17th. The seventh of eight shows will feature Gary Gallant; Albert, Mona and Louise Arsenault; Jordan Cameron; and Norman, Paula and Shane Arsenault.

 

Singer/songwriter Gary Gallant has many years of experience performing on stage.  Over time, his songs have received quite a bit of radio play and have been featured on television.  He is a true artist who manages to express himself through his songs as well as on stage with a captivating presence. 

 

Albert, Mona and Louise Arsenault, three members of The Docksiders, will also be amongst the artists taking the stage during the next show in Mont-Carmel.  This trio will perform a series of contemporary songs.  

 

Armed with a guitar and a ukulele, Jordan Cameron will be back on the stage in Mont-Carmel. This young singer/songwriter has been performing steadily since 2009, when he released his first album.  Since that time, he has been nominated in the Folk Recording of the Year Award category at ECMA 2012 for his newest CD titled  "My, What a Lovely Hate".  His newest release “Your History” earned him three nominations at the 2014 Music PEI Awards, which included a nomination in the Songwriter of the Year category.

 

Also, Norman Arsenault, a well-known fiddler from the Evangeline region, accompanied by his wife Paula and his son Shane, will also perform. Their spirited melodies will warm up the floor for Paula Arsenault.

 

The concerts take place every Sunday at 7:00 pm until August 24th, and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 pm. The public is invited to arrive early as seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets, and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 4, 2014

 

Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree Closing Concert in Mont-Carmel

this Sunday, August 10th

 

Next Sunday, August 10th, the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree Closing Concert will be held during the sixth of the eight-show series offered by the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC). This show is a partnership with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard and will feature Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet from Québec, Pascal Miousse, Meaghan Blanchard, Comas from Ireland, the United States and Belgium as well as stepdancer Jean-François Berthiaume from Québec.

 

Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet began their musical adventure fifteen years ago playing traditional Québécois music on the sidewalk of St-Denis Street in Montréal. Shortly thereafter, they formed the group Genticorum with multi-instrumentalist Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, roaming the world’s folk stages. Enriched by their experience as a trio, Pascal and Yann have returned to working as a duo and offer an intimate approach to their music, with emphasis on the fiddle repertoire Pascal has accumulated over the years and on Yann’s collection of songs.

 

Pascal Miousse, from the Magdalen Islands, will astonish you with the melodious improvisations and contagious energy that constitute his unforgettable musical presence. His bowmanship bears witness to his deep roots in his native Magdalen Islands, but Pascal brings a contemporary approach to his playing that does not in any way negate its authenticity. Twenty years of international tours have brought Pascal to more than ten countries on three continents, where he has played on numerous stages.

 

Singer/songwriter Meaghan Blanchard will be amongst the stellar line-up of artists.  Her debut album “Changing Things” rewarded her with four Music PEI Awards in 2009 as well as two nominations at the ECMAs.  Her second album “Chasin’ Lonely Again” earned her five nominations at the Music PEI Awards in 2010, an ECMA nomination this same year as well as an ECMA award in 2011. Her recent album “She’s Gonna Fly” rewarded her with three nominations at the Music PEI Awards as well as an ECMA award.  This upcoming fall, Meaghan will be touring Ireland and Scotland with Tim Chaisson and Dan Walsh.

 

Comas has been together as a band since 2003. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds and different parts of the world, its members found in each other a similar approach to music.  By combining their many cultural influences, they have forged a unique blend of traditional Irish music with new compositions and Flemish and Irish songs. Within months, they began playing at major festivals in Ireland, Belgium, France, England, Denmark and Holland. In 2011, they began touring in North America, playing at festivals and venues from Maine to California and Ontario to British Columbia. Comas is a band firmly rooted in Irish music, but with enough space to allow in original compositions. Open to new influences, but with a respectful eye on the past, is what brings Comas to the forefront of what traditional music is about today.

 

Percussionist, caller, stepdancer and choreographer, Jean-François Berthiaume has a rich, varied talent that is in high demand. After more than twenty years at the service of traditional dance, he is recognized as one of the most original callers around. He is the percussionist for the traditional singing group Galant tu perds ton temps, with whom he recorded the album Fais-toi pas d’illusions (2004) and the double album Galant tu perds ton temps II (2009), nominated for the 2010 ADISQ awards in the categories Traditional Album, Performance of the Year and Revelation of the Year. With the group, he has graced stages throughout Québec and the United States, played at major Canadian folk festivals, and performed at events in Scotland and Malaysia. His passion, his instinct, his energy and his charm make him an authentic craftsman of tradition.

