THE
CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY

conjure up that down home feeling

Upcoming Gigs

26
APR

RCHA "The StandEasy", Kingston ON

The CKP trio is happy to return to the RCHA as part of their thursday jam nights. NO COVER. The RCHA is located in the heart of downtown Kingston Ontario Canada across from the Tourist Bureau. The Club, which is open to all, is supported by memberships. Memberships are welcomed from anyone interested in supporting the association, including active and retired military personnel, and civilians from every walk of life. Non-members are more than welcome to come to the Standeasy on the third floor of the Club and enjoy the warm ambiance and live music. Enter under the Blue canopy and take the elevator to the third floor. We would love to see you and your friends!
29
APR

St. Paul's Anglican Church, Osgoode ON

Join us as we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling. Capacity is 150 so get your tickets early for this event. Light refreshments will be served during break.
04
MAY

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
05
MAY

The Take Over, Napanee ON

The Napanee & District Chamber of Commerce is putting on this local event called "The Take Over". They're featuring local food and beverage producers at the old arena in Napanee where attendees can come sample and see what the area's local producers have to offer. There will be a great lineup of entertainment (including yours truly solo) for the event - check out the full line up of events here
05
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.
01
JUN

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
02
JUN

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
16
JUN

CFB Borden "Down Homer's Night"

  • Bordon ON
  • 7:30-11:00pm, Saturday
  • CH, VA, SK, KI, CR
We're excited to be invited up to CFB Borden and will be doing what we do best - which is - conjuring up that good ol' down home feeling with Canda's finest Celtic party band!
06
JUL

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
07
JUL

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
21
JUL

Wedding @ Codes Mills, Perth ON

A private event in celebration of this couple's happy day. CKP is so glad to be a part of the ceremony and reception fun!
03
AUG

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
04
AUG

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
15
AUG

Private Event, Kingston ON

  • Kingston ON
  • 8:00-11:00pm, Wednesday
  • CH, VA, SK, BE, CR
The Celtic Kitchen Party is proud to be part of this private event - book yours today!! bookings@celtickitchenparty.com
17
AUG

Fort Henry Bistro, Kingston ON

The Celtic Kitchen Party is proud to be part of this patio event at the beautiful Fort Henry - book your party today!! bookings@celtickitchenparty.com
18
AUG

The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace, Napanee ON

Join us as we rock the patio. We will be joined by Laura Anderson-Brick on the Accordion. Check out more information about the venue here. And there is NO ADMISSION FEE - always a bonus!
25
AUG

Bullock Wedding Ceremony, Kingston ON

Andrew Vanhorn & Tedd Chew are proud to be part of this couple's wedding ceremony in beautiful Kingston ON. We offer up a variety of classical and contemporary music for your wedding procession, working with you to make the best package, and sound, to compliment your very special day. But don't just take our word for it - please read our testimonials for proof of that.
01
SEPT

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
07
SEP

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
08
SEP

The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace, Napanee ON

Join us as we rock the patio. Check out more information about the venue here. And there is NO ADMISSION FEE - always a bonus!
15
SEP

*Halfway to St. Patrick's Day @ The Mansion, Kingston ON

WELCOME to HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

8:00-8:45pm TBD
9:00-9:45pm TBD
10:00-11:30pm The Celtic Kitchen Party
12:00am "The After Party" with Mr. Ease (they are the bees knees and sure to knock your socks off - or at least provide you with a good, happy, fun, dumb, soulful, and mysteriously motown-y time)

Including VERY special guests Queen's Bands (we hope!) and Laura Anderson-Brick (accordion)...

