THE CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY

"...when a band titles itself something as definitive and iconic as The Celtic Kitchen Party, the feeling that you’re looking for is right there in the name, and it’s a testament to this crew that this is exactly what they deliver: a rousing good time that’s as infectious as it is endlessly fun..."
BYTOWN SOUND - Agnes - October 4, 2019

Thanks to CFBX 92.5 FM - The X (Kamloops, BC) for spinning us to #16 on their Top 30 Chart week ending September 19, 2019

Thanks to CFRU 93.3 FM (Guelph, ON) for spinning us to #16 on their Top 30 Chart for three weeks! ending August 27, 2019

We received several spins on The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast particularly "All For Me Grog" was featured on Episode #424 Rockin' Irish Drinking Songs - Thank you Marc Gunn!

"For The Celtic Kitchen Party, its new record was, literally, a year in the making."
Whig Standard - Peter Hendra - September 5, 2019

Barrie entrepreneur, Jamie Massie, hosts the "Endless Summer Social" at Braestone Estates featuring The Celtic Kitchen Party."
Snapd Barrie - August 2019

"We like to have a little bit of fun on this show, sure we do, and this next band [The Celtic Kitchen Party] exudes that..."
BANDwagon Show - Radio Wigwam UK - July 10, 2019

Sociable!

Stirling (Live)

Iqaluit (Live)

Jump & Drink

Amazing Grace

also available on CDBABY, ITUNES and SPOTIFY as well as other digital partners

IRISH TRADITIONAL
Black Velvet Band
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The Parting Glass
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Seven Drunken Nights
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Tim Finnegan's Wake
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Sean Ryan's / Irish Rover
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Whisky before Breakfast /
Whiskey in the Jar
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Irish Washerwoman
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Swallows Tail / Morrisons
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Wild Rover
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Drunken Sailor
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Star of the County Down
Musical Priest / Cooley's
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Dirty Old Town
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Orange & The Green
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Beer, Beer, Beer
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Red Haired Boy
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I'll Tell Me Ma /
Swamp Lake Breakdown
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The Rattlin' Bog
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All For Me Grog
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IRISH CONTEMPORARY
Wasn't that a Party (Irish Rovers)
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Unicorn Song (Irish Rovers)
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Shipping Off To Boston
(Drop Kick Murphys)
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Devils Dance Floor (Floggin' Molly)
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Brown-eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
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If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Pogues)
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COUNTRY
It's Friday (Dean Brody)
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Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)
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Folsum Prison (Cash)
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Ring of Fire (Cash)
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Wagon Wheel
(Old Crow Medicine Show)
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GREAT BIG SEA
Billie Peddle
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Donkey Riding
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Run Run Away
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When I'm Up I Can't Get Down
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Mari Mac
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The Night Pat Murphy Died
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Old Black Rum
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Chemical Workers Song
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Lukey's Boat
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Going Up
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Rant & Roar
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General Taylor
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Ordinary Day
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It's the End of the World
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SEA SHANTY / EAST COAST
Barretts Privateers (Stan Rogers)
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Sonnys Dream (Ron Hynes)
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South Australia (accapella)
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Excursion Around The Bay (accapella)
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Heave Away
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Farewell to Nova Scotia
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Mermaids
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Devil`s Dream
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Nowhere With You
(Joel Plaskett Emergency)
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ORIGINALS
The Finest Local Pub
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Hockey Song
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Pride of NFLD
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Drank Too God-Damned Much
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Wolfe Island Jig
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A Lullaby (For Those Who Died)
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Jump & Drink
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Sandy's Chanter
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Twice As Happy Birthday
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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot /
When The Saints Go Marching In
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Top Of Maul /
Donald, Where's Your Troosers?
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Auld Lang Syne
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The Hills Of Argyll
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Flower Of Scotland
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McPherson's Lament
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Amazing Grace
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Scotland The Brave
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Itchy Fingers
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Loch Lomond
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Wild Mountain Thyme
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Danny Boy
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Clumsy Lover
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SCOTTISH CONTEMPORARY
Mull Of Kintyre (Wings)
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500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
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Big Country (Big Country)
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If You Think I'm Sexy (Austin Powers)
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The Scotsman
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It's A Long Way To The Top
(If You Wanna Rock & Roll) (ACDC)
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Caledonia
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MORE TUNES...
Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons)
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Twelve Pints of Guinness (Pagan Mary)
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Down by the Water (Decemburists)
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POP / CLASSIC
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
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Come on Eileen
(Dexy's Midnight Runners)
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Rosy and Grey
(The Lowest of the Low)
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Fire and the Flood (Vance Joy)
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
(Cyndi Lauper)
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Down Under (Men At Work)
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Home (Phillip Phillips)
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Time of your life (Green Day)
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New Orleans is Sinking
(The Tragically Hip)
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Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)
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Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
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Tubthumping (Chumbawamba)
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Fight For Your Right To Party
(Beastie Boys)
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The Impression That I Get
(The Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
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Laid (James)
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The Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
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Copperhead Road (Steve Earle)
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Home for a Rest (Spirit of the West)
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Friday I'm in Love (The Cure)
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Grow Old With You (Adam Sandler)
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Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
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Take it Easy (The Eagles)
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She Aint Pretty (Northern Pikes)
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MORE IRISH TRADITIONAL
Marie's Wedding
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A Walk in the Irish Rain
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GoodBye Mick
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Life of a Country Boy
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When Irish Eyes Are Smilin'
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Fields of Athenry
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Molly Malone
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CONJURE UP THAT DOWN HOME FEELING