 

All concerts, happening every Sunday until August 24th, start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while preschoolers are free. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree welcomes musicians and traditional music enthusiasts both near and far to a 3-day festival showcasing fiddling styles from some of the best and most respected fiddlers from Atlantic Canada and around the world.
 Hosted in the Evangeline Region, the hub of Acadian hospitality in Prince Edward Island, this year’s festival runs August 8th - 10th 2014. More information can be found at www.atlanticfiddlersjamboree.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 28, 2014 

 

The Summer Concert Series in Mont-Carmel, an experience not to be missed

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, August 3rd. The fifth of eight shows will star Adrienne Gallant, Harmony (Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Tracy Gallant and Keelin Wedge), Bridgette Blanchard and Cynthia MacLeod.

 

Young singer/songwriter Adrienne Gallant has had great success since the beginning of her musical career and will definitely charm you. For the occasion, Ashley LeClair will accompany her.

 

The group Harmony includes Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Keelin Wedge and Tracy Gallant.  Since their very beginning a few years ago, the group has performed at many shows in PEI. With three very talented women who play several instruments, Harmony’s performance is sure to please!   

 

Bridgette Blanchard, the youngest of the four Blanchard siblings, hails from the beautiful rolling hills of Hunter River, PEI.  Throughout her childhood, Bridgette's natural vocal ability had her front and center at ceilidhs, weddings and singing competitions within her community.  She was a finalist in Maritime Idol, played at the Music PEI Country Showcase and took home first place at the CFCY Country Radio Competition.

 

This week will also see renowned fiddling sensation Cynthia MacLeod take the stage. To date, this young fiddle player, who is known at both the national and international levels, has won a total of 13 awards for her first three albums. She was among the handful of island artists selected to perform during the taping of three episodes of “Regis and Kelly” here in Prince Edward Island.  Her mischievously-spirited melodies as well as her never-ending energy will warm up the floor for Alex Arsenault, Melanie Arsenault and Janelle Arsenault.

 

The concerts take place every Sunday at 7:00 pm until August 24th, and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 pm. The public is invited to arrive early as seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 21, 2014

Music for everyone in Mont-Carmel 

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is pleased to announce the artists who will take the stage at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 27. The fourth of eight shows will star Clarence Gallant, 4 Cord Boys (Allan Gallant, Peter Arsenault, Pierre Poirier and Paul Arsenault), Katie McGarry and Jason Campbell.

 

Clarence Gallant is a harmonica player from the Mont-Carmel area.  For several years, he has used his talents in fundraising activities to help numerous causes and people in the community. 

 

Group members of 4 Cord Boys, Allan Gallant, Peter Arsenault, Pierre Poirier and Paul Arsenault, are all from the Évangéline area.  During their show, the group will interpret contemporary songs; the audience will surely want to sing along.

 

Singer/songwriter Katie McGarry will also perform a few songs from her latest album “Waiting On” which was recently released.  Since the release of her very first album “My Side of Town” in October 2010, she has very quickly made a name for herself in the Prince Edward Island music industry. 

 

Jason Campbell started to play at age 16 after finding his grandfather’s fiddle in the attic of the family home. Self-taught for the first few years, Jason had the chance to play at the Lobster Carnival and Old Home Week.  He released his first CD in 2011 titled "Cape winds”. In 2014, he graduated from the music performance program at Holland College. He will also warm up the floor for Isabelle and Danielle Saunders.

 

The concerts take place every Sunday at 7:00 pm until August 24th, and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 pm. The public is invited to arrive early as seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets, and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while admission is free for preschoolers. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 14, 2014 

 

The Summer Concert Series in Mont-Carmel, an experience not to be missed

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is happy to announce the artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 20. The third of eight shows will star Roger CO-OP Arsenault, Lina Boudreau, Amy & Rachel Beck as well as Peter Arsenault and Helen Bergeron.

 

Accordion player Roger (CO-OP) Arsenault will take the stage to perform a few enchanting melodies.  This artist will certainly charm you with his humor, talent and funny stories.

 

Lina Boudreau, who is also performing, has carved out a key role on the francophone musical scene. Her career includes recording five albums, giving performances around the globe and lending her voice to numerous films. This artist, originally from Memramcook, New Brunswick, has had the privilege of performing at international gatherings such as G7 and a few Francophone Summits, which gave her the opportunity to perform in Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Guinea.  She has also performed in Morocco, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Tanzania.  Her greatest tribute to date is that she was the only singer invited by Céline Dion and René Angelil to perform during the baptism of their son René-Charles. This past June, Lina travelled to Europe and opened for Roch Voisine during a series of shows in Switzerland and in France.

