Festivals & Events
Trust us, you won’t be able to resist some foot-tapping action when the talented Ross Family light up the stage. The young brother-sister group tell Prince Edward Island’s story with their catchy songs, high-energy fiddle sets, and rhythmic step-dancing, accompanied by seasoned guitar and piano playing that incite cheers aplenty!
This fun and entertaining show — featuring new content for its 14th season — now has a second location as a result of its popularity. The show will be performed at the picturesque Clinton Hills every Monday and Wednesday, as well as the intimate setting of The Guild, Charlottetown, on Tuesdays.
Nestled in relaxing countryside west of Cavendish, Clinton Hills is a beautifully restored rustic barn, with modern comfort and convenience. Each location includes a licensed bar and offer refreshments at intermission.
Both venues are unique and stunning and there’s never a dull moment as you are seamlessly transported through time and place with the Ross Family Ceilidhs that reflect the Island’s enchanting Acadian and Celtic roots.
Everyone –of all ages– will be entertained, and you’ll find it hard not to burst in to song, tap along or simply sit back and soak in the scene as emcee, Johnny Ross’s, amusing and interactive narrative engages you at every turn. With a penchant for variety and showmanship, sometimes the band even digress from their traditional Maritime music with a little rock ‘n roll, comedy, and trick playing!
Comprised of a group of three siblings, whose mom joins them as a guest step-dancer (a crowd favourite), it’s not surprising many return year after year to be immersed in this quintessential PEI experience. You will leave with smiles and imprints of fond memories on your heart.
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Maybe its because of how the fiddler masterfully spins a hula hoop while not missing a note on her instrument, or the way her sister plays guitar while simultaneously step-dancing that brings the audience to standing ovation. Whatever the reason, the Ross Family Ceilidh is an experience of incredible showmanship that simply cannot be missed. The concert series runs from June 17 to October 2, showtime 7:30pm.
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