THE CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY

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

LISTEN

Lobster Tail and Beer

Sociable!

Stirling (Live)

also available on 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! The name conjures up that down homer feeling where all your relatives and neighbors drop by for a traditional kitchen party. 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.

The lads have been shouting out “SOCIABLE!” for years now and telling their ONE and only (good) joke and now all that energy and experience is culminating in their latest musical offering titled "LOBSTER TAIL AND BEER” (now available in CD and DIGITAL MP3 copy, and will be released November 20, 2020 to all major digital platforms such as apple music, spotify) etc.. These albums continue to be seated somewhere between upbeat party tunes and beautiful folk storytelling to creative re-imaginings of traditional favourites.

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.

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

*PAMELA O'NEILL*

LADY CHANTAILLE BUCZYNSKI

CHRISTINA CANTIN, ROSALIND JOHNSTON, SHANE PETERS, WAYNE CATEL

CATHY BROEDERS

The band is 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 merch page to find out how you can join the SONG OF THE MONTH CLUB.

Upcoming Events

04
DEC

Christmas & CD Release Party @ Riverhead Brewing, Kingston ON

  • 631 Fortune Cres.
  • 800-930pm, Friday
  • VA, CH, SK, JA, CR
This show is an exclusive live experience as there are only 20 physical seats available at $40 ea. There are four tables of four people and two tables of two people. This limited audience is to ensure safety regarding physical distancing and the sale of tables ensures guests stay in their social "bubbles". We hope you'll join us! We're featuring the following lads;

Colin Skinner (tin whistle, bagpipes), Brian Flynn (fiddle), Nathan Crockett (drums), Scott Jackson (bass), Andrew Vanhorn (guitar)

We'll be around to sign copies of our newly minted "Lobster Tail and Beer" which has a release date of November 20, 2020. Consider picking up a copy today, as a friend of the band you can get a copy earlier than the digital release date. Check out the merch page!

“There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were.”
Irish Saying
05
DEC

Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling ON

*Newly Added Show* Stirling Festival Theatre favourites The Celtic Kitchen Party return for a special engagement this December. Join us for an evening of East Coast, Scottish and Irish traditional music with a modern flare. The show will be performed on the Stirling Festival Theatre Main Stage and a maximum of 50 tickets will be sold. General admission. House management will determine seating placement and will place cohort groups together. Please let Box Office staff know how many are in your ‘bubble’. We ask all audience members to wear masks or face coverings into the theatre and throughout the performance. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Our upstairs and accessible Burrell Hall bar and concession opens at 6 pm with physical distancing and restricted numbers.
11
DEC

Gan Brewing Co., Gananoque ON

  • 9 King St. East
  • 400-600pm, Friday
  • VA
I am thrilled to return to the wonderful Gan Brewing Co. during these pandemic times. This event is open to the public with limited seating so call and book in advance! GBC started as a contract brewery in 2011 and in 2018, current owners completed extensive renovations and launched a brand new slate of beers to compliment the well-known flagship beer, the Naughty Otter Lager. The Gan Brewing Co. are pleased to provide a beautiful and inviting atmosphere, quality craft beer and friendly service to our community of Gananoque and the surrounding area! - Sociable!!




2021


08
JAN

Gan Brewing Co., Gananoque ON

  • 9 King St. East
  • 400-600pm, Friday
  • VA
I am thrilled to return to the wonderful Gan Brewing Co. during these pandemic times. This event is open to the public with limited seating so call and book in advance! GBC started as a contract brewery in 2011 and in 2018, current owners completed extensive renovations and launched a brand new slate of beers to compliment the well-known flagship beer, the Naughty Otter Lager. The Gan Brewing Co. are pleased to provide a beautiful and inviting atmosphere, quality craft beer and friendly service to our community of Gananoque and the surrounding area! - Sociable!!
12
FEB

Gan Brewing Co., Gananoque ON

  • 9 King St. East
  • 400-600pm, Friday
  • VA
I am thrilled to return to the wonderful Gan Brewing Co. during these pandemic times. This event is open to the public with limited seating so call and book in advance! GBC started as a contract brewery in 2011 and in 2018, current owners completed extensive renovations and launched a brand new slate of beers to compliment the well-known flagship beer, the Naughty Otter Lager. The Gan Brewing Co. are pleased to provide a beautiful and inviting atmosphere, quality craft beer and friendly service to our community of Gananoque and the surrounding area! - Sociable!!
13
MAR

Marsh Street Community Centre, Clarksburg ON

  • 187 Marsh Street
  • 800-1100pm, Saturday
  • VA, CH, SK, JA, CR
This event is open to the public and is a ticketed event. We are excited to mark our debut to this venue - Here we come Clarksburg - Sociable!!
17
MAR

Loyalist Club House, Bath ON

  • 1 Loyalist Blvd
  • 645 pm, Wednesday
  • VA, CH, SK
This event is private - if you are part of this community or know the organizers and have been invited then we'll see you there! The TRIO is excited to mark our debut to this venue - Here we come Loyalist - Sociable!!
17
MAR

Tir Nan 'Og Irish Pub, 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.
29
MAY

Broeders Wedding, Kingston ON

  • Kingston ON
  • Saturday
  • VA, CH, SK
05
JUN

Albano Anniversary Party

  • Verona, ON
  • 200-500pm, Saturday
  • VA, CH, SK, JA, CR
If you've been invited to this party (it's gonna be a great one) then we'll see you at the show! If not... then we're sorry, this is a private event - but don't worry darlings you can book your own private event with us here bookings@celtickitchenparty
18
SEPT

Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling ON

We're excited to mark our return to the beautiful town of Stirling for our fourth 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!
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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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