The third virtual concert during the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival, organized by the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC), will take place this upcoming Sunday, September 19, at 7 p.m. and will feature Craig Fair, Ben Aitken & Joce Reyome.
Craig is originally from Ontario but has called PEI home for the last year. Former music director of the Charlottetown Festival with the Confederation Centre of the Arts, he works on numerous projects including the show “Million Dreams” with Josée Boudreau which will be presented at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton this upcoming October 16. Furthermore, he is part of the duo Duelling Pianos and shares the stage with Ben Aitken every Saturday night at the Salvador Dali Café.
For his part, Ben Aitken is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter based in Charlottetown, PEI. Currently the Music Director for Feast Dinner Theatres, he also plays keys alongside many Charlottetown acts including Logan Richard and Lawrence Maxwell. His unique approach to combining influences from classical, jazz and pop genres in his songwriting has given him a distinct voice in the PEI music industry. Furthermore, every Saturday evening, he shares the stage of the Salvador Dali Café with Craig Fair as part of the duo Duelling Pianos.
Originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, Joce Reyome now resides on PEI and has been a staple in the music scene in downtown Charlottetown for the past couple of years, performing with the School of Performing Arts and collaborating with numerous musicians, including Dylan Menzie, Kinley Dowling. Each of their performances include original songs as well as covers performed with a unique twist to the music you thought you knew.
This free hour-long show will be available on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CDCPMC.
The closing show of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. and will feature Adrienne Gallant accompanied by Atlantic String Machine.
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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.