THE
CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY

conjure up that down home feeling

Upcoming Gigs

16
DEC

The Embassy Live Music Cafe, Kingston ON

A safe space to listen to music and a no alcohol policy. Delicious coffee however is definately available!. ADMISSION $2, doors open 8 pm
05
JAN

*Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

Join Andrew Vanhorn (from 8-11 pm) as he flies solo at one of the newest, and finest, craft breweries in town. You may just be treated to some special guests that drop in from time to time to join him on stage. 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
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.
26
JAN

Belleville Club, Belleville ON

The Celtic Kitchen Party is excited to attend this evening social for Public Health Inspectors from health units across Ontario to kick off their curling bonspiel weekend.
27
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 for 2018!!
03
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 performances by various members of Queens Bands (not to be missed) and a fabulous meal to boot.
03
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" @ Sir John's 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 honor 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 honor 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.
24
MAR

*Annual "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 days of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with friends and colleagues.
07
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.
05
MAY

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

Join us as we rock the dance floor from 10 until 2 am 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.
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.
05
JUL

Private House Party & BBQ

  • Invite Only
  • 7:00pm, Thursday
  • CH (fiddle), SK (bagpipe/tin-whistle), VA (guitar)
Pick your date and shoot us an email. You supply the good food and drinks and we supply the music. These dates go fast (pay what you can, and highest bidder scoops up the date) Dates available are July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23. Sadly these dates are for the Greater Kingston Area only. If you live outside this area consider booking us on any other available date! Thanks for considering booking The Celtic Kitchen Party!
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!
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.
18
AUG

The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace, Napanee ON

  • 22 Water St. W
  • 6:45-10:45pm, Friday
  • *MC (fiddle), SK (bagpipe/whistle), VA (guitar)
Join us as we rock the patio. Check out more information about the venue here. And there is NO ADMISSION FEE - always a bonus!
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.
08
SEP

The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace, Napanee ON

  • 22 Water St. W
  • 6:45-10:45pm, Friday
  • CH (fiddle), SK (bagpipe/whistle), VA (guitar)
Join us as we rock the patio. Check out more information about the venue here. And there is NO ADMISSION FEE - always a bonus!
17
SEPT

"Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" @ Tir Nan 'Og, Kingston ON

  • 200 Ontario St.
  • 7:00-11:00pm, Monday
  • CH (fiddle), SK (bagpipe/tin-whistle), VA (guitar), BE (keyboard), PI (drums)
Featuring the return of Queen's Bands and "yours truly" The Celtic Kitchen Party including some new special guests...

"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 $5
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.
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.
23
NOV

*Grey Cup Festival, Edmonton AB "Atlantic Schooners Kitchen Party"

  • times tbd, Friday
  • CH, SK, VA, KI, PI
"Keeping the Dream Alive" - The Atlantic Schooners were awarded a CFL conditional franchise in 1983 and was contingent upon building a stadium. This unfortunately never happened and the franchise was pulled 1984 prior to the Schooners ever playing a single game. The Schooners have raised thousands of dollars for food banks across Canada each year. The goal has never changed - Atlantic Canada wants to be included in the CFL and perhaps they don't currently have an on field performance but they sure do provide a good off field performance! With their music, food and ambassadorship The Down East Kitchen Party is one of Canada's largest Celtic parties!

Note: The Atlantic Schooners are the only professional sports team to be awarded a franchise and never play a single game... Thus their motto "Still Un-Defeated" Featuring The Mudmen
24
NOV

*Grey Cup Festival, Edmonton AB "The Spirit of Edmonton Breakfast"

  • 10:20 & 11:15am, Saturday
  • CH, SK, VA, KI, PI
The Spirit of Edmonton Grey Cup Breakfast has grown significantly since we started hosting it over 40 years ago. The breakfast starts at 8:00 with our extremely popular Sluice Juice. We can’t tell you how the juice is mixed or the secret ingredients, but back in the day, a canoe paddle was used! Our mixologists have gone high tech and now use a 500-gallon tank and pump system. Our entertainment at the breakfast includes outstanding performances. You will also see unusual breakfast attire worn by our repeat guests. There are numerous door prizes and non-stop entertainment throughout the event, so much so it’s difficult to find the time to eat! If that isn’t enough to get you going, a live band will help you to dance off the calories and the Sluice Juice will get you primed for the day!
24
NOV

*Grey Cup Festival, Edmonton AB "Atlantic Schooners Kitchen Party"

  • times tbd, Saturday
  • CH, SK, VA, KI, PI
"Keeping the Dream Alive" - The Atlantic Schooners were awarded a CFL conditional franchise in 1983 and was contingent upon building a stadium. This unfortunately never happened and the franchise was pulled 1984 prior to the Schooners ever playing a single game. The Schooners have raised thousands of dollars for food banks across Canada each year. The goal has never changed - Atlantic Canada wants to be included in the CFL and perhaps they don't currently have an on field performance but they sure do provide a good off field performance! With their music, food and ambassadorship The Down East Kitchen Party is one of Canada's largest Celtic parties!

Note: The Atlantic Schooners are the only professional sports team to be awarded a franchise and never play a single game... Thus their motto "Still Un-Defeated" Featuring The Mudmen
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.

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Music

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

The name conjures 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 both traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish Celtic Music as well as a healthy dose of Pop, Classic Rock and Country - essentially providing something for everyone! CKP brings a lively high energy feel to any venue which you are sure to remember. They have shared the stage with The Mahones, Next Generation Leahy, Queens Bands and - soon to be - The Mudmen, to name a few. 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. "George" 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 practising 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."
Snap'd Kingston

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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.