Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

PROM NIGHT, LAST NIGHT - Pembroke Symphony Orchestra - 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra
Price: Adult $25, Student $15, Children under 12 Free, plus HST


Friday, May 4th, 2018

SUDDENLY MOMMY - with Anne Marie Scheffler - 7:30 p.m.
With Anne Marie Scheffler
Price: 26.50 PLUS TAX

Suddenly Mommy – Anne Marie Scheffler- This hilarious one-woman show takes us through every mom’s experience of good times, bad advice, and trying to do it all. From hot dates to play dates, experience the rollicking rollercoaster of motherhood. Because no matter how you planned it, it always comes suddenly!

"Anne Marie Scheffler didn't think motherhood would be this hard. She thought she could be the sexy show biz mom with a baby in one arm, and a movie script in the other. Her jarring realization otherwise makes for a humourous and entertaining show. Great idea for a ladies night or date night with couples or lovers of theatre. 

Photos and reviews here


Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Carl Dixon
With special guest Richard Souliere
Price: $29 plus tax and convenience fees

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

The Mud Men
The Mudmen - 7:30
Old Plaid Shirt Tour
Price: $25 plus tax


Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and of the stage. First discovered as" The Campbell Brothers" the band signed a deal with EMI records and changed their name to " Mudmen" in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, NBC'S television show " the Black Donnelly's" WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry's 9,19,20,21,24,27 hockey DVD's, the Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR special on CBC, HBO's Shameless, HNIC Coach's Corner ( the Dale Hunter Tribute),6 music videos on Much Music/MTV, and they've reached the top 20 on the edge radio.

In 2008 the Campbell brothers were asked to perform on the new CBC " Hockey Night in Canada" theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron MacLean quoted " Mudmen we Love Em". This lead to many opportunities including a 3 month tour,PBS special/DVD and a performance at the Canadian Country music Awards with johnny Reid.


The Mudmen have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they performed and shook hands with the Queen televised, performed at the Edmonton Oilers /Calgary Flames home opening ceremonies on CBC, joined Colm Wilkinson ( the Phantom of the Opera) for the Lighting of The CN Tower ceremony and performed at the Edmonton Oilers 84 Stanley Cup re-union with Wayne Gretzky, Sarah McLaughlin, Red Ryder & Full Team Present


With over 2500 shows to date , The Mudmen Robby Campbell,Sandy Campbell,Jeremy Burton,Mike Meacher & Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you you do translates to all audiences.


The Mudmen are building a legion of fans from young to old with career highlights such as 12 Canada's walk of Fame Ceremonies, The Toronto Maple Leaf Boston Bruins game at the ACC, Opening performances for ZZ Top, The Guess Who,over 40 cross Canada Tours, festival dates in America & Europe and a performance at TSN'S " For the Love of The Game" Canadian Gold Ring Olympic presentation with Sidney Crosby & Full Mens & Ladies Team Canada members presents.


The Mudmen have 9 studio recordings and will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018. Prepare for a family friendly evening of Celtic Music & stories when The Mudmen's Old Plaid Shirt Tour rolls into your town



List of Accomplishments: Mudmen / Campbell Brothers

-Signed with EMI Records from 2000-2004
-Reached #19 on the Edge Radio 2001
-6 music video's in medium rotation on Much Music 2000 - 2004
-A song on NBC's "Black Donnelly's" commercials around 2005
-A song in WWE Wrestling for "The Highlanders" around 2007
-Bagpipers on the new "Hockey Night in Canada" theme song in 2008 -2014 - Ron McLean quote "Mudmen we love em"
-The Edmonton Oilers "Home Opener" televised 2009 - CBC interview after
-A three month tour with Johnny Reid, his PBS special and the CCMA's televised with Johnny -2010
-performed on Parliament Hill for Canada Day for the 2nd time and shook hands with The Queen -televised -2010
-opened for George Canyon at the Commonwealth Stadium for all the Gold medals in Men's and Women's hockey at the Olympics almost all members including Sydney Crosby in attendance -2010
- Walk of Fame Ceremonies -closing act once at Roy Thompson Hall with Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Paul Shaffer, the Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, William Shatner, Gordie Howe
-performed at the 83/84 Edmonton Oilers Reunion of the first Stanley Cup-televised with the whole team and Wayne Gretzky present
-Tourism Canada throughout Europe
-The Lighting of the CN Tower with Colm Wilkinson (the Phantom of the Opera)-Also did Roy Thompson Hall with Colm
-a Private Party for the Governor General of Canada (Michaelle Jean) as well as the CBC Governor Generals Awards in 1998 with the Rankin's, Bruce Cockburn and Royal Canadian Air Farce
-the McKenzie Brothers 24 Anniversary on CBC
-A song on Playstaion games
-opened for The Guess Who, Nazareth, Finger Eleven, Biff Naked, Econoline Crush, David Usher, etc
- Don Cherry's video's #9,19,20,24 as well as 4 "Rose Cherry" benefit evenings
-Don and Ron mentioned "The Campbells/ Mudmen and played one of our songs during Coaches Corner 2012
-performed on the ET Canada Stage for the 2012/2013 New Years celebration in Niagara Falls
-the Mirvish Production of "Needfire" with Denny Doherty of the Momma's and Poppa's
-4 Grey Cup Parties, 3 Briers, the IIHF World Hockey Championships, the Memorial Cup twice, the Royal Bank Cup, Dauphins Countryfest 3 years in a row, Snow Jams Edge Fest, several Highland Games, etc
-corporate events for Coca Cola 3 times, Walmart 3 times (including flying us to Arkansas to be on a card with Jewel and Brookes and Dunn), about 7 Rona events, M&M Meats, the Weed Man, Sprint, Kodak, American Standard, The Easy Home Show, the Cosa Awards,



Sunday, May 27th, 2018

The Barra MacNeils
THE BARRA MACNEILS - The Bright Side - 7:30 pm
On The Bright Side
Price: 56.50 incl. HST and Arts Development



The Barra MacNeils 

On The Bright Side

Pre-sale beginning Tuesday, March 6 at noon and ending on Friday, March 9 at 10am. Public sale starts March 9 at 10am.


Shantero Productions 


On the Bright Side

Festival Hall Centre for the Arts 
Sunday, May 27/18 – 7:30 pm     

Reserved Seating $56.50 (HST & facility fee included, point of sale charges... internet, phone orders etc. EXTRA) 

Tickets are available online at, in person at the box office or by calling the box office at 613-735-2182.


The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring in support of their latest release On The Bright Side, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It's an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage. When Lucy sings the heart-wrenching Ribhinn Donn, whether or not you 'have the Gaelic', have a tissue handy. You'll need it. The distinctive family harmonies; an array of rhythmic instruments weaving through and around various themes—some decidedly classical but then, suddenly, very traditional Cape Breton; the lads singing a cappella; a thoughtful solo gradually merging into a frenzied all-hands-on-deck medley … it exudes the passion and energy familiar to anyone who has ever experienced The Barra MacNeils stage show. For the unfamiliar, critical acclaim says it all: “a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance.” … “The Barra MacNeils capture the feeling of 'close your eyes and you're there'.” … “They play what they like and folks like what they play.” … “Moments of beauty as well as raucous memories like this can linger forever.” 

As always, the five MacNeil siblings—Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas—combine on a vast array of instruments including accordion, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, flute … underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass. If you’ve ever been wowed by their Christmas show, be prepared to have the wow factor raised exponentially as the band is unleashed from the strictures of the season. “Nothing but dumbstruck awe.” Don’t miss On The Bright Side with The Barra MacNeils!  

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