Kennedy’s Kitchen Brings Irish Music to UWSP
For the City Times
Enjoy the music of Ireland just days before St. Patrick’s Day as Kennedy’s Kitchen presents a concert in Stevens Point.
A part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Performing Arts Series, the show will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage Street. The series is presented in part by Country Inn and Suites of Stevens Point and Sentry Insurance.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. Tickets may be purchased through the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378, or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. UW-Stevens Point students with ID may buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the day of the show if seats remain.
Led by John Kennedy, Kennedy’s Kitchen has been making Irish music together since 1998, averaging 80 shows a year across the United States. The band roots their music in traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, recitations, stories and songs. They also play their own compositions, and feature the music of the fiddle, flute, whistle, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica, bohdran and bass.
The band has released four CDs and plays annually at Milwaukee’s Irish Festival, Michigan Irish Fest and Chicago’s Irish American Heritage Center’s annual festival.