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Live from Iqaluit

by The Celtic Kitchen Party

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 performing a mix of traditional and contemporary music.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sean Ryan's Polka (Live)
1:06 $0.99
2. The Irish Rover (Live)
4:16 $0.99
3. Whisky Before Breakfast / Whisky in the Jar (Live)
4:17 $0.99
4. Old Black Rum (Live)
3:02 $0.99
5. Farewell to Nova Scotia (Live)
3:29 $0.99
6. Wild Rover (Live)
3:03 $0.99
7. Hockey Song (Live)
2:39 $0.99
8. Black Velvet Band (Live)
4:38 $0.99
9. Fisherman's Blues (Live)
4:59 $0.99
10. Tell Me Ma (Live)
1:52 $0.99
11. Swamp Lake Breakdown (Live)
1:08 $0.99
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Album Notes

“Celtic Romance is in the air as the Iqaluit Humane Society invites you to a festive and fancy fundraiser with an East Coast kitchen party theme!”

When the opportunity to travel to Iqaluit in February of 2018 first appeared on the radar, the consensus was that we could not go to the Arctic in February… besides we all had to work anyway. When it came up again we remained skeptical despite plans moving forward. This skepticism quickly turned to surreal disbelief when flight confirmation was received 3 days before we were scheduled to perform. Then there was a mad scramble to cut down pedal boards and try to figure out what was essential – we had to fit it all into a checked bag and a carry-on each.

It was a quick trip. 4,548km full circle with a 24-hour musical layover in Iqaluit. The First Air flight crew joked that we had spent less time in town than they had, and then were immediately apologetic that they did not have any water on the flight.
We were fortunate to have the opportunity to explore some of the sights before we left. Dan Pipes, RCMP officer by day, tour guide for the stars by night, took us on a very thorough exploratory excursion of Iqaluit sites. Starting in Apex with a lung-crushing-beard-frosting-face-freezing climb up Apex Hill and a visit to the old Hudson Bay Company buildings to have our picture taken beside the infamous red boat, followed by a scenic drive back through town. Although Legoland was a little anti-climactic, the giant black ravens at the dump did not disappoint, nor did the Northern Headless Hare – despite our suspicions.

The squeaky-fingers-on-chalkboard-chewing-on-Styrofoam crunching sound the snow made as we trudged along the unplowed Road to Nowhere (which seemed appropriate – Why would it need to be plowed?) drove home how cold it really was. A crisp, face-tightening -52 (with the wind chill) which initially did not seem that cold: for the first minute anyway….

The people we met along the way were fantastic; the accommodating staff of the Frobisher Inn, our Ethiopian taxi driver, Dan-the-man our travel guide extraordinaire (and finder of lost things), Janelle & François who squared us away upon arrival and looked after us during our brief stay, John Maerzluft – the Sonic Manipulator and Vice Overlord of Vibration, Isaiah (Ted’s doppelgänger and our Inuk interpreter), and of course, the First Air flight crew who kept us well hydrated on the waterless flight home.

As for the music, well we hope you will give it a listen for yourself. Please support the Celtic Kitchen Party and download a copy of “Live in Iqaluit” from CD Baby or iTunes. [and if you're reading this, chances are you have, or you're SO CLOSE...just a few clicks away]

The Iqaluit Humane Society sure threw a great party. Please consider assisting this dedicated group of volunteers working everyday to shelter animals in Iqaluit and from communities across Nunavut and the Arctic (https://www.iqaluithumanesociety.com).

SOUND ENGINEER: John Maerzluft, ProMixAudio
RECORDED LIVE @ The Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit NU
MASTERING: Jeremy Daw, Kingston ON
ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION: Andy Khrem, Silverbirch Productions, Toronto ON

The Celtic Kitchen Party is Andrew Vanhorn (Guitar, Vocals), Tedd Chew (Fiddle, Vocals), Colin Skinner (Bagpipes, Tin Whistle, Vocals), Martyn Piper (Percussion, Drums), Scott Jackson (Bass Guitar, Vocals)


A HUGE thank you to the following people:
Janelle Grace Kennedy (Iqaluit Humane Society), Dan Pipes (RCMP, firstly for the great tour and secondly for returning ‘ahem’ one of our phones which was left behind), The Frobisher Inn (for the wonderful venue and accommodations), FIRST AIR (for running out ¬¬of coffee and the great stewardesses who found alternative beverages) all the wives; Pamela, Linda, Megan, Allie, Celia (for being there when we got back) and the kids (for not burning down the house) and to our parents for all the support (and music lessons).


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!


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