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Autumn Swing celebrates the traditional folk life of Prince Edward Island and its connection to traditions around the world. In its second year, the festival invites you to experience the richness of PEI’s traditional music, dance and culture at over 40 events ranging from concert halls to square dances to lunchtime ceilidhs at the cafe. September 26 begins a 7-week run featuring performers from across Canada, Ireland and USA.

SCHEDULE


Wednesday, Sept 26 at 8-11pm – $8
LORNE VALLEY SQUARE DANCE FINALE!
Featuring Allan MacDonald, Bonnie Campbell and Ward MacDonald

Thursday, Sept 27, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House

Friday, Sept 28 at 11:30am-1pm – free admission
LUNCH CEILIDH @ Timothy’s World Coffee
Featuring live traditional music with Ward MacDonald & Patrick Crehan

Saturday, Sept 29, 5:30-7:30pm – free admission
MATINEE @  Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Featuring Ireland’s Gormlaith Maynes with Andrée & Claudie Thériault

Saturday, Sept 29 at 8pm – free admission
THE TROUSERS @  Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Featuring Karson McKeown (fiddle/guitar) & Ross Davison (Uilleann pipes)

Sunday, Sept 30, 3-5pm – free admission
TUNES ON TAP @ Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring Ward MacDonald (fiddle) & Kevin Chaisson (piano)

Sunday, Sept 30, 2-5pm – free admission
IRISH SESSION & SET DANCING @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosted by Roy Johnstone, players welcome

Wednesday, Oct 3, 7-9pm – free admission
WINGS ‘N’ TUNES @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Featuring Thomas Harrington (fiddle/smallpipes) & Ward MacDonald (piano)

Thursday, Oct 4, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosts Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman

Friday, Oct 5 at 11:30am-1pm – free admission
LUNCH CEILIDH  @ Timothy’s World Coffee
Featuring live traditional music with Ward MacDonald & Trevor Dunphy  

Saturday Oct 6, 11am-3pm
FIDDLE & ACCOMPANIMENT WORKSHOPS  
With Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman!
The Pourhouse  @ Old Triangle - Contact Ward at 902 314-7950 to register
Two 75-minutes sessions beginning at 11am and 1:30pm, $20/session

Sat. Oct 6, 5:30-7:30pm – free admission
MATINEE @  Old Triangle Irish Ale House  
Featuring Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman

Sunday, Oct 7, 3-5pm  – free admission
TUNES ON TAP at Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring Katie McNally (fiddle) & Neil Pearlman (piano)
Hosted by Ward MacDonald

Sunday, Oct 7, 2-5pm - free admission
IRISH SESSION & SET DANCING @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosted by Roy Johnstone, players welcome

Wednesday, Oct 10, 7-9pm – free admission
WINGS ‘N’ TUNES @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Featuring Thomas Harrington (fiddle/smallpipes) & Kevin Chaisson (piano)

Thursday, Oct 11, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House

Friday, Oct 12 at 11:30am-1pm – free admission
LUNCH CEILIDH @ Timothy’s World Coffee  
Featuring live traditional music with Jesse Periard   

Sunday, Oct 14, 3-5pm  – free admission
TUNES ON TAP at Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring JJ Chaisson (fiddle) & Darla Chaisson-MacPhee (piano)
Hosted by Ward MacDonald

Sunday, Oct 14, 2-5pm - free admission
IRISH SESSION & SET DANCING @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosted by Roy Johnstone, players welcome

Wednesday Oct 17, 7-9pm – free admission
WINGS ‘N’ TUNES @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Featuring Thomas Harrington (fiddle/smallpipes) & Ward MacDonald (piano)

Thursday, Oct 18, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome  
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House  

Friday, Oct 19 at 11:30am-1pm – free admission
LUNCH CEILIDH @ Timothy’s World Coffee  
Featuring live traditional music with Ward MacDonald & Jesse Periard  

Friday, Oct 19, 7:30pm – Tickets $25 at Old Triangle
Canada’s Fiddling Sensation CALVIN VOLRATH  in Concert!
The Pourhouse at Old Triangle Irish Ale House

Saturday, Oct 20, 7:30pm – Tickets: www.confederationcentre.com
VISHTÈN CD LAUNCH @ The MACK

Saturday, Oct 20, 9pm – free admission
ACADIAN KITCHEN PARTY @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Join Louise & Jonny Ray Arsenault for a post-Vishten celebration

Sunday, Oct 21, 3-5pm  – free admission
TUNES ON TAP at Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring LIGHTYEARLONG - PEI’s newest trad band
Thomas Harrington, Nick van Ouwerkerk, Taylor Johnson & Ward MacDonald

Sunday, Oct 21, 2-5pm - free admission
IRISH SESSION & SET DANCING @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosted by Roy Johnstone, players welcome

Wednesday, Oct 24, 7-9pm – free admission  
WINGS ‘N’ TUNES @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House  
Featuring Thomas Harrington (fiddle/smallpipes) & Ward MacDonald (piano)  

Thursday, Oct 25, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome  
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosted by Ward MacDonald & Thomas Harrington

Friday, Oct 26 at 11:30am-1pm – free admission  
LUNCH CEILIDH @ Timothy’s World Coffee   
Featuring live traditional music with Ward MacDonald & Jesse Periard   

Saturday, Oct 27, 8-11pm – $10 at door
HERE WE GO HALLOWEEN BARNDANCE! @ Barnone Brewery
Hosted by Ward MacDonald featuring Richard Wood & Remi Arsenault!

Sunday, Oct 28, 3-5pm  – free admission
TUNES ON TAP at Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring Cape Breton’s Hailee LeFort (fiddle) & Margie Beaton (piano/fiddle)
Hosted by Ward MacDonald

Sunday, Oct 28, 2-5pm - free admission
IRISH SESSION & SET DANCING @ Old Triangle Irish Ale House
Hosted by Roy Johnstone, players welcome

Thursday, Nov 1, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome  
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House  

Sunday, Nov 4, 3-5pm  – free admission
TUNES ON TAP at Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring Aaron Crane, Ward MacDonald & Jesse Periard

Thursday, Nov 8, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome   
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House   

Sunday, Nov 11, 3-5pm  – free admission
TUNES ON TAP at Copper Bottom Brewing
Featuring Thomas Harrington (fiddle/smallpipes) & Ward MacDonald (piano)

Thursday, Nov 15, 7-10pm – free admission, players welcome   
SCHOONER SESSION @ Old Triangle Old Triangle Irish Ale House    

Saturday, Nov 17, 8-11pm – $10 at door
HERE WE GO BARNDANCE! @ The Pourhouse at Old Triangle
Hosted by Ward MacDonald



VENUES

Olde Lorne Valley School, 522 Lorne Valley Rd.

Old Triangle Irish Ale House, 189 Great George St, Charlottetown

Timothy’s World Coffee, 154 Great George Street., Charlottetown

Copper Bottom Brewing Co., 567 Main Street, Montague

Barnone Brewery, 4248 Rte 225, Rose Valley

The Mack, 128 Great George Street, Charlottetown


contact

Autumn Swing Festival
902 314-7950
autumnswingfestival@gmail.com

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