Boasting a diversity of talent The Celtic Kitchen Party plays a mix of their own originals as well as traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish Celtic Music with just the right dash of Pop, Classic Rock and Country! This ensemble group brings a lively high energy performance to any venue for a night you and your guests are sure to remember. CKP has shared the stage with The Mudmen, The Mahones, Sean McCann, Next Generation Leahy and Queens Bands to name a few. Career highlights include; Iqaluit Humane Society fundraiser (NUNAVUT), 2017 Grey Cup Festival (Atlantic Schooners & Spirit of Edmonton), Brockville & Bath Tall Ships Festivals, Stirling Festival Theatre, The Perth Kilt Run, Fort Henry, Kingston RibFest and many of Ontario's Canadian Forces Bases.

The lads are hard at work promoting their most recent ALBUM titled "Sociable!" which was released September 3, 2019 and available on all major digital platforms [ckp store, cdbaby, apple music, spotify]. The album is seated somewhere between upbeat party tunes and beautiful folk storytelling to creative re-imaginings of traditional favourites. The band is also pushing forward with the successful SONG OF THE MONTH CLUB sponsored by Patrons. So, what exactly is a Patron? You know how theaters have a plaque listing all the people who have financially helped them out? EXACTLY THAT! Check out our WALL OF PATRONS and click here to find out how you can join the SONG OF THE MONTH CLUB .

So? What are you waiting for. Set your event apart - be prepared to dance and sing along to some of the best party music ever made. Period.

Welcome to The Celtic Kitchen Party!

FIDDLE

Ted CHEW...

rises to the occasion mimicking perfectly the riffs and sounds of our top 40 tunes but with our own "celtic" flavouring. Not only is he a talented fiddle player but he also covers the low end of our vocal harmonies. Ted loves performing with this ensemble group and you can see (and hear) his passion for music at our very next live show.
GUITAR

Andrew VANHORN...

was born with a microphone in his hand. This front man of CKP predominantly plays the acoustic/electric guitar. He has shared the stage with Don Cochrane, Trevor Strong (Arrogant Worms) opened for Jason Blaine, Mike Trebilcock (Killjoys) and recorded with Kelli Trottier. Check out his other project Vile Richard.
Bagpipes

Colin SKINNER...

instantly beefs up our Scottish feel! He is a founding member of the Devil’s Own Pipe Band with over 30 years of piping experience. Playing with several Military and Civilian Pipe Bands he has performed for international dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II. Neighbours are always ringing his doorbell at night...
Drums

Martyn PIPER...

developed a firm foundation in highland and African drumming touring Canada performing and facilitating clinics with Sssnap (Prince George, BC). In Ontario Martyn joined the P.O.W.R. Pipes & Drums and several alternative rock Bandsin the greater Kingston area. Martyn continues to cement a reputation as a soul filled, outside of the box player.

