About Roy Johnstone

"Roy Johnstone has the heart of a poet, the spirit of an adventurer and plays like the Devil." Atlantic Gig Magazine

"One of the Island's most accomplished fiddlers " Doug Gallant, the Guardian

Roy Johnstone has been active in the East Coast musical community for the past thirty five years. He has been recognized as one of the most accomplished fiddle players in Atlantic Canada .He is an active recording artist and has 4 solo albums to his credit for which he has multiple nominations for ECMA awards. Roy's most recent CD is "Live at Loon", recorded live at the New Hampshire Highland games with Steve Sharratt. His latest studio recording "Longshore Drift" was nominated for two PEI Music Awards and he recently re-released in digital format his ECMA nominated recording Rolling Waves. He joined the cast in the popular production of Dear Johnny Deere as part of the Confederation center's 2013 summer season. Read more...

the Master's Wife fall tour

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Fall tour of the Master's Wife starts September 25 th, here's an excerpt from Ivy Wigmore's BUZZ review of the Master' Wife. "This was the first time I’ve seen Roy Johnstone act but I hope it’s not the last. He was mercurial, infusing each of several characters with an authentic and droll flavour, often simultaneously playing the fiddle.

Interactive Talk of Irish Music

Jul 17 2014 - 2:00pm
Jul 17 2014 - 3:00pm
Etc/GMT-3

As part of the Summerside cultural festivities Roy will be giving an illustrated talk on Irish fiddling at part of the Chautauqua re-creations.

the Master's Wife: A Theatrical Celebration

Jul 2 2014 - 7:30pm
Jul 2 2014 - 9:30pm
Etc/GMT-3

Join Roy, the Homestead players and the Wallpaper singers for an engaging and poignant portrait of the Master's Wife, by Sir Andrew MacPhail. Shows are in the community hall at Orwell historic village.

Private Wedding party

Aug 13 2016 - 6:00pm
Aug 13 2016 - 8:00pm
Etc/GMT-3

Roy performs for a variety of private parties, weddings, wakes, anniversaries, birthdays and funerals.

History talk and Master's Wife Vignettes

Jun 12 2014 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-3

Dr Edward MacDonald will be giving a talk on Island history illustrated with vignettes from the Master's Wife at Province house.

Small Halls Festival: O'Leary

Jun 17 2014 - 8:00pm
Jun 17 2014 - 10:00pm
Etc/GMT-3

Story tellers and music with Margie Carmichael and myself. for details see www.smallhalls.com

the Master's Wife: A Theatrical Celebration

Sep 25 2014 - 7:30pm
Sep 25 2014 - 9:00pm
Etc/GMT-3

I will be joining the Homestead players and the Wallpaper singers for an opening performance four the fall at the beautiful historic village of Orwell. Performances are in the community hall . Hope to see you there. For tickets or information please call 651-8515 .

PEI Arts Council Concert at the Guild

Nov 13 2014 - 7:30pm
Nov 13 2014 - 10:00pm
Etc/GMT-3

Roy, guitarist, Rob Drew and flautist Kelly Anchikoski and will be performing at the Guild as part of the 2014 Arts council projects in Charlottetown, It will feature a preview of Roy's new work entitled Cradled on the Waves.

Community Foundation of PEI Concert at Trinity United, Charlottetown

Feb 22 2014 - 8:00am
Feb 22 2014 - 10:46am
Etc/GMT-3

Come out and support the PEI community foundation. Roy will be performing with Remi Arsenault.

Friends at the Frankie Kennedy Festival

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Friends at the Frankie Kennedy Festival

Our friends Margaret, Charlie and Sean McLaughlin from Killy Begs who drove us everywhere during the Frankie Kennedy festival in Donegal.

Late Night at the Mack

Late Night at the Mack

Playing the Devil's fiddle along with Karen, Cam, Chris, Adam, Matt and Issac. photo by Doug Gallant

Devil Went Down to Georgia at Late Night

Devil Went Down to Georgia at Late Night

Doug Gallant took this picture at the late night show at the Mackenzie theater.

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