Have a seat! Will it be tea or whiskey?

We are family and friends, gathering Thursday evenings since 1998 for dinner, laughter, and music rooted in Traditional Irish Music: jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, recitations, stories, and songs......  original tunes, songs, and recitations, from traditional to pub songs, comedic songs, from toe-tapping to deeply moving....and it's always fun.  

Our 6th CD is The Whiskey of Truth, released in October, 2019.

It's Kitchen Music from the home, the hearth, and the heart.  We are: joHn Kennedy, award winning singer and guitar player with Chris O'Brien, Joel Cooper, Mike Bill, Nancy Turner.  We are occasionally joined by Jacob Turner and Nathan Waddill.   

We play fiddle, flutes, whistles, mandolin, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica, bodhran, and bass. And, we love to sing, oh how we love to sing.  

Photo Credit Sam Miller

Left to right:  Mike Bill, Nancy Turner, Joel Cooper, joHn Kennedy, Chris O'Brien, Jacob Turner

Places where we have played   

Michigan Irish  Music Festival - Muskegon, Michigan
Milwaukee Irish Fest - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
The Celtic Classic -  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Chicago's Irish American Heritage Center Irish Fest   
LaCrosse Irish Festival - LaCrosse, Wisconsin
The Great American Irish Festival - Frankfort, New York
Dayton Celtic Fest - Dayton, Ohio
Oshkosh Irish Festival - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Peoria Irish Feis - Peoria, Illinois
The Leprechaun Hunt Irish Festival - LaPorte, Indiana
Shenanigans on The Green - Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Fox River Irish Fest - Fox River, Illinois
Musikfest - Bethlehem,  Pennsylvania


The DeBartolo Center for The Arts - The University of Notre Dame ( Four shows )
The Krannert Center for the Arts - The University of Illinois.   
Warren Cultural Center - Greenfield, Iowa
The Majestic Theater - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The Ramsey Auditorium at Fermilab - Batavia, Illinois 
The Schauer Arts and Activities Center - Hartford, Wisconsin-
Michelsen Hall - University of Wisconsin - Steven Point, Wisconsin
University of Dubuque Heritage Center - Dubuque, Iowa
Franke Center for The Arts - Marshall, Michigan
The Wild Rose Moon Concert Hall - Plymouth, Indiana
LVDs Concert Hall - Goshen, Indiana
The Acorn Theater - Three Oaks Michigan
Front Porch Music - Valparaiso, Indiana   
Riviera Theater - Three Rivers, Michigan
Norris Community Center - Naples, Florida
The Garden Theater - Frankfort, Michigan
Bay Community Theatre - Suttons Bay, Michigan
The Ramsdell Theater - Manistee,  Michigan

Our musical home away from home is Fiddler's Hearth - South Bend, Indiana