SONG OF THE MONTH CLUB PATRONS

*PEGGY BROWN*

PAMELA O'NEILL, LADY CHANTAILLE BUCZYNSKI

ROSALIND JOHNSTON, SHANE PETERS

GEORGE & CATHY VANHORN

Upcoming Gigs

13
NOV

The Social YGK, Kingston ON

Get ready for Andrew Vanhorn & The Celtic Kithcen Party! After a successful debut at this exciting new venue, Andrew Vanhorn's solo show continues to roll. While he is normally backed up by his fellow musicians in the group The Celtic Kitchen Party, as a solo performer, he still manages to maintain a high level of energy and musicianship. Anything goes on this night - be sure to bring along your instrument as you'll be invited up onto the stage to join in the fun. Expect a mix of celtic irish, scottish, east coast and folk music (a maybe a little accordion) as this solo performer keeps you entertained.
15
NOV

Light Up The Night Santa Claus Parade, Prescott ON

2018 was the 65th Annual Light Up The Night Santa Claus Parade put on by Prescott Fire & Rescue. With an average of over 10,000 people attending the Parade every year, this event officially kicks off the Christmas season in the South Grenville area. The parade activities kick-off from the parking lot of South Grenville District High School. The parade travels south down Edward Street and proceeds west along King Street through the Historic Downtown Prescott area. Join CKP as we celebrate the Christmas spirit in beautiful downtown Prescott Ontario. Check us out along the parade route - Not to be missed!


16
NOV

The Santa Claus Parade, Kingston ON

  • 500pm, Saturday
  • VA, SK, CH, JA, PI
Join the boys as we celebrate some Christmas festivities in beautiful downtown Kingston. Check us out along the parade route - Not to be missed!
23
NOV

The Santa Claus Parade, Carleton Place ON

  • 500pm, Saturday
  • VA, SK, CH
Join the boys as we celebrate some Holiday festivities in beautiful downtown Carleton Place. Check us out along the parade route - Not to be missed!
23
NOV

O'Reilly's Pub, Perth ON

Join the CKP DUO of Andrew Vanhorn (guitar) and Colin Skinner (Tin Whistle / Bagpipes) as we return to beautiful downtown Perth and the newly renovated O'Reilly's Pub. Join us for a great night of music and drinks - after all - don't we all need a little St. Practice? Please consider having us out to an event of your own making - reach out today and secure your date. bookings@celtickitchenparty.com
24
NOV

Spearhead Brewery, Kingston ON

Get ready for Andrew Vanhorn & Colin Skinner (Tin Whistle / Bagpipes). While normally backed up by their fellow musicians in the group The Celtic Kitchen Party, as a duo, these lads still manage to maintain a high level of energy and musicianship. Anything goes on this afternoon. Spearhead has a beautiful patio (if the weather is right) or you'll find us indoors. Expect a mix of celtic irish, scottish, east coast and folk music.
29
NOV

The Black Horse Pub & Restaurant, Peterborough ON

We're excited to mark our debut to this fine city. If you know this venue and frequent it often then we'll see you there... but if you don't... how about you try something new?! Don't worry darlings you are in for a night you won't soon forget as we fire up St. Practice Day in Peterborough Ontario!! Make sure you tune into local Trent Radio 92.7 FM and if you're not hearing our music then reach out to the station at (705) 748-4761 and request a tune from our recent album SOCIABLE! Check the station out online here

Looking for live music for your next event? You too can have us! Book today and secure your date. Reach out to us at bookings@celtickitchenparty.com
06
DEC

Private Event @ Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

07
DEC

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month (in our sixth year) we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
11
DEC

The Social YGK, Kingston ON

Get ready for Andrew Vanhorn & The Celtic Kithcen Party! After a successful debut at this exciting new venue, Andrew Vanhorn's solo show continues to roll. While he is normally backed up by his fellow musicians in the group The Celtic Kitchen Party, as a solo performer, he still manages to maintain a high level of energy and musicianship. Anything goes on this night - be sure to bring along your instrument as you'll be invited up onto the stage to join in the fun. Expect a mix of celtic irish, scottish, east coast and folk music (a maybe a little accordion) as this solo performer keeps you entertained.
14
DEC

Private Party (Frost), Whitby ON

  • 700pm, Saturday
  • VA, SK, CH
Join the CKP TRIO as we descend upon Whitby and help our hosts celebrate a classic kitchen party. If you know these folks then we'll see you there... If you don't, sorry, this is a private party. Reach out to us and secure your own date for an event - we're an email away (bookings@celtickitchenparty.com)
21
DEC

The Embassy Live Music Cafe, Kingston ON

Get ready for a Celtic "Christmas" party with your friends CKP. The Embassy is a safe space to listen to music and a no alcohol policy. Delicious coffee however is definitely available!. ADMISSION $5, doors open 8 pm


2020


04
JAN

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

08
JAN

The Social YGK, Kingston ON

Get ready for Andrew Vanhorn & The Celtic Kithcen Party! After a successful debut at this exciting new venue, Andrew Vanhorn's solo show continues to roll. While he is normally backed up by his fellow musicians in the group The Celtic Kitchen Party, as a solo performer, he still manages to maintain a high level of energy and musicianship. Anything goes on this night - be sure to bring along your instrument as you'll be invited up onto the stage to join in the fun. Expect a mix of celtic irish, scottish, east coast and folk music (a maybe a little accordion) as this solo performer keeps you entertained.
25
JAN

Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling ON

We're excited to mark our return to the beautiful town of Stirling for our third year - we think that is amazing. Should the evening show sell out, you can expect an afternoon show will be added! This is a great venue and we're at our best for sure. Join us in the upstairs Eugene Burrell Hall and raise a toast to our most recent CD release "Sociable!" as well as 2019's "Live From Stirling Festival Theatre". Thank you Stirling!
01
FEB

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

03
MAR

Hotel Fairmont Royal York, Toronto ON

Join the band as we help celebrate with Lamontagne Geophysics Ltd. for their hospitality event on the Mezzanine level of the beautiful Royal York Hotel. This event is open to the public - Sociable!
07
MAR

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

15
MAR

ST. PATRICK'S FESTIVAL - Spearhead Brewery, Kingston ON

Get ready for the CKP TRIO of Andrew Vanhorn, Colin Skinner (Tin Whistle / Bagpipes) and Ted Chew (fiddle). While normally backed up by their fellow musicians in the group The Celtic Kitchen Party, as a trio, these lads still manage to maintain a high level of energy and musicianship. Anything goes on this afternoon. We put on a great time last year, expect the same - Spearhead will be setting the party up in the back room "where the beer is made". You can expect a mix of celtic irish, scottish, east coast and folk music.
17
MAR

Private Party - Loyalist Club House, Bath ON

  • Bath ON
  • 645pm, Tuesday
  • VA, CH, SK
Join the TRIO as we help the Loyalist Community celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Today is one of the most celebrated days of the year and serves as a time to honour Irish heritage while also remembering the life and service of St. Patrick. After all your patient waiting (and dedicated practicing) you have finally arrived at one of the best days of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with those closest to you. If you're part of this community then we'll see you there, if not, sorry this is a private event, however please consider booking your own event with The Celtic Kitchen Party. Reach out today at bookings@celtickitchenparty.com to secure your date.
17
MAR

Tir Nan 'Og, Kingston ON

"There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were." Irish Saying

Join the full band at night as we keep the crowds warm at Kingston's finest Irish Pub. Today is one of the most celebrated days of the year St. Patrick's Day serves as a time to honour Irish heritage while also remembering the life and service of St. Patrick. After all your patient waiting (and dedicated practicing) you have finally arrived at one of the best days of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with those closest to you.
21
MAR

East Coast Party @ HMCS Cataraqui, Kingston ON

CKP is pleased to make their return to this celebrated annual event. After all your patient waiting (and dedicated practicing) you have finally arrived at one of the best MONTHS of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with friends and colleagues.
04
APR

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

18
APR

CC's On The Rideau, Perth ON

We're excited to mark our return to CC's On The Rideau. Join us as we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Perth's "finest local pub". Admission is $5 at the door (no advance sales).
02
MAY

*Homegrown Live @ Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

Join us as we rock the dance floor for this very SPECIAL EVENT raising money for the Joe Chithalen Instrument Lending Library. Check out the homegrown live webpage for full schedule and further details. ADMISSION: $10 bracelets sold in advance and at door. In past music has kicked off at 6pm with the Kingston Irish Folk Club and later with special guests Laura Anderson-Brick (Accordion, 9pm), Tedd Chew (Fiddle, 10pm), Colin Skinner (Tin Whistle/Bagpipes 11pm) and Brian Flynn (fiddle, 12am)
06
JUN

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

04
JUL

*Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

25
JUL

*Blackdown Cadet Training Centre, CFB Borden ON

  • Borden, ON
  • 900-1200am, Saturday
  • CH, VA, GO, JA, PI
Join us as we mark our return and help rock the party at CFB Borden's Summer 2020 Ceilidh. If you were there in 2019 with us then you know what to expect and it's likely we'll see you there.. if you're not connected with this organization (or a guest) then, sorry, me thinks this is a private event.
01
AUG

*Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

02
AUG

*Private Party, Adolphustown ON

07
SEP

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month (currently in our sixth year) we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
05
OCT

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month (in our sixth year) we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
04
NOV

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month (in our sixth year) we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
28
NOV

*St. Andrew's Society, Kingston ON

  • 500pm, Saturday
  • VA, CH, SK
Join the boys as we celebrate with the St. Andrew's Society as they kick off their 180th year. Consider your booking your tickets early as this event is not to be missed!
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DID YOU KNOW?

