Father-son duo special guests at P.E.I. Hooley Ceilidh
A special treat is in store tonight for the audience at theAvonlea Village Ceilidh as Gary Chipman welcomes father/ duo Joey and Julien Kitson to perform.
The ceilidh, known as “a P.E.I. Hooley”, is named after the many “hooley’s” Chipman performed when on tour with Anna McGoldrick of Ireland. A “hooley” is an Irish word for a kitchen party or ceilidh.
The ceilidh has received rave reviews to date and features many well-known Island musicians. Guests can expect a wide variety of music and talent on stage.
Joey Kitson has been on the music scene for many years having been a vocalist for the popular band Rawlins Cross and three-time ECMA winner. His son Julien, who is 13 years old, is also making his musical mark having just released his debut CD “Thirteen”.
Jordan Chowen, the showstopping step dancer will be on hand as well he plays the bagpipes for the audience outside of the church before show time. Chowen place ninth in the world last year for the World Bagpipe Competition and is a very popular dance instructor across P.E.I.
Other highlights include Brad Fremlin, who will play the musical saw and keyboard, Rodney Savidant with his wide range of vocals from Stompin’ Tom, Rita MacNeill right to Elvis, vocalist and bass guitarist Blair Coughlin and host Chipman with his lively Don Messer/Down East Style of fiddling.
“We have had a wealth of support from the local community in bringing our P.E.I. Hooley Ceilidh to Avonlea Village in Cavendish” says Chipman “I sure can’t wait to perform with Joey & Julien — it will be a real treat”
A P.E.I. Hooley Ceilidh runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., all summer in the restored church at Avonlea Village in Cavendish (Route 6). Admission is at the door. For information, call 3141865.
Julien Kitson is set to perform this evening at the P.E.I. Hooley Ceilidh, with his dad, Joey Kitson.