 

Amy & Rachel Beck are a folk duo with undeniable pop sensibilities. Amy is a talented multi-instrumentalist who switches from acoustic guitar to piano or cajòn with ease during live shows – she may even break out a harmonica, banjitar, or loop pedal to mix things up. Rachel usually takes the lead on vocals, but the sisters’ voices blend and weave together in such a way that it is nearly impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.

 

Peter Arsenault, the well-known fiddle player from the Evangeline area, accompanied by his sister Helen Bergeron, will also make an appearance on stage.  His spirited melodies will not only make you tap your feet but will also warm up the floor for Les Gars de par chez-nous (Gilbert Arsenault, Thomas Arsenault and Miguel Arsenault) and Linda Arsenault-Richards and her daughters (Isabelle and Madelaine Richards).

 

All concerts, happening every Sunday until August 24th, start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while preschoolers are free. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 7th, 2014

 

A musical evening not to be missed on July 13 in Mont-Carmel


The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is happy to announce the artists who will take the stage of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall on Sunday, July 13. The second of eight shows will star Max Keenlyside, Shaun LeBlanc and Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse family.

For the fifth consecutive summer, Max Keenlyside will be one of the artists taking the stage.  Despite his young age, this 22-year-old pianist already has a very impressive list of successes to his name.  In 2009, he performed during the Opening Ceremonies of the Canada Games, which were televised and broadcast from coast to coast on TSN.  Max is known for his traditional jazz and ragtime melodies, both of which are unique and rare on Prince Edward Island.  In May 2010, he released his first recording entitled KeenlyStride.  Without a doubt, this young man will certainly impress you.

Shaun LeBlanc is a singer-songwriter from New Brunswick with a solid piano background from the Royal Conservatory of Music and who demonstrates a natural ability for pop songwriting.  Recently, Shaun was selected as the Emerging Artist of Year and Solo Recording of the Year Award winner at the 2013 Music New Brunswick Awards Gala.

Also, renowned fiddler Louise Arsenault will take the stage, accompanied by other Joe Narcisse family members.  This former member of the groups Barachois and Gadelle is known both at the national and international levels and is no stranger in the artistic community of Prince Edward Island.  As her bow fires up the fiddle…the sparks will fly!  The sounds of her fiddle will definitely resonate at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this week and will also warm up the floor for Les Steppeuses – Kaylee Arsenault, Lisa Bernard, Josée Gallant, Carole Bernard and Ashley Richard.

All concerts, happening every Sunday until August 24th, start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while preschoolers are free. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.
 

June 30th, 2014

 

First Show in Mont-Carmel of the Summer Concert Series Sunday, July 6

 

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) is happy to announce that its Summer Concert Series is back at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall every Sunday night starting at 7:00 p.m. The first of eight shows is scheduled for this Sunday, July 6, and will star Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard, Caroline Bernard, Rémi Arsenault, Jeannita Bernard and Léonie Richard, along with members of the Chaisson Family (Darla MacPhee, J.J. Chaisson and Brent Chaisson). Stepdancers Jocelyne Arsenault and Les Étoiles d’Acadie will round out the line-up.  

Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard and Caroline Bernard are quite well known in the music scene on Prince Edward Island, in a number of Canadian provinces and internationally. These singer-songwriters and musicians have travelled near and far during their careers to share their joy of music. Marcella now has three solo albums to her name and Patricia was a member of several former groups, such as PANOU, Acadilac and Ode à l’Acadie. Caroline was a member of the groups Gadelle and Chiquésa and she will be performing with Lennie Gallant all summer in his show Searching for Abegweit: Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant, which will be playing at the Mackenzie Theatre in Charlottetown.  Léonie Richard, who is the mother of Patricia and Marcella, and Jeannita Bernard, who is Caroline’s mother, will be joining their daughters on stage. These five women will be accompanied by Rémi Arsenault.

Born into the well-known and respected Chaisson family, J. J., Darla and Brent were quickly immersed in the world of traditional music at a very young age.  Each of these three individuals began gracing halls and stages across the Island when they were barely able to touch the floor while sitting in a chair.  Word spread very quickly that the Chaisson family gift was in fact in very good hands!

