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Live at the Lobster Trap

"Live" at the Lobster Trap Music Series 2015

June 21, 2015

Hosted by Shaw's Hotel (Brackley Beach) and ECMA winning musician Scott Parsons, “Live at the Lobster Trap” will be kicking off the summer season with its GRAND OPENING Friday, June 26th at 8pm. Admission by donation. Featuring the Island's finest singer-songwriters and bands, at the Island's oldest family-run resort!

Licensed venue with music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday all summer.

July Schedule

  • 2 Paul Broadbent / Scott Parsons Band
  • 3 Paul Broadbent / Scott Parsons Band
  • 9 Carmichael Sisters John Kane Band
  • 10 Mike Dixon / John Kane Band
  • 11 Scott Parsons / John Kane Band
  • 16 Paul Broadbent/ Scott Parsons Band
  • 17 Jordan Jenkins / Scott Parsons Band
  • 18 Paul Broadbent/ Scott Parsons Band
  • 23 Jordan Jenkins / Spencer Soloduka and the Tearaways
  • 24 Carmichael Sisters / John Kane Band
  • 25 Mike Dixon / John Kane Band
  • 30 Jordan Jenkins / Scott Parsons Band
  • 31 Drea Macdonald / Scott Parsons Band


The 2014 Celebration Zone Presents Tales of the Old Stock: Stories and Songs of PEI Black History

August 28, 2014

Tales of the Old Stock

The Old Stock are still here they just can't be seen
For a long long time perhaps it was better that way

Founders week, September 1st - 7th, the 2014 Celebration Zone presents Tales of The Old Stock: Stories and Songs of PEI Black History. Show times: Sept 1-4 6pm; Sept. 5 4pm; Sept. 6-7 12pm.

Tales of the Old Stock is a new and exciting look at PEI's little known Black History through stories and songs. Sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, Tales of The Old Stock tells of the trials and tribulations, successes and failures, loves and losses that many Black Islanders experienced.

The stories, written by theater producer and director Ron Irving are buoyed by the music written by singer-songwriter Scott Parsons. The music ranges from traditional to blues and reggae and will keep your toes tapping.

The Old Stock Players are Tony Migiro, Nancy MacLure, Scott Parsons, Nancy Clement, Jonny King and Kevin Labchuk, with stage management by Sean McQuaid.

The Department of Education has developed classroom learning materials based on the music and the play, and The Old Stock is now part of the curriculum for grades 6 and 12 students in the province. Tales of The Old Stock will be touring island schools for two weeks in October as part of a 2014 Fund project.

Be sure to go to the Celebration Zone shows -- who knows, you may discover some "old stock" in your family history.


September 12th 8pm, Scott Parsons at the Trailside Café

August 28, 2014

An evening of acoustic music with Scott Parsons, featuring Kevin Labchuk on accordion and Jonny King on bass.


The Old Stock Album Launch: July 26th 8pm, Trailside Café

July 18, 2014

Scott is launching his new album The Old Stock: Songs of Black History from Prince Edward Island on Saturday, July 26th at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart. Sponsored by the PEI 2014 fund, the album launch is a fundraiser for the fall school tour of Tales of the Old Stock, a new and exciting look at some little known Island history. Tales of the Old Stock will be premiered during Founders' Week, September 1st to 7th on the Celebration Zone mainstage.

The musicians performing at the launch will include Bonnie LeClair, Leona Carmichael, Kevin Labchuk, Neil Knudson, Nancy Clement, Paul Broadbent, Johnny King and Scott Parsons. Special guests Henry and Betsy Chapin will open the night.

Debbie Misener, Island watercolor artist and owner of the Red House Art Gallery in Mount Stewart, will give a talk about her painting of the album cover. There will also be a guest speaker from the PEI 2014 Fund.

Tales of the Old Stock brings the history of early Islanders to life through stories and songs, and is sure to please young and old alike.


The Old Stock Album Launch: July 5th 7-9pm, Haviland Club

June 25, 2014

Scott is excited to announce his new album, The Old Stock: Songs of Black History from Prince Edward Island. A launch/fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 5th from 7-9pm in the old-world charm of the Haviland Club, Charlottetown. The event will be catered by Makena Ombassa of Out of Africa. Everyone is welcome!

During the evening Scott will be playing selected songs live, and the full album will be played over the PA. There will also be several guest speakers, including historian Jim Hornby, Calleen Gillis from the PEI 2014 Fund, Bethany Doiron from the PEI Department of Education, and Debbie Misener, album cover artist and owner of the Red House Art Gallery in Mount Stewart.

Scott is seeking sponsorship for his October 2014 project "Tales From The Old Stock," in which vignettes from the original play The Old Stock will be toured in Island schools. He is required to raise an additional $13,500 in addition to funding provided by the PEI 2014 Fund. Scott has also been invited by the PEI 2014 Fund to perform seven shows on the mainstage of the Celebration Zone during Founders' Week from September 1st to 7th at 6pm.

All proceeds from CD and poster sales go towards the "Tales From The Old Stock" tour. Scott hopes that everyone he knows will come to the album launch and support this project, which helps to bring a little-known part of Island history to our schools. The music is currently part of the curriculum for Grade 6 and 12 students in the province.

"I have been fortunate to work on this recording with some of PEI's finest technicians and musicians, who wove melodies within melodies and breathed life into the stories and music. My thanks to everyone who worked on this project:"

  • Scott Parsons -- Guitars, bass, banjo, vocals
  • Nancy Clement -- Flute, pennywhistle
  • Jim Hornby -- Mandolin
  • Jesse Ray Jenkins -- Harmonica
  • Neil Knudson -- Trumpet
  • Kevin Labchuk -- Accordion
  • Bonnie LeClair and Leona Carmichael -- Backing vocals
  • Richard Wood -- Fiddle
  • Peter Morrison and Laura Powell (Barking Dog Studios) -- Technicians
  • James Carrier (Reg Ballagh Studio) -- Final mixing and mastering