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

One of the most celebrated days of the year St. Patrick's Day serves as a time to honor Irish heritage while also remembering the life and service of St. Patrick. September 17 is a "close second" as you're HALFWAY to one of the best days of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with those closest to you. ADMISSION $10

Tickets available as we get closer to the event...
05
OCT

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
06
OCT

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
02
NOV

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
03
NOV

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
01
DEC

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
07
DEC

Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn & GUESTS at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. Riverhead Brewing is about the journey, not the destination. Whether you're hanging out with friends after a day on the water or just camping in your favourite spot, bring us with you and share in the adventure.
22
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

2019

05
JAN

*Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
00
JAN

*Stirling Festival Theatre (Upper Hall), Stirling ON

As a theatre company, the SFT continues to show great strength and growth with large bus groups coming on a regular basis to catch a wide variety of shows and concerts, while at the same time managing to hold on to the appeal it has always had for its local residents and patrons. SFT is proud of the continual growth in the membership rolls and business sponsorships, but mostly they are delighted to say that over 45,000 people come to Stirling every year to attend small town theatre with big time talent! The Celtic Kitchen Party is proud to be part of this line up of entertainment!
02
FEB

*Queens Bands Robbie Burns Celebration, Kingston ON

Join us as we help the Queens Bands raise some funds and celebrate Robbie Burns in this annual event! Including performance by Queens Bands (not to be missed) and a fabulous meal to boot.
02
FEB

*Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub. This night we're rolling in a bit later (midnight) and are pleased to have Kevin Offord & The Celtic Knots opening up the show at 10pm. As usual the entire night kicks off with The Kingston Irish Folk Club at 6:00 pm. Not to be missed! See you there.
16
FEB

*St. Practice Day @ The Mansion, Kingston ON

Start the new year off with a little PRACTICE

1) used to convey that regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it, especially when encouraging someone to persist in it.

REMEMBER - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
You've made it this far, it's now time to PRACTICE - as just around the bend is one of the most celebrated days of the year! St. Patrick's Day serves as a time to honor Irish heritage while also remembering the life and service of St. Patrick as well as one of THE best days of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with those closest to you. Don't you think you need a little PRACTICE?

WELCOME to ST. PRACTICE DAY!

8:00-8:45pm TBD
9:00-9:45pm *Hips & Harmonies
10:00-11:30pm The Celtic Kitchen Party
12:00am "The After Party" with Mr. Ease (they are the bees knees and sure to knock your socks off - or at least provide you with a good, happy, fun, dumb, soulful, and mysteriously motown-y time)

ADMISSION $10, Tickets available as we get closer to the event...
02
MAR

*Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub.
17
MAR

*St. Patrick's Day @ The Public House, Kingston ON

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

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.
17
MAR

*St. Patrick's Day @ 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

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.
06
APR

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, Kingston ON

The first saturday of every month we conjure up that good ol' down home feeling at Kingston's finest Irish Pub. The night regularily kicks off with The Kingston Irish Folk Club at 6pm with CKP hitting the stage at 9pm.
*TENTATIVELY BOOKED

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Ready to bring the party to your place? Get the grill warmed up and the beers on ice. Renting a venue? We'll bring the sound!

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Music

Live From Iqaluit

Amazing Grace

Jump & Drink

Music on CDbaby

Sean Ryan's / Irish Rover
Whisky before Breakfast
Whiskey in the Jar

Wasn't that a Party (Irish Rovers)
Take it Easy (The Eagles)
Irish Washerwoman
Copperhead Road (Steve Earle)
Sonnys Dream (Ron Hynes)
Swallows Tail / Morrisons
She Aint Pretty (Northern Pikes)
Shipping Off To Boston
(Drop Kick Murphys)

Come on Eileen
(Dexy's Midnight Runners)
Mull Of Kintyre (Wings)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Wild Rover
Top Of Maul
Donald, Where's Your Troosers?
Drunken Sailor
Rosy and Grey
(The Lowest of the Low)

Ring of Fire (Cash)
Wagon Wheel
(Old Crow Medicine Show)

Devils Dance Floor (Floggin' Molly)
Fire and the Flood (Vance Joy)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
(Cyndi Lauper)

I'll Tell Me Ma
Swamp Lake Breakdown
Down Under (Men At Work)
Fight (For Your Right) to Party
(Beastie Boys)
The Impression That I Get
(The Mighty Mighty Bosstones)

Devil`s Dream
When I'm Up I Can't Get Down
(Great Big Sea)