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall  (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to come early because the seating is limited. During the evening, spectators will be able to buy 50/50 tickets and the canteen will be open. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students, while preschoolers are free. You can find the 2014 lineup at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to showcase, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.
 

September 26th, 2013

 Choral Workshops during the

Grand Ruisseau Song Festival !

 

Free choral workshops, which will be open to the general public, will take place during the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival.  This Festival, presented by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel, will take place this upcoming September 27-29 at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.

 

These workshops will be offered by a professional with over 20 years of experience in her field of expertise.  This will be the second time that Catherine-Élisabeth Loiselle has given workshops at the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival, the first time having been in 2010.

 

The first workshop will take place on Saturday, September 28th, at 2 pm and the second one on Sunday, September 29th, at the same time.  Both of these workshops are free, open to the general public and will take place at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.  Supper will be provided free or charge to the participants after each of these workshops.

 

The workshops for the general public will include two different components, the first being how to present a song to the general public and, the second, tips on how a choir member can overcome problems that creep up.  Workshop participants will learn  songs in 3 and 4-part harmony as well as the art of sounding as one entity.  Together, they will learn how to listen to one another.  They will learn how to find the common balance between listening and singing as well as how to properly interpret a song together in unison.  Through vocal exercises, they will learn tricks on how to let go of their voices in order to better understand the art of singing.  There will also be a question answer period between Madame Loiselle and the participants.

 

Born in Québec City, Catherine-Élisabeth gives solo performances in Québec and France as well as with numerous ensembles. She specializes in giving recitals, performing religious, ancient as well as contemporary music.  She was honoured for her talents when she was awarded with the Muse-Artiste de l’année Award from Université Laval for her performance in Opera Gioccosa. She currently directs the following choirs: Échos d’Arcadie, the Chœur du Musée de la civilisation, the chorale St-Benoît Abbé and the vocal ensemble Baroquo-Negro.

A choir of 37 students from l’École-sur-Mer as well as a class of high school students from École Évangéline will have the opportunity to take part in vocal workshops with Madame Loiselle on Thursday and Friday at their respective schools.

 

This festival, which is in its fourth year of existence, will also include a dance on Saturday evening with 4 Cord Boys (Allan Gallant, Pierre Poirier, Peter Arsenault and Paul Arsenault) and Mona, Albert & Friends (Mona Arsenault, Albert Arsenault, Louise Arsenault and Robert Doucette). There will also be a concert component which will include short performances by Kendall Paugh, Alecia Arsenault, Rylee Lynch, Chloé Arsenault, Katelyn Milligan, Zakk Cormier, Kaylee Arsenault, the choir of l’École-sur-Mer, a group of high school students from the Evangeline school, Jonathan Arsenault, Jacinthe Laforest, Gary Gallant, Harmony (Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Keelin Wedge and Tracy Gallant), Marcel Caissie, Adrienne Gallant and Ashley LeClair on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Closing Concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday September 29. Featured artists will be Meaghan Blanchard, Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard, Caroline Bernard, Léonie Richard, Jeannita Bernard, Roland Beaulieu, Catherine-Élisabeth Loiselle and an adult choir. 

 

To register for one of the choral workshops, please send us an e-mail at coopdevmontcarmel@gmail.com or call 902.854.2862.

September 11th, 2013

 

The Grand Ruisseau Song Festival will feature a program full

of activities and concerts!

 

After another successful summer with its concert series, the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is pleased to present the fourth edition of its autumn festival, the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival.  This three-day event will take place this year from September 27h to September 29th.  Activities will take place at the senior citizen’s home Le Chez-Nous, at l’École-sur-Mer, at the Evangeline School and, as always, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.

 

The Board of Directors of this cooperative launched this festival in 2010 in order to follow up on the success of its summer concert series and to lengthen the tourism season, offering concerts that are open to the general public as well as a workshop component for artists.

 

With regards to the concert aspect, this year, residents of the senior citizen’s home Le Chez-Nous as well as other seniors from the area will have the occasion to participate in an event of songs hosted by Marguerite Gallant and Léona Cheney during the afternoon from 2 to 3 pm on Friday, September 27th.

 

The official opening of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival will take place on the Friday evening as of 7:30 p.m. and will feature young artists such as: Kendall Paugh, Alecia Arsenault, Rylee Lynch, Cholé Arsenault, Katelyn Milligan, Zakk Cormier, Kaylee Arsenault, the choir of l’École-sur-Mer and students of the Evangeline School.