CKP plays WEDDINGS & CORPORATE EVENTS! We have played just about everything from Canadian Forces Bases and Defence Trade Shows to Teachers Unions and Nursing Conventions - We have performed at numerous wedding receptions in a variety of settings from beautiful historic locations to rustic barns and outdoors under a tent. We have also provided music for the ceremony, both classical and contemporary. Cocktails? During Dinner? No stress - We've done it all. Whether it be double violin, cello, flute or bagpipes - Whether you require a duo, trio or the full rockin' band - We have numerous musicians available to suit your needs. So if you're planning that special wedding day, or looking to provide some entertainment to convention guests, we ask that you consider booking The Celtic Kitchen Party. We work with you to make the best package and sound to compliment your event. Please inquire further. We've done this before and you're in good hands - and we LOVE doing it!

But dont' just take our word for it. Please read our testimonials below for proof of that.

So what are you waiting for?

"We want to thank you guys for playing such amazing music at our wedding, you are all so talented. We've had so many compliments of our music and we couldn't have been happier with it! Besides that, you were unbelievable to work with, helping us select the music and alway getting back to our questions so quickly. We would recommend you to anyone, and truly appreciate your work, your music made our ceremony perfect."
Jenna & Adam Nelson, Kingston ON

"The Celtic Kitchen Party delivered a fabulous variety of music and added a positive and upbeat atmosphere to the evening. We hired the band for their celtic/folk/country style of music and playing, which was fitting for our East Coast theme. The music was lively and the band was engaged and very interactive with the crowd. I highly recommend this band for future events and enjoyed every minute of their playing. They also showed incredible dedication as they played back-to-back events that evening supporting military functions. Thank-you Celtic Kitchen Party for a night to remember."
Brooke Wallace, Manager
CFB Petawawa
"You and the band were outstanding - lots of great feedback from all our guests. Thanks for the superb job on the ceremony song, couldn't have imagined it better."
Dennis Quinn, Groom, Kingston ON

"Andrew, you and your group are well received here and memorable! I hope to be able to call upon you more often! Thanks for your continued support of our mess"
Karen Pardy, Manager
Fort Frontenac Officers' Mess,
Department National Defence,
Government of Canada


"The groups performed their celtic flavoured repertoire that included a number of beloved singalong tunes including The Irish Rover, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Rattlin' Bog, and Dirty Old Town brought out the Irish in many listeners who sang along on many tunes. The trio played two sets and their laid back charm and their perfect blend made for a memorable day of high quality music at the beach."
Julie Druker,
Frontenac News
"Thank you so much for your performance...It made a spcial night even more speical... I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, Thanks again!"
Jim Lindsay, Groom, Kingston ON

"The Celtic Kitchen Party were fantastic at KingstonFest 2014. We were thrilled with their performance, and they had the full participation of the audience - dancing, clapping and singing along. The musicians added the perfect blend of professionalism and fun to the days events, and we would love to work in collaboration with CKP again soon! Thank you so much!"
Sustainable Kingston
Sarah Whalen Downes
KingstonFest Entertainment Co-ordinator


"I was at Fort Henry on Saturday night and heard you sing! You are absolutely fantastic!!! I could have listened to your music for so much longer!..Well done!"
Laura Priems, Kingston ON

"Loved you guys. Thought you were really wonderful. I would have you on the patio any time."
Jane Adams-Roy
The Waterfront River Pub, Napanee ON


"Andrew and crew had to find us on an island of a hot long weekend to play our event. They accepted the challenge and showed up with a talented fiddler, guitarist and singer very capable of entertaining the crowd. The guests loved them so much they kept asking them to stay longer and I'm still hearing about how great the band was! Thanks so much for making our special event truly stand out. We'll be calling you back for the next one!"
Liz Hamilton, Wolfe Island ON

"Andrew, thanks to you and the band for a terrific night. So many compliments the next day on the music and totally made my 50th a celtic kitchen house party to remember. Look forward to booking you guys for next year!"
Daniel O'Boyle Kelly, Belleville ON

"The lively capacity crowd danced, sang along and raised a cheer to all around."
Snap'd Kingston

"I wanted to thank you and all of the musicians in the band for the wonderful job you did at Kait and Zach’s wedding. You really made the whole party come to life and created the exact party atmosphere that we were looking for. So many people commented about the band and how they had never been to a wedding where everyone was dancing from cocktails to the end of the night!! We will certainly keep you in mind for future events! Thanks so much for helping to make the night so special!"
Terri and Paul Brady

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