With more than 50 performances over 14 days in June, in over 40 rural community halls, the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is a critically acclaimed traditional music, storytelling and dance festival that will have your toes tapping across the Island. Recognized in 2015 as winner of the National Star Award for “Outstanding Logistical Achievement”, an East Coast Music Award nominee for “Event of the Year” in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and winner of the Music PEI 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Event of the Year, the Festival mixes music and dance from PEI’s rich Irish, Scottish and Acadian cultures, along with the Island’s proud tradition of singer-songwriters and folk tales.
From June 11th to 24th, the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls will bring exceptional shows to treasured places many visitors and locals alike have not yet discovered. Many Island performers will be returning to the small communities and rural stages where their careers began. A wonderful medley of roots, folk and traditional music will take place in cherished halls of all shapes and sizes, found down back country roads and along breathtaking coastal drives.
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is proud to partner with the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls, whose success at showcasing the island’s small venues during memorable evenings of music, storytelling and dance is an ongoing inspiration. Each year, to emphasize the collaboration between the two events, the Ontario and PEI festivals will select one or two common artists.