Kelley Mooney – At Home Here in PEI

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter and Executive Assistant, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Place of Birth: Born in Boston, MA but raised in Iona, PEI

Currently Resides: Charlottetown, PEI

Where’s your favourite place in PEI to grab a coffee?

My kitchen.  But if I’m out and about, I love the lattes at Leonhard’s Bakery – and the pastries are to die for too!

Where’s your favourite place in PEI to grab a pint?

I don’t drink, but if I did, it would probably be the Olde Dublin Pub.  Best 2 for 1 steak in town.

Where’s your favourite place to shop in PEI?

Anyplace where there’s a sale on!  I love me a good shoe store, so my favourites are J. Redshoes on Queen Street, and at the Confederation Court Mall - Uptown Shoes, Lady Slipper (great clothes there too) and Chameleon’s Hanger (also fantastic clothes and cosmetics).

Where in PEI would we stand to see your favourite view?

Every time I crest the hill at Tea Hill, it takes my breath away.  As you’re driving up the grade, the sky falls into the ocean and then all of a sudden, there’s a full panoramic view of Hillsborough Bay – it’s simply beautiful and peaceful and makes you want to stop your car right at the top of the hill.  DON’T, though!

My equally favourite view is in Iona - my parents’ house as I’m driving down the hill towards it.  They take so much pride in their property; at Christmas time, the trees are all lit up and you can see the Christmas tree in the living room window from the road at the end of a long lane.  In the spring/summer and fall, the yard is always full of flowers and the driveway is bolstered by a row of railway ties placed there by my father and lined with wild roses.

There is a good sized pond in the yard and by times, up to a couple of dozen Canada geese call it home.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit PEI:

1.  Drive around and get lost – take your camera

2.  Go to a ceilidh  – it’s the most fun you can have with your pants on

3.  Find a beach (1/2 hour in any direction) with a good book & nothing to do

What makes PEI such a special place on earth for you?

Well, first, it’s home.  It’s where my family is.  There was a time when at least one of us (5 kids) was living off-Island.  Now we’re all home and that’s what warms me the most.

PEI is such an easy, pleasing place to live.  It takes me 7 minutes to get to work from about 7 kilometers away.  The biggest traffic jam is outside a Tim Hortons and waiting 2 lights to get through the intersection is an oddity.  And nobody honks.

The scenery gives a body peace, and the people give you laughter and kindness.  I lived away for about 10 years, and it’s true what they say; you can go, but you never really leave.  And you’ll always come back.

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  2. I think u r the most talented person ever u have the voice of an angel !!! Ur the best !!

    Comment by Alycia shaw — October 21, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

  3. Have sat on the front row when you performed Hallelujah at a ceilidh the same night you sang to your little red haired girl. What a treat you should be very proud of your special talent. Hope your Christmas was great and I am sure 2014 will be another successful year. I will locate the ceilidh next year that you will be performing at...I will be on the front row with my wife. Thanks

    Comment by Charles Sullivan — December 26, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

  4. Love, Love to sit back and just listen to you sing. There's something about you voice that is just so calming and peaceful.

    Comment by Kris — April 19, 2014 @ 12:26 am

  5. We love your new Christmas CD. We enjoyed your concert at Trinity Church. Please perform more. We check for your next performance. Merry Christmas.

    Comment by Pat and Maureen Neary — November 24, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

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