 

Immediately following this first concert, starting at 9 p.m., this very stage will feature adult artists including: Jonathan Arsenault, Jacinthe Laforest, Gary Gallant, Harmony (Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Keelin Wedge and Tracy Gallant), Marcel Caissie, Adrienne Gallant and Ashley LeClair as well as many more.  There will be a 50/50 and the canteen will be open.  There is no entry fee for these concerts.

 

On Saturday, September 28th, there will be a dance (19 years and over)  starting at 9 p.m.  This evening will feature a brand new group named 4 Cord Boys composed of Allan Gallant, Pierre Poirier, Peter Arsenault and Paul Arsenault.  This group will share the stage with another group of local musicians named Mona Albert & Friends which is composed of Mona Arsenault, Albert Arsenault, Louise Arsenault and Robert Doucette.  50/50 tickets will be sold during the course of the evening and you will be able to purchase a light snack during the break.  The entry fee for the dance is $7 for adults.

 

On Sunday, September 29th, the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival will wrap up with their Closing Concert starting at 7 p.m.  This eveng will feature a new group from the Evangeline area composed of Patricia Richard, Marcella Richard and Caroline Bernard.  Their mothers Léonie Richard and Jeannita Bernard as well as Roland Beaulieu will join these very talented ladies on stage during the course of the evening.  This closing concert will also feature Meaghan Blanchard, an adult choir as well as our workshop instructor Catherine-Élisabeth Loiselle.  Over the course of festival Catherine-Élizabeth Loiselle will giving workshops to the students of l’École-sur-Mer and the Evangeline School on Thursday and Friday as well as to the general public on Saturday and Sunday.

 

As a soloist, Catherine-Élisabeth, originally from Quebec, performs in Quebec and France as well as with numerous ensembles including Anonymus since 2006. She specializes in recital, religous music, ancient as well as contemporary music.  She was honoured for her talents when she was awarded with the Muse-Artiste de l’année award from l’Université Laval for her performance in Opera Gioccosa. She currently directs the following choirs : Echo d’Arcadie, Chœur du Musée de la civilisation, la chorale St-Benoît Abbé and the vocal ensemble Baroquo-Negro.

 

The entry fee for the Closing Concert, which will bring the fourth edition of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival to a close, will be $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers. There will be a 50/50 and the canteen will be open. 

 

Please note that all concerts and activities (except for the event taking place at the senior citizens home Le Chez-Nous) will take place at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre.  Tickets for each of these events will be available at the door prior to each event.  For more information on our programming, please visit the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival section of our website, send an e-mail to coopdevmontcarmel@gmail.com or call 902.854.2862.

August 20th, 2013

 

An evening jam-packed with entertainment to close the 2013

Summer Concert Series in Mont-Carmel!

 

This upcoming Sunday, August 25, will mark the last show of the summer concert series presented by la Cooperative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel. Starting at 7 p.m at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre, come take part in this finale show featuring Brielle Ansems, Mario Robichaud, Madeleine Albert and Trevor Profitt.

 

Brielle Ansems is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Montague, PEI. In 2010, her album “Embers and Stars” earned her a nomination in the Female Solo Recording of the Year category with Music PEI. She showcased at ECMA 2011 after having been crowned the winner of the So You Think You’ve Got the Beat competition.  She has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Tim Chaisson, Two Hours Traffic, Ashley Condon, Nikkie Gallant and Holly McNarland.

 

Singer/Songwriter Mario Robichaud will be amongst the artists taking the stage.  Influenced by Francis Cabrel, Zachary Richard, Ronald Bourgeois and many more, he performs a repertoire that combines both original compositions and popular folk/rock songs that promote his Acadian culture.

 

Madeleine Albert from Cocagne, New Brunswick, will make her debut on stage in Prince Edward Island during the finale of this concert series.  Since a very young age, music has been a very important part of her life and singing remains one of her greatest passions.  She was awarded with the Female Cultural Award of Excellence in 2012-2013 and also represented Odyssée School during l’Accros de la chanson 2013 as a singer/songwriter.

 

Trevor Profitt, a young fiddler from the Summerside area, is certainly no stranger to the musical scene in Prince Edward Island and beyond.  As well as having performed during a variety of events in PEI, this young musician also traveled at the International level and presented shows with Les Steppeuses in France.  In 2011, he had the honour of performing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Prince Edward Island.  As well as playing the fiddle, Trevor also plays the piano and the bagpipes.  The rhythms of his fiddle will warm-up the floor for stepdancers Krysten Cameron as well as Colby Arsenault, Marissa Gallant, Breanna Gaudet and Britney Arsenault.

