Northumberland Ferries Ltd in Partnership with Active Communities are Pleased to Announce the Return of ‘Music on Deck’

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Northumberland Ferries Ltd in partnership with Active Communities are pleased to announce the return of ‘Music on Deck’. The first performance of the summer season kicked off this past weekend during Festival of Small Halls starting on June 11th. As a promotion for the Festival of Small Halls performers from Prince Edward Island will entertain passengers during the crossings from Wood Islands, PE and Caribou, NS.

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‘Music on Deck’ Program is just one of the many memorable experiences you will have when traveling on one of our ferries

You may think the Festival of Small Halls Opening Night Concert in New London, PEI was the first performance of the Festival of Small Halls. Wrong. The first performances of the 2010 festival took place on the Northumberland Ferries as part of the “Music on Deck” program.

Northumberland Ferries Ltd in partnership with Active Communities are pleased to announce the return of ‘Music on Deck’. The first performance of the summer season kicked off this past weekend during Festival of Small Halls starting on June 11th. As a promotion for the Festival of Small Halls performers from Prince Edward Island will entertain passengers during the crossings from Wood Islands, PE and Caribou, NS.

The incredibly talented local performers will have toes tapping across the deck of the ferry during the crossings at 1pm from Wood Islands, PE and 2:45pm from Caribou, NS. Previous years saw Canadian Folk Music Award winner Colette Cheverie entertaining the passengers and JJ Chaisson, Gordon Belsher and Richard Wood are among the artists scheduled to appear in 2010. You never know who you will find on board.

Jeff Gaudet, Director of Technology and Marketing Programs with Northumberland Ferries Ltd is pleased to have NFL Ferries participate in the PEI Festival of Small Halls saying, “NFL Ferries is pleased to provide a floating hall as part of the PEI Festival of Small Halls, our ‘Music on Deck’ Program is just one of the many memorable experiences you will have when traveling on one of our ferries. NFL Ferries is committed to supporting our rural communities and local talent and the PEI Festival of Small Halls is the perfect fit for us to create a venue to share the talented musicians of the region with ferry passengers.”

“‘Music on Deck’ started 11 years ago to promote the cultural music of Eastern PEI and Pictou County, NS. Since that time, thousands of performances have provided special experiences for ferry travelers.” said Martina MacDonald of Active Communities Inc. Northumberland Ferries and Active Communities Inc remain committed to providing local artists with a unique venue in which to entertain audiences and create a more memorable experience for passengers when traveling to and from the Island.

Festival of Small Halls runs from June 11-20th across Prince Edward Island however the ‘Music on Deck’ will continue throughout the summer months with performances taking place during select crossings.

Saturday June 12th         Norman Stewart
Sunday June 13th         JJ Chaisson
Monday June 14th         Kevin Ryan
Tuesday June 15th         Lester MacPherson
Wednesday June 16th        Donna Deagle
Thursday June 17th         Richard Wood
Friday June 18th         Gordon Belsher
Saturday June 19th         Sheila Fitzpatrick

*All performances are at 1:00 leaving Wood Islands and a return performance at 2:45 coming from Pictou back to Wood Islands.

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