Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers entertainment throughout the year with a special focus on the summer long series of concerts in the magnificent Historic St. Mary’s. We present diverse and acclaimed international, national, and local award winning artists; most of our performances are held in the world class acoustically perfect setting of Historic St. Mary’s, in Indian River, Prince Edward Island. Présenté par le pont de la Confédération, Indian River Festival offre des divertissements tout au long de l'année, en mettant l'accent sur la série de concerts estivale dans la magnifique église historique St. Mary. Nous présentons divers artistes primés internationaux, nationaux et locaux; la plupart de nos spectacles se déroulent dans le cadre acoustique de classe mondiale de l'église historique St. Mary, à Indian River à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

Coming events

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16/09/2018 @ 3:00 pm – Among Canada’s finest musical ensembles, EMIC garners rave reviews for their exciting performances at major international venues. As Ensemble-in-Residence at Western University, Chatelaine magazine’s “Women to Watch” inspire and mentor the next generation of talented Canadians. These dynamic individuals are touring this musical tribute to all of the provinces and territories, performing the works of […]

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26/08/2018 @ 3:00 pm – Peter Tiefenbach’s contemporary re-imagining of Bach’s comic Coffee Cantata, set in a coffee bar, pairs with musical party pieces performed by three Glenn Gould School vocal stars. With a twist on Bach and a nod to Leonard Bernstein, Katy Clark, Adam Harris and Zack Rioux join Tiefenbach and Robert Kortgaard around the piano. Peter Tiefenbach […]

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31/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Lennie Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island and proud Order of Canada recipient. This renowned Canadian singer-songwriter has recorded eleven albums (nine in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, ECMA’s and Les Prix Eloizes. Recently he was honoured with the […]

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24/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Hillsburn’s recently released second album, The Wilder Beyond is a departure from the folk-rooted sound of their ECMA award-winning record, “In The Battle Years” debut. The group has soaring three-part harmonies, densely-layered arrangements on their latest album signaling a move in the direction of indie rock. Paul Aarntzen is the songwriter / engineer in the […]

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17/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – The Ennis Sisters have received a Juno Award, SOCAN Award and multiple East Coast Music Awards. Their latest album, Stages, is a return to their roots, singing contemporary folk songs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist. Maureen, Teresa and Karen were born and raised on Irish Newfoundland tunes. Their father is a traditional button accordion […]

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19/08/2018 @ 3:00 pm – Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, siblings Silvie and Bryan Cheng tour the world with profound artistic spirit, stunning virtuosity and a fresh approach to the glorious Russian masterpieces on this programme. A critic at their New York recital debut wrote that their performance “was infused with a spirit […]

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03/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – There’s something about living on the edge of the world that tends to encourage far-reaching perspectives. With Amanda Blied on guitar, Miriam Sonstenes on fiddle and Tad Ruszel on mandolin, The Sweet Lowdown is a Canadian roots trio based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. With a combination of a fiddle, guitar and mandolin, they offer […]

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05/08/2018 @ 3:00 pm – Alicia Toner is a Music PEI award winning singer/songwriter who’s debut full-length album “I Learned The Hard Way” is a deft blending of roots, country rock and what many describe as Americana. What elevates it above all definitions is Toner’s soaring, incredibly moving and emotive voice. Justin Nozuka began writing his own songs at the […]

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10/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – The world loves a tango, and when the technical virtuosity, playful spontaneity and rhythmic vitality of this exciting ensemble hits the stage, the deep rooted influence of Buenos Aires tango tradition will have you swaying in your seat, or the aisle! With influences from Argentina to Eastern Europe to the great Astor Piazzolla, Payadora plays […]

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29/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Join Nick and ECMA award winning Island singer / songwriter and multi Music PEI award wins, MeaghanBlanchard, for an evening of song, stories and her exclusive pre-release concert for her album “The Great Escape”.

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15/07/2018 @ 3:00 pm – These imaginative, dynamic performers explore the fire from which Maritime music ignited, with glowing traditional and just realized tunes for flutes, fiddle, pipes, keyboards, voice and inspired choreographed dance. Chris Norman, David Greenberg and Matthew Olwell present “The Bonfire”! Renowned flutist Chris Norman performed on the Oscar winning soundtrack of Titanic and other Hollywood films […]

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20/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Trio Tangere is an exciting new ensemble with the uncommon combination of two guitars and violin. The three members, Marc Djokic, violin, Jérôme Ducharme and Louis Trépanier, guitars, were already established virtuosi when they started performing together; from the first notes of the first rehearsal, they knew they had a magical simpatico in their playing. […]

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22/07/2018 @ 3:00 pm – It’s not every prima donna who can boast a degree in biomedical engineering, but then, Isabel Bayrakdarian isn’t your average prima donna. In a career still in its second decade, an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and concert halls the world over, she’s become as celebrated for her beauty, presence, and style as for […]

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27/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Originally from Halifax, this award winning songwriter, professional speaker and incredible story-teller became an overnight worldwide YouTube sensation with his hit “United Breaks Guitars”. The song chronicled Dave’s unhappy experience with United Airlines customer service. With the video approaching its 10th anniversary and seen by 150 million people worldwide, Dave continues to deliver his unforgettable […]

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29/07/2018 @ 3:00 pm – “The burst of flame” aptly describes the musical intensity and pianistic pyrotechnics of this gifted duo. Grand Prize winners of the 2017 Canadian Music Competition, and national CMC Youth Ambassadors, Charissa Vandikas and Linda Ruan, love to shine the light on the fascinating, fun repertoire for one piano, four hands. Supremely talented young concert artists […]

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13/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – AMANDA JACKSON TRIO  CBC Searchlight Top Ten finalist, the Amanda Jackson Trio, is all about connecting — with their lyrics, the audience, the planet and each other. Amanda’s voice, accompanied by Dale McKie and Todd MacLean, creates an intimate listening experience leaving the audience feeling as if they have peered into the soul of the […]

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08/07/2018 @ 3:00 pm – PEI native Dennis Ellsworth has never hesitated to seek out the right people for specific projects. It’s led him to build an impressive body of work in conjunction with producer David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, Sugar), along with CanRock heroes such as Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie), Hugh Christopher Brown, Tim Bovaconti (Ron Sexsmith) and Joel […]

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06/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer / songwriter / pianist / producer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. No Filter is the eleventh album from MICHAEL KAESHAMMER. This is the sound […]

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24/06/2018 @ 3:00 pm – Named after the singing femmes fatales of Greek mythology, Sirens is lauded for its pure tone quality, sensitive musicality and tight ensemble. Without a conductor at the podium, haunting harmonies and subtle stage movement separates Sirens from traditional choral practices, taking its audience on an intimate and inclusive performance experience! Enter the mythical world with […]

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22/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Join three-time Juno nominee and modern-day Renaissance woman, Sarah Slean and the popular ECMA-nominated Island ensemble, the Atlantic String Machine, for an incredible night of music! sarahslean.com atlanticstringmachine.com Box Office 1-902-836-4933

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17/06/2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Rising stars hit centre stage as the top prize winners of the PEI Provincial Music Festival join Debut Atlantic’s Award for Musical Excellence recipient, proving that the future of great music is in good hands!

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12/08/2018 @ 3:00 pm – The sensational Venuti String Quartet delves into jazz influenced music that inspires them: Balkan Gypsy music, Ravel’s String Quartet, jazz improvisation. Critics praise the compositions and arrangements by the group’s renowned jazz violinist Drew Jurecka and “superstar” violinist Rebekah Wolkstein, as well as their passionate interpretations of the classical repertoire. This Toronto based ensemble is […]