 

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

 

During the course of the summer, the concerts featured local Island artists, and, as always, were evenings with a style derived directly from the heart of the Acadian culture and tradition.  It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel organised this sixth season.  We will be ending the summer with a bang!  Therefore, don’t miss your chance and join us for the eighth and final concert of our 2013 series.

 

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 13th, 2013

 

Only two shows left this summer in Mont-Carmel!

 

You have but two chances left to take part in one of the evenings of quality entertainment organized by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel.  Therefore, don’t miss your chance and join us at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this upcoming Sunday, August 18th, starting at 7 p.m.

 

This jam-packed evening of entertainment will feature Meaghan Blanchard, Adrienne Gallant accompanied by Zakk Cormier and Shane Arsenault, Jean-Eudes Gallant and Peter Arsenault.

 

This week, singer/songwriter Meaghan Blanchard will be amongst the stellar line-up of artists.  Her debut album “Changing Things” rewarded her with four Music PEI Awards in 2009 as well as two nominations at the ECMAs.  Her second album « Chasin’ Lonely Again » earned her five nominations at the Music PEI Awards in 2010, an ECMA nomination this same year as well as an ECMA award in 2011.  Meaghan just released the first single “When You Used To Call My Name” from her upcoming album, which is currently being recorded in Georgia.

 

Singer/songwriter Adrienne Gallant will be amongst the artists taking the stage.  This young artist who was crowned the winner of the third edition of the Gala de la chanson de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard has had great success since the beginning of her musical career and will definitely charm you. For the occasion Zakk Cormier and Shane Arsenault will accompany her.

 

Singer/songwriter Jean-Eudes Gallant will take the stage during the course of the evening.  This local musical veteran is a very familiar face during local events.  He will perform a few well-known favorites during the course of the evening.

 

To conclude the concert, Peter Arsenault, the well-known fiddler from the Evangeline area, will also make an appearance on stage this upcoming Sunday.  His spirited melodies will not only make you tap your feet but will also warm up the floor for the stepdancing group Les Pieds Rythmés composed of Renée Gardiner, Mélodie Jordan, Loren Enman and Bryanna Sharkey.

 

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

 

The Mont-Carmel summer concert series takes place every Sunday until August 25th. To discover the rest of the programming details, please visit the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel’s website atwww.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

August 5th, 2013

 

Only a few shows left in Mont-Carmel, an experience not to be missed this summer!

 

Another great group of artists awaits you at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this Sunday, August 11, starting at 7 p.m. Julien Robichaud, Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Stéphane Bouchard, Fraser McCallum, Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse family will take the stage for an evening not to be missed.

 

Julien Robichaud, son of well-known artists Patricia Richard and Mario Robichaud, will make his big debut on the stage in Mont-Carmel and within the programming of this annual concert series.  This young 10-year-old pianist is currently exploring various styles but a performance by this young artist includes such styles as ragtime, contemporary and jazz.

 

Stéphane Bouchard and Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery will also perform at this evening’s show. This duo came together in the spring of 2010.  With their rendition of “Lac Bijou” during a theatrical performance, they quickly discovered a common love and appreciation for music.  Their repertoire consists mostly of popular French-language compositions.

 

A singer/songwriter originally from Hazel Grove in Prince Edward Island, Fraser McCallum will also make his big debut on the stage in Mont-Carmel and within the programming of this concert series.  Known for his role in the Island group Racoon Bandit, this group took home a Music PEI Award in 2011 and was also nominated for an ECMA award in this same year.  This musician is not only known within the music industry but also as a comedian and a standup comic.

 

Also, renowned fiddler Louise Arsenault will take the stage, accompanied by other Joe Narcisse family members.  This former member of the groups Barachois and Gadelle is known both at the national and international levels and is no stranger in the artistic community of Prince Edward Island.  As her bow fires up the fiddle…the sparks will fly!  The sounds of her fiddle will definitely resonate at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this week and will also warm up the floor for Robyn Gallant and the former dance troupe from the Evangeline region, Les Jeunes danseuses acadiennes, composed of Alice Arsenault, Sandy Gallant, Monique Gallant, Rachelle Gallant and Linda Richards.

 

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

 

The Mont-Carmel summer concert series takes place every Sunday until August 25th. To discover the rest of the programming details, please visit the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel’s website at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

 

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 30th, 2013
Four shows down… four more left to go in Mont-Carmel!


