HUNTER RIVER, PEI – The Harmony House in Hunter River is slated to host three star concerts this summer.
The first concert will take place on Saturday July 17 at 7:30 p.m. with Mark Haines, a musician who has been making music for 45 years. The multi-instrumentalist has managed to make his music travel across Canada and the United States and even overseas, to Great Britain, Sweden and Taiwan.
Haines has released seven recordings and has been featured as a guest on many more, especially with his friend Tom Leighton who he has played with for over 30 years, their music is available at Haines-Leighton.com.
Haines also worked with Patrick Ledwell on the popular Island Summer Review, the duo also sold numerous shows at Harmony House.
The second event will take place on August 7 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Scott Parsons, who has traveled to many countries, demonstrates his multidimensional talent.
The gifted songwriter and musician is described as an emotionally expressive singer who can take a song anywhere.
Parsons also recently received the Music PEI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021, more information on Parsons is available at scottparsons.net.
The last event of the summer takes place on August 28 at 8 p.m. and will feature East Coast kid Alicia Toner.
Toner seeks to speak the truth with his music, which is described as a unique blend of American folk and pop, with country-rock elements, to form his unique melody-based sound.
Toner’s debut album earned him the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award from Music PEI and several other nominations.
She grew up in New Brunswick and developed her love of music by surrounding herself, receiving classical violin training and even playing with the prestigious New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.
After studying theater in Toronto, Toners has spent the past 10 years with a successful acting career, including shows produced by Mirvish Productions and Soulpepper Theater.
Toner was part of three Dora Award winning theatrical productions and for 7 seasons she was also part of the repertoire cast at the Charlottetown Festival.
His new album, Joan, was released on June 25.