Artists

Patrick Ledwell & Mark Haines

Born and raised in PEI, Patrick Ledwell draws on his experiences growing up in a big Island family and the funny trials of staying true to these roots. Patrick’s quick-witted comedy has brought him national recognition with multiple appearances on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” He hosted and wrote all comedy material for two seasons of the hit Charlottetown Festival show, “Come All Ye.” His first book, I Am an Islander pulls together five years of writing for CBC Radio, stage, and page, and it was published by Acorn Press in 2012. Patrick lives on a hobby farm with his wife, Tara and his son, Nathaniel.

Mark Haines’ professional career spans 35 years and counting. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a gifted entertainer and successful educator. He has played concerts, festivals, conventions, pubs and churches across Canada and the U.S.. He has toured in Britain, Sweden and as far afield as Taiwan. His acting roles have taken him from community theatre stages to the Royal Alexandra in Toronto. Mark has an extensive repertoire of roots based and original music and brings an engaging personality and warm sense of humour to every performance. He has released six recordings and appeared as a guest on many others. One of his performing mainstays is with his colleague of 20 years, Tom Leighton.