Don’t miss your chance and join us at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre this upcoming Sunday, August 4, at 7 p.m. for a musical evening with Kaylee Arsenault and Zakk Cormier, the duo of Caroline Bernard and Rémi Arsenault, Jordan Cameron and Ward MacDonald as well as step dancing with Alex Arsenault and the troupe Les Gars de par chez-nous.


Amongst us, you will feel as though you are surrounded by family and friends as well as by very talented musicians. You will have the opportunity to discover and rediscover some of our best Island artists!

This week, we will welcome the young singer Kaylee Arsenault.  She will perform a few contemporary pieces during the course of the evening. For the occasion, she will be accompanied by Zakk Cormier.

Also, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Bernard will also be amongst us and will be accompanied by Rémi Arsenault.  Caroline has had the opportunity to take the stage and charm people in different parts of Canada, the United States and beyond with her soothing vocals while she was a member of the groups Chiquésa and Gadelle.  She is certainly no stranger in the artistic community of Prince Edward Island. She recently released her very first album, a demo containing six songs.

Armed with a guitar and a ukulele, Jordan Cameron will be back on the stage in Mont-Carmel. This young singer/songwriter has been performing steadily since 2009, when he released his first album.  Since that time, he has been nominated in the Folk Recording of the Year Award category at ECMA 2012 for his newest CD titled  "My, What a Lovely Hate".

Fiddler Ward MacDonald will not only make you tap your feet, but will also warm up the floor for step dancers Alex Arsenault and Les Gars de par chez-nous, a group composed of Gilbert Arsenault, Thomas Arsenault and Miguel Arsenault. Without a doubt, this will be an evening of entertainment not to be missed!

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

The Mont-Carmel summer concerts series take place every Sunday until August 25th. To discover the rest of the programming details, visit the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel’s website at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 23rd, 2013
Music for everyone in Mont-Carmel!


Summer is passing us by quickly and so is the Summer Concert Series organized by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel.  You only have five opportunities left to participate in these evenings of quality entertainment, which will enable you to discover and rediscover some of our best Island artists!

Sunday, July 28th, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre, the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is happy to present the fourth concert of its summer series. 

This week’s show will feature flute player Corinne Cormier.  This former member of the ever so popular group PANOU will most certainly make you tap your feet with her energetic melodies.

Also, Albert and Mona Arsenault, two members of the group The Docksiders, will be amongst the artists taking the stage during the next show in Mont-Carmel.  This duo will perform a series of contemporary songs.

Furthermore, singer/songwriter Katie McGarry will perform a few songs.  Katie released her first album “My Side of Town” in October 2010 and has very quickly made a name for herself in the music industry of Prince Edward Island.  

And, that’s not all!  Norman Arsenault, a well-known fiddler from the Evangeline region, accompanied by his wife Paula and his son Shane, will also take the stage. Their spirited melodies will make you tap your feet.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

The Mont-Carmel summer concerts series take place every Sunday until August 25th. To discover the rest of the programming details, visit the website of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 16th, 2013

 

The Summer Concert Series in Mont-Carmel, an experience
not to be missed this summer!


La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is happy to present the third concert of its summer series this upcoming Sunday, July 21, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Centre starting at 7 p.m. This week, the public is invited to a musical evening with Max Keenlyside, Patricia and Marcella Richard as well as Keelin Wedge whose fiddle playing will welcome step dancers Isabelle and Danielle Saunders in addition to Keeana Arsenault, Brooklin Richard and Madison Simpson.

For the fourth consecutive summer, Max Keenlyside will be one of the artists taking the stage.  Despite his young age, this 21-year-old pianist already has a very impressive list of successes to his name.  In 2009, he performed during the Opening Ceremonies of the Canada Games, which were televised and broadcast from coast to coast on TSN.  Max is known for his traditional jazz and ragtime melodies, both of which are unique and rare on Prince Edward Island.  In May 2010, he released his first recording entitled KeenlyStride.  Without a doubt, this young man will certainly impress you.

Patricia and Marcella Richard are sisters who are certainly no strangers to the music scene in Prince Edward Island, numerous provinces across Canada as well as at the International level.  These very talented singers/songwriters and musicians have traveled near and far throughout the course of their careers in order to spread the joy of music.  Marcella released three solo albums and Patricia was a former member of PANOU, Acadilac and Ode à l’Acadie to name a few.