Auld Lang Syne
The Hills Of Argyll
Flower Of Scotland
Laid (James)
Loch Lomond
Wild Mountain Thyme
Danny Boy
Clumsy Lover
Home for a Rest (Spirit of the West)
Brown-eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Mari Mac (Great Big Sea)
Friday I'm in Love (The Cure)
Hockey Song (Vile Richard)
Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons)
Nowhere With You
(Joel Plaskett Emergency)
Night Pat Murphy Died (Great Big Sea)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Star of the County Down
Musical Priest / Cooley's

Dirty Old Town
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Wolfe Island Jig (Tedd Chew)
All For Me Grog
Mermaids
The Rattlin' Bog
The Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)
If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Pogues)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Tubthumping (Chumbawamba)
Twelve Pints of Guinness (Pagan Mary)
Down by the Water (Decemburists)
Old Black Rum (Great Big Sea)
Black Velvet Band
Barretts Privateers (Stan Rogers)
Chemical Workers Song
(Great Big Sea)

The Scotsman
Home (Phillip Phillips)
Time of your life (Green Day)
New Orleans is Sinking
(The Tragically Hip)

Amazing Grace
It's A Long Way To The Top
(If You Wanna Rock & Roll) (ACDC)

Scotland The Brave
Itchy Fingers

About

Conjuring up that down home feeling where all your relatives and neighbors drop by for a traditional kitchen party - this ensemble group is that - and more! Boasting a diversity of talent "The Celtic Kitchen Party" plays a mix of traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish Celtic Music as well as a healthy dose of Pop, Classic Rock and Country! CKP brings a lively high energy feel to any venue which you are sure to remember. They have shared the stage with The Mudmen, The Mahones, Sean McCann, Next Generation Leahy and Queens Bands to name only a few. Highlights include; "Puppy Love 2018" for the Iqaluit Humane Society in NUNAVUT, Grey Cup Festival performing at the Atlantic Schooners venue and for The Spirit of Edmonton Breakfast, The Perth Kilt Run Main Stage, Fort Henry's Celtic Kitchen Party & The Kingston RibFest. It has also been our honour and great pleasure to have played most of Ontario's CFB bases. 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

Tedd 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. You can see (and hear) Tedd's passion for music all over the surrounding Kingston area, in projects (too numerous to name). He loves performing with the ensemble group CKP and looks forward to sharing his musical talent with you!
GUITAR

Andrew VANHORN...

has shared the stage with Don Cochrane and Trevor Strong (Arrogant Worms), opened for Jason Blaine, Luther Wright and Mike Trebilcock (Killjoys) and recorded with Kelli Trottier. VANHORN is comfortable infront of the mic and predominantly plays the acoustic guitar (though he has been known to pick up the bass). He has great memories of touring the East Coast with Vile Richard and looks forward to more recording with CKP.
Bagpipes

Colin SKINNER...

is our relative newcomer to this ensemble group and has really beefed up our Scottish feel! He is a founding member of the Devil’s Own Pipe Band and has over 30 years of piping experience. He has played with several Military and Civilian Pipe Bands and has performed for international dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II. Neighbours are always ringing his doorbell in the middle of the night – fortunately, he is usually up practicing his pipes for the next CKP show.
Drums

Martyn PIPER...

developed a firm foundation in highland and African drumming and spent a number of years touring Canada performing and facilitating clinics with ‘Sssnap’ (based out of Prince George, BC). After moving to Ontario Martyn became a member of the P.O.W.R. Pipes & Drums and alternative rock band Fossils & Gospels. Martyn continues to cement a reputation as a soul filled, outside of the box player. Martyn's goal remains to create a solid bed for the rest of CKP to build on.

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DID YOU KNOW?

CKP plays weddings! Of course we can play your RECEPTION however did you also know we can play classical music for your wedding procession?! Cocktails? During dinner? We've done it - and we LOVE doing it. Whether it be double violin, cello, flute or bagpipes - we have numerous musicians available to suit your needs. We can work with you to make the best package and sound to compliment your very special day. Please inquire further. We've done this before and you're in good hands. But dont' just take our word for it - please read our testimonials below for proof of that.

"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!..You are in the wrong profession for sure! 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."
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Whether you want it fast or slow - CKP will set the mood that's right for your celebration. Hurry now before your date is gone! We're only a deposit and contract away to secure your event and put you at ease.