Musical Instrument Petting Zoo hits right note at College of Piping

Published on June 11, 2017

Kinley Jeffery, 4, (left) confidently tests her skills on the cymbal that’s part of a drum kit while her sister Kaydence, 2, laughs at the loud metal percussion sounds.

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Families got to rediscover the joy of making music with a hands-on, fully interactive instrumental Zoo.

Flowing seamlessly from storytelling to interactive songs, Michael Pendergast kicked off the P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls lead-up event at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada, on Saturday morning.

Proceeds from this show, which is presented by Summerside’s music store Long and McQuade, go to a local children’s charity.

“Entry is by donation and all proceeds go to the IWK Music Therapy program,” said executive director of Small Halls Inc., Jennifer Campbell.

Dan Drummond teaches his son Isaac, 7, how to strum a string instrument in harmony.

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After Pendergast performed, families got to pluck, strum or drum a range of musical instruments donated by Long and McQuade.