And, that’s not all!  Keelin Wedge, accompanied by very special guests, will perform some high-energy fiddle playing.  As her bow fires up the fiddle…the sparks will fly!  The melodies of her fiddle will warm up the floor for the step-dancing duo of Isabelle and Danielle Saunders, as well as Keeana Arsenault, Brooklin Richard and Madison Simpson.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

The Mont-Carmel summer concerts series take place every Sunday until August 25th. To discover the rest of the programming details, visit the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel’s website at 

www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

July 9th, 2013

 

A musical evening not to be missed on July 14th in Mont-Carmel


La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is pleased to present the second show of its Variety Concert series next Sunday, July 14 at the Parish Hall in Mont-Carmel starting at 7 p.m. This week’s show will feature Alice Bérubé, Samantha Gallant, Nick Arsenault and the group Big River. The step dancers for that evening will be Robyn Gallant and Emily Arsenault

First, Alice Bérubé, violin and cello player from the Summerside area, will be amongst us. As well as being a teacher at the Collège Acadie for the last couple of years, Alice has been blessed with the opportunity to tour with Angèle Arsenault in a variety of places.

Samantha Gallant, a fiddler from the Evangeline area, will join Nick Arsenault to provide a unique performance in this week’s show. This young fiddle player has had the opportunity to share the stage with musicians from a variety of different places when she was one of the members of Gadelle. 

Also on the list for this week is the group Big River. Group members Nick Arsenault, Allan Gallant, Peter Arsenault and Pierre Poirier will perform old classic hits by artists such as Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson and Hank Williams, which will surely bring back great memories.  

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

To discover the rest of the programming details of the concerts that will take place every Sunday until August 25th, visit the website of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel. 

July 2nd, 2013

 

First Show of the 2013 Season in Mont-Carmel on July 7th

 

An entertaining evening filled with great music is to be expected for the premiere of the sixth season of the Mont-Carmel Variety Concert series this Sunday, July 7, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall. Starting at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a musical evening with the family trio Sylvie Toupin, Jacques Arsenault and Alex Arsenault, followed by performances from Zakk Cormier, Natalie LeBlanc and fiddler Cynthia MacLeod and the cast of Les Claqueuses and Alex Arsenault.


This week, Sylvie Toupin, Jacques Arsenault and their son Alex Arsenault will take the stage.  This musical family will sing a few songs as well as perform a few instrumental pieces.

Zakk Cormier will also be amongst the artists present.  This will mark the first time that he takes the stage as a solo artist in Mont-Carmel.  This young singer-songwriter and fiddle player is no stranger to the music scene.  For numerous years he was part of the musical group Input.  He has also been a member of the cast of the dinner-theatres at the Expo-Festival Centre.

Natalie LeBlanc will also take the stage.  This will mark the fourth year that she participates in our Concert Series.  This young singer/songwriter will no doubt impress you with her original compositions. 

Furthermore, this week, renowned fiddling sensation Cynthia MacLeod will take the stage.  To date, this young fiddle player, who is known at both the national and international levels, has won a total of 13 awards for her first three albums.  In July 2010, she released her fourth album entitled Riddle.  She was among the handful of island artists who were selected to perform during the three episodes of “Regis and Kelly” which were shot here in Prince Edward Island in July of 2010.  Her mischievously-spirited melodies as well as her never-ending energy will warm up the floor for Alex Arsenault and Les Claqueuses composed of Janelle Arsenault, Melanie Arsenault, Britney Arsenault and Taylor Poirier.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Please note that seating is limited. During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and the canteen will also be open for those who wish to purchase a light snack.  Admission for the show is $7 adults, $4 students and free for preschoolers.

Please note that, this year, season passes may be purchased for the eight concerts of the series at a cost of $50, which represents a discount of $6. These passes will be available for purchase at the July 7th concert.

To discover the rest of the programming details of the concerts that will take place every Sunday from July 7th to August 25th, visit the website of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.  

The mandate of La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel is to valorize, develop and promote the rich cultural heritage of Mont-Carmel.

June 26th, 2013

 

To see this summers complete programming, please click HERE.

February 1st, 2013

 

We are very pleased to announce that Christian Gallant will, once again, for the sixth consecutive year, assume the role of Artistic Director for our summer concert series.

 

Our Artistic Director is presently booking artists who will take the stage this summer in July and August. If you are an artist and you would like to be featured in one of our concerts, please send your press kit to the following e-mail address: directionartistique@cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com no later than March 29, 2013.

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