Fa­ther-son duo spe­cial guests at P.E.I. Hoo­ley Ceilidh

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY / ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Julien Kit­son is set to per­form this evening at the P.E.I. Hoo­ley Ceilidh, with his dad, Joey Kit­son.

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