REVIEW: Port Cities at Summerside, PEI’s College of Piping

REVIEW: Port Cities at Summerside, PEI’s College of Piping

On Friday, November 5th, the College of Piping’s Celtic Performing Arts Centre in Summerside, PEI played host to award-winning Nova Scotia trio, Port Cities, consisting of Breagh MacKinnon, Carleton Stone and Dylan Guthro.

The group played an acoustic set of songs from their latest release, including “Astronaut,” “Sound of Your Voice” and their hit single, “Back to the Bottom.” The group also had some creative takes on covers such as “All That She Wants”, originally performed by Ace of Base and “Wheels,” a song written by renowned singer-songwriter and fellow Cape Breton native, Gordie Sampson.** In addition to these great songs, the group also performed an acoustic version of their latest single, “Montreal.”

Throughout the night, no matter the song they performed  MacKinnon, Stone and Guthro showcased their numerous incredible talents. On the one hand, they’re all incredibly talented players. On the other hand, their vocals together are pure magic. You would swear they were either family, or have been singing together for a long period of time because their harmony vocals together would leave you with chills.

Their show is definitely not one to miss.  Luckily for fans in Atlantic Canada, you still have some chances to check them out before the year is out. They’ll be performing the follow Atlantic Canadian Dates:

  • Saturday, December 15th at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro, NS
  • Thursday, December 27th at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, NS
  • Friday, December 28th at Casino Nova Scotia’s Schooner Room in Halifax, NS.

For tickets you can visit their website HERE.


** MacKinnon, Stone, and Gouthro were all introduced to each other through Sampson by way of his famous annual songwriting camps.

Posted by Sarah MacDonald

Sarah MacDonald is Atlantic Canada Rock's Managing Editor and Senior Reporter, based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since her inception into Atlantic Canada Rocks in October 2012, she has helped in the organization of various campaigns to bring artists to Atlantic Canada, most notably our "Rush the Hill" campaign which was successful in bringing Rush to Atlantic Canada in 2013. Sarah has also taken it upon herself to learn the ropes and ways of media life by keeping in contact with various promoters, tour and artist managers as well as public relations representatives to ensure all ACR readers get the correct and most accurate news and updates on all artists that visit Atlantic Canada. With that, she's garnered a very positive reputation among industry colleagues which have lead her to interview and review some of the best artists in the business today!