A week of Celtic music

Photo Credit: Heather Ogg

Celtic Music Itinerary

In addition to having unique flavours and sights, PEI has its own distinct sounds as well – namely the sounds of Celtic music! It can be lively and upbeat or mellow and relaxing, but either way, you’ll always associate the strains of Celtic music with Prince Edward Island once you’ve experienced it. Embark on a Celtic music  adventure across PEI and enjoy some of our finest musical talent. 

Day 1 – Rollo Bay (Points East Coastal Drive)

If you’re visiting in July, you can take in the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival. With a  casual, fun vibe, this festival is an annual celebration featuring a mix of talented Island artists. 

Day 2 – Charlottetown

On Friday nights, check out Ceilidh at the Irish Hall on North River Road in Charlottetown. You’ll likely see some Scottish and Acadian fiddlers as well as Irish musicians at this fun, informal evening. 

College of Piping in Summerside

Day 3 – Charlottetown

On Saturday night, head to the Olde Dublin Pub, where you’ll be treated to performances by musicians and bands from all over the Maritimes. Come early to get a good seat and a bite to eat, and stay long enough to join in the fun as the pub heats up. 

Day 4 – Summerside (North Cape Coastal Drive)

Stop at the College of Piping in Summerside, an institution known around the world for its excellent instruction in Celtic dancing, drumming, and piping. Concerts and tours are held daily. 

Day 5 – Kensington (Green Gables Shore)

Every Monday night from mid-June to mid-September, you can take in a ceilidh with the Long River Players in Kensington. Listen to folk and celtic music and humorous stories, and see step-dancers in action.